Hey there Marathon Moms! I am so excited to be a part of this blog. It has been really inspiring--thanks Hannah for referring me to it. I have felt like a real loner in my running because I have done it by myself--but it has also been a very personal thing for me that I continue to challenge and push myself beyond where I ever thought I could go.
I remember my first experience with marathons. I went to St. George when I was about 14 with a friend because her two older sisters were running the marathon. I thought that they were nuts. I could not believe anyone would want to run for 4+ hours...let alone 26.2 miles. I was the typically lazy teenager and anything that was hard or took effort was beyond me. Ever since I had my son, I have tried to lose weight and was successful but never could keep it off. When I quit my job and went back to school I committed myself to running. After having a miscarriage last summer though...I really decided it was time to get healthy and finally get rid of extra weight. I ran everyday (except sunday) and got rid of all refined sugars in my diet. I lost 35 pounds. Now, I am so proud of what I have accomplished. I am more fit and in shape now than I have been my entire life. I just regret not starting this sooner...I hope that I can be a good example to my daughter--to not waste time and continue to challenge yourself physically.
So, I am running the SL 1/2 marathon--this will be my first ever. I hope to run a marathon in the future.
Suzie told me to include other interests...but honestly besides running and getting my master's degree I have little time for anything else. I love my family--I have a 7 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. They are so much fun to be around and they help me to desire to be a better person. I am getting my masters in Psychology and School Counseling. I still have two years left...because we only take 2 classes a semester. I cannot wait to be done and work with teenagers again...I love it. I also enjoy blogging...although my blog could use some help.
Good luck to all you who are running! I hope that I can meet you all someday.