In part two of our latest series, Ritmo Ambassador Hillary shares with us her quest to stay active during pregnancy. As she finishes her seventh month, she finds a way to incorporate Ritmo into her favorite stress reliever.
I have been running for over 12 years. That’s a lot of miles logged, a lot of sneakers replaced, and a lot of sore joints. It is also a lot of songs that have been downloaded to my ipod; however, not once in the previous decade did I ever imagine that I would share that music with my developing baby. But the Ritmo has allowed me to do just that!
I am lucky enough to have been feeling so well to be able to stay so active thus far through my pregnancy. I am now just over 29 weeks and still able to tie on my shoes and go out for a run. As soon as I got the Ritmo, I knew that I would be able to use it at the gym with weight training, but I was hesitant as to how it would feel with any sort of cardio exercise. Since I hate being stuck on a treadmill, and living in Florida allows me to run outside year round, I strapped it on and gave it a test drive. The Ritmo was actually very supportive! It stayed in place throughout my run, provided support to my ever-expanding stomach, and it really is fun to share my workout music with my baby. Though my pace has somewhat slowed, I am still enjoying runs several days a week with my baby and my Ritmo, and hopefully I will continue to do so through the rest of my pregnancy. Exercising has always been a stress reliever for me, the health benefits are obvious, and running was something that I truly enjoyed doing for myself. Over the past 7 months none of that has changed, and as I enter into my third trimester, the Ritmo has allowed me to share all of these benefits with my baby as well.
To see video of Hillary running with Ritmo,check out our Facebook page Ritmo by Nuvo.