The sciatic pain has let up just enough to let squeeze in the last couple of miles that I needed. I'm so proud to say that I doubled my initial goal and ran 200 miles while I was pregnant. Here's what I shared last night on facebook:
(Fair warning--if you're opposed to seeing
pictures of hot, fat, sweaty, pregnant women...then please kindly
refrain from viewing these pictures...since that's what they show).
Shortly after I found out that I was pregnant, I made a goal to run 100 miles during my pregnancy. I reached that goal shortly before the end of my second trimester. Doug somewhat playfully, somewhat seriously challenged me to make it 200. Today, I doubled my initial goal and met his challenge.
I still don't feel like I can consider myself a "runner", but I am
proud of my effort and determination. I am also aware of just how
extremely blessed I am to be healthy and to still be able to run at 38+
weeks pregnant. I appreciate my friends and family--especially Doug and
Ella--who continue to support and encourage me.
I now feel truly ready to welcome this new baby.