Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

Hey they friends!  I hope you had a great weekend and a great start to the week.  I spent most of my weekend preparing for a test I had yesterday but managed to sneak in my first post-baby 5K!  My PA school cohort got together to run the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in Savannah on Saturday.

 

The Get Your Rear in Gear 5K is a race where the proceeds go towards colon cancer research and prevention.  My grandmother is currently battling colon cancer so this cause was extra special to me.  Colon cancer is often preventable or highly treatable when individuals undergo regular screening.  This race helps to raise awareness to that fact.  Chris and I loaded up the girls bright and early Saturday morning and headed down to the race start.

 

Team SUPA

 

There we met up with other members of my class to get ready to race.  Fleet Feet Savannah helped put on the race and you could tell because it was so well organized and ran smoothly.  We did start a bit later than the 8AM start but that was ok.  The course itself was through the neighborhood.  There were police escorts at the major intersection and a water station about half-way through.  I ran with various classmates throughout the race and had a blast!

 

Rear in Gear 5K

 

Photo courtesy of a classmate.

 

Overall I felt pretty good during the race.  My goal for this race was to hold a 9-minute mile.  My 5K PR is 25:30 and I knew I wasn’t ready for that yet but wanted to feel strong.  I started off easily at 9 minute miles and then started dipping down into the 8s.  I definitely started to hurt near the end but pushed it in to the finish.  My time?  27:07 for an average of 8:45/mile.

Timer

 

I am SUPER happy with my time.  Bryn turned 3 months old on Friday and I am thrilled with where I am in my running only 3 months after having her.  I am even happier with it since the last 2 weeks have had minimal exercising due to a crazy schedule.  I would LOVE to PR my 5K this year and this race boosted my confidence.  One of the highlights?  Running into Victoria at the start and finish!!

 

Crazy Emmie

 

The Get Your Rear in Gear is a national event so you should definitely check to see if you have one in your area.  I am already looking forward to participating again next year :)

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Post-Baby Running Come Back

Hey there!  Hope your week is going well.  Thinking about everyone in the Northeast as you get a ton of snow.  We were under a freezing rand advisory here but nothing happened.  I am getting tired of our “cold” weather and am super excited for the forecast since I see 70’s on the horizon 😉

 

I am really excited to share with you guys today that I am officially signed up for my first post-baby races!  The last race I ran was the Augusta Half Marathon almost exactly a year ago.  I found out I was pregnant just a few weeks later.  While I ran until 36 weeks during my pregnancy I just didn’t race.  Therefore I am STOKED to get back to it.

 

My first race is actually this weekend.  I am running the Savannah Hot Cocoa 10K.  I mean what mom WOULDN’T sign up for a race knowing that there was chocolate at the end?  Sounds like it’s right up my alley.  My BFF here is running the half marathon so I get to stick with her the first 3ish miles before finishing up.  I am confident in my mileage and am ready for the distance.  Not sure what my time goals are … I would love to go sub-60 minutes but I am ok if that doesn’t happen too.  I have to remind myself sometimes that Bryn is only 10 weeks old 😉

 

Hot Cocoa 10K

 

I am also signed up for the “Get Your Rear in Gear 5K” on March 1st in Savannah with the rest of my cohort from PA school.  I have some bigger goals for this race 😉

GetYourRearInGear_logo

 

I have a busy day studying for my A&P lab practicum tomorrow and physical assessment lab today.  We have to know the bones and their markings/features tomorrow as well as the ligaments of the major joints.  Normally it wouldn’t seem so daunting but it’s 50% of our grade and also smack dab in the middle of the test storm of the quarter.  Wish me luck! 😉

 

Do you have any races coming up?

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