Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Guide to Preggo Running: Part 1 and giveaway details

Workout: 3.33-mile run

Running while pregnant isn’t as simple as grabbing a cup of coffee, lacing up your shoes and going. Things have to change. Your routine has to change.

Here’s what I did this morning, very typical of mornings I run:

Step 1: Acknowledge the importance of hydration and drink two bottles of room temperature water as your pregnant self has an aversion to cold water.

Step 2: Realize that the feeling in your belly isn’t the baby moving – it’s your stomach grumbling. Eat a small bowl of oats with a cup of half-caff coffee on the side. After all, you still need to hydrate.

Step 3: Go to the bathroom.

Step 4: As your food settles, load iPod with soothing music to keep you on the slow side and charge it as you now take longer.

Step 5: Go to the bathroom before you get dressed. It’s 18 degrees outside, meaning two pairs of pants are required and if you need to go to the bathroom again, you’ll have to pull down two pairs.

Step 6: Carefully tie the drawstring of your running tights, being mindful of your bigger belly but insuring that your pants don’t fall down.

Step 7: Untie your pants and go to the bathroom.

Step 8: Disconnect your iPod and find your Garmin. Put in your ear buds before putting on your hat.

Step 9: Go to the bathroom again. And again. And again. Three times in 10 minutes is sure to keep you from dribbling on the run.

Step 10: Put on your shoes and double knot the laces, taking even the smallest step to prevent a fall. Acknowledge the greatness in still being able to touch your toes, to move, to run and set off.


OK, so I feel like the lamest blogger ever – only two people shared pork recipes with me for my giveaway. I’m going to blame myself for calling the prize lame, when in fact it is not, and not telling you what it was.

So here it is, your fab prize.


A POM Wonderful tote bag, which includes a coupon for a bottle of POM Wonderful, an assortment of GU products for all those spring races and a fun cookbook.  I may also include other fun things that I have yet to acquire :) And to sweeten the pot even more, there will be TWO winners!

Here’s the lowdown:

*Go to the original giveaway post here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite pork dish is. You must be a follower of the blog.

*If you leave a recipe in a separate comment, you will earn an additional entry. The two lovely ladies who have already left recipes need to do nothing. I’ll comment on the post with your name and recipe for the additional entry.

*If you post a link on your blog, you get an additional entry. Leave a comment indicating you did so.

*On Monday, using, I’ll pick the two winners.

So enter. Everyone loves free stuff.


  1. This was awesome. I'm not to the peeing all the time part yet, but soon, I'm sure!

  2. Sounds like the belly is bumpin! Time for another photo update :)

  3. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions on preggo running. I thought I had to go to the bathroom a lot! Look what I get to look forward to someday!

    Your prize is not lame! Alas, vegetarian over here.

  4. I would love to enter the giveaway, but it seems I'm at a loss for a good pork recipe. Every time I cook with pork it always end up very dry so I'm looking forward to seeing what you cook up :D

  5. Yes, bathroom 9586532568908532 times before a run... And that doesn't ensure you won't have to make a pit stop midway thru!!