Thursday, June 05, 2008

Pain Miles!

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.

7 comments:

Suzie Petunia said...

What a beautiful analogy! Running a race is a lot like motherhood. And enduring to the end of a pregnancy is even more so - because there is actually a finish line!... unlike motherhood. So consider us all in your cheering section. Go, Roxanne, Go! You're almost there! Stay strong! Finish strong! Go!

JP said...

That is so funny, I was just thinking along these lines the other day. I was comparing it the opposite way, though...telling myself: "I can finish this run, I've been pregnant and been through delivery twice. What's my problem?!" LOL

marathon mom said...

Love the analogy!!! A marathon is so much like pregnancy- even with a cool medal at the end!

amydear said...

Look how thin you are besides the belly! You can make it this last month. You're almost there! Do you know what you're having? I like to visualize my new baby in my arms. I also like to visualize finishing a race strong. Works for both challenges, I guess.

tifferbob said...

You are all belly, too cute!

Hang in there, your almost at the finish line.

Kelly(M&M) said...

I think this is such a good analogy. "Pain Miles," I will have to remember that.

You look fabulous and I hope you are getting some rest. Keep us posted and I am sure you will have a great recovery with how well you kept yourself in shape.

You can do it!!

Tammi1407 said...

You are AMAZING! I am in my 13th week and am so motivated by stories like yours. I know how good running is for both me and the baby (mentally AND physically for me!) and I dread the day that I may have to stop. I'm also scared to death of the months ahead (first-time mommy!) You've stayed strong, and you're almost to the finish line! Best of luck to you!