Since 2007, I’ve spent my summers gearing up for fall races. And since my first marathon in 2009, I’ve been all about the marathon, running one after another after another. A few months ago, in May, I completed my fifteenth (and best!) marathon, and as usual, excitedly started searching for my next big event. I was looking for something new… A new location? A new distance? A new training plan?
I had no idea how new or how big my next “event” would be…
That little peanut is our “Bob,” short for Baby-on-board, due February 12, 2013 — exactly six months from today!
For almost three months now, I’ve been “Running for Two!“
I am (actually, we are!) running slower and slower and slower. And while I’m not training for any full marathons, I’m still running, gratefully (because it’s the only thing that’s alleviated most of the not-so-fun symptoms of the first trimester)!
The past couple months have been a little rocky–nausea, extreme fatigue, headaches, debilitating migraines, and less running–but at my last prenatal appointment, the midwife referred to labor and delivery as a marathon! I’ve heard the comparison before, but it made my heart smile as it dawned on me that we’re in training right now, gearing up for the most fulfilling, meaningful, awesome finish line yet!
Unlike the 15 marathons I’ve run over the past three years, I know Jared and I won’t just be meeting up at the finish line–he’ll be by my side every single step (craving, cry, and contraction) of the way!