|Me running at 2 months pregnant|
It's been about 3 weeks now since I have been able to get out and jog or even walk because of this killer sciatic nerve thing in my leg. I have been really depressed about it all because I could feel myself start to gain some weight, I got a little depressed, and I was feeling lazy, tired, and unmotivated. I hate that feeling!!
But last night, before I went to bed, I had Ben rub the nerve down my leg, I went to bed early, got a lot of sleep and woke up feeling really good. So I decided to get out and go for a jog before I started hurting.
I told myself that if I could just do a mile I would be happy. Well, a mile came and went and then my goal was just a 1/2 more, and then to my surprise I made it to two whole miles before I realized that I should probably not push myself anymore because I would probably regret it latter on. Besides, my uterus felt really tight and the pressure was low on my hip bones.
But I felt GREAT!
I think the trick is, a good rub before bed, plenty of sleep, and work out FIRST thing in the morning to outsmart those pesky sciatic nerves. So we will see how the rest of the week goes. I feel that 3 days of working out is perfect, not pushing it, but getting the job done.
I think in a few weeks, however, I am going to have to dig out my belly brace. I am getting quite the belly... I will post my 5 month pic later this week.
Does anyone out there have any great advice to share about running while pregnant? Please share!