Counting down days

 Just a few days before posting my Delphi photos, and as I was getting ready to run the Stratford marathon on the 8th of May 2011, I had the pregnancy test that confirmed what I had been half-suspecting since spending Easter in Athens.

I had even told my mother, half-jokingly to be fair, that I was under the impression my period was a bit late and what did that mean, did it mean that! The Stratford marathon was fast approaching and still no sign of my period.
Finally, all three pregnancy test that I took on the Saturday evening before the race, were positive! By then, all concern about the race had seriously dwindled! This was the real deal!
And anyway, do you run a race – a marathon or half-marathon, at that – one day after having found out that yes, you are definitely pregnant (and five weeks into it according to the digi kit!)? I guess if I had trained properly for it rather than rely on my previous fitness, which at that point was not in a bad place though, I might have faced more of a dilemma.
But as it were, I wasn’t. And that Stratford race was never meant to be.
Fast forward six months later. What a whirlwind few months these have been. A pregnancy, a wedding, a honeymoon, quite a bit of work, a bump that has been stubbornly getting bigger and bigger, a few fears and many joys. And a boy that will be arriving soon. Not too long to go now!
And no running since July. Do I miss it or do I miss it? What do you think?! Luckily, the counting down the days to motherhood, and then eventually to my return to action, has already begun!


A couple of weeks ago, Colin took this photo of me, my bump and my smiling Mum in the background.


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4 thoughts on “Counting down days

  1. Hi Daniel! We are very close to the finishing line now, just next week! Hope you are recovering well from the Athens marathon and setting new exciting goals (which I would love to hear about!)!!!

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