Pregnant And Competing In Olympic Trials While The Rest Of Us Struggle Up The Stairs

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The human body is capable of extraordinary things, but none quite as amazing as the miracle of birth.

Although beautiful, carrying a child is a marathon in its own rite, however some women defy all expectations and go above and beyond their physical bounds.

Surprising us all, Olympic trials competitor Lindsay Flach came to break the mold- all while pregnant!

Lindsay Flach competed in the heptathlon this year at the US Olympic trials.

She has been making a name for herself with her hard work, dedication, and speed, but nothing made her quite as popular as a recent Instagram post where she revealed she was doing it all with a baby on board.

 

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“Every story has an end but in life every end is a new beginning,” she wrote.

The heptathlon is not as popular as soccer or sprints (thanks to Usain Bolt), but it is by no means any less entertaining.

It consists of seven events, including 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter sprint, long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run.

Add growing a human in your belly and Flach is a renaissance woman for sure!

We aren’t the only ones who recognize her great feat.

One woman tweeted, “Lindsay Flach is a BOSS.”

And Fast Women gave her a shoutout on Twitter, highlighting how she competed in every event “facing record heat.”

It may be surprising to know that Flach isn’t the only competitor who has wowed the athletic world and beyond with her accomplishments while pregnant.

In 2017, Serena Williams won the Australian Open, announcing afterward that she was pregnant.

She must have felt her victory on a whole new level with the pregnancy hormones coursing through her veins!

An more recently, a super mom named Makenna broke a mile record after completing in 5 minutes and 25 seconds, as Mommy Underground has previously reported.

When competing in the Olympic Trials it is not just the event that takes an incredible amount of strength, it is the days, months, and years of work that precede the event.

Knowing this is what makes Flach’s inspirational Instagram post on a workout prior to the trials that much more touching.

The post read:

Breath. [You’re] about to run this hill you drove 20 minutes one way to get to. It will be over before you know it. Yes, it will be hard BUT [it] Will be worth it! You will be glad you did it.

Breath. You drove 35 minutes to find a high jump mat. You have a speed endurance workout after. Yes it will test you mentally BUT your going to kill it. Yes I have to talk myself to get to where I’m going and to get through what I’m going through.”

The athlete ends her post by emphasizing that we should have no excuses concerning our goals.

That definitely puts skipping a workout because we feel bloated from last night’s poor choice of fried foods in perspective.

Flach, athlete mothers, and super moms everywhere who take care of their children while maintaining their own personal goals are truly an inspiration.

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