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Races I’ve Done & What’s To Come

I figured I should share a little bit of what I’ve done and what I’m about to do in the running world.  So I told you I started my running when we decided to try to get pregnant.  I decided I needed to do some type of exercise and that would help us get preggers.  Well what did I decide to do?  Let’s run a Warrior Dash!  My husband used to be a cross country guy, so he used to run. A LOT. EVERYDAY.  He started me out with my walking to work on my form, so I really didn’t get any running in before doing it.

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It was quite an experience and not because the obstacles were a challenge for me.  See, my husband is a very competitive person, so he was definitely not the person to do a first race with.  He did stay with me and we finished in 47 minutes, which includes time we had to wait at some of the obstacles.  Not bad for a first race ever and for never running before.

I kept up a little bit of running and added in cycling.  At the time, I preferred the cycling and started mountain biking some manmade trails here in Florida.  I loved it.  Then I got pregnant and had to give up the mountain biking, but I still did some road rides.  Since my body wasn’t really conditioned to keep up running through my pregnancy, I just ended up doing fast walking over bridges.

Fast forward 10 months and our baby arrived.  Not like you  have a lot of time with a newborn, but I decided the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon was my goal.  It gave me 8 1/2 months to get back into running.  I started with taking my daughter for walks, but couldn’t jog with her until she was around 5 months.  Ok, so now I had 3 months. You would think that would kick my butt in gear, right? Nope, didn’t happen.  At 5 weeks before the half marathon I decided I better go do a long run/walk to see if I could at least finish.  My husband went with me and it was hot and raining, but I finished 8 slow miles and felt good.  For the next 5 weeks, I did 3-4 mile runs 4 times a week.  Not quite half marathon training, but I did it.

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My husband also did the Family Fun 5K with our daughter in the stroller, so it is her first racing medal!  So how did I do with 5 weeks of training?  Not too bad.  I will let you know I had a migraine from my allergies and by Sunday morning I was vomiting (sorry for tmi) an hour before I had to go.  Not quite the best scenario for doing a half marathon to start out dehydrating yourself, but I was determined and off I went.  The adrenaline kept me going until about 7 miles in and then my head literally felt like it was going to explode.  I decided it was better to slow down then to vomit again and pass out.  So I finished in 3:09:40.  Quite a bit slower than I know I could have, but there’s always the next one!

I then convinced my husband to run with me again to do a Color Me Rad 5K in March.  It’s untimed, and I forgot to turn off my timer, but we were right around 30 minutes with stops for pictures!

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It went much better than our first race, so my husband agreed to do some half marathons with me.  So what’s next? 

  1. Local Beach to Beach 5K-August 23-Taking my Sister in Law for her first 5K!
  2. Give Kids The World 5K-November 2-With some fellow Princesses!
  3. Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon-November 9- First Half with my hubby, hopefully it goes ok!
  4. Dirty Girl Mud Run-November 23- Taking my best friend for her first race!
  5. Disney’s Princess Half Marathon-February 23-Sister in Law’s first half and my husband is going too(but he’ll probably run by himself to see how fast he can complete)
  6. Disneyland Half Marathon-August 2014-Doing a Coast 2 Coast with my husband!

I’m sure there will be a Thanksgiving run, a Christmas run, and possibly a 10K in October thrown in.  I’m sure I’ll have quite a few other races thrown in there too!  Can’t wait to tell you all about them!

Enjoy Your Adventure,

Samantha

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