I’m always asked if I notice any difference between my two pregnancies. Physically, I’d say not at all. I’m carrying almost the same (weight gain, how I look, the size of the babies)…But it’s hard to compare other aspects because the circumstances are so different – especially when it comes to running. I was fortunate enough to work from home for most of my first pregnancy. The last four months were spent at home. I had the luxury of keeping my feet up, napping, and running when I felt was best for me. I was able to log some high miles – especially during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
This pregnancy couldn’t be any more different. Having an almost 20 month old toddler makes my day not really my own. Since my chiropractor does not want me to run with the running stroller until after the baby is born (to prevent my PPP from returning), I am limited to run either first thing in the AM or late at night when my husband is home. I *can* run on the treadmill when my son is napping, but I have been really trying to nap (or at least keep my feet up) when he naps otherwise I’m exhausted by 3 or 4pm.