Becoming Em's mom was something I had prayed about for years and years...dreamed about the day when I could hold her in my arms and hear her cry for the first time! While we had not a clue what it was like to actually be parents, we didn't lack in love and excitement over our new bundle of joy!
I am not going to say that first year was all doves and roses. We were new parents...both of us worked full-time...I was going to school part-time to get an advanced degree...
I can wear the badge with pride...I am a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have run pushing and carrying my chickies as a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have run side by side with our oldest as a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have had countless adventures with my BRF Jill faithfully by my side (I could do just a post on you Jill....oh wait I have!!) as a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have met (and become friends with) the most amazing people...a lot of which are also mother runners... as a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have joined running groups and Ragnar teams as a MOTHER RUNNER!
I have run 35 half marathons as a MOTHER RUNNER!!
Why all this mother runner talk....well because there was a time when I thought I couldn't do it...that my dreams and goals needed to be put on hold until the girls were older...that I needed to be put on hold. Yes life is crazy as a mother runner....isn't it crazy for everyone...but I am so thankful for the support of my husband to help me realize that I can be a mother runner....that I can be an example for our girls!
I am proud to be a MOTHER RUNNER!!!