I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Run to Remember 2010

Sunday, May 30th marked the first road race of 2010 for Nick and I! Since 2005, we have run Boston's Run to Remember each year. We normally both run the half marathon; however, this year I ran the 5 miler and let Nick do the heavy lifting in the half.

Around mile 10- running back over the Salt & Pepper Shaker bridge. I like how you can see the Citgo sign in the background.

Crossing the finish line after 13 miles in the hot sun
Baby Priselac completes her first 5 mile race feeling good!
The only downside to this year's race, (probably due to the hot weather) was that I had the pleasure of seeing 2 people puke along the course. One girl was right before the finish line- hopefully that wasn't captured by Brightroom.com (who took the photos.)
If you're thinking about running this race next year- I highly recommend signing up. Both courses are pretty flat, there are a good amount of water & Gatorade stops (as well as a GU station too), and the post race amenities are fantastic. This year in addition to bagels, bananas, oranges, water, etc.- there was a Ben & Jerry's truck giving out free ice cream. Looking forward to next year's race already!
P.S. I hope everyone who was lucky enough to get a bib for the Harpoon 5-miler this weekend had a great race!


Suldog said...

I have an actual serious running question for you. Since you have a new production coming off the presses in the future, how long can you keep running, both comfortably for you and without any possible problems for your passenger?

(I know. That last bit sounds like some guy from the 50's talking, but I really don't know and am curious. I know years ago it was assumed that exertion was bad for pregnant women, and that's obviously changed, but how much?)

Got 2 Trot Librarian said...

(This is just what my doctor told me and is not to be taken as medical advice.):)

Exercise is encouraged recommended. I was advised not to start anything that I hadn't already been doing- so if I hadn't been running, after getting pregnant wasn't the time to start. That being said, since I had been running- I can continue to do so, as long as I keep my heart rate from getting too high. I was no Speedy Gonzalez to begin with, but have slowed down a ton. I do 30 minutes on the treadmill, brought my speed down to 5.2 mph, but increased my incline to 2.0. I get a nice sweat going, but am never winded or out of breath. This race was the first time I had run outside for months and ran very slowly. It was only 5 miles, so nothing too strenuous. If I want to get outside, I take long walks around Castle Island- I am a power walker minus the nylon suit and fanny pack!

Suldog said...

Thanks! Always useful to learn something.