I recently listened to a podcast by Freakenomics: Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 which introduced me to the term "Evidence-Based Medicine". While listening to it, I started wondering about the current recommendations for pregnant women and exercise and how they came to be. I highly recommend listening to the episode "Bad Medicine" but … Continue reading Evidence-Based Medicine or Opinion: Exercising Pregnant
"In terms of accomplishing my planned workouts, this weekend was a failure...There will be another Ironman another year for me to get after."
During my 17th week of pregnancy, I was 3 weeks out from Ironman Wisconsin. My training fell short of expectations and I'm beginning to come to terms with the fact that I may not finish Ironman this year.
Training for Ironman and being pregnant while your spouse is across the world is hard. I'm doing all of those things together and it is really, really hard. Harder than I thought.
This week threw some curve balls. At 4 weeks out from Ironman Wisconsin, I had a key training weekend on the books that just didn't happen.
5 weeks out from Ironman, training is picking up and I'm starting to feel agony of August when training for IMWI.
A respected obstetrician shared his opinion with me about training for Ironman: he "strongly discouraged" it. His advice, however, wasn't grounded in research or any science. It was just his opinion - and I don't care much for him sharing it unsolicited.