Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Riverton Country Mile 10K

Before I tell you about the race, we had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday.  Here's a picture of my little girl - waving at you.
The ultrasound was a really neat experience.  I loved seeing her little heart beat on the screen and to watch her legs and arms move and twitch (and to feel those movements, while watching them was really fun).

So Saturday morning, I ran a 10K with my dad and one of my sisters.  My only goal was to come in under 1:10 (giving myself plenty of time, since I've slowed down and the course was going to be hot and hilly).  I did better than 1:10.

NEW P.R. OF 59:13!!!!

Can you believe it?  I can't!  I had no idea that I was doing so well (when I look down at my Garmin in a race, I almost never look at the total time, I just check what my pace is).  I came around the corner for the finish and was looking in the crowd for my husband and family, but all that I saw was my sister and she started to point at the timer above the finish and I saw that it was at 59:08!  I yelled out - NO WAY!!  And started to sprint.  It was AWESOME!!!  Not even a minute later, I saw my husband come running up and he says, "We saw you sprinting to the finish line as we were driving up!  I can't believe you have a new PR!"  And then he patted my stomach and said, "Good job, Baby."
I'm sort of in shock about it.  I walked twice on the course - with both water stops.  The race had 700 ft of GAIN (and loss, since it ended at the same place that it started).  My sister ran with me for the first 5 miles and then she took off to catch my dad (who also has a new PR of 57:20-ish and he was hoping to come in under an hour).  It was a fun race and I'll probably have to do it again next year, to see how I do without a baby bouncing on me for 6.2 miles.

The doctor told me to keep running, if I feel up to it.  I think that I do, but I'm going to cut my mileage down to 4 or under.  It starts to hurt too much after that.  But I'm glad that I can keep doing it.  Hopefully, at the very least, I can for another month.  I don't know how far into my third trimester he will let me run or if I will even want to when the baby is even bigger. 

Oh, and I've got to find some support to run/walk/exercise with.  I have diastasis (which is that my abdominal wall is separating right down the middle... and it BURNS).  It's pretty common, but I hate it.  I guess if it's the only thing that I've had to complain about in my pregnancy so far, I should be happy.  I'm halfway through and have only 4.5 months left until I get to see my little princess!


L.B. said...

Cool ultrasound pic! I loved the ultrasound pictures but I was the only one who did :( I'd try to show them to family and they'd either make fun (looks like you're having an alien) or show complete disinterest. I hope you get or have gotten better reactions from your family/friends.

And great job on the PR! Considering you're pregnant and everything, that's a great accomplishment.

Jams said...

Great job! and great ultrasound pic! you look amazing and I'm so proud that you're able to still run with the baby growing inside of you! You're my hero!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great ultra sound pic!

Congrats on your 10k. You look great.

I run with my last two babies through my entire pregnancy and was so happy I did. Glad to see you out there doing it too!

EricaH said...

Congrats on the PR you rock!! that is a really great pic of you, you look amazing

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your pr! That's amazing!! (I'm a new follower, just wanted to say hi :-)

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

Congrats on the PR!! Sometimes they happen, when you least expect them too. Now just think how fast you are going to be post baby!

Jill said...

Wow, that IS exciting, congratulations on the PR!! And I'm waving HI back to your little girl :). You look sooo incredible, pregnancy agrees with you!!

H Love said...

you look beautiful...way to go!

Tricia said...

you are so super duper awesome and adorable to boot :)

Adam said...

Awwwww, I can't wait for our 20 week when we find out boy/girl.

AWESOME time running for 1.5!!!

Beccarigg said...

Okay, you are AMAZING!!! Seriously, you are my pregnancy running idol! I'll be happy if I can just keep my little 3 milers going. Can't believe you PR'd at a 10K! You rule. And congrats on your little girl. I have two girls and they are sooo much fun : )