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Getting back into shape after baby #3 in 4 years. String together more than 1 year of training to finally log some big PRs!

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5 from home 5 mi

I cannot catch a break! I actually had not a single BH contraction, but this run contained worse. FAR WORSE. This might have been my #1 most scary run ever. I am even hesitant to write about it in a public log lest someone think I'm insane for ever running again! Anyway, my son woke me up at 4:45 and I had a hard time falling back asleep so I just got up at 5:30, had half a cup of coffee and a small granola bar and hit the road. I had to rush a little, but I had enough time for 5 before I needed to get home to get ready for farmers market duties. Cut to the chase. I ran 2.5 out which finished up a long tough hill. I turned around and ducked in the woods to pee when I felt the heart palpitation. I get them from time to time, so I wasn't worried. They can suck, but they're harmless. It wouldn't go away so I sat on the split rail fence and tried to relax - usually works. Didn't work and then I felt like an IDIOT for not taking my phone! I started to feel anxious and then I felt like I was going to faint. Alone. On the street. Pregnant. Unconscious. NO! I tried to walk the 200 meters or so to the closest house but I couldn't. I was on the verge of passing out. I had to sit in the dirt next to the road. I sat there fighting to stay conscious and prayed for a car. Nothing. And then I WILLED myself to relax. RELAX. It was my only hope of staying conscious and stopping the stupid palpitation. Thank goodness it worked. I walked a bit to make sure my blood pressure could sustain me and then I jogged home grateful for each step closer to home. I got home and hugged my husband who was starting to worry about me - I was 15 minutes later than I said I'd be. New rules while pregnant: bring phone or friend for every run. And a gel just in case and water even for short runs.

  • Shawna S.
    Shawna S.

    I ran my whole pregnancy and realized that my body would just do screwy things just for the heck of it. Good job listening to your body!! And yeah,.. carry your phone. Hopefully you'll never need it, but better safe than sorry!

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Stephen

    Glad to hear you are ok. That is scary stuff. Be careful out there.

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Victoria F.
    Victoria F.

    Glad you are ok! The anxiety probably made the situation worse too. It's always a good idea to carry your phone just in case. Hopefully, this won't happen to you again!

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Joanne

    Oh my goodness!!! Glad you are ok! What a scare!!

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Debra S.
    Debra S.

    Yes to a phone. I'm glad you're ok. But as far as being afraid people will question your running while pregnant, I'd say that at running how many years and 3rd pregnancy, you probably know your body and limits better than any number of critics.

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Stefan

    Glad you OK, sounds sensible and stay safe :)

    over 5 years ago Like