Category Archives: walking

I may have fibbed a little

I’ve been doing a little research online, reading up on experiences from other pregnant runners, and have come to the conclusion that I probably fibbed in my last post. While I still hold onto that irrational fear that running will somehow hurt something (that’s what happens when you’ve experienced a loss… major freak out ALL.THE.TIME.), I know that a) I want to give running during pregnancy a chance (assuming I have no issues) and b) running and most any form of exercise is good for me and the baby.

I must admit, I’ve been stuck in a lazy rut for several weeks and I’m more than ready to break free from it. I need to get my sweat on and start pounding the pavement again. I also did end up ordering Body by Trimester last night and I’m hoping that will help me get back into a more active swing of things. It’s comforting to read that many women have taken breaks during their first trimesters and started running again during their second trimesters with no real issues (other than being slower 😉 ).

I think it’s been so long since I’ve gone for a run that I’ve forgotten how good it feels to do so and I’ve forgotten how great I feel afterwards as well. I don’t see myself attempting a run until my oldest has started school again because I’m not sure he’d want to sit in the BOB while I did my thing. So, for the next 2.5 weeks, walking it’ll be; unless I can persuade myself to try a solo run while my husband watches the boys. I just want to feel good again and feel better about myself.

Running in the Dark

We bring the kids for a walk around our neighbourhood every night after supper. It’s part of our routine and the boys love it! A couple of weeks ago, when we were a couple of driveways away from our own, a car was approaching us at increasing speeds and didn’t seem to be slowing down or getting out of our direct path. We were able to get onto the grass on the side of the road as the car sped by and the whole ordeal scared the crap out of me and my husband (naturally). As the car went past us, the driver looked up from what he was doing (texting? looking for something?) and our eyes met for a split second. I could see him clearly because he had his interior light on in his car and he could see me because it wasn’t quite dark yet. I believe him being distracted at the wheel is what caused our near accident. However, we started carrying a flashlight with us because the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter and we want to be visible to oncoming cars. I thought we were all good safety wise until I saw this video today:

We wore reflective belts during our walk tonight and plan on getting some reflective tape to put on the stroller so that it is visible to oncoming traffic as well. One would think wearing white at night would be a smart thing to do (as opposed to wearing dark colours) and allow you to be visible to others. From now on I will make sure to buy reflective work out gear and always wear the reflective belts during our nightly walks.

Take every precaution you can while running (or walking) to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Tragedy can strike in the blink of an eye.