(Closed) SPD & Running/working out

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
188 posts
Blushing bee

Oh gosh. I think you are going to have to rest. I know how you feel, I’m only 9 wks and starting to suffer from some pretty bad lower back pain after my fitness classes. I know my back just can’t handle some of the tougher moves anymore. I’m prone to low back pain due to fractures from a vehicle rollover as a teen. It is killing me to lounge around and rest. Put it in perspective though, this is only for a short time, then after the baby you can go hardcore again. You can still do plenty of gentle exercise that will keep you fit and healthy. I would forget about the races. This is not the time to focus on your body in that type of a way. You need to redirect your attention towards making your body the most comfortable habitat for your little one, not challenging yourself by competing. Hit the pool. My gym is 20 min away and I go almost everyday. Where I live it is too hot to be active outdoors most of the summer. I know it sucks, but seriously, you have just realize your body is temporarily not the rockstar muscle machine it might usually be and just dial it down for a few months : )

Post # 3
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

almondjoy:  I know this is not what you want to hear, but I’d probably try to switch to some lower impact activity. Maybe try running in the pool (even though it is a bit of a drive) for a week or two and see if that makes a difference? I was running solid distance until about 24 weeks (even did a 10 mile race at week 22). Now that I’m almost 35 weeks, I am still plugging along but at a MUCH slower pace, more walk breaks (I walk about 30 seconds every 5 minutes) and rarely run more than 4 miles. I know some women run more/further than that up to their due date, but I have to listen to my body and know that I am doing what is best for me right now. Long distances and marathons will always be there post baby!

Post # 4
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

almondjoy:  I haven’t had a baby yet, but I am a distance runner and have had hip/public issues and I can tell you that you can do some serious permanent damage if you run throug it, especially during pregnancy. I would be careful!!!

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