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Three Questions...

sarahleonardby sarahleonardFeb 27th 2013
I am now officially into the second trimester of my pregnancy and a new phase of being a pregnant triathlete. According to expert websites and books I am now feeling wonderful and my hair is soon to be thick and glossy.

Maybe in a few weeks I'll look like this?
Three Questions...
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Sadly, my hair is not showing any signs of improved volume or shine, but otherwise, and not wanting to speak too soon, I am actually feeling pretty good. I only feel sick when I get too hungry or drink beetroot juice too soon after a cup of tea. So pretty normal for impatient me.

I do have three problems though:

My lycra cycling shorts don't fit me. I thought that lycra was supposed to stretch, however I am now finding that they are pretty dam tight. I now have to let my ever growing belly hang over the waistband while I turbo (no photographic evidence will be provided here). I'm pretty uncomfortable and I don't want to destroy my favorite cycle shorts with the scissors, what can I do?

UPDATE: On a recommendation from a friend I have found a website that has a limited collection of maternity cycle wear Minx Girl. So I can now cycle with my bump covered in a jersey, but sadly still without any shorts.


By 9 pm I am getting leg aches. Just as I'm winding down my legs start jumping around like they have a mind of their own. I've experienced this before after endurance sessions (if you've done these before you might have experienced this as well) and it's quite annoying when I haven't in fact done an endurance session. I've never found a solution to this before, any ideas?


My Asthma is worse. This could also be to do with it being really cold and having recently had flu, but just knowing that I'm pregnant makes me worry about it more. The more I worry the less I breathe. Not sure there's a question here....comments?
tallguy76by member: tallguy76, Feb 28th 2013 05:43
I have a similar problem with my running and cycling shorts at the moment...

My wife is asthmatic, and also suffers with restless legs - even when not pregnant - and found she got out of breath more when pregnant but she didn't have any major issues (even with only one and a half lungs) until our son was nearing the end of his term and was at his largest.

I seem to recall that a little added salt can help with restless legs - or is that cramp ?

All the best for the rest of the pregnancy.
sarahleonardby blog author: sarahleonard, Feb 28th 2013 17:22
Glad I'm not the only one!

I have wondered it it might be a salt thing, doesn't seem as bad if I've had an electrolyte drink but it might be coincidence!
charlieeliseby member: charlieelise, Apr 26th 2013 10:53
I know you posted this ages ago but it just occurred to me someone told me they had restless legs the other day. Their nutritionist also recommended electrolyte tablets and protein recovery drinks. no idea on the sciend behind it though, so sorry!

Mega congrats on the pregnancy, and hope it goes really well - I was horrified to read you can go swimming in ponds when pregnant, have made a mental note not to go jumping in the Serp if I ever get round to being 'with child'...

Best of luck and keep blogging, we want to hear all about it...
charlieeliseby member: charlieelise, Apr 26th 2013 10:54
Dreadful typing... you mean you CAN'T go swimming in ponds? Tough... and of course, SCIENCE. Sorry, fingers all wrong today!
sarahleonardby blog author: sarahleonard, Apr 26th 2013 11:19
Ha ha. I'm dyslexic so I'd read it as science anyway!!

Yeah ponds aren't recommended really, but I'll certainly dip in the sea when it warms up!
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