Over the years my blog has grown with me. My blog focuses on my passions in life - being a runner, a mom, and a follower of Christ. I will always be honest and real and nope, I won't sugar coat things. I believe by showing our true selves we can better help one another. I include a daily gratitude and bible verse to remind myself, and others, that we all have a lot to be thankful for and we are capable and strong but can not do it alone.
I grew up with activity in my life but can not say I have always been fit. I struggled with my weight in those college years (like most people) and turned to aerobic running as a necessary gym credit. I am so thankful that my college enforced this as it opened my eyes to running in a new way. It isn't just about chasing a soccer ball around.
I didn't run during my pregnancy and regret how inactive I become during those 9 months and beyond. That is why I will always have a special place in my heart for running moms, especially new moms. Feel free to reach out to me at any time. You are not alone!
I have made HUGE mistakes in my life and through God's grace, and running, I have found a better path in life. I have found happiness again and am finally able to say, I am lovable.
My advice for new runners and followers of Christ: Don't give up and take pride in each small accomplishment. Running is hard, and so is doing the right thing at times. I can't say it really ever gets easy, you just get better at it! Incorporate small steps into your training and spiritual growth, document your progress, and you will see results!
Disclaimer: I am a certified RRCA coach for adult distance running, and a RRCA Certified Race Director. Fitness and running are my passions in my life and I blog to share my stories. What works for me may not work for you. I am a huge advocate for annual physicals and for being completely honest with your physician about how intense your workouts are and how many miles you are logging. It is always wise to consult your physician before beginning any new exercise routines.