A viral TikTok video shows a Utah woman running a 5:25 mile at nine months pregnant.
Makenna Myler, 28, made a bet with her husband that she would be able to run the mile in eight minutes.
She said her family is more impressed by her TikTok views than her mile time.
A Utah woman shocked TikTokkers with her stunning 5-minute, 25-second mile while nine months pregnant. Makenna Myler, 28, has been running competitively since high school, and early on in her pregnancy, she and her husband Mike told Today they made a bet over whether or not she would be able to run an eight-minute mile at nine months. Let's just say she won in a BIG way.
In the video, Myler's husband Mike films her running four laps around a track, while he cheers her on from the sidelines.
“Neither of us had any idea what to expect during a pregnancy. We’ve always heard I’d just kind of shut down as I got further in,” she told Today, but she didn't want to let that stop her from continuing to train.
That's when the bet happened. "In month two, Mike was convinced running an eight-minute mile in my ninth month was a pipe dream, so when I bet him I'd run a seven-min mile, he put $100 dollars down, and gave me an extra minute."
(She noted that her doctors were on board with her decision to stay active, since she was already in such good condition.)
You can watch the results here:
Though her family was impressed by her 5:25 mile, Makenna said they were more impressed by her TikTok views. "However, 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."
Makenna said she did notice that her form suffered compared to her pre-pregnancy runs. "The weight really does a number on my cadence," she said. "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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