Eat, Pray, Love is on TV. This movie makes me happy, just watching it. I mean, how often can a young woman get to the point that she can have the opportunity to just leave everything and just go. Find herself. I know that my time to do that has gone. That wouldn't fly with a child. But I suppose that there are some rewards for the self that you might not find in Italy, and ashram, or Bali, right? Otherwise everyone would try and figure out how to do that.
Anyway, that is not the idea behind this post. The real thing is that I ran my second race of the 13 in 2013 series today, another virtual run, this time a simple 10K. I ran the Sweet Cupcake Race with Running Insanity. I found it at random, but it raised money for charity and I received this medal and a no-slip headband made with the ribbon in the below photo.
It was raising money for Team In Training (the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to run the Nike Women's Marathon). So it was definitely something that I felt good for participating in.
Karen and I ran together, and we started off much more solidly than I have in quite a while. We ran the first mile in under 9:30, which although that is slow from where I have been, it is fast from where I was the last couple of long runs, and at 16 weeks (on Monday) I am going to call that a win! We managed to pull off a 9:15 average pace for the entire 10K and then kept going a little to accomplish a full 8 miles before we were done.
I did not PR by any stretch of the imagination, but that is ok. I am not anticipating any PRs any time soon. We ended up finishing the 10K in 57:38, so I guess that is my pregnancy 10K PR? Is it ok to set yourself up with all new PRs while you are pregnant so you still feel like you are accomplishing something as a runner? Unfortunately there is no way that I am going to PR the 5K. I was definitely pregnant on Thanksgiving (like 3 weeks, and didn't know yet!) when I ran the turkey trot and HAMMERED it.
It was a good run, and I was pleased to get it done. I know that Karen felt similarly because she had not gotten any sleep last night because little Bradley has an ear infection in both ears, and laying down hurts him right now. My poor pumpkin.
What do you think about pregnancy PRs?