It’s funny how much these two completely different things have in common…but having experienced BOTH I couldn’t help but compare the two.
Childbirth and running a half marathon.
Training for my half was like pregnancy. It was very exciting in the first few weeks, it then became routine and eventually I just wanted it to be over with!
The actual running of the half was alot like labor. In the first few miles I was feeling good and extremely confident that I was prepared to conquer this thing. At about the halfway point I started getting a bit tired and pains here and there were starting to peek their evil head. Then in the last couple miles I gave it all I had to just be done with it already.
Crossing the finish line is like the delivery. One of the proudest moments of my entire life. Nothing can compare to the joy you feel but you are pretty sure you don’t want to do that again.
Once it’s all over and you’ve had a day or two to recover…… you find yourself thinking “That wasn’t so bad, I want to do that again!”
Crazy women we are!!!
This weekend I will be riding in the Tour de Palm Springs for the 3rd year in a row. It is a Century and a Metric Century ride thru the beautiful Southern California desert surrounding Palm Springs. The very 1st year we did the Metric and had amazing weather. The 2nd year we did 73 out of 100 miles and had the coldest HARDEST wind I’ve ever seen in my life~! This year we decided that because we just ran a Half last weekend we should probably do the Metric again and that’s what we will be doing … 60 miles of bliss!!! Cycling is my first love and I am SO excited to be back in the saddle tomorrow!! We are supposed to have great weather in the low 80′s!
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend and a Happy Valentines Day!!