I never really considered myself a runner. Even now that I am running regularly and training for races, I still have a hard time calling myself a runner. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I’ve done it off and on for years and never really stuck with it? Your guess is as good as mine!

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I started running again in the summer of 2010. Adam and I were trying to get pregnant with our second baby and things weren’t working out the way I planned. It gave me something to focus on other than temperatures, cycles, charts, ovulation, etc.. then once I got pregnant I was so scared of miscarrying that I quit cold turkey. I didn’t run once throughout my entire pregnancy with Mackenzie or for her first (very sleepless) year. When she turned one, after a year of horrible sleep and crazy weight gain, I told Adam it was his turn. I night weaned her and Adam took over all of the night wakings. I started getting up at 5AM to run again and it felt SO good.

Sometimes it’s hard to find time to run.  I do struggle sometimes with spending an hour or two a few times a week doing something that seems so selfish and something that my family can’t always enjoy with me, but I know in the end it is best for us all. When I’m strong and healthy and happy, it makes me a better wife and a better mama.

Personal Records:

2016 Races:

  • 2016 26.2 with Donna Half Marathon – 2:21:58 / 10:50
  • 2016 Resolution Run 5K – 30:15 / 9:45

2015 Races:

2014 Races:

2013 Races:

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