6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Seahawks 5K and 27 weeks

This week has been tough for the running community and the world.  I am blessed to have a friend in Boston who I could connect with and focus my love toward..  This week my runs were dedicated to all those impacted by the tragedy.
2.62 miles run at 26.2 weeks pregnant..
When I picked out my outfit for the SeaHawks Glow 5K I did not have too many options, imagine my surprise when the Nike top I wore after I finished Boston in 2011 fit and covered my ample 27 week bump.. I wore my Boston 26.2 necklace under the top and spent most of the run people watching and relishing being a part of such an amazing community..

The BONUS was running the 5K with Tall Sister.  We were supposed to run the St. Paddys 5K together in March but I came down with a horrible cold.  Today we chatted through the whole race and had a great time... I counted 5 dogs, 4 jogging strollers and a handful of tiny boys smaller than LS #1 passing us.. I was not worried about pace...this race was to be with my sister, get a workout and have fun. We Finished at 33:31 which is about 10:40 pace which we were both happy with!!
Before the race, baby Q even made the photo..
It rained a bit but I felt comfortable..  After the race I felt my little lady jumping on my bladder so we took a pit stop, went to get coffee to warm up, then went shopping for a bit in nearby stores.  I really liked the location and the overall logistics of the race.. and the course was FLAT which was great!
After the race.. It rained a little and we were getting chilly..
Funny the last time Tall Sister and I ran a 5K race we ended up posing in front of the same backdrop..
Hoping I can get this shape back by next Fall.
To follow with my Tall Baby growth journal I will be 27 weeks tomorrow.
Cravings: Waffles with whipped cream and berries, Ice Cream and tater tots....not great for weight gain.  Really trying to keep my diet in check but the HUNGER is extreme.  I eat a lot of fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, etc. to keep me satisfied.
Running: I ran 3 times this week and felt GREAT!!  My support belt has been a great help and keeping the distance low makes for easier recovery.  I am still around 10:15-10:45 pace, although I don't obsess if I need to walk.
Sleep: Overall sleep is good, I am cherishing it as I know what having a newborn can bring.  I could do without the creepy and vivid dreams which are a result of interrupted sleep.  The fatigue throughout the day is very draining wishing that corporate America would bring back the nap.
Purchases: Dresser, paint (pink and white), chair rail and supplies to transform her room, hot pink converse from a consignment store...and more.. 
Growth: The BUMP is fully sprouted. Hoped that I would be smaller this pregnancy but with the rapid growth I am doubtful.  I went through my clothes and arranged so that I only have to look at items that fit me. I still have an inny belly button and have no swelling.
Baby Movements: This little lady likes to do her pilates!!  She is very active after meals and at bedtime.  Really cherishing this time...while a bit nervous how these movements will feel when she is bigger.
That is about all I have for now..  Wishing you all clear pavement and loads of energy!!


Michelle @ www.movinitwithmichelle.com said...

love the pics, and congrats on your pregnancy!!!

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

Glad to see you are still running!! That's amazing!! You rock!! Especially a 5k in 33 minutes!! :) Glad you were able to enjoy running it with your sister!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

Average Woman Runner said...

Doing great Mel!

fancy nancy said...

Great job Mel!!! You are too adorable!!! I remember craving BLT sandwiches...Like I think I had one every. single. night for about 3 months!!!

Unknown said...

You are looking great and rocking this pregnancy. :)

Alili said...

I am so behind on blog following...congratulations!!!

Sybil Runs Things said...

SO amazed and inspired by you and all of the mamas I know keeping in such great shape while pregnant! Nice job!

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