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Pittsburgh Marathon 2012 (a/k/a "How Mommy Got Her Groove Back")

As you know I participated on a relay team for the Pittsburgh marathon.  I wrote about my team's performance in my recent post (Lessons Learned from Pittsburgh Marathon 2012).

Well I just learned that my relay team did better than I thought.  We actually finished 17th out of 920 teams!!! I know that the guys made up for my speed, but I was still on the team so YAY!!!

I wonder if the other 16 teams had any moms running? We should get extra points for that! LOL

As I mentioned in yesterday's piece, I had such a great time competing. I understand why so many men are weekend warriors. Being part of a team makes you try harder.  I know that I would not have run as fast if I was just trying to make good time. However, having my team members rely on me made me dig a little deeper and brought out my best performance. 

I was proud yesterday, but even prouder today now that I know we were among the best relay teams. I may even manage to walk taller and switch a little bit, if my knees aren't too sore...

Thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods for bringing the marathon back to Pittsburgh. Training for the marathon four years helped Andre and me fall in love and participating in the relay this year helped me get my groove back.  (Pittsburgh Marathon 2009: My Experience) It took me 19 months, but I now feel as strong as I did before having the baby.

Watch out world, mama is back!

Have a great day!

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