Another delightful week in Salty Running-land! (can you tell I’ve had my daily dose of run-spiration?) From tips for running in the heat to Basil’s confession’s about how to be too nice on race day, we’ve had a lot of great conversations going on!
One of the big steps forward for women’s running, in my opinion, has been an understanding (and even welcome) of running whilst pregnant. But as a runner, it’s also okay to take that time off, and that post spurred a conversation from which we pulled our comment of the week winner. Who won the prize?This week, our winner is Stephanie, who commented on It’s okay to stop running during pregnancy. She said:
“You weren’t running much anyway.” This was totally me. I ran my 5th marathon in October and had changed jobs twice that year. I love running but I was starting to despise it as something I HAD to do and not that I WANTED to do. I was running a little bit here and there and when I got pregnant I was a) very nervous as I had previously miscarried and b) exhausted. I could hardly get off the couch when I got home at night. I figured this would be a good time to take some real time off and focus on eating well and just staying active (walking, swimming, yoga). I know that it will be hard to get back into after the baby is born but I am excited to start again!
When we contacted her to let her know she had won, here’s what she had to say:
I am a 39 year old runner who has run 5 full marathons chasing down the elusive 4 hour mark. I started running when I was 34 when my youngest sister asked me to run a 5k with her. Almost everyone in my family is a runner and it has spread to aunts, uncles and cousins. I am on a brief hiatus while I am pregnant with my first child, but have my eyes on the 2015 Toronto Waterfront Marathon!
As always, a big thank you to our readers. You inspire us every week and keep help us make Salty Running what it is!