Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ocean Isle Bridge 5K Race Report

Yay, another state crossed off the list. 4 down, 46 to go...sounds a little daunting but we'll get there eventually. Saturday morning we got up at 4am, got dressed, played with the rather confused dogs (why are we up at 4am on Saturday?Wait, you're leaving? Why are you leaving? When will you be back? Oh, I get a Kong, ok, see ya.) It was cold for us, about 25F at race time so we had to bundle up. This has definitely been the coldest weather that the SE has seen in years.

Here is a belly shot before we left. I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow. That's halfway!!!

I discovered that it's really comfy to run in recovery socks and capris. I prefer it to the long Adidas running pants i have because at this point they are really snug. My mother-in-law got me a gift card for some maternity running/workout clothes but I don't want to use it for pants since I rarely run in pants and won't need them for more than the next month at most until it is warmer. The Recovery Socks are warm and cozy and just feel great on my legs.
Here is Rich in the car getting ready. We parked, registered, then ran back to the car where it was warm. There was a 5K and a half marathon and it was so hard to resist signing up for the half at the last minute, but that would have been a really dumb idea...it did cross my mind though. Why go 3 miles when other people are going 13? Umm...maybe because you're 5 months pregnant and your last long run of 10 miles was in August. So 5K it was.
It was a really small race, probably only about 200 people showed up for the combined 5K/half marathon start. The first mile was up and over a bridge into the wind. My hands were painful and numb all at once. The course went over the bridge, turn around, back over the bridge, then the last mile was on flat roads. I ended up walking about a minute up the steepest part of the bridge each way but other than that I ran (albeit slooowly) the whole way. Rich finished up several minutes before me and was able to go get the camera and get a pic of me heading towards the finish area.
The race was really well organized and they had lots of water, coffee, bagels and bananas for us after the race. I wanted to stick around and cheer on the half finishers but we were hungry and cold so we headed back to Charleston shortly after we finished the race. Rich's time was 28:16 and mine was 37:30.
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15 comments:

Aka Alice said...

It just LOOKS cold there.

Awesome run. I am always in awe of those who are preggers and still running.

RunningLaur said...

What a great race - you get mad props from me for running while pregnant!

kilax said...

You are an inspiration! You look so beautiful. Congrats on the first 5k! :) I would have been tempted to do the half too... even with the last long run being in August! Ha!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love the belly picture! I wonder what place you took for prenant women.. Congrats!

Carolina John said...

small races in cool places are tons of fun. well done! 37:30 is a great time for being 20 weeks preggers.

Denise said...

Wow, Way to go!!!!!!

Nikki said...

Great job! I LOVED racing while I was pregnant...everyone's stares were the best. :o)

Brandi said...

Amazing girl! Your time was close to mine and I don't have a baby in my belly! Awesome run!

Rahel said...

I'm so proud of you! I'm not doing races right now and I'm not even prego! Your a rock star!

Mama said...

Love the picture of you running! Go you!

MCM Mama

Alisa said...

Wow running preggers that is HARDCORE!

Let me know when you want to cross Oregon off the list =).

N.D. said...

you look ADORABLE! great job!

The Bells said...

Hey little momma. You are so stinkin cute with that little belly. I am way impressed that you ran in that cold weather....and at 20 weeks! Pretty sure when I was 20 weeks, I was in Seaside, Florida, pigging out on seafood and laying on a beach! Maybe it won't take you a FULL year to get back below your prepreggo weight like it did me! HA!

Shannon said...

Great job!!!

BTW, thanks for the heads up on the Kongs filled with PB - they kept our dogs entertained for a long, long time!! They love PB - it's kinda like catnip for dogs, I think! LOL

lindsay said...

way to go! getting up so early and driving up to OIB and running in the cold - all very challenging :)

you are a cute pregnant runner!