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. (Click here for more on My Story). 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. I majored in psychology and worked in sales and customer service after receiving my Bachelors Degree.
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! (Click here for more on Jeff's introduction to running) I am so proud of him!!!
Luckily, my good friend, Jamie decided to start running about a year after I did, after she saw how much fun (?) I was having. I love having company at races and during the long training runs. Running has become a very social part of our lives! We keep making new running friends and adding to our little group.
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!
Other Fun Facts:
Guest Blogger on timeoutmom.com on my first Marathon, read it here
Featured on Who Has the Runs, read it here
Guest Blogger for Kristen at The Running Mom, read it here
Sweat Pink Ambassador for Fit Approach
Profiles on MSPRun.com
Chosen as one of the 2013 Top 25 Outdoorsy Mom Blogs for Circle of Moms
Profiled on RunFastMama.com for her Run=Fun Feature
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org