This post is by the husband; that's right everybody, it's the man coming at you live all the way from Funkytown, TX. Ok, Ok. Now seriously -- I've never been more proud of another person as I was yesterday. Ally had been training for this day for 5 months. Her and Melissa Sigler decided back in October of '05 that they were going to run the Cowtown Half Marathon (13 miles) February 25th. Needless to say, this decision was made months before we learned of the "big news".
All mothers reading this can relate to the feelings of nausea, sickness and constant hunger during the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy. Now, imagine that miserable feeling combined with a training regimen involving numerous miles weekly leading up to the race and finally - completing a 13 mile trek through the hills of Fort Worth on a drizzling Saturday morning in just a shade over 2 hours. Need I say more? But, of course, I will.
I know a day will come very soon when I will be more proud, but for now, Ally's accomplishment this past Saturday tops the list. She was amazing! I can't keep my body going for 1 short mile, Ally completed 13 grueling miles while pregnant. It was a wonderful feat. Thank you to all our family who endured the miserable weather to make this day so special. I know Ally was encouraged by all of your presence. I can't wait to meet the child she carries and I know that her courage and strength will be passed on to him or her. Congratulations Ally -- I LOVE YOU AND AM SO VERY PROUD!!!