(Closed) Running a marathon the day you give birth

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I read about that earlier today. i think it is crazy. Just my opinion, but it just seems way too risky to me. From what I understand, some women are allowed to run during pregnancy, but 13 miles of running/jogging plus walking the other 13 miles? Seems like WAY too much for a pregnant woman. I don’t get it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

That seems… excessive.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow, this is crazy!!! I was hoping to see her running int he video footage. I couldn’t even run a marathon now!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow have to give her props. I mean there was no way I could have done that at 38weeks. 

I wouldn’t feel that I should personally but her doctor cleared her and the baby was healthy so no harm no foul I suppose. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Doesn’t that make you wonder if all that running is what sent her into labor?  It seems like her doctors ok’ed it; I’m just amazed she had the strength and energy to do that at 38+ weeks! 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is amazing/crazy to me. I read before about how Kara Goucher (pro-runner) ran 5 miles the morning she gave birth and I thought THAT was insane. A marathon is just…..wow.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know how she had the energy to actually give birth at that point. Crazy.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow!  That is amazing and crazy!  Obviously her doctor cleared her and the baby was perfectly fine but I can’t imagine even wanting to run that far when that pregnant!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That is really crazy!!!!!  That is a dedication to a marathon =)

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

wow…  thats something else..

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is totally crazy.  I thought I would be one of those women who would run throughout my pregnancy… or at least the early part.  In the end I quit running at 5 weeks when the morning sickness and dizziness really kicked in.  13 miles of running at 38 weeks.  Just wow. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

Wow!  No way I would have wanted to do that but sounds like she was feeling good.  A marathon and then give birth, that’s the most intense day.

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