And the run won. Yesterday, I had set out for a run outside with the jogging stroller. We were going to run to the library, get some books and come back. There are several routes to get to the library, but I thought we would do the longer hilly neighborhood route on the way there, and then the more direct flat route (on a busier street) on the way back, so 2/3 of my run would be complete before we got to the library. Well being 8 months pregnant and pushing the jogging stroller up some of these crazy hills, well let's just say it was bad. It was embarrassing. I must have looked pretty funny at the passersby. I was pretty spent afterwards too (3.6 miles total btw). It really got me thinking. When do I call it quits on running during pregnancy. I only have a few more weeks left. Do I keep on going or do I change it up and just walk or do the walk/run thing? I feel so privileged to have been able to run for this long. With Hope, I had to stop all workouts at 26 weeks, so be able to run at 8 months is great. But my energy has taken a dive in the past couple of weeks and I haven't really compensated for that. At night, I just hit a wall and can't do as much as I used to. My dinners have not been impressive. I feel like I am in new territory with this whole exercising late in pregnancy thing and I am not sure when enough is enough. Thoughts? Advice?
I am 32 years old vegetarian, wife, and mother. I am married (2004) and we have been together since 1996 (yes, high school). In 2008, I delivered a beautiful baby girl, and in 2011 I delivered a beautiful baby boy. While in grad school (2002), I developed a love for running and nutrition. Since then, I have done a lot of research on nutrition and have logged my fair share of miles. Life was simpler before Hope, but I am trying to make it work now while working part-time, taking care of my family, and still managing to get a good workout in as well as eat nutritionally. This blog is about exercise (running mostly), nutrition, coping with everything, as well as anything else I can fit into it.