This Amazing Mom Trained For The Olympics While Pregnant
I'm fascinated by women who are successfully able to run during their pregnancies. I love running and in my head, I am definitely one of those women who stay fit throughout their pregnancies.
Unfortunately, in real life, I'm definitely one of those women who gain a ton of weight and can barely walk, so yeah. Hence, why I admire women who stay dedicated to fitness. And one mom who may be setting records for the most fit mom that ever walked this earth is 29-year-old new mother Sarah Brown. Brown, who was profiled by the New York Times, trained for the Olympics all throughout her pregnancy and after giving birth only a few weeks ago, is back on track to compete in July.
Apparently, Brown's pregnancy was a surprise one (what? who wouldn't want to train for the Olympics while preggers?). She had been using an IUD for birth control and already tested negative when she took a pregnancy test, so she was shocked when a blood test revealed her pregnancy. The timing of her pregnancy meant she would only have three months to get in Olympic shape after giving birth.
Just to give you a sampling of what kind of athlete Brown really is, here's the workout Brown did at 37 weeks pregnant, which she detailed on her Instagram account: “2mi warm-up 2mi Track Tempo .5mi jog to “the hill” 6x250m hill loops .5mi jog back to the track 4×400 2mi cool down.”
With frequent monitoring during all her workouts, Brown ended up giving birth to a healthy baby girl three weeks early and the “rio trio” as the family has dubbed themselves, are all doing well. Prepare yourselves, because this is Brown at only two weeks postpartum:
And Brown didn't waste much time getting back on the track. Her husband and running coach posted a video of Brown running sprints on the track at only two weeks postpartum. I honestly was nowhere near ready to do much of anything at two weeks postpartum, but hey, that's why you won't find me at the Olympics, so more power to her!
Did you run during your pregnancy?