Thursday, July 18, 2013


I feel like I should preface this post with the statement "In the grand scheme of things going on in my life, none of this really matters." That said, it is still disappointing.

A few weeks ago I discussed my post baby running plans. My overall goal is to get back into running as quickly as I can while being safe, listening to my body and figuring out how to care for a newborn. Part of it is to get my body back and part of it is for my sanity.

I had a couple of half marathons picked out and was watching the registration numbers. I was hoping to deliver the baby before officially registering, because at that point I would have a slightly better idea what my recovery was likely to look like.

Then last night I saw this tweet about my goal race:

I immediately grabbed my laptop and credit card to register. The site said that they were at 99% and let me start the registration process only to tell me it was full. Sad face.

While I was looking at races, I checked the Space Coast Half Marathon site. They were at 80% so I figured I had a few days. In order for this race to be an option, I would need to have a vaginal delivery, and while that is a goal, there is only so much I can do. So this morning I woke up to the following tweet:

Double sad face. I was too slow and missed out on both races. I actually started crying when I saw that this race was full too. Then again, it doesn't take much to make me cry these days.

At this point, I am taking it as a sign that I was getting too far a head of myself and I need to be more in the moment with Baby Marron arriving in the next week or so. I am sure I will race again, I just don't know when.

Any suggestions for an Orlando area half marathon in the Late-January to March timeframe are appreciated.