First Name: Tanya
Children: Clayton, new born
Your Preferred Form of Exercise: Running & yoga are my forte, but I’ve been dipping my toes into cycling.
Health and Fitness Accomplishment you are Proud of since becoming a mom or when you were a mom-to-be: I’ve just been cleared to get back into exercising, but my most proud accomplishments as a “mommy” happened during my pregnancy. I ran my first marathon at eight weeks pregnant ((Without knowing)), and a half marathon at 18 weeks pregnant. I was determined to run through my pregnancy. I thought it would be easy, since I was a strong runner before getting pregnant. But let me tell you, running through pregnancy was harder than giving actual birth. The pain//uncomfortable feelings that occurred with even a single step was something I never expected. I developed sciatica and tailbone pain. I would have pressure on my bladder that felt like I was running with a side stitch in my uterus. I couldn’t go more than half a mile from any bathroom from urges to pee. By 30 weeks, I walked more than I ran, but I got myself out there EVERYDAY! I can’t wait to share these stories with Clayton when he is older.
Advice for other moms or moms-to-be: Trust your instincts. Take it day by day. Enjoy the hard times, because sooner than you think, they won’t need you for those late night cries/feedings/cuddles.
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