Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I'm another mother runner!
If you're coming over from Another Mother Runner--hi! If you look up, you'll see a few tabs where you can read more about my running history, who I am and some of the blogs I really enjoy reading.
I don't even remember how I first heard about the Run Like A Mother book. Probably somewhere online. But as soon as I read the description, I knew I needed it. I think I got it for Christmas last year and I devoured it. I recall reading just the introduction and thinking "this is me, every sentence here describes and how I feel about running."
Finding the Another Mother Runner blog and community on Facebook has really helped motivate me and keep me on track, since I mostly run alone. Knowing I can report my runs on Twitter with the #momsrunning or #rlam is a great motivator and I love to encourage and congratulate other moms who share their triumphs. If it weren't for Twitter, I'd still be struggling with blisters on my arches--but now I bathe my feet in Body Glide and I haven't had a blister since.
I couldn't believe when SBS tweeted that she wanted to feature me on Follow This Mother. Because I'm not the fastest (a 10-min mile is my standard) and I don't always log a lot of miles. But I am every mom, who happens to enjoy running. Juggling three young kids, a job, a household and a love and even need of running. Sick kids thwart my running plans. My husband is baffled by the fact that I will get up before 6am to run, but on a day off I can barely drag myself out of bed by 6:45am (when he leaves for work).
Thanks SBS and Dimity for helping to create this community that I'm proud and glad and honored to be a part of! I am humbled that you chose to profile me.
As I continue to train for my first marathon, I know this community is going to be there right along with me, answering my questions and cheering me on.
Want to keep up with me and my training?
I tweet and I also blog here about family life. It's going to be crazy. But crazy fun.