A few weeks ago I participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. This was my 5th half marathon, third BMO race, and first postnatal half. In typical BMO style the race was top notch. From package pick up and organization, to the crowd and finish line party. The difference this year was my attitude.
With months of Pelvic Floor conditioning behind me and my little guy getting bigger, this month I hit the pavement with my jogging stroller. I was fortunate enough to be given an InStep Fixed Wheel Jogger which I am happy with so far. I knew using a jogging stroller would be hard but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Part of the struggle might have had something to do with the year that has passed since my last outdoor run. 😉 My runs to date are more for sanity than speed, read on for my observations and suggestions.
Who hasn’t peed themselves during or after pregnancy?! We might not like to talk about it, but it happens. Being pregnant can place a lot of stress on your pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to weakness before your baby is born. Your pelvic floor can become weak and stretched from as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy, and this can result in incontinence. As a Fitness Leader I made the rehabilitation of my pelvic floor muscles a priority….. read on for more information.
This past weekend I completed my third Color Me Rad run in Surrey, BC. with my stepdaughter. This years race was a return to the Cloverdale Fair Grounds, rather than last years Holland Park location. Below is a review of this years event, if you participated I would love to hear your comments. Continue reading
I documented the first 20 weeks in my blog article, Exercise During Pregnancy, now it’s time to talk about my last 20 weeks. I originally intended to publish this post closer to the end of my pregnancy, but circumstance delayed the post, and then our little miracle surprised us by arriving one week early.