Tough Mother, Tough Baby
Dad and I had registered for this June 1st Tough Mudder before we found out that I was pregnant. Rather than trying to transfer the registration, we planned on me running it as long as it was safe to do so. Since the pregnancy has been easy so far, I have been able to continue working out and running up until this point and so, at 28 weeks, I felt great going into it…slow, but otherwise great! When I had asked about running longer distances, the midwives at the Birth Center were thrilled that I was still staying active and reassured me that it is fine to continue running as long as I feel ok. In fact, one of them told me that the best thing I can do now is to stay in shape because I am training for the hardest work of my life (she was not referring to the Mudder, though…pretty sure she was referring to getting you out!)
Dad ran with some great friends who you will get to know very soon. And your Aunt Jenna was nice enough to run with me (sometimes walk with me…there were lots of hills, which was seriously tough). Jenna did all of the obstacles and made them look easy! She was awesome. Your Dad is so handsome in his Mudder gear – look at him! What a stud. You are going to be so handsome too.
I got some funny comments along the 10.5 mile route…lots of high fives and encouragement and the occasional, “I heard about you” and even a few expletives about me being the toughest something or another on the course. HAHA! My favorite, though, was the guy who commented, “That baby better be one tough kid!” Of course, I took that opportunity to respond, “Yeah, if he comes out and ends up being wimpy, I’m blaming it on his Dad.” In all seriousness, you know I want you to be exactly like your Dad. But I had to say it.
We ended up finishing in about 3.5 hours. Not too shabby, kid. Check that one off the list.
- 1. Hike Angel’s Landing
- 2. Run a Tough Mudder
- 3. Do These Things Prior to Being Born
Now seriously…don’t come out wimpy or I won’t know what to do with you!