RUN, BABY, RUN!

Runner's World South Africa - - The Loop -

When I ran dur­ing my sec­ond preg­nancy, I had to force my­self to take it easy when I felt un­com­fort­able. In deal­ing with that ‘heavy leg’ feel­ing, and fre­quent toi­let breaks at the side of the road, I watched my speed and dis­tance take a dis­ap­point­ing nose­dive. So why do it? Well, preg­nancy can be stress­ful, and run­ning helps to keep my mind in check. It fills my body with positive en­dor­phins – which can only be good for my im­pend­ing new ar­rival. For now, I have to ac­cept that in the next 40 weeks, I’m go­ing from ‘run­ner’ to ‘preg­gie run­ner’. – DIA HARVEY, JO­HAN­NES­BURG

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