The good news is that when I rest (meaning stop running for a few days) then it feels better, which means that it can heal enough so I can run the 5K instead. If Connie (my midwife) had it her way I would be done running for the duration of my pregnancy but she agreed that if I can get it healed up then she will allow me to run the 5K. We talked about the way I carry my babies and how that probably has a lot to do with the strain on my Pubic Symphysis and the older you get and the more kids you have the weaker this area gets. I remember feeling it with my last pregnancy but it wasn't until the end of the pregnancy. It is not a good sign to already be feeling pain at 25 weeks. There are so many variables that play a part in running or not being able to run during a pregnancy. I guess this just shows us running mommies that we are all so different and that sometimes we have limitations.
I am so glad that I decided to keep pushing forward with my running during this pregnancy because it has shown me that I am stronger than I thought. I plan to be safe and conservative over the next month because the idea of not being able to run after I have this baby is just not a risk I am willing to take! Thanks for all your support and encouragement. Team Hanni, I hope you start feeling better soon and we can run the 5K together. I will be spinning and swimming over the next few weeks while I heal and will keep you informed on how things go.