What a day: a marathon, then childbirth!

by Heather Flett on October 10, 2011

in Momoirs of a Rookie Mom

Wow, I may have run a half-marathon pregnant, but I bow down to Amber Miller, who ran a FULL marathon FULLY pregnant. She was so pregnant that she gave birth later that night. As one does. (She finished running, grabbed a sandwich and pushed a baby out.) What a day!

According to the Chicago Tribune, she ran and walked even as contractions started kicking in toward the end of the race. Her doctor okayed the whole thing. Baby June was born at 10:29 p.m. the same night as the race.  See the video: Amber Miller and her marathon baby.

Funny thing (for me) is that her race time while pregnant was almost the same as my Chicago marathon not pregnant: I did mine in just over six hours ten years ago.

Heck, I didn’t even run during my pregnancy past the 15 week half marathon triumph. I woulda, but I didn’t.

So, what do you think? Crazy, awesome, or crazy awesome?!

[photo of Amber Miller and baby June by Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / October 10, 2011]

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