TRAINING | First Postpartum Race | Hippie Chick Quarter

I did it. I registered for my first postpartum race and I am so excited. 


Back last late April I participated in a Fitfluential twitter chat with Hood to Coast Race Series and I won a free race entry to the 2014 Hippie Chick Quarter and Half Marathon. Since at the time I was about 7 months pregnant I wasn’t up for running or walking that far so I asked if I could defer my race entry to 2015 and they kindly agreed. Since then I have been waiting for the 2015 race registration to open and it finally did last week. As soon as I received the e-mail I signed myself up for the quarter run and Edith up for the kids fun run.

Now you might be wondering why not the half and I really debated doing the half but as some of you might remember I participated in the 2013 Hippie Chick Quarter and I went right from basically not running to four runs per week training from late January through May and I just burnt myself out. I didn’t want to do that again so I am starting earlier and getting myself back into it. I really didn’t want to over commit and besides I have been roped into (just kidding I want to) registering for the Portland Half Marathon next Fall.

Also fun side note unless I find a 5k I want to do before the Hippie Chick it will also be my first postpartum race with Alder just like it was with Edith! 

hippie chick 2013

I’m really looking forward to the race and am curious to see how things are run this time around. The race has since changed organizers since I did it last and I know that Hood To Coast Race Series puts on some great races so it should be a fun time. I know Edith is thrilled to run the kids race too. 

So I must ask –> Would you like to read weekly or bi-weekly training updates? Do you have any questions?

What was your first race or first postpartum race? How did you prepare? 


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