Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Anniversary to ME!

It’s Mother’s Day week. This will be the 4th anniversary of me choosing to be a healthier me!! 4 years ago, I was overweight, had not exercised in over a decade and decided that I really wanted to run a marathon the year I was 40 (I’m 39 now.) It seemed like a crazy idea. I could not even run a block back then. I printed out the Couch to 5k walk/run program to get me started, bought myself a pair of running shoes as my Mother’s Day gift to myself and got started – slowly, but surely.

I kept at it! I ran that first marathon in October of 2009 and will be running my 4th next Saturday. I never imagined I’d also start running distances longer than a marathon – all the way up to the 100 mile distance! Once you realize you are capable of what you once thought was impossible you realize that there are no limits! Dream BIG and be the YOU that you always wanted to be!!! To all the other moms out there – It’s ok to make time for yourself! It’s ok to have dreams that you’re pursuing! My kids think I’m a little nutty, but I know they are proud of me and I feel like a better example today to them than I was 4 years ago! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Here’s a photo of the five kids and I four years ago before I was a runner

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I bought myself a little early Mother’s Day gift today – a sun dress! I haven’t owned one since I was a little girl and thought it would be fun! The five kids and the husband all said they liked it on me. 🙂 That made my day!

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One thought on “Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Anniversary to ME!

  1. Great pictures. Your story is inspiring and FUN. My kids are older than yours and able to express that they very much like my involvement in the race world. They say they are proud to tell people that I’m “different.” Go, mama, Go!

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