It’s true. They do. Midwives have helped two of my people out, and I’m ever so grateful that they did.

I don’t really know if it is possible to repay someone for helping you deliver a child (obviously, they get paid, but there is still an emotional debt), but I do try to support midwives and midwifery when I can, which is on the first Saturday in October at the annual Miles for Midwives 5K in Prospect Park.

This year the Miles for Midwives 5K will be my first race post-pregnancy, and it will be Manchild’s first 5K. I think the two of us may stick together as we circle the park.

Now that summer is coming to a close and it isn’t sweltering out all the time (just most of the time), it seems like it might be a good time to set some new goals, find some fall races, and look forward to enjoying the beautiful autumn while cruising through fallen leaves on training runs. I think Miles for Midwives might be a great race for just about anyone to run. So go sign up here.

Let me know if you do so we can exchange high-fives at the finish line.

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