Hello to all! I'm thrilled to be a new member of your group. My name is Tammi, and I am an almost-30 runner 11 weeks pregnant with our first child, due Christmas Day. My OBGYN and family practice doctors have all encouraged me to continue my routine for as long as it is comfortable. Prior to conceiving, I was running about 30 miles a week and had 6 half-marathons (and many, many smaller races) under my belt. Today I continue to run 3-4 miles about 4 days a week while continuing my twice-weekly light weight training class at the gym and a once-weekly spin class. I've also been continuing my local 5K race schedule, just not "competing"! I noticed immediately that I get winded and dehydrated much more quickly with the baby, so I am careful to slow down or walk when I need to and ALWAYS carry water.
It gives me a lot of encouragement to read your posts about running and continuing your fitness routines during your pregnancy. I honestly feel that I'm doing what's best for both of us - myself, and my child! My goal is to continue to run until it is uncomfortable (hopefully hitting that point LATER rather than SOONER!) and at least continue to walk my mileage out daily, keeping my race schedule intact.
If you are/were a pregnant runner I'd love to hear from you!