Excited to continue running throughout your pregnancy? What to know what to expect from the new little runner in you? Read more for pregnancy running tips from our Ambassador Isabel Rivera, The Running Teacher, as part of our Ambassador Spotlight series:
Keep in mind that everybody and every body is different. So please consult your physician before starting any exercise program and make sure that it’s safe for you, especially when pregnant.
The Little Runner in You: Running for Two
Runners are a stubborn breed. We revel in temperatures so cold, icicles hang like Christmas ornaments from our noses. We Instagram any and all battle scars. Multi-colored toenails are our calling cards. We run through rain, snow, sleet, mud, rivers, and the list goes on. It’s no wonder that some women find it hard to adjust when they discover they’re running for two.
Perhaps your pregnancy is planned. Perhaps it’s an Oopsie like mine! Most likely, you haven’t thought about how pregnancy will change your body and how changes must be made to your running routine to compensate for your wee babe and blossoming body.
Here are a few pregnancy running tips to keep in mind.
Pregnancy is an exciting time, and it’s important to remember that you’re no longer taking care of just yourself. You’re taking care of another human being, who is dependent on you. Staying active and healthy is a great way to prepare for birth and to help keep excess weight off. At the same time, remember to respect your limits and to let your body be your guide.
Isabel Rivera is a full-time mami to a precocious three-year old, wife to a supportive husband, an elementary school teacher, and an ultrarunner. Along with running for Hammer Nutrition, Isabel is currently completing her certification as a personal trainer and also trains beginning runners. Isabel also enjoys spending time with her family via hiking and other outdoor activities. You can read more at her blog, The Running Teacher.
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Please welcome Alyssa, our latest For Two Fitness Ambassador! Alyssa is the mom of two young girls, and is excited to have number 3 on the way. She keeps fit during pregnancy and postnatal times by walking, practicing yoga, and doing low impact strength training. Alyssa has run a number of half marathons, and is looking forward to participating in one in 2019. Please follow Alyssa on her website.
Please welcome Amanda to the For Two Fitness Ambassador family! Amanda, whose nickname is Panda, is a 30 year old New Yorker living in the UK with her husband and 13 month old baby boy. Panda learned on her birthday that baby number 2 is on the way! Along with enjoying a busy family and work life, Panda stays fit by dancing, spinning, walking, and participating in her favorite exercise - yoga. Please follow Panda on social media, and be on the lookout for her upcoming blog!