Pregnancy Question & Answer

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Recently I received this message and I know there are many that follow this blog in a similar situation so I thought I’d share my comments.
Question:  Hello there. I am looking for some advice. This sounds silly maybe but I ran till the end of my last pregnancy and I am trying to do that again but some days I want to stop with this one. But mentally I don’t want to “give” up. I am 32 weeks today and have ran 3 times a week and one of those being a 6 miler. What do I tell myself to not feel like a quitter? Or maybe how to let go of my pride? Any thoughts? Thanks.
Answer:  My pregnancy experienced were different because they severely restricted my activity.  Now when I run (no prego) I appreciate it more.  Sometimes when I don’t feel like going I discipline myself to go anyway because I know I won’t achieve my goals without going and I like to do it for those that can’t (those in wheelchairs).  In your situation I would consider walking and elliptical more.  As you grow comfort, balance and back strain becomes a factor.  After all you are creating a life…that’s more than any marathoner can brag about.  Just my two cents.  Take care.
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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson