Most people make pregnancy look like the ultimate drag. We have been taught to believe that while pregnant all women should be doing is stuffing their face with food and watching Netflix but that is far from true. With this new wave of women truly embracing their womanhood and strength as women, pregnant women are breaking barriers and showing that our bodies are capable of the unthinkable.
Alysia Montano is a perfect example of the majestical strength of a woman’s body. The 31-year-old Olympic runner from Queen, New York ran in 110-degree weather at the USATF Outdoor Championships in California last week, and guess what? She is 5 months pregnant!
Even though she finished last in her first-round with a time of 2 minutes and 21/40 seconds, she beat her 2014 time by nearly 11 seconds, according to USA Today.
The shocker to this story is she was 8 months pregnant during her 2014 race, Alysia isn’t new to this she is true to this and an inspiration to mommies to be all over the world.
“I came here last time at 8 months pregnant in 2014 and it was such an amazing experience. There is something about coming out to any venue not really expecting to win but going along with the journey and seeing what comes out of it.” – Alysia Montano
The hot mama wore a Wonder Woman top with a beautiful flower arrangement pinned to her braids. She told USA Today the Wonder Woman top represented fighting for good and the flowers in her hair represented strength.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity, I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.” – Alysia Montano
The beautiful human that was growing in Montano’s belly during her 2014 race is now almost 2 years old and she was there to support her mom. Linnea was waiting at the finish line for Montano with a shirt that read “Strong Like Mom”.
Alysia wrote about what life was like for a professional athlete and mother after running while pregnant in 2014. Check out an excerpt below:
“We see so many people in different avenues of their life start their family and it looks so different for a professional athlete, especially a female professional athlete,” she said, per FloTrack. “This is what it looks like to be a professional athlete as a woman and still continuing on with your career … this is my normal this year.” Alysia Montano via FloTrack