Hiya and welcome to my crazy world! I am a married mama with 2 sweet kiddos. I love to laugh, I work A LOT and I LOVE TO RUN!!
I started running at the end of December 2009. My Dad asked me to run the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon with him. My youngest was 8 months old and I needed something for me. It sounded like a crazy idea but I never turn down a challenge. Without thinking I registered for the race…and then realized I only had 6 months to train for 26.2 miles. I know that seems like plenty of time, but I had never ran further than 1 mile in my entire life!
I figured I should run in a few races to get ready. I signed up for my first race: The San Dieguito Half Marathon. I had 6 weeks to get my butt in gear and I was nervous. I frantically searched the internet on how to start running, bought some shoes and I was off. For some reason it just didn’t seem that crazy at the time. In February 2010 I ran my first race in 1:53. It felt like such an accomplishment!
After my first race I was hooked and I haven’t looked back! Since then others have joined me!
When my hubby (LD) isn’t rocking out on stage he runs:
My Dad runs:
(What a stud!)
My Mom runs:
(Isn’t she soooo cute?!?!)
My Sister Runs (and looks very fashionable doing so):
My Brother Runs:
My Sister in Law Runs:
And my best friend even tried it out. She is a crossfitter now :)
I have a lot of ups and downs and love to share them. I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be! Seriously, between 5 am weekday runs, my rockstar hubby, 2 kids and a full time job I still don’t know how I do it. One thing is certain: the lord has blessed me in more ways than I ever deserve and am thankful to have a family that supports me.