a gift

I just gave myself an early birthday present: I signed up for the GW Parkway Classic 10 Mile race!  The race is on my 35th birthday, April 10th.  I am sooo excited.  I truly can’t think of a better way to start my birthday than with my first post-baby race!


My due date is now just a little over three weeks away and the end of this pregnancy is in sight.  I am enjoying these last few weeks…loving feeling my baby move and the excitement and anticipation that is brewing through my home.  We are all so excited to meet this newest member of our family.  I feel blessed beyond words.

Today I went to the gym for the first time in a while.  Since I got my treadmill last month, I’ve opted to get my exercise at home rather than bringing the kids out in the cold to go to the gym.  It was FUN showing up there today and seeing my friends there.  They were all so surprised to see me and so sweet telling me how amazing they thought it was that I was there so close to my due date.  I walked for 40 minutes on an incline on the treadmill and caught up with friends and neighbors.  The movement and the conversation made me feel so good.  I felt strong and happy.

Other than not-so-comfortable nights’ sleep, I am feeling pretty good these days.  I’m grateful I’ve been able to keep moving throughout my pregnancy and I’m excited to get back in shape after baby is born.  Having this “birthday race” to train for will surely be motivating.  I’m beginning to think maybe it was a blessing in disguise that I didn’t get a spot in the Cherry Blossom race.  It will surely be special to race on my 35th birthday, for the first time as a momma of three.

If you are in the area and interested in this race, the registration page is here :

Sunday, April 10 – Parkway Classic 10 Miler

Let me know if you decide to sign up!!

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