Monday, April 19, 2010

Knowing When to Slow Down

Last friday I noticed some swelling to the left side of my pelvic bone. It felt like a bruise when I touched it and hurt like hell when I walked or moved my hip. By saturday I was worried. I searched the internet and found all the scary things it could be, hernia being the worst. I asked a few trusted people about it, and called my doctor this morning. There is no fever in it, and it seems to feel better since I've rested all weekend. There is still a small lump there, but looking down my left leg its more than obvious that I'm prone to varicosities. I'm still not sure what it is. I don't know if it was the deadlifts last week, or the pressure of the baby, but after many lectures from my husband and mother-in-law I have to put training on the back burner. My plan is to rest this week, enjoy our family vacation next weekend, and then start thinking of the type of training I can do for the next 10 weeks. I feel like an 80 year old woman, frail and fragile. This isn't me!

Look what I found! A picture of Jolie Gentry in her Third Trimester doing pull ups!


  1. I am glad you are OK, that is SCARY!!! I agree w/ your Family members that you need to be careful, this will pass and you will have a healthy baby and back to your hard core training and kick ass body. Just for now Take Care of that baby boy and yourself. We all know what you are able to do and who you are. Thank GOD pregnancy does not last forever :)

  2. I'm so glad you're okay, too! And good for you to recognize the need to rest. 10 more weeks, wow, that's amazing! You're in the homestretch!

    Hope you enjoy your family vacation!

  3. I have 11.5 weeks left, but I'm taking 2 weeks off from workouts to figure out what this swelling is. Seems that it hurts just as bad to sit all day as it does to workout. I'm really struggling with the idea of not doing anything for the next 12 weeks, but anything using my hips just seems out of the question. Lots of ring dips, and push ups I guess. I'll keep you posted.