I first want to start this blog by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart. I receive valuable advice from everyone that I took into careful consideration while making my decision this morning. I hate acting quick, but I didn't have much choice. As it were, the Color Run had originally sold out but they opened a few more slots. I knew I didn't have much time.
Obviously, when I talked to my DH about it, for his own sake, he was all for it, but he used to run full marathons. Of course, he left the decision up to me, but said if the doctor cleared it, he believed I could handle it. This morning, I spoke to my her, and obtained medical clearance. In fact, she said she thought it would actually be wonderful and that if I didn't wake up on that morning with some horrifying symptom, then I should go for it.
So, I have decided to do it, and I already registered. In the days before I found out I was pregnant, I had been working out REALLY hard. The day before I found out, I had completed one of the most intense workouts of my life; around 3 hours made up of walking, swimming, Jacob's ladder, and weight training. Besides a couple of bumps in the road that proved to be nothing at all, this pregnancy has been fairly comfortable for the most part. I almost wonder if I'm having an easier time of it by going into it at a very healthy level. I was already on a vitamin only regimen, no synthetic meds, growing level of physical fitness, extremely healthy diet. I know that every woman and every pregnancy is different, but I wonder if I didn't do myself a huge favor by going into it pretty healthy.
When I asked for medical clearance, her exact words were, "I think it would actually be a very good thing for you to do." So, here I am, registered for the Color Run on March 23. My friend reassured me that we would be doing a 20 minute mile at the most. I'm going to take great care to prepare for it, slowly and steadily. I will make sure I'm hydrated to the max (not really been a problem as I generally get in about 72-96 ounces a day). I will continue to eat healthy amounts of calories for myself and my growing lil one. I feel very self-assured that this is the right thing for me and my pregnancy. I want to stay fit and active and most importantly I desire to give my child something very valuable: a good start at optimal health.
Thank you all again for your kind words and advice! I do greatly appreciate it!