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The bad news: I missed my PR by 13 seconds.<br><br>
The good news: I missed my <i>prepregnancy, pre-children</i> PR by only 13 seconds! 25:16 watch time.<br><br>
This was a small race in my neighborhood park to benefit child abuse prevention. It was cold. When we got there, it wasn't clear where the start was, because there was no banner. We were told by megaphone to line up by the telephone pole. I eyeballed the folks around me and got in front of folks wearing headphones or carrying waterbottles and behind folks with legs more muscular than mine. I think it was a good place. All in all, I think there were about 400+ runners.<br><br>
There was no one mile marker, so I ran by feel. I think this helped, because I may have slowed down if I saw my pace. But I also might have been willing to speed up if I'd known where I was on the course.<br><br>
This time, there were "disposable" chips on our race bibs. I've never seen that before. It was pretty interesting.<br><br>
Anyway, at 6 weeks post partum, I ran a 5k in 33:53. 4 months post partum, I did 31:48. Six months, I did 29:13. Now at 8 months post partum, I managed 25:16. I know I have a sub 8 minute pace 5k in me. I can't wait to sign up for the next one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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Ha! Love the logic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Did the chips remain on your bibs or were they the ones you take off the bib and attach to your shoelace?<br><br>
WTG on a great race! I have a friend who is afraid of losing all her fitness if she gives in to her hubby and gets pregnant; I will have to tell her about you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Nice race! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Did you get all jingly for your race? I ran a Jingle Bell 5K today to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, and put jingle bells on my shoes and wore a headband that had tinsel and jingle bells on it. I was not nearly as fast as you, though.
 

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holy cow!! you're amazing! i really want to be up and running again post partum as quickly as you! (whenever i do end up pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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Nice going, jebba!<br><br>
You are definitely going to get that sub 8:00 pace 5K, and when you do, you'll have two little ones to celebrate your new PR with! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Wow! That's an awesome comeback in such a short period after having baby. You're going to be breaking that pre-pregnancy pr rather soon, I think!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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Nettie, the chip stayed in my bib. When we crossed the mat, some guy with a paddle about the size and shape of a ping pong paddle waved it over our bellies (the race bib), which I guess turned it off.<br><br>
You can tell your friend that I think pregnancy has made me a better athlete. I think I appreciate my health more, and my tolerence for discomfort is greater.<br><br>
Oh, and according the website, my offical time was 25:14. 5th in my age group (33) and 72 overall out of 387 runners.
 

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That's a small race? You ran by feel, so how did it feel-like you gave it everything? I bet you have a PR coming. That's interesting about pregnancy. I was just congratulated by another attorney in our office (I'm at Legal Aid-the civil side) who compared my marathon to childbirth. "I don't know!" I said.
 
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