My 942nd blog post - who I am

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I wrote my first blog post on February 16, 2011. Wow! That was a long time ago. I thought of it this morning and my thoughts weren't grand. I knew it was short and an introduction but I couldn't quite remember what I said so of course, I had to go look today. Oh my goodness, this post brought me chills! Not because of anything grand. No fancy writing. No fancy images. In fact, no image at all. Those did slowly come in and watermarking was way down the line. But what brought me chills is that is was honestly me.

No, I didn't think I lied to you from day one but my statement that I had no idea where this blog would go or evolve hits me to the core.

It has evolved mainly because I have evolved but I am still true to my mission and my goal to be a great and patient mom. Oh man, I am still working on that patience thing. But let's rewind a bit to my mission: "inspiring women to believe in themselves, to be active, and to run strong in life!" There is only one thing I would change and that would be women to others. I haven't lost that special place in my heart for women, especially new mom's trying to get back into fitness, but I don't want to discriminate against anyone. So you may see that changing in the near future.

And my blog name: Life as a Running Mom. I often wonder if it was the best name for me when I see other blog names and think, wow, that is a cool name! But the name is true to me and what my blog is about. It is about my life as a running mom. And who knew where that would take me!

Since I started this blog I started running daily. I was inspired to start by an awesome lady, who happened to have a blog, and yep, she is still running daily too. I started my running streak on December 30, 2011.

And through this blogging and running journey I found my spirituality again. I am certain my parents were beyond ecstatic that the faith they raised me in was coming back into my life. I am also certain my mom loved that she could send a devotions book to my daughter for my birthday and knew I would view that as the best present ever! Yes, through blogging and running I have come out of my shell and will tell the world I believe in God and strive to keep Him at my side and in my heart each and every day. I couldn't do any of this without Him.

Who would have imagined that social media would become a bigger thing for me? Blogging brought me to twitter, a facebook page, instagram, pinterest and so much more could happen. Some may say that is a bad thing but for me it is amazing. It was through a facebook post from a fellow runner that I learned about I Run for Michael and after what seemed an incredibly long wait, but not as long as pregnancy, I was matched to my buddy Toby. Running has new meaning.

My life has deeper meaning. I am now running for so much more than just myself, or my daughter, or my spirituality. I am running for Toby, for Down syndrome awareness, for God. I am evolving...or should I say, I am following a path in my life that I am certain is the exact path I should follow....well, if you forget those road bumps here and there. But that first initial question remains - what will this blog evolve into from here? Only time will tell.

Thank you for being part of my life.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the support of others.
Daily Affirmation: My life is on the right path.


  1. I recently started blogging after being inspired by you (and a few others). Keep up the great work. You also make me want to visit Hawaii! Check out my blog if you get a chance (hohoruns.blogspot.com). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

    1. Aloha and thanks for stopping by. Going your way now!

  2. I love following your blog.. oh wait.. I follow you on all of your social media ;) Amy from Will Run For Ice Cream

  3. Really enjoy your blog, Erica! We lived on Oahu last year, so it's fun to "know" another Hawaii runner.

  4. Your blog is wonderful and very honest. Isn't it cool to look back and to see how a blog has transformed you. I find that the writing I do through my blog has truly helped me to grow and to become a much stronger person!


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