connectVideoAirman mother pumps breast milk during the completion of Ironman 70.3
Jaime Sloan, an active duty Air Force Pilot, nabbed an Ironman 70.3 personal record, and even found time to pump breastmilk during the run part of the race to feed her 7-month-old son.
A 34-year-old active duty Air Force Pilot arrested, because an Ironman 70.3 personal record of previous month — and even found time to pump breastmilk during the run part of the race to feed her 7-month-old son.
Jaime Sloan, who gave birth to her second child in March, had initially planned to have her breast pump during a short stop, but realized after completing the 56 mile bike section that they are pacing to achieve a personal best.
“By the time I’m not on the bike, I knew that I needed to prime the pump,” Sloan, who also completed two 140.6 mile Ironman races, told Kennedy News & Media. “But I was also looking for a personal record, because I really had a great bike-and walking tours. I thought, ‘I’m planning to do it on my run.'”
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Sloan, who worked the pumps in her schedule, said she is worried about the possible disqualification because of the Ironman is not a nudity policy and was using a cloth over its top, but that they received positive comments from other racers.
“For the most part, I don’t know if people noticed, I got a few looks from women, but they were just a big smile,” the Tucson, Arizona. resident told the news outlet. “There were actually two men who walked up to me and asked if I was OK. I think it was because I had a cloth over myself, and at first it seemed maybe I was bleeding. But as soon as she looked down and saw my pump and they were like ‘Oh, OK!'”
Sloan, pictured with her two children, is married to a fellow active-duty pilot, and also managed to squeeze in her training during the early morning hours before the children came.
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Sloan, who is also the mother of the 2-year-old Henley, completed Oct. 21, race 6 hours, 12 minutes and 44 seconds. The performance was even more meaningful because they had trouble with sciatica during her pregnancy.
“About five months I could barely walk,” she said to Kennedy News & Media. “So right after I had him, I waited six weeks and then was really excited when I received back again.”
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She said that it was important that her daughter Henley see her fully in the race, and which her education helped her cope with post-partum anxiety.
“I hope that I can encourage other women and mothers and really anyone who has a lot going on in their lives,” she said. “There is always a way that you can make it happen, you might have to be a little creative from time to time. No matter what, if someone believes that they can do something, they can make it happen, because it is possible.”