Runner bees – Muscle weakness in first trimest?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3677 posts
Sugar bee

Not sure about running-related muscle fatigue, but fatigue in general is by far the most common symptom of first-trimester pregnancy. It takes a LOT of energy to build a baby!

Post # 5
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It’s for sure the pregnancy.  I’m not a runner but I work out pretty hard, & posted a similar topic at 5-6 weeks. I was just SO out of breath from the warmup all the way through. I found at around 10 weeks the fatigue lifted a lot & I’m able to do a lot more strenuous activities again, although it seems to distress those around me (overprotective friends/DH).

Post # 6
3677 posts
Sugar bee

@LoveMikey:  Haha – constant burping has also been my main pregnancy symptom! It’s not super common, but you are definitely not alone!

Post # 7
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m at 10 weeks and finally feel like I have energy again. The last few weeks even walking up stairs was a LOT of work. I wore heels yesterday and felt sore. (seriously) 

I think you’ll notice less fatigue in a few weeks.

Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep – I was training for a 10k when I found out I was pregnant, and for the 2-3 days before I got my BFP, I just felt like my legs were made of concrete. The first tri is rough, don’t push yourself. If you have to take walking breaks, then do it, even though its frustrating. Your body is working really hard at putting that baby together! 🙂 

Post # 10
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LoveMikey:  I haven’t had muscle weakness, but I am definitely slower…running at even a slower pace per mile than usual feels like it takes more effort for me. I’m 6 weeks and noticed this at right around 4 1/2 or 5 weeks.

Post # 11
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LoveMikey:  I switched to elliptical because I was afraid of running after I got my bfp (yes, I know it is totally irrational, but it would just stress me out and wouldn’t be a good workout anyway) so I’ve been doing elliptical, and omg it is SO hard! I thought I was nuts at first, but even with my prenatal dvds I got and really like, I couldn’t believe how wimpy I felt. Something to work up to!

ETA: my muscles when I do pilates/weight stuff are definitely more sore, I hear you!

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