Pregnancy week 41+ 4
So, imagine you’re planning to do an Ironman (a triathlon that ends with running a marathon) for the first time in your life. You’ve never even worn a wetsuit before but you know it will the be single most painful thing you’ve ever done.
Me: So when will the race take place?
My body: Well, the planned date is in 40 weeks. The race will most likely take place between 37 to 42 weeks from now.
Me: Ok, but I’ll assume the race is in 40 weeks then. On October 11th?
My body: Well, only 4.6% of all races take place on the planned date.
Me: So you’re telling me that I should train, prepare mentally, buy all the gear, frantically Google everything that can possibly go wrong during the race and then wait with my bag packed every night for five weeks for a call from you telling me that the race is on?
My body: Yep. And if the race hasn’t started after 42 weeks they’ll push you into the water and give you lots of drugs so you can make it around the course. If you’re still not able to finish they will put you on a stretcher, put you to sleep and push you all the way to the finishing line.
Me: Ok, thanks. I’m pumped. #week41