I had one of my first races on August 27th since the birth of my daughter this past April. The race I was in was called the San Francisco Giants Half Marathon and it was a blast! The race started at the Giants stadium and went to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. My goal was to run at least one hour and fifteen minutes because this time would qualify me for the Olympic Trials for the Marathon coming up this January.
I ran awesome! I cleared the time I needed by 29 seconds running 1:14:31! Not only did I win the race (well, tied with my coach/friend who is very fast and paced me to be sure I would run the time) but was also very pleased with myself because it was only four and a half months after having my second child.
What I attribute my success to so quickly after having a baby is directly tied to nutrition. Not only did I take a few energy gels during the race, but the days leading up to the race I was also sure to be very on top of making sure I was eating…