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Monday, 17 September 2007

marathon 5 months pregnant

I feel great today. I just had a beautiful 13 mile run, with only one stop for torrential rain (oh, and like stops 5 to urinate... the joys of pregnancy). There are some very scenic trails in the woods around here. Anyway, I've decided to run the whole 26.2 miles at a nearby marathon in the Midwest in 3 weeks.
I have consulted ob-gyn doctors and midwives about running a marathon 5 months pregnant, but they all say there is not enough information to advise me either way. As I have stated before, there are so many benefits of exercise during pregnancy. As long as I don't push myself too much or get overheated or dehydrated, I think it should be a great experience.
In other news, we finally obtained some forms for our emigration to Scandinavia. It's much more straight-forward than we had thought. Probably the most challenging part will be for me to learn the language well enough to get a permanent position as a doctor there. But that will be great fun, since I love languages almost as much as I love running.
I'm off to bike and swim now. Yes, the joys of vacation from work continue.

1 comment:

fitpregnancy said...

How was the marathon?? I am thinking about signing up for a half marathon (ill be 6months prego). I just finished a 15k and felt pretty good!