And I Ran

It had been two weeks since I last ran at the Holiday Halfathon.  I’ve read on-line that exercise helps combat the tiredness and morning sickness associated with pregnancy.  But for me, taking that first step towards anything aerobic has been quite a challenge.  It’s a vicious cycle.


I don’t feel well, but if I run I’ll feel better.

But I can’t get motivated to run because I don’t feel well.

But If I run, I’ll feel better.


Then yesterday, Tiffany dragged my butt out of bed for some long overdue running.  As much as we would have loved to run with the Striders, I couldn’t face getting up before the crack of dawn to join them for our Saturday run.  So, we comprised for a later morning run around 8:00 a.m.


With my lack of running, I wanted to take it easy at a slower pace and a shorter distance.  I set out to run 3 miles and did pretty well.  I had to stop to walk occasionally, but I was still pretty impressed with myself.


3.1 miles
Time 34:21
Ave Pace 11:04


And remarkably, I felt better for the rest of the day.  My energy levels improved, but most importantly, I felt well.  There were no signs of icky morning sickness (or all day sickness in my case).


For the past few weeks, I’ve been wearing motion sickness Sea-Bands every day to ward off the nausea, however, yesterday I removed them before my run and forgot to put them back on my wrists.  That’s how great I felt.


So, if I run, I will feel better.  Amazing!  Who would’ve thunk it?!


It feels good to be back and I’m looking forward to another run today!  🙂


  1. Janice @ Lazy Mama Fitness says:

    Way to go Denise! I ran through as much of both of my pregnancies as I could then switched to an elliptical cross-trainer when the baby got too big for my bladder to handle. Both of my births were easy peasy – fast and no epidural! Keep on running and hopefully you’ll have an easy birth too!

  2. lindsay says:

    way to get back out there denise 🙂 glad you aren’t feeling nauseous! i know another lady who used those wrist bands – will have to recommend them to others when the need arises, sounds like they are pretty good. (i wonder if they work for non-preg nausea since i seem to be plagued with that?)

  3. morethananelectrician says:

    I have heard about eating for two…but not running for two. The “husband” in me doesn’t like this running thing…you know how “we” get when YOU ladies are with child. We need to control something…but normally just end up mucking up whatever we think we need to “control.”

    You know your body better than anyone… 🙂

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