This is the Comment of the Week I can’t believe I’m writing. Well, I guess I should say can’t believe I’m still pregnant and writing. I’m now two days overdue and it’s looking more and more like this baby isn’t even going to come in the month he or she is due! I’ve resigned myself that it’s completely out of my hands and hanging in there. Sure, I’d love to get back out there for my winter runs sooner rather than later, but to bake a happy healthy baby it’s worth waiting a few extra days. Heck, even an extra week. I will run again, but in all likelihood these are the last moments of my life that I will be pregnant. (Who is this patient stranger typing all this?!)
In other news, we here at Salty Running wish our buddies, Jen at the Local Elite and Miss Zippy best of luck at the California International Marathon this weekend. Get it ladies! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!
Ok. Let’s get down to business. Who’s our illustrious commenter of the week?!
Jocelyn! Jocelyn wrote this gem in response to my What to Expect from Running During Your 3rd Trimester post:
Congrats on running through your entire pregnancy Salty! I’m always glad to hear the experiences of other pregnant runners…I ran up until the day I delivered with both of my kids, and I couldn’t agree with you more…suddenly, you are not just the crazy running lady on the street anymore…not only did I become, like you, the crazy pregnant running lady but I became the crazy pregnant running lady pushing a baby jogger on the street. I will never forget faces of people who would stop me when I was running and ask when I was due. Since I was overdue with both, the looks on their faces were priceless. They would always take off running in the opposite direction…no one wants to be around an overdue, pregnant running lady! Best of luck to you and thanks for sharing your journey and experiences with us! Sending you good labor vibes and looking forward to hearing about the newest little spice : )
We love this comment because we love picturing the faces of the passersby as overdue Jocelyn ran on by pushing the jogging stroller! What an inspiration!!!
When we told Jocelyn of her big win, we asked her tell us a little about herself. This is what she had to say!
I love running so much because of the friendships I’ve made. I ran my first marathon with my husband (who wasn’t my husband at the time) and I’ve made some of the best friends in my life through running. You know what it’s like, so much time out there on the roads running, you end up learning so much about a person. We have been there through the best and worst times, been there through births, weddings, milestones, etc. they keep you honest on the runs and actually make you show up for the dreaded 5am runs too!
Don’t get me wrong, I have a crazy competitive streak going (if you are on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing! That e-card thing going around Facebook makes me laugh! That’s so me!) and my current goal is to beat husband in a race! I have the Austin 1/2 in feb and Boston in the spring.
Besides that, I’ve been married for 10 years, and have 2 boys, 3 and 5. My boys enjoy coming to races and winning their own medals!
Thanks Jocelyn! We wish you a wonderful winter of training!