words no one wants to hear at 3am: ‘mama, i pooped in my underwear.’ 😯
after getting Chiso all cleaned up and finally back to sleep, i woke up feeling like we had partied the night away HARD!!
nevertheless, i got up, had a small breakfast of whole wheat toast, 1 tbsp of natural, honey roasted peanut butter with a side of prenatal vitamin, water, and hit the road, ipod nano in tow.
this is Sonny’s last day to sleep in for a while so i let my camera man get his rest. i would have taken Chiso in the jogging stroller but he had a rough night too so i let them be until the next race (deets below).
it was a modest turnout again this year with NO rain this time and warmer weather.
the weather was chilly, but as always, as your body starts to heat up you don’t feel the cold anymore. halfway through the race i peeled off a layer of clothes cause i was burning UP.
post race goodies: bananas, apples, sea salt and vinegar pop chips, 4 different kinds of breakfast tacos from Taco Cabana ( i chose potato and egg), H2O, Aspire beverages, and granola bars.
one of each please.
17 weeks preggo today yall! things are different with this pregnancy though. i was extremely cautious when i was carrying Chiso in 2011 and i wouldn’t run more than a couple steps before stopping altogether early on. i became a power walking pro and didn’t run for months actually. in fact the last time i ran, Chiso was born 24 hours later. this much needed 2nd trimester energy carried me all the way through this morning’s race- no discomfort at all! i didn’t come close to last year’s PR of 24 mins, but i ran most of the way and finished around 33. then i packed up my goodies and headed back home. to bed.
speaking of last year, whoa! this pic was taken 1 year ago today and i still remember Sonny griping behind the camera about me going out into the cold and rain just to run 3 miles when i hadn’t fully recovered from dental surgery. i didn’t tell my parents i had participated until after it was over. my dad let me have it anyway. i remember being super lean but comparing this pic to my current body is such an eye opener. i was pretty much engulfed in fitness at that point. i remember setting my dental appointment to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed and just couldn’t fathom not working out for a few days and having to live life through a straw. no kidding. i was going hard 6-7 days a week in the gym and still operating in full bikini competition mode nutrition-wise (my first show was 3 months prior) and sitting down to rest and recover was just the biggest thorn in my side. in the back of my mind though, i also knew i wanted 2013 to be the year we expand our family for the second time. as much as i loved my body on the outside, things were the exact opposite on the inside. i’ll follow this up with its own blog post, don’t worry!
back to the race- it was awesome to see so many team members and gym members running along the route! so many families, kiddos, strollers, and doggies running at that. i love teaching for Lifetime Fitness because they are extremely community and family centered.
i brought the banana home to my little monkey.
next up, the Chevron Houston Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5k on January 19th! i’ll be participating for the 6th year in a row (four 5ks and 1 half marathon). i’ll tackle the full marathon one of these years. if you’d like to run with me and are local to Houston, EMAIL ME! firstname.lastname@example.org.
fyi, i choose my upcoming races from here. if there is an upcoming race you are participating in, let me know- i just might run with ya! happy 1st day of 2014, fit friends.