what I love most about blogging is the people I’ve made friends with. Some I’ve met in person and others I can’t wait to meet. It is such a great community!
Actually, last week. My four month old son is about to have surgery (I’ve been telling his story on my blog) and we found out the afternoon before his scheduled surgery that it had been postponed. I was pretty upset. I was mentally and emotionally prepared to go through it and to have it delayed was devastating. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, even people in my own family. I shut my phone off and went to bed early. But otherwise, I’m on my phone a lot…too much.
What fitness activities do you engage in?
Mostly running. Running is my passion. My husband has always been into weight-lifting and is a certified personal trainer and is CrossFit certified, so I join him sometimes in his workouts. We also do a lot of hiking as a family, small hikes that our three-year old can manage on her own two feet and big ones where we pack the kids up on our backs and hike 4,000 to 6,000 feet.
What are your fitness goals for 2013?
My goal for this year is to run a 3:30 marathon.
What fitness related achievement are you most proud of?
I think my first marathon, though it wasn’t my fastest, was probably my proudest fitness accomplishment. I was in recovery for anorexia when I decided I wanted to run a marathon, but my doctors wouldn’t allow it. They wanted to see me healthy before I did any running. I was able to turn things around, gain weight and get to a healthy place physically and mentally; healthy enough to run a 3:51 marathon.
What Olympic sport would you like to try?
Basketball. I always dreamed I’d be on the Women’s Olympic team. I used to have gold medal ceremonies in my room when I was 12. I’d get out the bathroom stool and stand on that and sing the National Anthem.
What is your Fitness Mantra?
I have a lot of different ones, but “Run the race set out for you.” is the one that I keep coming back to. Lately though, I’ve been repeating the mantra “chase it down.” It applies to the workout itself and also to my dreams and goals as a runner.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned since becoming a mom?
Let it go. I’ve learned to let go of so much that used to bother me. I’m much more laid-back than I
was before becoming a mom.
What advice would you give soon to be or new moms?
Be consistent. There are so many baby-rearing and parenting methods out there and it can be so tempting to try them all. If you do you’ll wind up with a very confused newborn. I did that with my first. If one thing didn’t seem to work (as in it didn’t work fast enough for me) then I’d switch to the next method. With my second I’ve been consistent and it has been so much easier.
Window/Aisle: Window before becoming a mom. Aisle now that I’m a mom. (I think my bladder got smaller??)
- Dogs/Cats: Horses
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