About Me

About Anne

photo-5Thanks for checking out my blog! I am Anne, a 30-something stay-at-home mom to two wonderfully energetic boys, ages 7 and 5. My husband of 13 years, Jeff, is my biggest supporter. I could not have accomplished everything that I have without his love and support.

These “About Me” pages always throw me for a loop….I never how how much people really want to know, so here goes:

I started running consistently in September 2009, approximately 4 weeks after the little one was born. My goal at that time was running to lose weight. At some point along the way, I fell in love with running  and found myself. Now, about 50 pounds lighter, I am happy with my body for perhaps the first time ever in my adult life!

This blog was started because I received a lot of requests to tell my story on my weightloss and journey to my first marathon. Seemed like the finish of my first marathon was a good time to start! While I typically write about running, I will delve into other parts of my life, too.

Somehow, I convinced “I’m not a runner” Jeff to start running in July 2011. He has run a couple of 4 mile races, a 5K and completed his first 10K in June 2012! I am so proud of him!!!

I have met so many wonderful people through running groups, trail runs, and just the occasional “oh, you run? you should meet my friend.”

Running has convinced me that I am so much stronger; both mentally and physically, than I ever thought possible. It has introduced me to new friends and new opportunities. Many people ask me why I run…..

I run for health. I run for my family. I run for my sanity. I run for fun. Most of all…. I run for ME!