A new beginning

I am a mom to 4

ages 12 to 21.

No, I am not old enough to

have a 21 yr old.

I started running 2 yrs ago this month,

weighing in at

163 lbs.

I have since lost

15 lbs and 22 inches overall

20 pounds.

Why did I start?

The Principal (my husband) had suggested

we run Bloomsday.

Sure I said

let’s do it.

My first 5K training was

on the treadmill.

It took me 58 minutes.

I felt like I had won a marathon!

I continued to train for that 12K

and decided to try a 5K

Race for the Cure

in honor of

my cousin Jamie

I then did Bloomsday

and a few more 5K’s.

Even 2 half marathons.

Every time I got out there

I did it for Jamie thinking

she would probably

really LOVE to be running.

Jamie lost her battle

October 4th, 2010.

The day after my 2nd half marathon

in September

my mom died.

I haven’t run since.

Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

I will run again.

For my emotional

and

my physical well being.

My goal this year is to run at least another half marathon.

In October? Spokane Marathon.

Life happens. Mental breaks are needed.

You have to take care of yourself.

Don’t give up on exercising.

Your body and mind will thank you!