Kara Goucher is back! After taking some time off running
during her pregnancy, she is back racing.
At her first race back,Rock'n Roll Half Marathon in January, she
placed second. The first time in her career that she didn't
win a half marathon she participated in. Although she admits
to being disappointed, she is already looking forward to her next
race, the NY Half Marathon.
As a new mom, she expresses how her priorities have shifted a
bit. She says, "When I got pregnant I knew and accepted that
running would never be my top priority again. While I hoped that I
would often be able to put as much into it as I always had, I was
prepared to make sacrifices as a runner for the sake of being a
good mother." (http://karagoucher.competitor.com)
She explains how while packing for the Rock'n Roll half she
remembered all of her son's things, but forgot her warm-ups and
drink mix. Sounds familiar to all you running parents out
Good luck on your adventures in running and parenthood Kara!
Here is a video where she explains how she got her start in
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