Not so long ago, I shared some pretty amazing news on the blog: After years (and years) of trying, I finally got an entry into one of my ultimate bucket list races - The Skukuza Castle Lager Half Marathon (2013) that takes place inside of the world renowned Kruger National Park. That's right - INSIDE of the Kruger National Park. I was giddy with excitement: I was finally going to run a half marathon in Big Five country with a helicopter and a team of game rangers on standby to keep the field safe - amazing!
Then, a month or three later, we got some even more exciting news: I was expecting again! Which means that we'll D.V. be holding our new Little Blessing in our arms in December 2013. But which also means that I'll be 5 months pregnant come August 2013, at the time of the Skukuza Half. Now I don't know about you, but to me running through lion and elephant country at 5 months pregnant just isn't a sensible thing to do. So I'm going to pass.
It was with mixed feelings that I received my race number in the post a week or two ago. I would really love to run this race someday. And who knows? I might even be lucky enough to get an entry again. But you know what? Even if I don't, I'm okay with that. No race and no exotic location on earth can even come remotely close to my greatest adventure of all: Life with Will and the Little Ones.
|To Will and the Littles. [Source.]|
And that's no lie.