As I get further along in my pregnancy, the more I am starting to realize that Boston may not happen for me this year. I've shed many tears over this. This journey was 2 years in the making and now I may have to bow out. I know it is only a marathon and I know I can work hard to qualify again but its still hard to swallow.
My dad and husband have both made very valid points on why I may want to consider not going. I am going to take it day by day because, as of now, I feel great! I am much slower than I used to be (most long runs being around a 9 minute per mile pace), but otherwise I am running all my scheduled training runs using the same plan I used to BQ. I have had to omit the tough hill and speed work I used to do, but have supplemented by adding quick pick ups to my shorter runs.
I don't know. Part of me thinks I can do this but another part of my thinks that maybe holding off is the best thing to do. Do I really want to walk majority of the marathon? Probably not. But to cross the finish line, earn that medal and buy my 2012 jacket makes me think absolutely, I'll walk for that!
Only time will tell.