In my last blog post, I did a cheeky comparison of training for a marathon (Marathon vs. Pregnancy) and now we move onto Race Day/Labour itself!
I’ve obviously not given birth yet, so as much as I’ve read the books and heard stories, I have NO IDEA how this part of the comparison goes. But if it’s anything like a marathon, it’ll be like this:
Starting Line: Adrenaline running high, feeling perhaps a little cautiously confident. I can do this.
Mile One: Blimey, that bit went quick. If the rest of it goes like this, it’ll be a breeze.
Mile Five: Feeling alright, but there’s still a long way to go isn’t there?
Mile Thirteen: The half way mark! Yippee! Well that first bit didn’t go that bad, I reckon I’ll be okay.
Mile Fifteen: Spoke too soon, this is getting ridiculously hard.
Mile Seventeen: I don’t know if I can make it to the end. COME ON LPM. Think of the finish line.
Mile Eighteen: Everything hurts.
Mile Twenty: Why hasn’t it finished yet? I swear these miles are getting longer. The signs are lying to me.
Mile Twenty-One: SPECTATORS, STOP TELLING ME I’M ALMOST THERE! There’s still five whole miles to go. What the hell do you know? Stop looking so cheery. Why the hell aren’t you doing this instead?
Mile Twenty-Two: I am never doing this again.
Mile Twenty-Four: When will it end?
Mile Twenty-Five: Come on, last push now.
Mile Twenty-Six: THERE IT IS! THE FINISH LINE. I’m going to do it. I’m actually going to do it. Oh my god. This is amazing.
The Finish Line: I can’t breathe. I can’t think. I’m just so overwhelmed with pride and joy and… everyone’s so happy. That wasn’t too bad actually. I might do it again next year…
Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
I’ve never run a marathon but I have given birth three times and yep, your post sums it up pretty well lol. But listen, if you can run 26 freaking miles you can do this labour and Borth thing no problem. Good luck (not that it sounds like you’ll be needing it 😉 ).
Little Pickle's Mom
Ahhh, well that puts all my labour worries to bed then – I’ll be fine! Glad to know I’m not too far off the mark. Thanks for popping by! LPMx
Haha. Brilliant comparison! This did make me smile! #BinkyLinky
I have never done either but great comparison thanks for linking to the Binkylinky
Haha, loved this! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
That’s brilliant well done to you. I have never run a marathon but I have given birth and I think if you can run a marathon you can go through labour. Good luck. #BrilliantBlogPosts
Hahahah I love this! I had my first baby in September and ran the London marathon this April, I totally agree the with the mile comparisons!