I completed my marathon in April 2013. I ran the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. It was the most amazing experience of my life!! It rained (POURED) the whole time and I loved every painful minute of it... why you ask? Because I didn't run it alone!!!!!!
I ran my very first marathon that I have been dreaming of since high school, trained my butt off all through winter with a little bun in the oven!! YUP that's right, 2 week before the marathon, I started feeling SUPER tired... but I didn't think anything of it since I had been running ALOT. I also missed my period, so I went and got a pregnancy test and lo and behold POSITIVE!! I went to the Dr. and it was confirmed that I was indeed prego!! My next question to the Dr. was of course, can I still run this marathon, and without hesitation the answer was yes. But in my heart, I have to confess, I was so scared. Having had multiple miscarriages made me feel like I needed to stop everything I was doing and just sit on my couch until the baby was born. I had a really hard time. But after praying and talking to my husband and friends, I went for it!! I remember while running the last training run before the marathon, I always pray and talk to God and all I could hear Him say was to Be Brave. So I did it, I was brave and I ran that marathon in the pouring rain 8 weeks pregnant!! :) Here are a couple of pics
The day before the race, I was able to find a "Running for Two" tank from One More Mile, the back says "You've just been passed by a pregnant lady!" I got alot of compliments about it during the race!!!
|This was right at the end of the marathon|
|It took all the energy that I had to hold up that medal!!|
I cried at the end, I was so tired, I definitely hit the "wall" I could barely walk to the car and when I sat down, I had to move my legs into the car with my hands. I showered, ate and slept for a long time in the hotel while my husband took my girls out for a while. I woke up still sore but with such joy in my heart!! I DID IT!!
With that said, I am now 22 weeks pregnant, running strong with a baby girl (FAITH) in my belly. We are currently training for a half marathon in a couple of weeks. All is well and this pregnancy has been amazing!!
More to come!! :) I've got lots to tell about running while pregnant!!