I think the benefits outweigh the risks. Is it preferable to exercise away from traffic? Sure. Do plenty of pregnant women sit in commute traffic from Beijing to Mexico City to Los Angeles every day? No question. Does "What to expect" tell women "Stop walking in New York City, no matter what your daily routine, as some city bus might belch on you".
It sounds like you are maintaining your daily routine, not picking up the intensity in a nutty way. I vote you stay the course.
And for the bus ride portion, get the audiobook for "Age is Just a Number" by Dara Torres. Her doctors were frank that it's not like they run clinical trails on pregnant women. Listen to your body; does it feel good? Then fine, proceed. Are you jacking your heart rate and over heating baby who can't sweat? STOP.
but there are plenty of nutty runners who had been running for years (didn't just pick it up preggers) and ran their entire pregnancy.
By about the middle of mine I preferred kayaking and swimming!
Congrats, and while it's a long 40 weeks, you will get through it!
- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na
| Pounds lost: 23.4