"The worst time yet"
How I did it: I've done the Sun Run a lot. It's a nice little 10 Km run around Vancouver. If you are thinking of coming to the city in April it is a great tradition with about 40,000 runners on cherry-blossom lined streets.
But this year was AWFUL! Last year I ran three months pregnant and we told the parents and in-laws after the run that we were expecting. This year we ran in the "stroller" section at the back with the baby.
It took so long for the race to start for us, an hour after the official start time. Then, about 1 km into the run, the baby started fussing like crazy so we stopped to feed it.
That put us back 10 minutes and as we passed all the stations the excitement was waning. They were packing everything up. We had to stop another time to use the washrooms and the clean-up truck was literally following us around asking if we were planning on finishing.
The baby didn't eat and was just, unhappy. We were in the middle of nowhere and basically had to go on. He finally stopped crying at 5 km (whew) but our nerves were just about shot.
To top it off, I have a sore throat and my stomach hurts. By 9 km, the baby woke up again so I gave my chip to my husband and went home. So I didn't even really finish the run. Uck!
Lessons & tips: Don't do the race with an infant? Don't do the race sick?
Resources: Nothing! The planning for this year's race wasn't very good. There were no garbage cans, very few toilets.... but generally this hasn't been my experience.
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