'Teen Mom' Mackenzie Douthit Has No Business Running at 36 Weeks Pregnant

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Uhhhhhh, what? Say that again?

That was my initial reaction after hearing that Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit wants to run a 5K -- even though she's 36 weeks pregnant.

Are you believing this?

Yep. She only has four weeks or so to go in her pregnancy, and instead of thinking about making last-minute preparations for the baby, she wants to get her work out on.

Check out what she had to say about it on Twitter.


Tumbling? Like, as in doing somersaults? (I must be missing something here.)

Ok, so I really can't blame the girl for wanting to stay in shape throughout her pregnancy, but at 36 weeks? Sheesh. Most gals are lucky to be able to get up off the couch without breaking a sweat at that point, let alone muster the energy to run a few miles.

Good for her for not being lazy, but hopefully she knows that it's perfectly ok to be just that during these last few weeks before her baby arrives. I promise, honey -- no one will judge you if you sit on the couch and watch TV all day and eat bon-bons (as cliche as that sounds).

There will be plenty of time for 5K runs after her little bundle shows up. If she knows what's good for her, she'll soak up every extra minute of physical rest she can get before labor sets in.

Would you ever consider running a 5K during your last few weeks of pregnancy?


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butte... buttercup627

There was a woman that finished a marathon WHILE she was in labor. Exercise during pregnancy is fine it's actually really great for delivery and the baby

linzemae linzemae

I'm pretty sure she meant it as she feels awesome. Not to be taken literally. And she is a cheerleader. That's where the tumbling comes in

nonmember avatar Kristi

Being pregnant is certainly not an excuse to be lazy. Good God.

Rachel Dixon-Makrucki

There is nothing wrong with running in your last trimester. Just because you didn't feel up to it, many women don't doesn't mean that its bad for all pregnant women. 

nonmember avatar Victoria

My doctor was ENCOURAGING me to go out and get exercise during the final weeks with my first. I was on bed rest with my second otherwise I'm sure she would have said the same thing.

nonmember avatar brena

It sounds like people are taking this comment WAY to literal. I'm 25 weeks pregnant, and sometimes I get antsy and just want to do things I miss. I might say: "I need a tall glass of whiskey right now!" but that doesnt mean I'm going to drink while pregnant! She might just miss being able to do things. Or she may be filled with nervous energy and want to work it off. Doesn't mean she is going to going to do it though.

jrphelps jrphelps

Sounds to me like you are jealous! 

nonmember avatar Ali

Seriously... you take these things wayyy too far. I follow to hear info about the teen moms and everything is disgustingly exaggerated. She said she FEELS like it, doesn't mean shes doing it.

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