I have been an avid runner for 12 years now (with some time off here and there along the way). I'm now 25 years old & 9 wks pregnant with my 1st baby. I injured my foot on May 8 and have not run since then. I found out that I was pregnant on May 24. My orthopedic doctor cleared me to start with some slow, easy running on
soft surfaces beginning and to just play it by ear to see if my foot can handle
it. At my 1st OB appt on June 7 I asked about running and my doctor said it was OK as long as I kept my HR <140. That discouraged me some b/c I often find my HR in the 150s & up when running and am not sure if I will be able to do more than a slow jog without going over 140. So far I have been doing brisk (13-15 min/mile) walking but am really missing the running. I've heard that running through pregnancy is fine, as long as you were already doing it before you were pregnant. That's the part that puzzles me! I was doing it right up until I conceived, but haven't ran at all since then. Anyone have a similar situation? Thoughts? I said this to my doctor but she didn't seem to be concerned.