Tai Glover-Slaton is four-and-a-half months pregnant.
But that didn’t stop her from running in the 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race. The software engineer joined her husband, Antraveous Slaton, a software architect, for her first time running in the 10,000-meter road race.
“It was trying and challenging, but we did it,” she said. “Our baby’s a celebrity. Everyone was cheering us on. It was really encouraging.”
Glover-Slaton started training for the road race last year before she found out she was pregnant. She initially considered dropping out of the race, but they asked her doctor and got the OK.
“I thought she was crazy,” Slaton said.
“He still thinks I’m crazy,” Glover-Slaton replied, laughing.
Running about a 14-minute mile pace, the couple and their future baby finished in around an hour and a half to an hour and forty-five minutes.
Glover-Slaton hopes to return next year to run again, with baby in tow.
“Hopefully it’s one of 50 for our baby.” Slaton said.