Sometime around the 28th week,  I stopped being able to run.  Round Ligament pain, or the strain on a ligament that stretches from 1″ to 6″ with the expanding uterus, sends shooting pain up the side of my belly if I try running.  I’ll just stick to fast walking and all the exercise I CAN do, including yoga, weight lifting, body pump, biking, etc.  until the baby arrives.

So my hopes of sweeping the maternity division at the Turkey Trot were dashed.  Mariel joined me in walking the entire 5 miles at a pretty good clip, bringing me in DEAD LAST out of 5 preggers in the timed division.  I personally think they should have accounted for how pregnant we were, since one girl did it in 8 min miles!  My ~14 minute pace also included taking nourishment in the form of chocolate sour cream donuts, and a stop in the parking garage to pee.  Now that’s how a maternity division race is run!

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