|Before the start, all matchy matchy. Craig (2:43, Jeff 2:48, me 3:38).|
And... I'm looking pregnant. My face has even started to puff out like it did with Greta! Awesome.
-This was my 4th Grandma's marathon. First was in 2005 right after I graduated (3:07:14, not too bad for a debut). Second was my qualifier in 2011 (2:44 - recaps here and here - I re-read these again today and still love those posts!). Third was the June after the Trials (2:47).
|TNC folks (minus 3) ready to start! Craig, Michelle, Bart, Jeff, and me.|
We're a blue type of family.
|Hot, humid, hot!|
|Nearing the end! Just. Keep. Running.|
|Smiling because I am almost DONE!|
AND THEN -
As I made my way through the finish line chute, I noticed blood trickling down my legs. OH NO.
OH NO NO NONONONONONO.
I immediately stopped the conversation I was in (sorry Nick, I didn't mean to abruptly leave you) and walked to the medical tent. They didn't want to mess with a 22 week pregnant lady who was bleeding, so whisked me away in a golf cart to Nate's vehicle.
The E.R. sent us to the delivery floor. There they immediately hooked me up to an IV, which was a little bit of an ordeal because they couldn't find a vein to use. Finally someone from their special IV team came up. The vein they did use wasn't great, but it worked - it just left a big bruise afterwards.
|2 days later|
|Ultrasound. I think the tech was looking at the gender to double check what we've been told (yep, we know!), hence my smile :)|
I know I'm not supposed to be competitive now, and I'm doing my best not to be! BUT, I'm also so glad to have that spark back in me. There was nothing worse than having that part of my personality squelched last year.
Let's bring on these next 17-18 weeks! And... maybe... let's bring on Grandma's in 2017! :)
Did you race this weekend? How did it go?
Is anyone else already looking forward to the 2017 racing season?