Friday, January 7, 2011

"I biked to the hospital the day my daughter was born"

I was browsing the web and this headline caught my attention.  It's great to hear about a woman who realizes that she is not fragile just because she is pregnant. 

"At two in the morning on October 7, 2010, I woke with a stabbing pain in my lower abdomen. It lasted about a minute. I got up to walk around and about 30 minutes later I experienced a similar pain. The day was finally here. I was having contractions; our baby was ready to meet us.

When my husband, Paul, woke he quickly went to the garage to prepare our bikes for the ride to the hospital. That’s right. I biked to the hospital on the day my daughter was born. At the time, though I didn’t know it, I was 8 centimeters dilated. Biking to my delivery had been a goal of mine since my first weeks of pregnancy and I didn’t think it was a big deal until one of the doctors told me later I had become legendary at the hospital. That’s right, legendary."

This article was posted on Silent Sports....To read the rest, click HERE

Kudos to Susie for seeing her goal through!  She was very fortunate to have the support of family, friends, and medical professionals.

What sort of unconventional goals have you, or someone you know, attempted?

Gotta run.   

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