QOTW-What do you think of this?

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Registered: 08-16-2006
QOTW-What do you think of this?
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 10:06pm

Read the article below and give us your thoughts on the "marathon mom".

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Amber Miller could be forgiven for taking a long rest after completing the Chicago Marathon on Sunday but rather than resting her aching limbs, the 27-year-old spent the evening giving birth to her second child.

Miller was 39 weeks pregnant when she started the 26.2-mile (42.195-km) race and went into labour shortly after finishing, a spokeswoman from Central DuPage Hospital said on Monday.

The Chicago native had completed marathons during her previous pregnancy but told reporters at the hospital that she had not expected to finish this year's race.

"I was kind of planning on running about half and maybe skipping to the end and walking across the finish line," Miller said in a clip on the ABCNews website.

She ended up alternating between running for two miles and walking for two miles throughout the race, Miller told the Chicago Tribune.

After the race, Miller and her husband Joe settled down to eat dinner before she started to feel contractions in the middle of the afternoon and the couple headed straight to hospital.

Miller gave birth to her second child, June, at 10:29 p.m. on Sunday, the spokeswoman said, adding that the baby and her mother were both healthy.

Doctors were kept informed of Miller's exercise plans during her pregnancy and had no objections to her running in the marathon, the spokeswoman said.

(Editing by Greg McCune/John O'Brien)

Marathon Mom

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:15am

I appreciated the part of the article that said that her DRs had been apprised of her decision to run and had no objections.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 10:41pm

I fall into the camp of just because someone can do it doesn't necessarily make it a good idea.

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:48am
When I first saw this in my paper I was appalled. But mostly because I was thinking "holy crap if a woman in her third trimester can run a marathon, why am I still struggling with a 5K?" LOL. I do think that sometimes people can be a bit obsessive over exercise, but she had run marathons during pregnancy before, her doctor okayed it, so I guess whatever floats your boat!

Better hope that kid isn't a lazy layabout - can you imagine the nagging from his mom? "I was running a marathon while I was still in labor, the least you can do is pick up your darn socks!" :-)

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 7:36pm

That's how I feel, too.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 7:42pm

LOL!






iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:19pm

Thanks for weighing in Beth, Miranda and Jean!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 7:50am

I've known women who've run through their pregnancy. I know, at about 6 months, that I tried high impact in class and felt so uncomfortable I stopped. I also tried an unassisted pull up but the minute I tried to hang by my arms, I knew to stop.






iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 12:28pm
LOL a colleague and I took our first Zumba class and there was apregnant woman in the class who was kicking our butts. It was humiliating. But I won't lie, at about the 3/4 mark when she finally started to fatigue we did a little high five. We are petty, petty people. ;-)

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 5:21pm

LOl, at least you went to class and got a workout! I like to lie on the couch w/ a glass of wine and watch Dance Moms to feel superior.






iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 9:22pm

Oh my, I can't imagine that weight shifted upwards...oooof!

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