Monday, November 06, 2006


I feel like a woman who has a 3-hour labor and then glides her first baby out with 2 pushes and says, "Wow, that wasn't bad at all." And then with her second baby has 23 hours of back labor and 3 hours of pushing and says, "NOW I know what everyone's been talking about. THAT wasn't labor. THIS is labor."

THAT wasn't Ironman.

THIS was Ironman.


21st Century Mom said...

Be careful with that baby analogy. After I ran my second marathon which hurt like hell it took me about 3 days to start thinking - that wasn't so bad and look what I got out of it! And before I knew it I was training for the next one :-)

21st Century Mom said...

I forgot the link:

Running a marathon is sort of like giving birth. The process leading up to the blessed event is fraught with trials and tribulations. The prospective mother suffers anxiety and pain and requires endless preparation and education to get it all right. The process itself requires the skill and flexibility of a contortionist to pull off and all through the process one can't help but think that maybe a detour to the dentist's for a root canal would be more fun. And then when it is over we think, "hey - not so bad and look what I got out of it! The next time......"

Downhillnut said...

Running a MARATHON is like giving birth. Completing IMF must have been like giving birth to triplets?