Let’s talk about pregnancy and postpartum running for a second shall we? It’s one of most common questions I get! The pictures above were take *almost* a year apart. 💕 . . Here is what I always tell women no matter what stage they are in: . . 💙 DON’T COMPARE: Running while pregnant and postpartum can be hard. Don’t compare it to the others who make it seem “effortless” on social media. As always - Social Media is usually the highlight reel. . 💙 IT’S OK IF YOU HAVE TO STOP: I read time and time again posts from women who are so proud and happy to have ran up until the day they gave birth. It’s awesome for them but If you have to stop at some point to do what’s best for you or your sweet baby that’s OK too! I had to stop at 36 weeks because I was in so much pain but that doesn’t make you any less of a mother or a runner! 🏃🏼‍♀️ . 💙 BECOME IN TUNE WITH YOUR BODY. Pregnancy and postpartum running allowed me to learn more about and read my body much better. You have to learn to listen to your body even more than you already do. You know it best and when in doubt - be cautious. It’s the time in your life where it’s better to be cautious. . 💙 ENJOY THE PROCESS. There were days when I felt frustrated but I always reminded myself to enjoy the process. If you are blessed enough to experience the joy of pregnancy - then do just that: enjoy it! Running was simply to keep me and my baby healthy! . 💙 DO WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU. When you get pregnant everything changes. I stopped running at first for 3-4 weeks because I was so paranoid. I don’t regret it at all it’s what I needed to feel better and you have to do what’s best for you! I also never raced, did any workouts over some light intervals, and quit double digit runs after about 23 weeks. I saw many women who were able or wanted to do all these things but for me I had to do what I felt best and most comfortable doing. . . Try your best to enjoy the process and each day no matter what it brings! I promise you have the greatest reward ever at the end!🏃🏼‍♀️💙👶🏻

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  • @therunningwife 5 days ago

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  • @meggiemeyerruns 5 days ago

    All such great tips! Happy Friday!

  • @gillbla 5 days ago

    Yes! I am lucky I can still run at 33 weeks but I’m taking every day as it comes. If I have to stop tomorrow so be it. It’s amazing having another way to see how your body adapts the The needs of the moment and gives you feedback.

  • @rww3rd 5 days ago

    👏👌

  • @mummactiv 5 days ago

    Back running intervals and loving it at 24 weeks but listening to my body x

  • @heatherlouiseellen 5 days ago

    Thank you for your post!

  • @meglandyultra 5 days ago

    My first pregnancy I had so much pain (pelvic and hip) I struggled through and barely ran. This time I've run a lot, slower but maintained...until now just shy of 30 wks baby's position is OMG.... Can't imagine the next 75 days.... Thanks for the positivity!!

  • @jess_tbo 5 days ago

    Thank you for this! My last 2 I had to stop at 20/23 weeks because of abruption and a risk of abruption. I missed it but the lives of my babies were far more important. 26 weeks off certainly did make it hard to come back but I did it:)

  • @icarly88 5 days ago

    Great advice as always! I worked out my whole pregnancy but I had to stop running around 28 weeks or so? Give or take. I was getting frustrated because I was getting this weird “tired” sensation in my left leg every time I ran so I basically could only make it .25 mile before having to stop to “wake it up”. I’m sure it was my daughters position. I ended up making the best of it and the elliptical and weights became my best friend for the remainder of the pregnancy! I imagine keeping active helped me recover faster from my c section in the end as well. I appreciate running even MORE now that I know how hard it can really be! 🤣

  • @pharmerjb 5 days ago

    Oh gosh, I was so sure I would run throughout my pregnant. Wrong!! I felt TERRIBLE for 9 months!! But, the comeback was awesome!

  • @lcbritton 5 days ago

    @amielynch4

  • @meg_runs_13.1 5 days ago

    I agree! I ran until about 22 weeks with my first pregnancy and didn’t run at all with my second pregnancy. I don’t regret it at all and I feel stronger than ever now at 5 months post emergency c-section! 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️

  • @mrsbennettbabe 5 days ago

    I had to stop at 10 weeks with both of my pregnancies, but got right back into it 8 weeks postpartum. It’s so hard, but we just need to be patient with our bodies.

  • @run2thrive 5 days ago

    @tiffberg Good advice here! 😘

  • @chloefrisbie 5 days ago

    I had to stop at 30 weeks. Next time I’m making myself stop prior.

  • @heartandsole22 5 days ago

    Yes so true!!! ❤️

  • @jess.westhoff 5 days ago

    @lyndi.goodman this is good!! I know you’re itching to get back out there 😘

  • @tinethomas_ 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for posting this 🙌🏼🙌🏼 I’ve been thinking about this for months

  • @runningwithcadence 5 days ago

    😘😘😘

  • @lalerunner 5 days ago

    😍😍😍 😄👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼🏃🏻‍♀️

  • @megan.jackson 5 days ago

    Thank you!!! I think you are wonderful!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • @jspicola1 5 days ago

    👍🏻

  • @hayleyabradnick 5 days ago

    Thanks for sharing. I had to cut back drastically for first 3 months due to several nausea and mental state. Then managed some great runs until about 20 weeks and since then only walks and yoga as running doesn’t bring the same joy and emotions as before. I can’t wait to get back to it. This is definitely not how I saw my pregnancy going, I thought I was going to be a running force but body had different plans 😊😂

  • @kirstin.bruce 5 days ago

    Thank you!

  • @carriefitsmith 5 days ago

    Love this... great reminder! I'm 20 weeks and have great running days and then days where I end up walking more than running!?!

  • @shoesmichaeljordan 5 days ago

    wow!!you are awesome.

  • @trainwithbridget 5 days ago

    Love this!

  • @mamavibe_tribe 5 days ago

    Great advice!

  • @stephcsparrow 4 days ago

    Love this! It’s so easy to continue to be hard on yourself for no reason and set expectations similar to pre-pregnancy. I have to constantly be telling myself that whatever and however I run is great. And it’s ok! I’ll get it back someday when the timing is right! It sure is a process :)

  • @citra_fitriawardani 4 days ago

    Love this much! Thank you👍🏻

  • @tiffberg 4 days ago

    love it @run2thrive 😘

  • @mamasbluebinder 4 days ago

    Get it mama! You do you.

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  • @sharkweeklife 3 days ago

    Loooove this! ❤️ Thank you. I stopped running during my pregnancy and had to wait 8 weeks before I was cleared to even do light exercise like walking. I'm finally back at it and completed my first half in Nov but it was a long process. It's hard to see some people in Instagram running right away after having a baby but for my body, I needed that time.

  • @mandasue816 3 days ago

    I had to stop at just over 7months. I pulled some tendons in my hip during the SAN Francisco marathon and only completed the first half...and it took me nearly 4 hours...but I did it. When I crossed the finish line I sat down and cried because I knew it would be my last for a while. I'm back to doing 8-10miles for my long run and am working on getting back up to marathon distance. I often find myself comparing the two of us as our boys are just days apart.

  • @carrie_reilly 3 days ago

    👌

  • @elise_ontherun 2 days ago

    So true! I ran through the first half of my pregnancy, and then broke my toe at 23 weeks. Needless to say there wasn’t much exercise the rest of my pregnancy since it took over 10 weeks to heal. I absolutely wish I could have continued, and running post partum was hard for a long while. But just like everything else, it takes time, patience, and effort to get to where you want to be.

  • @jordanshoesshow yesterday

    wow!!you are awesome.😍😍

  • @bootyfull_tings yesterday

    One of the most inspiring posts I’ve seen in a while! Love your grind and wish you a healthy life 👌🔥