When I found out I was pregnant back in January I was right in the middle of training for a 50K and two marathons. Obviously as soon as I got my positive test those plans changed. However, I am someone who needs to set goals for myself to keep me motivated and working toward something. After surviving most of the first trimester I decided that I would try to run at least one race for each month of my pregnancy that I had left (March – September). Not knowing how my pregnant running would go, I wasn’t sure if this goal was realistic or not. But I signed up for the races and crossed my fingers that I would be able to complete them, whether it was by running or walking.
Now, 9 months later I’m writing this post with my baby snuggled close to me in the Moby Wrap, and I am so happy and proud to say that I completed a total of 9 races over the 9 months of my pregnancy! Not only that, but I was able to run them all- 4 half marathons, 1 ten miler, and 4 5Ks. Here are all of the races I did while pregnant, with the original recaps linked below.
03/17/12 – Rock & Roll USA Half Marathon (1:57:54) *12.5 weeks pregnant*
04/01/12 – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (1:28:57) *14.5 weeks pregnant*
05/13/12 – Delaware Half Marathon (2:06:15) *20.5 weeks pregnant*
06/02/12 – Virginia Wine Country Half (2:09:00) *23.5 weeks pregnant*
06/03/12 – Belmont Bay 5K (26:30) *23.5 weeks pregnant*
06/23/12 – Rock & Roll Seattle Half (2:24:27) *26.5 weeks pregnant*
07/04/12 – Let Freedom Run 5K (31:39) *28 weeks pregnant*
08/25/12 – Gender Defender 5K (32:45) *35.5 weeks pregnant*
09/08/12 – Arlington 9-11 Memorial 5K (32:45) *37.5 weeks pregnant*
And last but not least, I found out through the awesome stats on Daily Mile that I ran a grand total of 762 miles throughout my entire pregnancy! We got pregnant at the very beginning of January, so here how it breaks down by month.
Now that I have completed this goal and my little one is finally here, I can’t wait to get back into training again. I already have big goals for myself post partum, and I am really excited to start working on them once I am fully recovered. I am confident that I’ll be able to come back better than ever!
See you later, Running for Two shirt. It’s been a great 9 months and hopefully I will be wearing you again someday 🙂