Pregnant and Running the Westminster 5K on September 9digital
Jenna Wagner, RN, MSP, has been a runner since the age of 8. Growing up, she remembers doing yearly Mother’s Day Walks/Runs in Duluth, Minnesota with a group of women from her community. And, though the act of running left an indelible impression, the memory that sticks with her most is of her mom’s best friend who ran these 5Ks while pregnant. Always so impressed by this, Jenna knew one day when she was pregnant she would follow suit. And, that one-day will be September 9 at the Gildan Esprit de She Westminster.
Running has been a passion for Jenna throughout her adult life. She has completed numerous 5ks and half marathons because of her love for the energy of these events. And, she has even completed five Ragnar Races. But since moving to Colorado, she had slowed her pace a bit. So, when she found out she was pregnant, she decided to put her running shoes on and get back into it to fulfill a lifelong ambition.
And, the Gildan Esprit de She Westminster seemed like the perfect “back in the saddle” race event. In 2013, she and her best friend from nursing school signed up for the Esprit de She in Phoenix. But, when race time arrived, it was the weekend after her wedding, and post-wedding exhaustion kept her from participating. When she saw there was a Gildan Esprit de She September 9 in Westminster, and knew she was pregnant, the stars aligned. So she signed up. Giving herself lots of time to train. Her goal on September 9 is to just finish. And, of course, to take a picture afterwards showing that she really did do a race pregnant. Oh, and her friend from nursing school who originally exposed her to the Esprit de She Series back in 2013, she’s due with her 3rd child on race day!
“Exercise isn’t generally something I crave doing. I do crave eating,” said Jenna. “Training for this race has helped me to put the health of my baby and my body during pregnancy first. I think I would have struggled to do that if I hadn’t signed up for the race. “
It’s not too late to grab your mother, sisters, cousins and friends to register for the Gildan Esprit de She Westminster 5K/10K happening Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 7am-noon at the Life Time Fitness Westminster. For women of all ages, this designer race experience includes 5K/10K walk, jog and run options, high value participant gear, Lifestyle Market including the post-race Bubbly Bar and more! To register: http://espritdeshe.com/westminster/register/
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