February 22 2018
Embriette Hyde, a scientist at UC San Diego studying gut health, advises on why healthy microbiomes are so important for athletes.
Throughout my pregnancy, under the supervision of my doctor, I was able to keep my normal training to a total of 40-50 running miles per week. I strived to keep my endurance up in hopes that it would help me bounce back quickly after having my baby. While pregnant I did slow my pace significantly and had to take more potty breaks than ever before, but I was very happy to just be healthy enough to run (especially with my favorite little running partner in my belly!). As my due date drew near, I continued to adjust my pace and mileage with a focus on running as far into my pregnancy as possible. I accomplished my mission and even ran 8 miles the day before I had my baby (plus I ran a little in the hospital parking lot just to be able to say I ran on the day I gave birth – and yes, I am that crazy about running!).