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Monday, October 4, 2010

One Chapter Done & the Start of Another

I ran a marathon yesterday. 26.2 miles. I did it for me and for our "baby." Someone I know that struggled with IF told me that they'd told themselves that they were either going to run a marathon or get pregnant one year...she didn't do either. I knew I had to do this and I did. It was a long, emotional day full of pain and tears but my running partner was great. She asked me about the IVF and how it worked and what room would be the baby's room and she kept reminding me, "Once we get through today's challenge, then you have your baby to focus on." It really felt great to hear that encouragement.

Amazingly, even though my body is in major achiness and soreness mode, I feel tons better about IVF. I mean my thought process was if I can do this, I can do anything. So now I'm going to close the chapter of my life on running and focus on the next chapter which is IVF and having a healthy baby. It feels great!

4 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats on finishing the marathon!! What a great accomplishmnet! And yes, you can scratch that off your bucket list and move onto stickier things...like babies! :)

JC said...

Yay, I'm so proud of you! You can definitely do this and I can't wait to cheer you on!!

Conceptionally Challenged said...

Congrats on finishing! That's great. And I'm glad you feel so positive about IVF now.

Josey said...

Wow - what an amazing accomplishment! I cut back on workouts WAY too long ago b/c I was worried that was part of the problem...but now I'm 8# heavier, not pregnant, and a lot unhappier. *sigh* Time to get back at it I think - you're an inspiration!