Running Mom Inspiration + Mizuno Shoe Giveaway WINNER!

First, I just want to say thank you so much for everyone’s supportive and encouraging comments, tweets, and messages regarding yesterday’s post.  It was really great to hear about all of your experiences dealing with similar frustrations with returning to running (especially those returning postpartum).

I’ve heard so many stories about females becoming faster after giving birth.  I didn’t get a chance to experience the full extent of this as I had just started PRing again (my son was 11 months old) when I found out that we were expecting child #2!

But there are a lot of females that get considerably faster post-baby.  One great example is Jen from The Local Elite.  I recently discovered her and her blog (and love both!!)!!  She is insanely fast and hopes to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials.  Check out her pre-pregnancy and post-baby PRs – they give me so much hope!!

  • 5k Road: 16:40 (pre-pregnancy 18:20)
  • Half Marathon: 1:18:05 (pre-pregnancy 1:25)
  • Marathon 2:51 (pre-pregnancy 3:14)
PS. Jen just ran the Columbus Half-Marathon (as a training run – not an all out race) and finished in 1:21:09 (which is a 6:15 pace).  She finished 50th out of almost 10,000 runners and was the 8th female to cross the finish line.  Amazing (especially since it was just a training run for her!).  Congrats, Jen!

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The randomly selected winner (via random.org) is ABBY!  You have one week to contact me to claim your prize before a subsequent winner is chosen.  Please email me at nycrunningmama@gmail.com!

PS. Little guy was 5 weeks old yesterday!!

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