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    Running Pregnant: Inspirational Running Mothers

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. Motherhood is something that every woman thinks about, Whether you want kids, can have kids or just imagining the possibility for the future. It is a big question mark that hangs over all our heads. For some it is the final or biggest accomplishment you as female can achieve…….. It’s something amazing, making another human being. Some days I think of it as a little alien, but always more than astonishing. Seeing other pregnant…

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    Running your fastest 5km on Trail:

    When running on trail there are a few things you need to take into consideration if you plan on running your fastest pace, or you’re fastest 5km. A  year or 2 back I planned to do a local trail run close to home, on a relatively flat route – I was quite fit I thought and I could do a 5km in about 30min. I thought that I would use this upcoming trial run to try and beat my 30min on a 5km. Boy was I wrong. Not only did I not run faster that 30min, I ran longer by about 6min!! I was very disappointed, but also still surprised…

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    Alternative ways to stay Hydrated

      SO summer is in full swing here in South-Africa and we’ve been having some hectic temperatures the last few days. Staying Hydrated is very important and sometimes also tricky. Water can be boring and most of the time we find ourselves so busy that we completely forget to Hydrate. Here are some alternative ways to stay hydrated during busy hot days. Mother Nature: Take advantage of Mother nature and get your hands on some hydrating fruits and veg. Below are a few Fruits and veg that are very high in water content: Cucumber: Cucumber has one of the highest contents of water in vegetables and consists of approx. 96%…

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    RUNNING PREGNANT : SECOND TRIMESTER

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. The first trimester of pregnancy was filled with strange body changes, tiredness and the realization of being pregnant, getting over the sock and stresses of what was to come. All in all during my second trimester I have experienced my pregnancy with much more enthusiasm and excitement. In the beginning of the second trimester I expected to feel better in a flash, which I did, for a whole week, in which I attempted…

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    Running Pregnant: Running a half Marathon at 12 Weeks Pregnant

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. For most people running 21km is a challenge, not to mention doing it when you’re pregnant. In your first trimester you are very tired, your body is going through changes and things might just be a little off. They say when you pass 12 weeks of pregnancy then you’re in your 2nd trimester and then things get better and safer. So far everything for me has worked out like they said and in…