Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Only race of 2013

 On Saturday I ran my only race of 2013. I had originally signed up for the 10k but per doctors orders, I decreased to the 5k. I have trained since I found out I was pregnant and felt good the first couple weeks, then my endurance took a huge nose dive, so in a way I was pretty happy the doctor asked me to decrease my distance. Even though the 5k isn't much, I am very proud of this accomplishment. Doing it pregnant was much harder than I would have thought. My only goal for the race was not to stop running, which I can proudly say I didn't. My pace was pretty slow, but I ran the whole thing. In my running career, running a race pregnant is a major accomplishment. I can't wait to get my energy and endurance back after the baby is born and run my first 10k next year and hopefully a half next summer!
By the way, there were two other pregnant women running that day. One did a 10k and killed it! And another did a half marathon. I was completely impressed!

5 comments:

Emily said...

Good for you, Kristen! I wish I lived closer so you could motivate me!

Karrasch Clique said...

Congrats Kristen and congrats on your pregnancy! When are you due?

Aubrey Norby said...

Well, I am certainly impressed! I would be hard-pressed to run a 5K when I am not pregnant, let alone if I was. Great job Kristen!

Erin said...

Congrats on your pregnancy Kristen!

Ryan Kelli and Clara said...

Way to go Kristen! You are awesome! The belly is lookin' good! Keep cookin' that lil' one!