Just Like Being Eight and a Half Months Pregnant

Ladies, remember being eight and a half months pregnant? When the “yaaay! I’m gonna have a baby!” thoughts suddenly started to be punctuated with “damn! This is gonna happen pretty darn soon and it’s probably gonna hurt a whole lot! What have I done?!?!” thoughts?

Well if you remember that, you’ll appreciate how it felt today going into the Hynes Convention Center to pick up my number and have one last pow-wow with my teammates. Wicked psyched. Wicked scared. Then wicked psyched again. Ack! What have I done!

Am I really ready for this? Oh, baby! I sure hope so!

waiting in line with my number pick up card


whooooo hooooo! Everyone at the table was as excited as I was about my world's-best-ever number


OK, Emma, put the camera down and put your hands on your head--enough pictures already!

About garmin_girl

I'm a 40-something single mother of three--two great human girls and one four-legged Dalmatian banshee--who is hellbent on swimming, biking and running straight through my midlife crisis. Care to tag along? Crazy loves company! ;)
This entry was posted in Boston Marathon 2011, My "Firsts". Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Just Like Being Eight and a Half Months Pregnant

  1. Kathy Sumpter says:


  2. Wendy Akeson says:

    Love the pictures and I love how much you are enjoying the entire experience along the way! You are making the most of every minute! 🙂 Have a GREAT race on Monday!

  3. Marilla says:

    Eeee!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to have my longest day of the week dotted with updates about your progress! I’m already cheering for Pair C and the C who’ll be running in them!

  4. Daughter Number One says:

    Of the 25,000 numbers, there are only 41 possible bib numbers with a string of three 7s. That means only 0.164% of the runners have a number with a string of three 7s anywhere in the number. You are also the last number with a string of three 7s.

    • Karen Hopkins says:

      Oooooooooh! Looks like Daughter Number One has got it all figured out! Definitely beyond my mathematical capabilities.

      Good luck! You can do it!

      Wish I could be there to cheer you on,

  5. Pingback: Search Engine Silliness | CJ Runs Like a Girl

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s