Wow! This is one determined momma!
Alysia Montano is 34-weeks pregnant, but competed in the 800 meters race on Thursday at the US Track and Field Championships anyway!
“I've been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process. I just didn't want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800.”
That's almost a whole mile that she finished in 2 minutes and 32.13 seconds! Just, WOW!
And if you’re one of the people who still thinks she shouldn’t have run, well, her doctors told her to! Alysia said:
“That took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy. What I found out mostly was that exercising during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby. I did all the things I normally do, I just happened to be pregnant. This is my normal this year.”
See! There’s no reason everyone can’t have a happy and healthy pregnancy, while still doing the things you love! Just check with your doctor first, of course!
Thanks for the inspiration, Alysia!
[Image via AP Images.]