Women’s Running: Blogger on the Run + a Great Week of Pregnant Running (23 weeks)

I’m excited and honored to announce that I am featured on Women’s Running today as their Blogger on the Run.  I’ve been a fan of Women’s Running for a long time and am loving their new blog and especially their 50 days of giveaways.   Today is Day 23 – readers who comment on today’s post will be entered to win 1 of 8 headbands from Bondi Band!  So head over to their site, check out my article, and enter to win a new headband!

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After last weekend’s Brooklyn Half Marathon DNS, I decided to focus on getting more sleep.  Going to bed after 11pm and trying to get up at 415am to run is not a recipe for success.  This week, I have forced myself to bed by 9pm – regardless of what I’m in the middle of…and guess what?  Getting up to the alarm at 415 is slowly getting easier and easier.  I have more energy, I am focused, and my belly/baby cooperate for early morning runs:

Sunday: 8 miles; 70 min; 8:45 pace
Monday: Off
Tuesday: 6 miles; 51 min; 8:33 pace
Wednesday: 5 miles; 43 min; 8:48 pace
Thursday:  7.5 miles; 65  min; 8:40 pace
Total Distance:  26.5 miles
Time: 3 hr 49 min
Pace: 8:40 pace

Post run today (23 weeks!)

And, as is always the case,  when I have a string of good runs, the rest of my day improves – I am in a better mood, I eat healthier, and drink more water.  It’s a win-win.

And, now that I’ve been hand-picked by Cat from Breakfast to Bed to participate in her 1x5x4x30 challenge (I have to cook ONE healthy, homemade meal a day for at least 5 consecutive days for 4 weeks, that takes no longer than 30 minutes to prepare), my eating habits will hopefully take a turn for the better!

Are you an early morning runner?  

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DON’T FORGET!!! There is still time to enter to win a pair of Saucony Ride 5s!!

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    23 thoughts on “Women’s Running: Blogger on the Run + a Great Week of Pregnant Running (23 weeks)

    1. Without a shadow of doubt, running headbands for women have immense motivational powers. This is something that i have experienced on several occasions. Running and with and without accessories is a totally different thing altogether. Good blog work..keep it up!

    2. I’m up at 5am to get to work by 6:15 or so, so nope, I don’t run in the morning. I generally run at lunch, and occasionally after work. I have noticed a trend though, my lunchtime runs are almost always fairly good runs, while my evening ones have been really tough. By 6pm my belly feels large and about 5 lbs heavier. Oh and I also am in bed around 9, 9:30 at the latest to be up by 5, and even then I’m tired!

    3. I got into the groove of being an early morning runner back in Dec/Jan. To do this in New England in the winter means: headlamp, trail shoes and visibility clothing (Love me some Saucony Vizipro!). So many of those 5:30/6am runs were dark and snowy! But I found those quiet flake-filled mornings to be some of the most rewarding. Since becoming pregnant I have had a hard time getting myself out of bed in the morning. Which isn’t an excuse because many of those early morning runs were when I WAS pregnant but didn’t know it yet. Now that summer is coming I’m gonna have to start getting up early to beat the heat: for my own sake and for the sake of the baby;-) So no more excuses!
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    4. Congrats on the placement! I prefer early morning running to any other time of day. Less logistical issues (except lack of light and safety, depending on time and place). No kids up, few cars on the road, no belly issues, no stresses of the day. That all waits until I get home. :)
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    5. I love, love, love to run in the AM. Roll out of bed and go! I feel some much better about myself and already crossed something off my “to-do” list for the day. Even if the day goes south from there, at least I got my run in :)

    6. Congrats on being featured! Congrats on baby #2! I’m so glad I saw your article on Women’s Running Magazine blog. I’m not planning on getting pregnant anytime soon, however I do plan on it by the end of year or start of 2013. It so great to see that I don’t have to give up running as part of my exercise routine during those months. I look forward to following your blog.

    7. Congrats on being featured!! That’s awesome! Lots of great runs for you and you are looking so cute with your belly! And that food challenge sounds like a good one!! Hopefully we’ll get to read about it some?
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