I just got back from the OB and confirmed I’m 4 weeks pregnant! (Just the beginning!) My doc says the impact of running may be risky for the 1st trimester, and I should tone it down to speed walking.
However I’ve mastered my pre-run ritual to avoid lows (1 spoon of peanut butter, and a 35% basal reduction for 1.5 hrs, about 30 mins prior to my 3 mile runs) and since I figured that out the running has really helped me keep blood sugars more stable, which is really important when you are pregnant!
I’m trying to weigh the decision of keeping the runs for good control, or being cautious about the impact. Has anyone had experience with this? Think I could get some new running shoes and just slow it down?
((I don’t have a gym or pool that I belong to, and have been running 3 miles a day regularly for the past 10yrs.))