Sometimes, you have to yell PLOT TWIST! and move on. From this week's Dry Martini column over at Another Mother Runner.
Because I am not getting any younger, I decided now was the best time to run the only marathon I've ever wanted to run. In order to make that happen (apart from all of the running, training, and ice baths, naturally), I'm running under the umbrella of Every Mother Counts, a charity that is dear to me. Did you know that every single day, globally, 800 women die in childbirth. Did you also know that 98 percent of these deaths could have been prevented pretty easily with decent care? Yeah. Me, either. Prompt medical care certainly saved me with baby #1. I can only imagine what would have happened had I not been privileged to live in a developed country.
Please help me help all of those women who are becoming mothers under different circumstances by donating here.