Why Running a Race is like Giving Birth


June 24, 2012 by CJ

Before all you givers of life jump down my throat, I have given birth…to twins…naturally…7.7 and 6.6 lbs

  • Your first time around- you read all you can and try to gather as much info as possible
  • A big deal is made of the first, second and maybe even the third.  But any after that are barely noticed by friends and family.
  • You begin wanting to make sure you are looking your best, and end not giving a damn how you look
  • There are very few, if any, decent pictures of you during the big event
  • People cheer you along the way. At some point you want to hurt them
  • Somewhere in the middle of it, you swear you will never do it again
  • Everyone has a special way to breathe during the process, but the truth is just remembering to breathe is key
  • When you are done, everyone congratulates you and even you are in awe of yourself
  • Sometime after the pain has subsided, cuts and bruises have healed, you begin thinking you can do it again…but better

5 thoughts on “Why Running a Race is like Giving Birth

  1. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    Love, love, LOVE!!!

  2. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    Reblogged this on 40 Is Like The New 30! and commented:
    From one of my fellow bloggers….I love this post!

  3. I’ve never given birth before (maybe one day…if I’m lucky), but from what my friends tell me, and what I tell my friends about races, this sounds pretty accurate.

  4. I love this! I haven’t given birth but have run plenty of races, and it’s all so true.

  5. […] know I never blogged about it. Once it was done all I could think to write was my post, Why Running a Race is like Giving Childbirth. It was up there with one of the toughest things I have ever done. I admit it was harder, for me, […]

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