The race went fantastic and for the most part, I felt really good and weird pregnancy symptoms were tolerable. I ran the half in 2 hours and 18 minutes (yes, this is my slowest time ever, but certainly not the worst I have felt, and I am 23 weeks prego!). So, I will take it!!
Little Squirt did great in-utero. There was a time about mile 9 that this little kiddo felt like they were doing flips in there... and my belly would go further out and then back in. Also combined with a feeling of sudden urgency to either pee or poo at those moments. Luckily, that only lasted about a mile... it was odd.
I am very thankful to my step dad and brother-in-law who ran with me, and kept my pace when it slowed a bit after mile 5 or so. We had kept about a 10 minute/mile pace at the beginning, and then I/we began slowing down a bit. I said I felt fine, but all things in my hip/tummy/groin region started feeling odd which is hard to keep full pace through.
My wonderful husband got some photos at various places along the course I would like to post later. He was great-- he would hold signs and wave, then run ahead to get a photo. He also made the sweetest sign for me (and little Squirt as we refer to this baby). I love my hubby so much-- I am so blessed and can't wait to begin the chapter or parenting together too. Ok, sorry for the tangent off of running... I'm just crazy about that guy!
And shameless plug-- if you want some cute running gear, visit my website-- RunningForTwo.com I hope to add more and keep up on the gear that others sell too. I got some comments on my shirt and logo, which was fun. "One lady said, is this baby's first race?" To which I smiled and said "yes" and she responded with a "congratulations" as she continued to pass me... ; )
I did notice in the photos (to come) my belly seems to grow as the race goes along. What's up with that?!