Resources for Pregnant Runners Part 2: Blogs!
There are literally thousands of people blogging about running while pregnant these days. If you’re like me, a personal account (even if it’s from a stranger) really tends to drive a message home. When you can relate to it, you can internalize the information.
NYC Running Mama – Probably the best and most popular blog about running while pregnant and breast feeding, among other things. She has written very informative entries that, for me (newly pregnant and a little nervous), were groundbreaking. They helped me discover which questions to ask to find the answers that would enlighten and empower me. She even followed up a month later on a comment I made, to see how I was doing – a fantastic and personal move, bringing our global running community just one step closer together.
UberMotherRunner – Ultra informative (no pun intentded), with many entries from different contributors. I found it through Sea Legs Girl, and ultra marathoner and tri-athlete who pioneered maintaining training in long distance and endurance sport while pregnant.
Another Texas Family – I stumbled upon this gem in a google search on pregnant running, and found that she also blogs about their homeschooling adventure, which is something I am considering for the future as well.
Blonde Ponytail I typed “pregnancy” into the search on her site, and voila, up came all this great info and advice throughout pregnancy about running as well as other aspects of fitness, mixed in with some great personal stuff.
The Domestic Wannabe – In addition to the detailed account of her personal journey of running with child, I love her honest and sometimes hilarious posts about life and family.
Mrs. Miller’s Miles – She is a few weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy and running adventure. It feels really great to find another blogger who is at the same(ish) place doing her best to grow baby and stay active! Looking forward to keeping tabs on her journey.
And one for the cons of running while pregnant:
Run Far Girl – This is where I first found out about leakage. Not that I didn’t realize this was likely an inevitable result of giving birth, but you do need to take care to exercise your pelvic floor. A lot is going on inside, especially while doing weight bearing exercise carrying a child.
These are just a few of probably thousands that are out there. I have focused on finding ones tailored to running, and long distance.