|Bay swim @ Avalon circa 6 weeks|
I was worried that I would have to stop doing all of the things that I love to do (swimming, running, hiking boulder fields [haha, you know who you are]), but I, again, have been super fortunate that I have not had to give these up. I know not all women are able to remain active during their pregnancies, either because they develop pregnancy-related conditions that keeps them bedridden, or they feel too ill and/or tired, or they don't have other supports/resources to know that physical activity can be healthy for mom and fetus.
Admittedly, I have slowed down. A lot. But I would rather slow down than be out of the game. For fun, I've made a list of some of the physical activities I've done since I've been pregnant:
|Boulder field adventure|
circa 7 weeks
- Climbed 30-foot towers using only lobster claws
- Led ziplining tours through the forest at Roundtop
- Swam open water in two different lakes and a bay
- Top-roped and bouldered at an indoor climbing gym
- Ran a 10-mile trail race at Rocky Ridge
- Rode waves at two different east-coast beaches
- Kayaked down a creek and on a lake
- Cabin-camped for four days, sleeping on a sofa
- Backpacked and hammock-camped
- Hiked a boulder field several miles downhill
- Ran multiple 12-15 mile routes in humidity and/or rain
- Swam at least 30 pool-miles total
- Raced a half-marathon and PR'd by two minutes
Soon, I hope to add "completed a marathon" to this list in addition to more pool miles, TRX strength-training classes, lots of yoga, and fall/winter hikes.
|Harrisburg Half Marathon|
PR by 2 minutes
circa 12 weeks
In two weeks, at 21-week pregnant, I will participate in the Harrisburg Marathon. It'll be a much different kind of adventure than the one I anticipated when I signed up for the marathon. To keep me motivated, I'm doing this as a fundraiser. Find out more about my new journey and fundraiser and please consider contributing to help children & youths in central PA.