I’d like to give a Monday morning holla to Paula Radcliffe, who won the New York City Marathon yesterday, running 26.2 miles in 36 minutes or something, just 10 months after giving birth. Apparently, Ms. Radcliffe trained throughout her pregnancy.
This is mind-boggling to me. I don’t think I could have run to the end of the block to save my life, once I got past 30 weeks. My legs just refused to break into a trot. TOO.. HEAVY… MUST…SIT…DOWN, my body said over and over again.
I did do spinning and “Core Fusion” (kickass Pilates-type) classes until I was 34 weeks, and thought that I was pretty hot stuff for managing to do that. But there’s always that Supermom out there to show you that, no, actually, you still suck.
Congratulations to Ms. Radcliffe, and her (presumably) 14-ounce toddler.