Running with Babies

Running with Babies

Right about the time I got pregnant, Micah bought me a Nike+ kit to go with my iPod. The kit basically keeps track of my mileage, pace, time, calories burned, etc. and I started using it right away. When I met with my doctor, I asked her about running while pregnant and she said it was fine as long as I was “comfortable,” which was supposed to be until I was about 4-5 months along. Well, I never really got to the point where I was uncomfortable. At least I didn’t think I did. Okay, so sometimes I did get a little crampy, but then I just stopped to walk until I felt better. I kept running, even though I got much slower and people would give me funny looks as I passed them. At the beginning of April I noticed that I was less than 20 miles away from reaching a grand total of 200 miles since I got my Nike+, and, hence, since I got pregnant. It became my new goal to reach 200 miles before Simon was born, and that is why Micah and I went running the day before he arrived. (Did the running induce labor? I don’t know. Did the running make labor more tolerable? I’m almost sure of it.) Unfortunately we hadn’t planned on him being so early, and I was about 7 miles short of my goal when he joined us on the 17th. I didn’t get a chance to go running again until last Saturday, and between that run and my run today I finally made up those last few miles. Hallelujah! Now I never have to run again! Just kidding. I plan to keep it up, especially if running helps make such strong, healthy, and handsome babies. :)

5 thoughts on “Running with Babies

  1. Congratulations! I was part of the 500-mile club in high school cross country…but it seriously took me like 4 years to finally join. So, good work! I’m very impressed!

  2. Great achievement! Congrats. Looks like one of your next purchases should be one of those cool three wheeled all-terrain running strollers.

  3. Congratulations! You should totally get one of those boxy jobs that you can pull behind a bike… some convert into a push stroller, too. In the regular joggers generally they have to be able to sit up before you can use it, but maybe you could use it right away if he can just chill in the box…

  4. You never cease to amaze me! And you most definitely have a strong, healthy and handsome baby!

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