Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hello from a New "Marathon" Mommy

Hi! My name is Rebecca. I've been stalking this blog for a few weeks and am happy to join you wonderful mommies. You girls are all so inspiring and motivating! I live in Southern California and am a stay at home mom to 5 great kids - 3 girls and 2 boys ages 6, 5, 4, 2, and 6 months. I love that training for an upcoming race gives me time for myself and a great excuse to "run from responsibility!"

I am pretty new to running. I ran a 10k in 2004 after training like I was going to run a 5k. My time was terrible and I felt awful. Then I ran a 5k in 2005 after not training at all. Again, terrible and awful. Then this year I finally got it right and ran the same 5k (this time I got my husband to run too!) after training for a 5k. Fun, awesome, thrilling and a time I'm proud of! And I'm hooked. I am currently training for my first sprint triathlon. My husband and I are going to swim, bike and run the Lake Las Vegas Triathlon on August 30th. I'm so excited about it! One month before the triathlon my entire family of 7 is going to run a 1k together. Doesn't that sound fun?! After the family run, my husband and I will run the 5k of the same event, assuming we can get someone to watch the kids for 30 minutes. :)


JP said...

Wow to your running goals and wow to being able to do it having five kids. You are amazing! Good for you...and welcome aboard!

staciandrolo said...

WELCOME! I can already tell that you are amazing because you have five kids under the age of 6! That's awesome! I look forward to reading more about your triathlon experience and that is so cool that your whole family is running a 1k together!! Have fun :)

Tammi1407 said...

Welcome! I am also a new "Marathon Mommy" - 3 months pregnant with our first child. Please keep us posted on your training and the triathlon experience! I've always wanted to try a sprint triathlon, but I've stuck with running thus far. Best of luck!

amydear said...

Have fun with all your summer races. I run with my kids a lot and have a great time. I love making running a family affair. And I love running all by myself too.

Kelly(M&M) said...

Hi Rebecca and welcome! 5 kids under 6-wow! I have 3 under 6 and I go a little crazy. :-)

Congrats on your goals and sticking with it. I always say it is the bad races that make me want to keep running, so I can do better!

We will definitely have to communicate about our sprint tri training. Do you have a schedule you are following?

We are glad to have you here!

Jaime & Fam said...

Hi! Just getting to know about the mommies and saw you were from California. I love that you have 5 babes, we will be having our 4th in September, our 4th girl.I am in Orange county and want to find a running group asap. I am planning on running the half in Huntington in Feb. You should join with! I am dying to try a sprint tri so please update the site when you complete it and good luck, girl!