I said it so many times while pregnant. Ironman has nothing on pregnancy! I hadn’t even gotten to labour and delivery but already knew and fully believed that what women naturally endure in the approach to motherhood is harder than some of the crazy challenges that people call out as impossible.
I’ve done two Ironman races, and have now signed up for a second pregnancy!
So, mamma, when it comes to getting active, let me just assure you that the worst is over. If you’ve gone through what it takes to bring a child into the world, you have what it takes to commit to a race (your choice, it doesn’t have to be and probably shouldn’t be, Ironman).
Now, while feeling that medal go around your neck is pretty fantastic, nothing feels as good as holding your baby for the first time - so pregnancy and labour has that going for it!