Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2010 Sun Run

On Mother's Day I participated in the 2010 Vancouver Sun Run. It's the largest 10k in North America. My goal going into it was to be under 1:10:00. Since my 10k last month was 109:00 Well I ran with 50,000+ people and came in the top 20,000....my time was 1:07:56. I was pretty happy with that. It was so surreal running with that many people. Some parts of it was not enjoyable at all! I couldn't imagine what it would be like, and seriously, some people are so rude. I was kicked and pushed a lot! It's a miracle I wasn't tripped by faster runners trying to pass me. And the worst part was when you would bump up against another hot and sweaty person. EWWW! But overall it was a great experience and I will for sure do it again next year. I was pretty sore that evening, back and leg pain, but that's to be expected running while 5 months pregnant! I think I will attempt another 10k next month, but maybe the month of June switch to 5ks. Now onto the weight gain...I was doing so well the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. I only gained about 5-6lbs, but the last month or so I have packed it all on! I am up to a grand total of 13 pounds!! I'm still running 3x a week, I guess I am just eating WAY too much. And not of the good stuff either. Chips and icecream have been my downfall. Specifically cheesies and McFlurries! Can't get enough of the stuff! I'm going for another ultrasound tomorrow, and then a 3D ultrasound on Saturday, so I'm really looking forward to seeing the baby again! We will not be finding out the gender, hopefully I can stay strong!!

23 weeks pregnant!