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Walking...getting slower

(23 Posts)
londonrach Tue 05-Apr-16 16:30:24

Ive always been a fast walker and over taken most people. The last week ive noticed everyone is over taking me and my legs dont seem to want to go any faster. Pregnancy thing?

luckySwallow13 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:34:05

Think so .. I'm 20 weeks and Even as early as 12 weeks i needed to walk slower because it was uncomfy.

luckySwallow13 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:34:38

Now I'm pretty sure I start to waddle after a long walk .

Mslg Tue 05-Apr-16 16:35:03

Me too! Usually power walk ahead of DP, so much so he asks me to slow down. Now he asks me to speed up and I noticed an older person passed me out the other day blush definitely pregnancy related I think

DropYourSword Tue 05-Apr-16 16:35:24

I'm so slow now I piss myself off.

KP86 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:39:37

Yep, definitely pregnancy related. I became like a snail. My 'fast' walk these days is like the slowest walking pace of old.

socktastic Tue 05-Apr-16 19:52:47

27+5 and I'm walking like an old lady.

Especially after I get out of bed or off the sofa!

And I'm making the old lady noises

londonrach Tue 05-Apr-16 19:56:18

Glad im not alone! Im seriously getting cross with myself re this slow walking. Im a hill walker and today on way back from the train station i struggled walking up a small hill. Daft isnt it! Maybe its natures way of slowing you down in preparation for toddler walking!

Osirus Tue 05-Apr-16 21:49:35

Same here at 29 weeks. I miss walking normally!

cantbelieveImquittingcoffee Tue 05-Apr-16 22:09:25

Oh TOTALLY!! I got slow, and then I got slower, and now (at 35 weeks) I am slower still! I'm in London too as I assume you are OP, I travel through Oxford Circus every day and usually want to mow down slow coach tourists and now I am worse than them! Have even taken to cycling to get from home to the tube station because bizarrely it's easier (and MUCH faster) than walking!

londonrach Tue 05-Apr-16 22:26:58

Tourists..i used to outwalk them...now they outwalking me, whilst taking pictures and having a three course meal... (Slight more than the truth).

KP86 Tue 05-Apr-16 22:33:56

By the time I was 30+ weeks I was waddling along for 10 mins and had to have a 5 min break. Anymore than 30 mins on my feet and I just about needed a sleep to recover.

Still, I look back on my pregnancy as a fun time. Easy to forget the swelling, constant peeing, not fitting into your clothes etc. It's one of the ways they trick you into having another!

Clobbered Tue 05-Apr-16 22:37:25

It's all part of the preparation. By the time you get to the end, you are grateful to go through any damn thing at all just to get it all over with!! unhelpful

primarynoodle Wed 06-Apr-16 05:56:52

Yep! Horrendous backache and hip ache has meant from about week 16 i was slowing down and now (26+3) i am grunting and moaning when i get up and waddling rather than walking...

Im 22! hmmblush

Jem01 Wed 06-Apr-16 06:17:41

Haha yes this is me too! Used to take such pride in my power walking now I'm as slow as a tortoise and I'm only 26 weeks! I even feel myself starting to waddle a bit..ugh!

bessie84 Wed 06-Apr-16 06:42:00

im also 26+3 (same as primarynoodle)

im soooooooooooooo slow, as the pregnancy has progressed so far, ive just got slower n slower, i imagine mobility scooters if i get much slower. (Which would be bliss as i have hip/pelvic crap going on) deffo a pregnancy thing.

was in antenatal clinic yesterday (damn GTT test thing eurgh) there were a few women with neat bumps, tight dresses, hair done, perfect makeup, HIGH HEELS. walking like normal, looking all lovely, i looked like id been found in a skip, waddling and grunting. id love to walk. lol. eeeehhh its the little things.

MetalMidget Wed 06-Apr-16 08:09:16

I did a 5 mile forest walk at 20 weeks. "I feel fine," I thought. And I was until about two hours afterwards. I was in agony for a day or two, and walked like a zombie extra from the Walking Dead. sad

Now I've just got a proper waddle on at 24 weeks!

londonrach Thu 21-Apr-16 08:34:43

glad im not alone!

CanIhavesomeginnowplease Thu 21-Apr-16 16:46:52

I just noticed walking home from ds1's nursery earlier how much slower I am already!

Cakeymum Thu 21-Apr-16 17:02:57

OMG I was literally just googling "26 weeks pregnant heavy tired legs" and had just come in to this topic to post and this was top!

It feels like i am walking in slow motion. just can't make my legs go quickly. I am not waddling, and not put on too much weight so not sure its from lugging bump around (yet), my legs just refuse to go at normal speed. I noticed it about a week ago, before that I was fine!

tiddz23 Thu 21-Apr-16 17:11:40

Your body uses energy else where on a daily basis pregnant or not. In pregnancy some days I could run a marathon . Others I could barely sliver across the floor (having laminate helped) maybe look at your calorie intake and ensure you're getting what you need. A bit more weight can slow you down and when you het bigger its difficult to speed waddle 😂 xx

wigelspigels Thu 21-Apr-16 21:02:48

I am 33w+2 and waddle like crazy. Never been a fast walker, but now its crazy slow. Don't remember it with DS's pregnancy 8 years ago hmm

seven201 Thu 21-Apr-16 21:14:36

I swear I'm walking backwards sometimes. I'm 31 weeks

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