After having my second baby I found myself completely out of shape and overweight. That year I decided to put on a pair of running shoes and run. Living in Oregon my running paths were nothing short of breathtaking so I quickly fell in love with the pavement and the music.
I lost almost 50 pounds that year and forever found a love for running. It’s funny because all these years later when I start to struggle or forget why I even want to run I start to get that feeling again. Missing the sunshine on my skin and the beat of my feet with the sound of my heart.
I slack for a while and come back full force, with even more passion and strength. That’s where I am starting to train for my first half marathon. Looking for inspiration wherever I can. I finally decided I could start training because I finally feel like life is together. My house is clean, and organized, my business feels organized and my kids are happy. It’s time again that I can dedicate the time it takes for training. I look back at the girl who first put on those running shoes and I told myself then that one day I would run a half marathon.
So that day is today, it starts now. I’m running the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in November. There’s no place I’d rather run my first half than at Disney and it really brings my life full circle. Here in California, a happy family, a good life. I can do it and I will be able to finally say I DID IT.
Got any tips for me?