It’s 330am and my seatmate to the menshealth all terrain race asked how long I’ve been running. I give the usual stats. And then came the question I haven’t encountered before.
“Hindi po ba nakakababa ng obaryo ang pagtakbo?”
I had to pause.
Does it? Will all the pounding and bouncing along while running really make ovaries drop lower?
I still have active imagination at 330am and could almost picture how ovaries would bounce up and down dangling from the fallopian tubes while running. And then I wondered, will the drop be directly proportional to speed or mileage?
Finally, I answered that I really don’t know. Friends Vimz and Beni came to mind. I added that I do have runner friends who are pregnant.
Then seatmate explained that her teacher in high school was a runner and had a hard time getting prenant.
If it wasn’t an ungodly hour then I would have probably gladly dissected the issue. Amount of training, diet, individual differences etc.
But its 330 and so we dropped the topic and tried to snooze a bit more.
Off to run the all terrain