I've been lucky to be able to participate the last 5 years and again this year. Typically I run or run/walk the race depending on training and having a partner in crim. This year had me worried as I was 32 weeks pregnant and spent my time training in the flat, Arizona heat. The SF Hills are hard enough without being pregnant! I wore a huge belly band to help support the load, which I was skeptical about and it gave me a muffin top, but man, did that thing work!!
Training was a good challenge and kept me moving for the past few months. This year I made t-shirts for our group, which was a lot of fun and hope to continue for years to come! We all got a lot of great commentary along the route from those reading our shirts... which for me was something I really enjoyed. To do this race with all women, at 32 weeks pregnant and to hear all their words of encouragement was very empowering.
|Saturday at the Expo|
|At the starting line!|
|A hundred feet from the finish line. So glad these ladies were with me!!|