I heard that word described of me more this pregnancy than when I was training for my marathon last year. Why? Because I ran a half marathon at 6 months pregnant.
|Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, May 2014|
Then I read these interviews, and feel that I’m pretty normal. 🙂
I love to read blogs and posts of women who remain active throughout their pregnancy. I think this is the best advice any woman can receive while pregnant: “Listen to your body. Also, learn to hydrate and fuel well, as you’ll likely need to pay closer attention during your pregnancy” (http://ubermotherrunner.com/2014/07/07/stephanie-tang-interview/). I wish I had the energy right now to continue running or lift weights, but I can barely keep track of Little Man these days. But, I am so grateful that my body allowed me to 1) run at all this pregnancy, and 2) run 13.1 miles at 25 weeks pregnant. I’m still figuring out how to hydrate and fuel well, even though I’m not running anymore.
I may never be able to run 26.2 continuous miles while pregnant. And that’s okay. While I love pushing and testing my physical and mental strength, it is just as important to listen to my body and accept its limitations. So, I will continue to accept my current limitations and not compare myself to other “uber mother runners” who can run ultras while in their third trimester. 🙂