{Ghoulish Gallop 10k}

IMG_6663.JPG
A few weeks ago I ran the Ghoulish Gallop 10k. Since finding out I was pregnant a little over three months ago I haven’t been running as much as I’d hoped to.
IMG_7265
A combination of super busy work weeks (70+hours a week) and the first trimester kicking my ass makes for not so many miles. I knew a half marathon could have been possible, but honestly I didn’t feel like running one at all. A 10k was just right. Pregnant running is not the time to go in unprepared.

IMG_6664.JPG
The husband came along and took in the gorgeous neighborhood in the peak of fall colors with me on the run. While I was unprepared for the constant hills in this neighborhood, the distance felt good and I felt mostly strong. Despite feeling like I had to pee from mile two on I’d say this race was exactly what I was looking for.

My current paces are whatever I feel like that day. Sometimes in the 8’s, other days in the 9’s, occasionally in the 10’s and sometimes I just walk. I totally listen to my body and am doing what feels right. Race day was no different.

Post-run we enjoyed a delicious brunch…
IMG_6662.JPG
Before heading to a nearby state park for some fall hiking fun.

IMG_6676.JPG

Now that my energy is coming back, my nausea has subsided (mostly) and I’m done coaching, I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine. Any pregnant running tips?? Pregnant running gear??

Ghoulish Gallop 10k
Time: 1:01:30
Pace: 9:53

{Friday Fab 5}

TGIF!

{#1-The Great Gatsby}

Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 9.57.30 PM

Ryan and I watched this movie a couple of weekends ago.  I had never read the book before and LOVED the movie so much I watched it again the next day while grading papers.  Just as good as the movie is the soundtrack.  I’ve had some of the songs on my running playlist for the past two weeks.  Definitely check both out.  I just got the book in the mail and am hoping to get some reading in this weekend.

{#2-Autumn Beer}

IMG_4307

I’m a big fan of seasonal beer.  I love Blue Moon’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale, but had never tried the Caramel Apple Spiced Ale until Monday.  The fresh apple juice with cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malts is fall all the way!

{#3-Honky Tonk Half Marathon}

20130830-085212.jpg

Sunday I’ll be heading to the Honky Tonk Half Marathon.  I know a few of you are racing this weekend.  Will anyone else be racing there or elsewhere this weekend?

{#4-Hitting the Trails}

IMG_4281

After racing this weekend, I hope to continue my goal of hiking somewhere new each weekend this fall.  So far, I’m 4 for 5 of hiking in new places each weekend.

{#5-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

IMG_4069

Now that it is getting colder outside in the mid-west, I am back to wearing hats often.  All of my favorite hats are from Under Armour.  One of them happens to be hot pink and has a breast cancer ribbon on it because part of the purchase price goes to breast cancer research and charity organizations.  Under Armour has some very cute ways to support the cause.  There are also many local races to support the tas’!

Happy Weekend!