I woke up early this morning around 1 or 2 a.m. like I do every night, hobbled to the bathroom and all I could think about was "pain miles". As mothers we see so many connections with our lives and the process of running. I can't think of anything that relates more than pregnancy. I realized that I am right in the middle of my pregnancy pain miles. You know the last few miles of a marathon when your body is running out of steam and requires total concentration in order to keep one foot in front of the other. Or the feeling that you have given all that you can and are not sure how much you have left. You feel the anticipation of the finish line but it never seem to be close enough and all you can do is take it a few steps at a time.
I am totally there but with a huge 45 inch belly and just enough energy and motivation to take care of the basic needs of my family. I have until the end of the month and am wondering how on earth am I going to make it! It is comforting to relate this to running because I know I can do it, and that I just need to keep pushing forward. The reward in the end will be so worth it! Thanks for all your support, I look forward to running with you soon.