I ran my first 5k in over a year. I cannot believe it has been that long, but with being pregnant racing wasn’t on the table. I did run throughout my pregnancy, which was fun and helped for labor.
The race was less than 10 miles away, so I thought why not. I was ready to get back into racing, the only issue was having to figure out the logistics of breastfeeding my daughter. Many would just pump, bottle it and be off. That would be great, if my daughter would take a bottle. Yes, we have tried everything under the sun, but she just does not like it.
So, we were up early to get her fed, changed and everything else done. We got to the race early, so I could feed her again. This way I was not running ‘full’.
The race was not what I excepted. We ran on grass, clay and the road. This grass was not like the soccer field grass, it was clumps of grass. I thought I would fall and break and ankle. Luckily, I did not, but I slowed my pace to run through the grass area.
I felt pretty strong throughout the whole race. I finished at 25:02, 2nd place for my age group. Not to bad for my first race back.
I am hoping to get go sub 25 minutes in my next 5k.