|Shirt - thrifted; Cardi - Esprit; Jeans - Gap; Belt - F21; Boots - Threadsence.|
What frustrated me were the looks of disapproval I got from some people. The looks that said, "You're endangering your baby by over exercising." I got those looks from a wide-spectrum of people, and I always dismissed them. I told myself that my doctor and midwife didn't have a problem with it, and my body seemed to want to continue it so why shouldn't I? I'm pregnant, not sick.
Today I read this article about a woman who ran/walked a marathon and gave birth shortly after. She has become infamous, drawing critics from far and wide. We all have different bodies and different capabilities, and where one woman can run a marathon pregnant, another can't, but as long as both women are healthy, what's the big whoop? If you're healthy and capable and smart, why shouldn't you do it? I think what's more dangerous is the pregnant woman who lays in bed for nine months and takes pregnancy as an excuse to not move and to eat everything in sight regardless of nutrition. But that's just me.
These days I still run on the treadmill, but I pretty much run all day everyday....after Baby and Drake the Dog. What did you do during pregnancy? How did your body feel? What would you change if you were to do it again?
The Last Daily Challenge:
Run. Whether 10 minutes or 60, just try it.