Friday, March 30, 2012

?!?! NO RUNNING !?!?

32 weeks pregnant and this is discharge paper I get from Labor and Delivery....
Not going to lie... I am way bummed about these instructions. I feel like my sanity is being taken away from me. I know it is for the beautiful baby boy growing inside me but it still makes me a little sad.

I over did it and pushed my self a little too hard during this last race. Contractions started and I had to go in to be monitored and hydrated. The gave me medicine to stop the contractions and a few hours later I got to go home.

I have been told to only walk very moderately from now until the baby is born and to STOP immediately if any contractions start while walking. Bummer.

I am lucky that I was able to run a few races while pregnant and to keep up my exercise routine as much as I did.

I am still hopeful that I will be able to start up running again shortly after baby comes and I am planning on sticking to the races I already have planned out for later this year. I am confident that I can complete them. Probably not going to be able to PR any of them but I can accomplish those goals next year.

For now my plan is to start running again as soon as possible after baby boy is born. Hopefully that will mean the early weeks of June. I want to start my 13 week half marathon training schedule late in July.

We will see how this all works out.....

One thing I know for sure is I am NOT done running!!!!! Just taking a little break while my body finishes growing this baby....


  1. Oh Angie, I'm so sorry. I can tell by the things you write how much running means to you. I am so impressed with all that you do. You are amazing! You're doing such a great job taking care of that little guy inside of you. What a great mom you are to both of your kiddos. I know you'll do great when you start back up again and accomplish all of your goals. Hang in there!

  2. You can do this. It will not be fun, but you can do it. Take this time to plan out all of the fun training plan stuff you get to do once the baby arrives. Shop for a nice jogging stroller if you don't have one already. Think of this time as the "calm before the storm". :)