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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congratulations, Kara and Paula!

Kara Goucher 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  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!



I wish they had been on the cover too! I wish you best of luck in coming to whatever decision is right for you!

marathonmaiden said...

i wish they have been on the cover as well! good luck with the thinking things over. i know i'm nowhere near having kids but i've definitely had pregnancy dreams in the past hahah.

onelittletrigirl said...

I also loved the issue and I absolutely love Kara! So cute they had their babies a day apart! (As expected)

I am untraditional about my future with having babies; I rarely share it because people often have hurtful opinions.

Kim said...

@Jill -

I have experienced the hurtful comments, so I know exactly what you mean. I actually had planned this post for earlier today and then stopped it from posting because I worried about posting my thoughts on my blog. It's strange how mean some people can be about a personal decision. Aren't women supposed to support each other?

Marlene said...

Exciting news for these running mamas!

I'm with you in the "dunno" camp...

Lacey Nicole said...

oh my gosh!!! crazy!!! i hope we find out more about their kids. i love kara.

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