Nick

Kara

5.02.2010

Broad Street, 28 wks & Coconut Milk

Today was my seventh Broad Street Run - it's my favorite of all the races and today I got to experience the race in a different way since I wasn't racing! I hopped in to the second corral as they passed because I knew it was going to take me a LONG time and I didn't want more of a delayed start from the corrals. I tried to stay out of everyone's way to the side of the road.  Anyone who started in a later corral, how did you feel about the corrals? I ran the first 2 miles, I felt really good, I was around 10:30 minute miles which was nice. But it was hot - I was starting to get warm quickly, so I started alternating walking and jogging.

Around mile 3, I got what I call the pregnancy side stitch - either the baby is pushing out saying what the hell is going on? or just in a position that makes it uncomfortable to speed walk or run. I spent alot of time walking slowly and taking videos and pictures. I was trying to master the speed walk that looks like a jog - I felt like it was less pressure and would get me to the finish a little bit quicker than my slow walk. My halfway point (5 miles) was 1:05.  Around City Hall was exciting but I definitely had a cramp and was walking very slowly. I shook Gov. Rendell's hand just after City Hall for the first time!

I basically walked/speed walked most of the miles until mile 8 when I tried to run (meaning jog) it in and finish. I drank plenty of water, went under the sprinklers (so refreshing!) and didn't feel really warm until the very end. It was hot out there, maybe mid 80s? I finished in 2:17, a pace of 13:42. I really enjoyed the race-though I do think they should have a pregnant division. :) Nick was a trooper, as were Bill and my parents. It was a long morning for them, especially since it took an hour longer than what they are used to. I really appreciate their support!

Did you participate? Check out my article on examiner w/ video that I took!

 

 nick was done and wanted down!


28 weeks  
Not much to report - lots of  movement from the baby, still trucking along at a jog/walk pace, swimming and need to incorporate more yoga. I feel like I'm carrying higher, I'm praying my belly button doesn't pop out and thankful for a healthy pregnancy so far.  I have no mother's instinct whether it is a girl or boy, I keep going back and forth. I'm also back and forth on the names, very fickle on them!


Coconut milk - I bought a can of this - they didn't have so delicious in my grocery store and this seems a lot thicker than a milk I can drink. What can I do with it?

And for the month of April  - food shopping was just OK. I'm still working on it...work in progress - STILL

22 comments:

  1. I am so impressed that you did this race today in the heat! Sounds like you stayed cool though. I was super hot just waiting around and walking back to the car.

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  2. Congratulations!! What an accomplishment!! :D

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  3. I'm impressed! I can just imagine how tough it is to run pregnant. I'm going to give it a try when ever I have #2 so you are an inspiration! Great pictures :-)

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  4. I haven't tried coconut milk yet. I have been wanting to try coconut water though.

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  5. it's so hot today!! great job on finishing and having a strong, smart race.

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  6. WELL DONE! I hadn't realised your 'race' was a 10 miler! I hope wee babba moves positions soon and stops giving you stiches.

    I got out for a 5-6 miler yesterday and was well chuffed as it felt really comfortable - baby def in a more comfortable position than some other runs!

    It is great to have a fellow pregnant runner - people can be really quite negative about doing so and it can make you feel really nervous - but knowing you are out there running too really helps!

    A pregnant ladies' section in the race sounds like a great idea!

    Coconut milk - you could use it to make a Thai type curry - yum!

    Kaz

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  7. Congrats on another Broad Street Run! Keeping the streak alive.

    I like coconut milk in peanut sauce for pasta. The peanut sauce gets in some bonus protein points!

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  8. Congrats! Sounds like a tough day with the heat!

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  9. I love to make curried lentil soup with coconut milk!!
    You could make virgin Mai thai's!

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  10. Great job on persevering at Broad Street today. My goodness, it was HOT! I knew from the get-go that it wasn't in the cards for me to race today, so I tried to just enjoy the experience. I ended up walking a lot, and had the slowest time I've ever had in a 10 mile race... didn't matter at all :) Broad Street is a great event, and I'm hoping for better conditions next year.

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  11. Great job--It was a miserable slog for me today! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm bummed I didn't see Fast Eddy (Rendell) out there. I was moving so slowly I could have stopped for a chat with him! ; )

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  12. You are SO Cute!!! :) I'm so excited to follow you on baby journey #2!!! :) Great job on the race girl.. :) :) Love the pics... & i'll be sure to click that site for ya :) Happy Sunday!!!

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  13. Congrats on another preggo race!

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  14. Nice work - sounds like you had a great time out there! And I think you should write to Blue Cross about instituting a pregnancy division. I wonder if they'd take it seriously. It seems like it could fit into their mission of making a healthier, more active city.

    I picked up my almond milk today - excited to try it!

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  15. Awesome job! I hope to be like you one day, prego and running races!

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  16. Ummmm . . . yeah, I think you might just be verging on being a superstar! That's awesome!! And so great to have the support of your family.

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  17. I love the pictures of you!!! Love the family pictures :) Great job on the race!!

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  18. You are the BOMB! I am so impressed! Glad you are feeling well - you look gorgeous! xox Helen

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  19. Awesome job! You look great!

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  20. Congrats on your race! Big racing weekend in the blogworld it seems! :D

    Coconut milk: You can make virgin pina colads. You can make french toast. Oatbars, coconut quick bread. Pancakes. It's pretty versatile. :D

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  21. Great job mamma! I'm so impressed!
    No help with the coconut milk - let us know what you end up doing with it! :)

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  22. Make Ice Cream or a Curry!

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