I’m guessing you haven’t. It’s actually happened to me twice in my athletic career. Yep, not once, but TWICE. The first time was at a five mile down and back race at Park Point. Normally, when I was running, I would be so far behind that I had no idea who was beating me. But in a down and back race, you get to stare them all in the face as they briskly glide past you with not so much as a bead of sweat on their brows. Meanwhile, I’m sucking serious wind, face as red as a tomato, and I’m in immediate danger of collapsing.
But I stayed upright and was proud of myself for being there. That is until preggers McGee cruised by. And I mean pregnant. None of this three months along and I’m not showing yet so I’m going to keep working out for a while. No. She was huge.
I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to just quit and go home right then. Good for her for being such a bad ass though!
The only comforting thought that I had was that she must have been some sort of genetic freak. It was a once and life time thing, and I would never encounter some one so capable again. Yeah….that didn’t work out exactly as I had planned. For the second time in my life, I got smoked by a pregnant woman tonight. It was at my second soccer game of the season.
I play defense (because I’m horrible and I do the least damage there), and preggers was on offense on the other team playing forward. It took me a few minutes to accept the fact that she really wasn’t just sporting the oh so typical pot belly. Nope, it was a real baby in there. Maybe I was too distracted by the miracle of life and that’s why she kept flying by me? No. I just couldn’t hang. And to top it off…she kicked me! Of course I couldn’t kick her back…she’s pregnant! Wait….maybe that was all part of her plan ; )
A depressing reality, but one I have to deal with. I guess I’ll just have to make up for it at the gym tomorrow. I’m guessing it’s going to be a heavy bench day. Hopefully it goes well. I tried to bench last week and failed pretty miserably. Maybe I’ll have to try caffeine and death metal ; )