Katie taught me the coolest trick to determine the sex of my baby. Take a hair (from your own head) and dangle your ring from it, if it spins then you are having a girl and if it stays straight you are having a boy. Looks like I am having a girl because this test is clearly 100% accurate.
Janae’s top google searches the last 5 months always have the words pregnant and running in them. I was stoked when THIS article from Runner’s World popped up because it has some great tips!
I really need to find a good belt soon!
Other awesome tips from the article for pregnant runners and for moms:
1. Plan your route. Make sure there are lots of bathrooms along your route.
2. Take it easy. Listen to your body, go slow and ALWAYS have water. Lori Vickerman (an Olympic marathoner) ALWAYS erred on the side of caution.
3. Feed the baby. “Nurse or pump before you go so that you won’t leak and you don’t have to worry about hurrying home to a hungry baby.” Malina Larson, who has four kids!
4. Buddy up to run. Meeting someone to run always makes it easier to motivate yourself to run. Plus your friends will help you keep sane! If you live wherever we end up moving in the fall will you promise to be my running buddy?
5. Tag-team. “When the weather was too harsh to take my son out in the stroller, a friend and I took turns watching each other’s kids while the other went running.” Lisa DeliAquila
6. Treadmill Baby. My child will find the sound of my treadmill to be incredibly soothing:)
7. Call in the pros. Get a babysitter for a few hours to get out for your runs every now and then. Endorphin are totally worth the $15 for a babysitter.
8. Do it for you.
9. Keep your passengers happy. Snacks, toys, whatever it takes to let them let you finish your run.
Some advice that I have because I clearly am beyond wise in this topic;)
1. Don’t compare yourself. For me, Daily Mile made me compare myself to other runners which is no bueno and so I stopped using Daily Mile. All I need to focus on right now is keeping my baby healthy and enjoying my running not how I compare to other runners. Be proud that you are out there doing your thing instead of thinking about your previous fitness levels/times.
2. Be extra careful when running outside. Don’t assume drivers are going to see you and make sure you are running with someone or you have your phone with you.
3. Be selfish. Tell your running partner your needs whether it is to slow down, walk, go to the bathroom or go home, they will understand. Don’t just try to push through it, you’ve got to listen to your body!
4. Refuel like a champ. This helps me to prevent nausea (when my stomach gets empty I feel nauseated) and you and your baby NEED calories!
What is your advice for PREGNANT RUNNERS?!?! What did you learn about running when you were pregnant?
Who wore a maternity belt during their pregnancy? Where did you get it from?
Who watches your kids when you go run? Do you bring them with you?