I haven’t blogged since I was in North Carolina. We came home, and basically hit the ground running [the phrase is ironic, since I haven’t laced up the shoes since my last 14 miler with Amanda] with planning for the kiddo’s birthday party, hosting family, working… you know the drill.
But now, the dust has settled. During all of this, I have also decided that I am not running the Marine Corps Marathon.
I’m not injured.
I’m not undertrained.
I’m just pregnant.
Holy WOW, right!?
We’ve been trying for over six months, so imagine my surprise when I had to take a pregnancy test at my in-law’s house just two weeks into my visit!
Now. I know women run marathons while pregnant. I will root any woman on, that makes that decision. Husband and I decided, that is not the route we’re willing to take. We’ve waited so long for this, and to risk it is just silly. There will always be marathons.
With that said, I know I can defer this race to next year. In thinking about it, that might not be a good idea – I’ll be training for a marathon with a three year old and a five month old baby. Not to mention, the hassle of travelling there, packing, taking car seats – all, possibly SOLO, pending Husband’s deployment.
So, I’ve decided to transfer the marathon to a willing runner. I know it’s last minute, but it truly is a once in a lifetime chance! We also have a hotel room in the Virginia Suites that we’re willing to sell.
Please get in contact with me if this is something you would like to do!
Check back later for a list of soldier’s I’ve run for, and a trailer to a movie near and dear to my heart.