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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    345. Jul 5, 2010 8:04 AM (in response to BradenMommyof5)
    Re: WooHoo!

    You are doing great on your speed, and making progress on your distance.  I should probably work more on speed and less on distance.  My fastest races were a 13mm 5K and a 13.5mm 10K, way slower than almost everyone there.  I've been trying to do 2 speed workouts per wk, unless it is a race week, but for me that's doing 12mm intervals.  I'm working my way thru C25K at the 12mm pace (up to wk 5 now) on the TM at the gym.

     

    Today was the first time I did any kind of workout on a HS track. After warmup, I did sprints of (100m + jog 100m) x 3, plus (sprint 200m, walk 100m x 6), and followed with 800m at 13.5mm, and a 1 mile cooldown walk.  My Nike+ never matches well when I run a lot faster than my calibrated pace, but I think I was sprinting at 10.0-12mm paces.  So I'm counting this as W1D1 of C25K at ~11 mm pace.  I'll alternated between these two C25k repeats to keep pushing the speed.

     

    I've been trying to do a very long run every two weeks or so, with long runs around 10K, in the alternating weeks.  Last Friday, it was really great weather and I did my first 10 mile run real early.  I was pleased that I maintained close to a 15mm pace the whole time - so it took 2.5 hrs.  But I really need to keep pushing my overall speed lower, so that these longer runs don't take so long. My goal is to complete a HM in November in under 3 hrs.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • Dtiki Pro 63 posts since
    Dec 31, 2009
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    346. Jul 5, 2010 12:27 PM (in response to BradenMommyof5)
    Re: Still here!!!!

    Aloha everyone!


    Sooo sorry I haven't been around.  Life caught up with me! 
    In June the hubby and I went to Alaska for 2 weeks.  He ran the marathon and I ran the 5.6 mile run.  It was COLD!  55 and rainy/misty/windy!  Brrrrrr!!!  There I was in my little run skirt and shirt.  Jeez!  Anyway, I did the run with a 10:55 average (farthest run, fastest time!)!  So the temp and less humidity really did make a difference in my running time!  I wish I could train in lower temps more often - perhaps I wouldn't feel so frustrated.
    Hubby had a rough race.  10 miles of the marathon are trail.  It's 13 miles up and 13 miles down and then .2 miles straight up at the finish line (I had the same finish and I gotta tell you that hill SUCKED!).  The 10 miles of trail were on tank tracks and they just finished putting in fresh RIVER ROCK!  Ankle deep, big round river rock.  Hubby had a hard time with that.
    Get this - he missed his Boston Q time by 3 minutes!  3 stinking minutes on one of the hardest marathon courses there is!  He was soooo bummed out.  But he got his PR.  Improved his time by 20+ minutes.  WOW!
    So he really wants to Q for Boston at the WDW marathon in Jan.  I hope he does.  Not sure if he'll go run it, but it would be nice to have the option!
    Before Alaska I was training hard for the 5.6 mile run.  I was having knee problems due to it and haven't had those pains come back now that I'm cross training....
    Yep, as soon as I got home I bought a Specialized Vita (road frame, commuter handle bars) for a triathlon in September.  I'm really, really, really enjoying the cross training.  My body feels better, taller, more energized.  It's so refreshing to get on the bike and GO.  I have only 1 day off of training per week.  The rest is swim, bike, run, swim, bike, run, swim & run, bike and zumba!  (gotta do that a little - it's soooo much fun!)
    Hopefully I'll really love the triathlon and will do more next year.  After the tri I will be training for a 10k Xterra run in Dec and my WDW 1/2 marathon in Jan.  Then I will go back to 5k's, 10k's, bike races and triathlons until the Disneyland 1/2 marathon in Sept of 2011.  If we are doing the WDW in 2011, we are doing Disneyland in 2011 as well!
    Oh - ran a 5k on the Marine Base runway yesterday.  (more of a recovery run for my hubby)  He took 1st in his age group!  He averaged a 6:36 min pace.  AGHGHG!  He usually doesn't run the short courses (doesn't feel it's fair to folks just starting the sport) but he's still recovering from the marathon and his back is really stiff.
    I averaged an 11:01 which pisses me off - this heat and humidity just kills me - my breathing really suffers.  So I'm happy to get into tri training where I can focus on something other than my poor-*** run times.  ;-)
    Next Sunday I run an 8k and then I'm not doing any formal runs until my Tri in Sept!
    Yes, I still do the whole Chi thing.  It helps me focus on relaxing, being pain free and just enjoying it.  Perhaps that's why I can run faster than an 11 min/mile?  ;-)
    Denise




    U.S. Navy Seabee 5K Feb. 6th, Pearl Harbor HI - first 5k ever - 40:11

    Project Graduation 5K April 10, Kailua HI - 36:02 (NEW PR!!!)

    Alaska Mayor's Marathon 5.6 mile run, June 19, Anchorage AK - 1:01:56 !!

    Runway Run 5k, July 4, Kailua HI - 34:49 (Another PR!)

    Coconut Chase 8k, July 11, Waikiki HI - 56:04

    Mango Days 5k, Aug 8, Waikiki HI -

    Na Wahine Triathlon, Sept 12, Waikiki HI -

    Walt Disney World Half Marathon 2011

  • BradenMommyof5 Pro 176 posts since
    Jan 4, 2010
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    347. Jul 15, 2010 9:46 PM (in response to Dtiki)
    Just sayin' hi!

    Hello, hello, hello!

    How is everyone?  Enjoying your summer?  It's baking hot here in Oregon...how about your neck of the woods?  My running buddy and I have taken to running at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning. QUITE a feat with kids to get up and out of the house...more so for her, she's got FIVE!!!  Lol

     

    Pressing on: I found a training schedule to do next and thought I'd share it.  It's a good "in-between" distance from the 10k to the half-marathon.  I only found one program and it looks pretty good.  Created by Hal Hidgeon and it has 3 level of difficulty.  The Novice level has 3 runs per week and the Advanced has 4-5 at least.  I did his 10 week 10k program and am just finishing it up.  Have done 6 miles one time but am not quite able to do 6.2 yet.....a few more long runs under my belt and I think I'll get it.  The 15k program starts its' long runs at 3 and 4 miles, so I may jump in a few weeks and start where I can run now.  I think it's pretty do-able.  Worth checking out if you're needing guidance on the next level up.  Here's the link:

     

    http://www.halhigdon.com/15Ktraining/GateIntro.htm

     

    ALSO....my running buddy started a blog and invited me to be a co-poster.  It's an open blog and you'd be welcome to stop by.  Between the two of us, we post once or twice a week at least.  We come from different persepctives so it's fun seeing our progress based on where we're at.  She's much more competative and pushes herself, I'm a little slower in progress but determined. If you do stop by, leave a comment and let us know you're from my running group.  I have to say, I talk/brag to her (Amy) about you guys ALL the time and she's impressed with the info and comraderie I've gained from you guys!!!!!!!  I've said it before, but you've been AMAZING!!!!!!!

     

    Here's the link for that blog:

     

    http://amommysrunningjourney.blogspot.com/

     

    Hope you can check it out!!!!!!  (her posts are signed "Amy", mine "Jenn")

     

    Hope you are all doing WONDERFUL and that your running is going FANTASTIC!  Love you all! 

     

    Jenn

     

    One more bit of happy progress for me, if you don't mind indulging me for a second more....

    Today I am officially DOWN 30 POUNDS since March 28th

    My BMI (body mass index) is 25, techinally within the "normal" range (the very last point in that "normal range" but hey, I'll take it!!!!!

    My Body Fat Index is 17%.  Didn't write it down, but it was at LEAST 20's-high 20's when I started.  Yikes!

    .....Nope, no baby news yet.  LOL  Maybe next month? 





    Jenn / BradenMommyof5

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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    348. Jul 16, 2010 8:23 AM (in response to BradenMommyof5)
    Re: Just sayin' hi!

    Jenn- Good to hear from you too.  Weather has been miserable here too.  Highs mid 90's & humid, lows mid 70's. Almost daily forecasts for thunderstorms, though is it hit and miss with those.  Tried to do another 10 mi run this week, but it was the day after a 2 hr bike ride, plus 75deg & humid, so I allowed myself to do a shorter distance- 7.4 miles, and slower - it took almost 2 hours.  I've got a local sprint triathlon tomorrow, with the same lousy weather forecast.  I'm in my pre-race off-days now.

     

    After Sat I only have one more tri that I plan to do this season, and it is mid-Sept.  There is one 5K in a month- a repeat of the very first one I did last year - so I will start focusing more on my runs and my run times, because that's the biggest problem I have now.  There are also a couple of cancer 5K's in Oct. The good news is that once we get to fall, the weather will be more comfortable for some decent training and race times.

     

    I am targeting a half marathon in mid-Nov and one in mid-Feb, then I'll attempt a marathon at the end of April 2011.  Over the winter I'll work on strength training and a little cross training to build to tri's next year that are longer distance. Losing more weight and improving my run, will really help me to be able to accomplish those tri's  and the marathon in a more reasonable time than it would take me now.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • BradenMommyof5 Pro 176 posts since
    Jan 4, 2010
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    349. Sep 21, 2010 2:36 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Hey Everyone!!! How was your summer?

    Hey everyone!

    How is everyone doing?  How was your summer? 

     

    Just an update...

     

    I RAN MY FIRST EVER 10K!!!!!  It was SO STINKING HARD!  I had big plans over the summer to get up to 10 miles via a 15k training program, however, vacation and life interrupted that a big.  I did 6 miles two times before the 10k but it wasn't quite enough to really feel ready.

     

    So, there were about 15, maybe 20 10k-ers, men and women.  I think the top female ran it in about 54 minutes.  Me?  I ran it in 67 minutes and finished dead last...out of EVERYONE.  I was THE last one across the finish line, about 2 and 5 minutes behind the other two runners ahead of me.  I'm not at all bummed.  I had to walk for about 3 minutes because of a killer sideache, and I was happy just to finish.  The funny part is that since it was a busy race route, a sherrif deputy brought of the rear of the race, so to speak, and drove the route behind it. So, gettin' the picture? Yeah, me, plodding along with a sheriff's car crawling behind me.  Lol  At about 2 miles from the finish, the car swapped out with a deputy on a bicycle and he rode with me the rest of the way.  Lol  If I DID have any self-pride about how I ran the race, it would've been shattered but as I said, I was happy to finish!!!

     

    How is everyone else's summer going? Any big run accomplishments finished or coming up?  I'm going to work on the 10k distance over the fall/winter.  What is everyone else's plan?  Our weather should hold out until at least November, and if we don't have a lot of snow I'll keep plugging along.

     

    Take care!  Hope you all had a FANTASTIC summer and that you're running went awesome.

     

    Jenn/BradenMommy

     

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    Famous Idaho Potato Run 5k - 32:30

    Indian Creek Festival 10k - 67:14

    Run for the Hills 5k, October 1st -





    Jenn / BradenMommyof5

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  • rancid13 Pro 79 posts since
    Jan 6, 2010
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    350. Sep 21, 2010 3:59 PM (in response to Flatlander62)
    Re: March 2010 Cto5k Graduates

    Checking in!

     

    I'm still keeping up with the running 3 days a week and am looking forward to a local Chi Running workship in a couple of weeks. In July, I also added cross training to my weekly routine with 2 days of swimming and 2 days of cycling. I double up once or twice a week so I have at least 1 rest day.

     

    I completed my first triathlon this past Sunday, a sprint tri (1/2 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3.1 mile bike). I finished in 1:32 which was below my goal time (1:35-1:45). I actually swam, biked and ran faster than I normally do in training, and my run was the exact same time as my last 5K (28:27) which blew my mind, considering I ran it AFTER swimming and biking and I seriously thought I was running sooo slooow (for me) during the run, like around 11-12 minutes/mile.

     

    I did break down and buy a road bike off Ebay, a used Specialized Allez, a few weeks ago. I was dead-set on riding my beach cruiser in the tri, and had done about 90% of my training on it before the road bike arrived and was assembled. I tested a few older used road bikes a month or so ago, 1980's models with the shift levers down on the tube rather than anywhere near the handlebars and was flying through the parking lot. But I knew I couldn't deal with the shifters, when I take my hand off the handle bar, it's an accident waiting to happen so I began my Craigslist/Ebay used roadbike search. I found the Allez, had hubby's buddy who is a tech at a local bike shop put it together for me and it needed only a new seat and new tires (it's a 2002) in time to get 1.5 weeks of road bike riding under me for the tri considering I'd never been on one before in my life.

     

    I have my eye on a few races this year, mostly 5K's (several road and one trail race), a 5 mile race a the beach, another 5 mile race at Christmastime, and possibly another tri before the year is out. I'm also down 15lbs now and feeling better every day.





    Jennifer



  • Dtiki Pro 63 posts since
    Dec 31, 2009
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    351. Sep 21, 2010 4:42 PM (in response to rancid13)
    Re: March 2010 Cto5k Graduates

    Aloha ladies!

     

    I've been BUSY.  I had the Alaska run in June.  5.6miles in 50 degree weather and rain.  I thought I was going to die form the cold.  I don't even own running SHORTS let alone pants or a long sleeve run top.  Hubby did the marathon and missed Boston Q by 3 minutes.  Poor guy!

     

    Then I decided I wanted to do a super sprint triathlon so I joined a training group for that tri.  Except they train for the Sprint distance!  So I did that for 2 months and completed the Sprint Triathlon 2 Sunday's ago.  I'm hooked!  I even did it on a Hybrid bike!  The swim was the worst conditions in the 12 years they've had the event.  High tide, huge swells coming in (3' +) just made it for a very hard swim.  Never have I experienced free fall during a swim!  It was fun to say the least.

     

    The bike was hard.  I averaged 17.1 miles per hour even on a hybrid and going around Diamond Head (big hills!).  I killed it on the bike and almost died on the run.  The legs want to go really fast, but you obviously can't!  Had a side stitch the whole run, but managed to keep an 11 min/mile pace.  1 min off my race pace.

     

    My next tri is in about a month.  It's a funky one as it's a run, swim, run, swim, run, swim, run, swim, bike, run!  There are 4 lagoons that you swim, run to the next, swim, run to the next, etc.  Should be interesting to say the least!  By then I should have an actual road bike!

     

    This Sunday is the Honolulu Century Ride - I'm only riding 50-60 miles.  Not the full 100!

     

    Oct. 5th I start a fall training program to get ready for the trail 10k in Dec and my WDW 1/2 in Jan.  Then it will be back to biking with the training group and then I will aim for an Olympic distance tri and then a half-iron in Kona in 2012!  (When I turn 40)  Why not???!!!

     

    Love the triathlons - just a super, super fun event!

     

    Glad to see some of us are keeping on!

     

    Denise





    U.S. Navy Seabee 5K Feb. 6th, Pearl Harbor HI - first 5k ever - 40:11

    Project Graduation 5K April 10, Kailua HI - 36:02 (NEW PR!!!)

    Alaska Mayor's Marathon 5.6 mile run, June 19, Anchorage AK - 1:01:56 !!

    Runway Run 5k, July 4, Kailua HI - 34:49 (Another PR!)

    Coconut Chase 8k, July 11, Waikiki HI - 56:04

    Mango Days 5k, Aug 8, Waikiki HI -

    Na Wahine Triathlon, Sept 12, Waikiki HI -

    Walt Disney World Half Marathon 2011

  • rancid13 Pro 79 posts since
    Jan 6, 2010
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    354. Sep 21, 2010 5:45 PM (in response to Flatlander62)
    Re: Hey Everyone!!! How was your summer?

    Flatlander62 wrote:

     

     

    Jennifer, yay for the triathalon training. I’ve considered it myself but wonder if I’m too old and have enough time to devote. Probably not going to get around to it in this lifetime. I envy you your youth!

     

     

    It doesn't actually take much time for me! I do my long run on Sunday (~1 hour) followed by a 20 minute swim if I feel like it.

    Monday I'm usually off, or if I didn't swim Sunday after my run I'll swim for 20-30 min.

    Tuesday = 30-50 minutes on the bike.

    Weds = 45 minute run + 20-30 minute swim.

    Thurs = 30-50 minute bike.

    Friday = 30-40 minute run (tempo run).

    Saturday = off or short bike ride on the cruiser with the kid in the bike trailer (20 min?)

     

    This is how it looks every week unless I have a special event to go to after work then I'll just skip the workout and not feel bad about it at all. And the times are just guidelines for myself, I do what I can in the time that I have and cut it short when I need to (like if I get off work late or have to pick up the kiddo earlier than planned, etc).





    Jennifer



  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    355. Sep 22, 2010 10:25 AM (in response to Dtiki)
    Re: March 2010 Cto5k Graduates

    Hi - y'all!  Glad to see that many are still making a go of it and having fun.

     

    After my two sprint tri's at Lake Lanier in June, I had a nice and short one in July, that I did well in, and a mid-distance sprint two weeks ago that I did poorly on because I splacked off on my cross-training.  Most of this summer was miserably hot, and I found one excuse after another to avoid runs, bikes and swims.  I did get some done, but the total volume was way down after the July tri.  Needless to say, weight loss has plateaued now that my body is more efficient.

     

    Biking is my worst leg, I find the most excuses to avoid that.  But I have found that the spin cycle classes are worth going to, and I think they really helped on my last tri, where I averaged a pace 1.5-2 mm faster than I expected.  I have a 21-speed road bike and have added a padding to the seat, instead of using tri or bike shorts.  I still bike/run in the same shoes, but maybe I'll change that before the next season.  Due to my girth, I still can't bend over enough to be very aerodynamic or to push hard in that position.  Hopefully with time, that will be less of an issue, when I lose weight.

     

    I did manage to continue extending my runs and did three 10 mile and one 12 mile run over the summer.  I've been building up mileage because I have a half marathon in Nashville Saturday- my first.  Today was my last run day before then, and I'll either do nothing for 2 days, or maybe some light, easy cross training.

     

    I'm a LOT slower than most folks, so my best time for 10K was 84 mins in June.  We just don't have too many 10k's around here, but even then I don't think I want to do 10Ks or HM's in the summer.  Dtiki- you swim-run-swim-run etc. event sounds like great fun.  When I was starting C25K last Sept, we were spending a week on the south shore of Kauai - at the same time they had their first half/full Marathon.  I told myself that someday I'd be back to do it, but hubby thinks if we return, it should be to a different island.

     

    I've thought about the Disney events, but I'm planning to wait until I have more experience and will do them closer to home - there is no rush & plenty of running life left to accomplish.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • BradenMommyof5 Pro 176 posts since
    Jan 4, 2010

    Oh it's been a heck of a month for me, but the good news is...

     

    I'M HAVING A BABY!!!!!

     

     

    I thought I had gotten pregnant in September and thus, about 7-8 weeks along.  Last week I started having some issues and really thought I'd miscarried.  (I've lost 2 babies in the past at about 6-8 weeks)  BUT, God is good.  We went in yesterday to the doctor to have a followup/aftercare appointment, based on the assumption that I'd lost the baby.  Get this though, not only am I still PREGNANT, I'm TWELVE AND 1/2 WEEKS along!!!!!!!  Apparently I have an issue going on that causes bleeding and it masked my pregnancy.  I actually concieved in August, but this condition caused bleeding right around the time I should have a period, so I assumed I just wasn't pregnant.  I'd ALSO taken a test at that time too but it was too early to show positive, so between those two sign, I didn't think I was pregnant.  It was a really, really, really great surprise.  Baby looks good, heartbeat is strong.  The condition that caused the problems is still present, but thankfully, isn't any risk to the baby or myself.  I was told to NOT run anymore (thankfully I hadn't run since the first of October because I'd been feeling so sick) and to be careful about lifting heavy things.  They also told me not to lift kids....lol, yeah right.  My kids are 5, 3 and 1 1/2...that aint happenin'.

     

    SO, I'm officially taking a sabbatical from my running journey BUT, I shall return!  Lol  I'm due May 21st so maybe I can hit some late fall 5k's.  I'll take things slow, of course.  I'll also be turning 30 next summer so I acknowledge it may be a little tougher to get back into.

     

    I've been so grateful for the running.  I lost 30 during the journey, and am starting this pregnancy out at the lowest weight I've ever been.  SOOOOOOO thankful for that.  I don't usually gain much while I'm pregnant and am hoping that helps in the recovery.

     

    Hope you all are still running and doing well. I'll miss the runs but I'm so much more ready to have a sweet little baby to kiss, hug and of course, change poopy diapers for.  LOL Hey, it's a package deal, right?

     

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas holiday season!

     

    Jenn/BradenMommy





    Jenn / BradenMommyof5

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  • rancid13 Pro 79 posts since
    Jan 6, 2010

    Congratulations Jenn, that's fantastic news and I'm so happy for you and your family! How exciting!!!





    Jennifer



  • rancid13 Pro 79 posts since
    Jan 6, 2010

    Quick update:

     

    So far I've done 2 sprint tri's and have signed up for a 3rd on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

     

    This past Sunday I completed the Dinosaur Dash 50K Bike Tour which was really tough (2473 feet of climbing - lots of hills!) but finished in 2:22 (~14mph avg). The downhills were fun! My previous farthest distance on a bike had been 15 miles so it's nice to see what I can accomplish by pushing myself a bit. And it was a tour, not a race. The aid stations were a nice touch, at the 10 and 20 mile markers. Lots of tasty treats.

     

    Other than that I'm doing a 5K Xterra trail run in Dec, a 5 mile road run also in Dec and will see if anything comes up for Jan that's local.

     

    Happy running! And Happy Holidays!!





    Jennifer



  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009

    WOW! What wonderful news! So glad you are excited about it.  Now you'll have to change your screen name!!

    Has your doctor forbidden all forms of exercise or just running?  I know you need to be careful, but maybe you can still walk &/or use the elliptical to keep a little fitness in your life.  Maybe lite swimming?  I guess you'll just have to listen to your body and do what you think is best.  I hope you have a healthy winter and spring, with a bouncing baby as a result.  Good luck to you.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

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