Weekend running routine, before and after having a baby

Before Baby: Have lie-in. Drink tea and eat breakfast with Husband. Go for run together, chatting about this and that. Return home, stretch thoroughly and enjoy cup of coffee. Indulge in a pleasant-smelling warm bath. Enjoy leisurely brunch comprised of carefully chosen protein and carbs with Husband while reading weekend papers in companionable silence. Later […]

Sunday morning swims in the Magic Pool

My pregnancy running regime ground to a halt at 28 weeks when I was struck down by a hideous stomach bug, followed swiftly by a cold that wiped me out for over two weeks. We were pretty busy for a few weekends after that and, whereas pre-pregnancy I would normally shoehorn in some exercise either […]

Training for two

Finally, a gym top that fits me and Bump… There is a range of these tops available at fortwofitness over in the States, but ordering from there incurs a $40 postage fee for those of us living in Blighty. I got mine from fitnfabulous – limited styles and colours, but normal UK P&P fee. The […]

Running during pregnancy: the second trimester (and what to wear?)

At 24 weeks, I’m approaching the end of my second trimester now and continuing with a weekly run of some description. A typical weekend jaunt is a fairly slow three miles or so around the lakes near our house for about 35-40 minutes, trying to think of anything that distracts me from needing a wee […]

So you’re pregnant? To run or not to run…

One of the things I’ve discovered, 17 weeks in, is that pregnancy is a highly emotive subject. I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise: rather like planning a wedding, everyone has an opinion on how you should/shouldn’t do it, and they can be rather forceful. To drink or not to drink alcohol; c-sections vs. vaginal […]