Ironically, I registered for this race within days of getting pregnant at the end of 2013. Since I couldn’t get a refund and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of selling my spot to some unknown person, I just went and collected my stuff. Yeah, every time I wear the shirt, I’ll think about how I didn’t actually run the race.
But I truly believe I could have participated. If the winter hadn’t sucked as much as it did, I would’ve had some opportunity to run. I’m pretty sure I could’ve run 5-6 miles and walked the rest, whether or not I’m 20 weeks pregnant. Alas, Mother Nature was a cruel bitch this winter and the weather decided to be “normal” only a week or so ago. That, and the fact I recently contracted a head cold, the weather will be chilly tomorrow morning, and Nick’s parents want to have a belated Easter tomorrow afternoon all sort of compounded that it was just a good idea to not participate at all.
Next year, I WILL do this race. And I will have a PR 🙂 It will be at least 7 months post-baby and will mark my comeback 😀
In the meantime, I’m hoping to run a 5k in about 3 weeks with some friends. I bought a support belt to help make sure I don’t hurt my back while running–hopefully, it works 🙂