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Woman Goes Viral for Running a Mile in 5 and a Half Minutes While 9 Months Pregnant

Pedro Marrero
Oct 20, 2020
11:30 P.M.
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She ran under 6 minutes a mile, something that is already considered a feat in athletics. That she did it in her condition makes it a great feat, perhaps it is a record.

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Makenna Myler, 28, of Heber, Utah, decided to show her excellent physical condition, and ran the mile in less than six minutes, in 5 and a half minutes to be exact. What has left everyone in awe is not just her excellent timing; it's that she did it when she was nine months pregnant.

Myler's husband, Mike Mile, 29, shared on Tik Tok the video where his wife reaches 5:29 minutes in her career. In just one week that the video has been published, it has gone viral, reaching more than 700 thousand views.

Makenna Myler and her husband Mike Myler taking a selfie after she runs on her viral video in October 2020. I Image: TikTok/ mikemyler

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In the video, Mike is heard cheering on his wife as she performs the second lap to complete the distance. Makenna is not an amateur, having been racing in competitions since she was in high school. But running pregnant has its own risks. She said:

"The weight really does a number on my cadence. The first 2.5 laps were pretty comfy from training, but from there, my form turned into more of an emperor penguin style — side to side as well as forward motion."

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ALWAYS ATHLETE

Makenna has received some negative comments for running while pregnant. However, she has made it clear that she is not an amateur. She has also explained that she is under medical supervision and that she has the approval of her doctor to continue training.

Usually, women who have maintained a strict training routine when they become pregnant maintain the routine for as long as possible, as long as their body and their doctors allow it.

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ENCOURAGING OTHER WOMEN

The purpose of the athlete is not just to stay in shape by doing something she has been doing for many years. You also want to encourage female athletes to pursue their goals even if they are pregnant. 

She said: “I think the mile put the entirety of my training into perspective for people close to me. I hope it inspires women, just as I was inspired by other pregnant athletes, to pursue goals in spite of what the status quo says we ought to pursue."

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RUNNING PREGNANT

Making the decision to run while pregnant requires some important considerations. Although running during pregnancy brings health benefits, it is essential to take into account factors such as strengthening the pelvic floor, at what rate the heart can beat while running, or what type of surface is better.

It is also important to note that running helps lower the risk of gestational diabetes, helps avoid constipation, and helps avoid the feeling of fatigue, promotes a healthy weight, and increases the production of endorphins, which will increase the feeling of well-being.

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However, if a woman are not used to running, starting while pregnant may not be the best decision. It is essential to consult with the doctor before starting any activity during pregnancy. In this way, the well-being of the mother and the baby on the way is taken care of.

FAMOUS COUPLES EXPECTING

The singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson Ross and husband Evan Ross are expecting their second child together. The “Bachelor in Paradise” stars, Jade Roper Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert, are expecting baby number 3, they revealed on May 18.

Another couple expecting is Victoria's Secret model Romee Strijd who is pregnant for the first time with her boyfriend of 10 years Laurens van Leeuwen. The Love & Hip Hop: New York star Remy Ma and husband Papoose are expecting their second child together.

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