Like so many others, I have God-sized hopes and dreams and plans for this year. Putting this blog together is a big one! For as long as I can remember, writing stories has been one of my most favorite things :) I have an inner dialogue that would drive most people crazy because it is never-ending and overloaded with detail. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a preschool teacher, a gymnastics instructor, a chronic procrastinator, a wanna-be multi-tasker and a recovering Type-A personality. Or maybe it’s just because I’m human. Either way, I am so excited you found us, dear readers!!
Here, in my humble little piece of cyberspace, I will share the stories of some amazing women I am extremely blessed to call friends. Five years ago, I made an impulsive decision (at 7 months pregnant with my third child) to run a half marathon. I had never run any kind of organized race in my life of any distance. Ever. I hadn’t actually *run* anywhere in nearly a decade – but running the baselines at tennis practice in high school has never been my favorite past time.
It was supposed to be a Bucket List thing. One and done. Just to be able to tell my kids the story of “that one time” when mommy ran 13.1 miles for fun. Just to prove to myself that I wasn’t afraid to try something new, even if I thought I was setting myself up for failure.
Thank Goodness it didn’t happen that way! Friendships began and lifelong bonds were formed over hundreds (okay, thousands) of cups of coffee in the wee hours of the morning years ago. My hope is that you will enjoy a laugh about our crazy-but-true stories of porta-pots and frozen furniture but will be inspired by these women of all ages, paces and backgrounds as well. I know firsthand how hard it is to stay motivated if you are trying to do it alone, especially if you are just beginning.
We want to be your cheerleaders! Get Moving! Stay Accountable! Be Inspired….
Please share your story with us – are you a runner or walker? Do you exercise alone or with friends? What’s your biggest challenge in getting/staying healthy?