Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekly Running Wrap-Up

November 22 - 28 2015
Makayla and I at the Greencastle Turkey Trot 2015

27 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday November 22 - 3 miles
Tuesday November 24 - 5 miles
Thursday November 26 - 4 miles
Friday November 27 - 5 miles

Total Miles - 17 miles

This week was the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (1 mile kids' run and 5K). I woke up Thursday morning at 5am and felt like throwing up, but I couldn't. So I laid in bed for the next two hours wishing I would just throw up and feel better. I debated whether to run the race or not considering how nauseated I was, but in the end decided I would just try. I was going to be nauseous whether I ran or not, so I might as well run!

Makayla and I ran the kids' 1 mile. The weather was great - about 40 degrees or so. When we started, I felt really bad and I know I held her back. As we ran I just encouraged her to find her pace so she could run the entire race and not sprint and then walk. To my surprise she ended up running the entire mile without walking. There were two younger boys in front of us that would run really fast whenever we started to pass them and then they would walk. I told her not to pay them any attention and when we got close to the finish line we could speed up and leave them in our dust --and that's exactly what we did.

I didn't feel terrible after the kids' run so I ran the 5K. I ended up finishing in 30 minutes and 26 seconds which is about two minutes faster than when I raced during my pregnancy with Nathan. Unfortunately it was also about 5 minutes slower than my pace last year.

After the race, Makayla was really excited to run more and improve her time. Hopefully this spring when it is warmer for her and I'm not nauseous all the time, we can do some training runs together.

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