|12 - weeks pregnant Mommy Ivy, middle, who joined me and Gelyn Ninofranco |
compete for 5km race at Lion's Run
One fellow triathlete, Ivy Amadeo, who is in 40+ and 3 months pregnant still join races, her latest was a standard duathlon, a multi - sport of 10km run - 40km bike and 5km run. She did so with a relay partner who did the running while she performed the bike leg. We can only cheer more as her team coveted the championship title for relay teams.
|top finishers of relay category for Duathlon. |
With 3-month-old pregnant, Ivy, landing First Place
Her ob-gyne has given her OK signals to compete, provided, that activities are of lighter mode than what she is used to.
This makes me wonder more of other pregnant athletes who compete and I am more than glad and inspired to come across Olympian athlete, Alysia Montano,who was 34-weeks pregnant but competed in 800m race in California. She was 35 seconds slower than her personal best and landed last int he race but she did earn the standing ovation of the entire crowd.
|Alysia Montana, 34 - weeks pregnant, competes in 800m race|
But, before you hit the road and do your usual rigorous workouts or attend races while pregnant, make sure to get medical clearance first.
As excerpt from the dailymail.co.uk, these are the do's and don'ts while running pregnant:
- DO run at an easy pace - you should have enough breath to hold a conversation
- DO watch for posture and position of the back and pelvis – do not allow yourself to arch in the lower back
- DO react immediately to any pains and aches i.e don't run through them
- DO NOT take up running for the first time when pregnant
- DO NOT run when tired
- DO NOT run on a very hot day
- DO NOT run for six weeks after giving birth
So, to all active mommies, we commend your high spirit and courage! See you at the finish line.