Right about the time I got pregnant, Micah bought me a Nike+ kit to go with my iPod. The kit basically keeps track of my mileage, pace, time, calories burned, etc. and I started using it right away. When I met with my doctor, I asked her about running while pregnant and she said it was fine as long as I was “comfortable,” which was supposed to be until I was about 4-5 months along. Well, I never really got to the point where I was uncomfortable. At least I didn’t think I did. Okay, so sometimes I did get a little crampy, but then I just stopped to walk until I felt better. I kept running, even though I got much slower and people would give me funny looks as I passed them. At the beginning of April I noticed that I was less than 20 miles away from reaching a grand total of 200 miles since I got my Nike+, and, hence, since I got pregnant. It became my new goal to reach 200 miles before Simon was born, and that is why Micah and I went running the day before he arrived. (Did the running induce labor? I don’t know. Did the running make labor more tolerable? I’m almost sure of it.) Unfortunately we hadn’t planned on him being so early, and I was about 7 miles short of my goal when he joined us on the 17th. I didn’t get a chance to go running again until last Saturday, and between that run and my run today I finally made up those last few miles. Hallelujah! Now I never have to run again! Just kidding. I plan to keep it up, especially if running helps make such strong, healthy, and handsome babies.