- Got back from vacay and put our house up for sale
- Found out I was pregnant, a surprise to all including myself
- Been packing up the old house to move into the new house
- Fighting all-day nausea, nothing sounding good to eat, no motivation
So, yeah, it's been interesting to say the least. But it explains a lot. Unlike my first pregnancy- I've been sick, no energy, horrible mood, couldn't go to the gym for 2 weeks, no food sounded good, and recently only pizza, donuts and biscuits and gravy are what I can tolerate.... I can't complain, it took 2yrs to get pregnant with Luciana, and immaculate conception to get pregnant this time!
Talk about a complete 180 from my awesome Body Builder diet that left me mean and lean for like 2 minutes.
Onto the race recap...
I was left feeling extremely discouraged after running my 2nd 5k. My goal was to beat the first one, and I practically tied it with 27:42. I just couldn't push myself, felt queasy and mentally just could not focus. Welp, that's bc I was pregnant and didn't know it! Later on I found out that my thyroid was basically shot from this alien forming inside of me, sucking away all of my energy and hard work. So, I will run again, and I will beat 27:42!
The race was actually super organized, very well put together, great pre and post refreshments, plenty of water stops along the way, easy to follow signage etc. The race was around Kiwanis lake in Tempe, AZ. I would definitely run another Startline Racing event again! But let's be honest, my favorite part of running a 5k is the souvenirs :) This was actually part of what they called a "summer sunrise series" so there were a total of 4 races throughout the summer at different locations in the Phoenix metroplex. They created the medal to be able to clip on all of the locations. It was really cleaver, they also had different shirts for each race. It would be really awesome to be able to attend a few of the races, however, we were only on vacay in AZ for a short period for time.
There are A LOT of retired folks that live in Arizona, one of my favorite parts of this lovely state! So, as you can imagine, I was in the minority in this race. I had the sweetest, prob 85yr old, man running with me the last 100yds coaching and cheering me to the end. I mean, how inspiring?! I need to move there for sheer motivation!
Here are some pics along the way:
Long lost friend siting
Contemplating whether I'd ever run a 5k again...
Ok, I will. But not for a while...