Racing While Pregnant – BWLR Snow City 5K

August 17, 2014

I completed my 5th race while pregnant. The distances keep getting shorter, but I am still able to race, so I’ll count my blessings.


I really, really had my doubts about racing the Snow City 5K, which is part of the Big Wild Life Runs (BWLR) race series. I told my sister on Friday that I would be lucky to be able to run 8 minute miles. And I told Craig right before I started it would take me about a half an hour to finish.

But like I’ve said before, I think my body knows when it’s time to perform and when it’s go time because I surprised myself with these results.

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Chip time – 22:43, chip pace – 7:19 minutes/mile

6th place for the women

7:22 minutes/mile pace

2nd in my age group

I’ll take it!


I hardly did any warm-ups because my back started hurting when I tried to do a little jogging. I did some stretches and planned on taking the first 0.5 – 1 mile as a warm-up. Well, that didn’t really happen because as soon as I crossed the start line, my pace went to 7 minute miles. Oops.


I felt really good through the first and second mile, averaging right around a 7 minute mile pace, but the last mile was a little tough because I started to feel my abdominal muscles cramping a little. I slowed down to an 8 minute pace and constantly monitored how I was feeling.

Sometimes I often forget how pregnant I look until I see a side profile picture like this!


It was funny to see/hear people’s reactions when I passed by them. I got a “go momma” and some nice congrats at the end when people realized I was pregnant. I wanted someone on the sidelines cheering to say, “Don’t let the pregnant lady beat you!”

I think that’s what this guy was thinking! He was right behind me in one of the above photos and pushed it in to pass me at the very end. I thought I’d give him the benefit of the doubt and not damage his ego too much.



Running was nearly non-existent this week. I aggravated my back at the end of the previous week and wasn’t able to get in to see the chiropractor, so I was left doing other forms of exercise this week.

Weekly Mileage ~ August 11 – 17


35 minutes swimming + 75 minutes Deep Stretch yoga


0.5 miles

Still a no-go on running. I walked the dog since I wasn’t able to run.


2 miles/19:30 + 30 minutes weight lifting at home

Ran to the coffee shop to meet a friend for coffee and then ran back home.


35 minute walk with Craig and Sadie


1 mile/10:00

Ran one mile to the coffee shop with Craig. Craig had to slow down for me this time.


35 minutes weight lifting at the gym


Snow City 5K

Total miles: 6.5 miles


    1. Congrats on placing in your age group! So awesome! And your running pics are super cute! I always look like a disaster in mine. 😉

      1. Oh, I definitely picked the better-looking ones!

    1. Hi Michelle congrats, glad to know that you got 2nd in your age group, you are an insperation

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