had her baby on Sunday and Paula Radcliffe had her baby yesterday!
Can I just say that I LOVED the Kara Goucher / Paula Radcliffe Runner's World issue (it's October 2010)? In case you missed it, there is a version of the main article on RunnersWorld.com. My only gripe is that I would have liked to see one or both of them on the cover. What, we can't put a pregnant lady on the cover of Runner's World?
I've been thinking a lot about pregnancy lately. Well, for about a year now anyway. In a previous life, I was strongly Childfree By Choice. I spent a whole lot of time defending this choice. Now? I'm in a much happier marriage, and I'm older, and I've found myself firmly in the "dunno" camp. I haven't changed my mind, but I am reconsidering the thought of whether or not to have a child of my own.
As a result, I've been talking about my wishy-washy child decision with basically everyone. I know that my life would be changed forever by having a child, but the one thing that must not change is my running. So, I pay pretty close attention to Tall Mom, Racing with Babes, and My Reason to Run. I love those blogs, and I love this Runner's World issue because it drives home an important point - when you are pregnant, you don't have to stop running. And, when you become a mom, you still don't have to stop. I LOVE THAT!
I'm not going to go into too much detail about the ins and outs of why we may or may not want kids, or what Todd and I have discussed when we've talked about whether or not to get one of our own. We basically feel the same way, and we're both undecided for the same reasons. It's a big decision, and while we've pledged to make the decision within the next 5-6 months, I wonder if we'll actually decide by then. I do want to say how happy I am to see momma Kara and momma Paula still out there getting their miles in. Congratulations!