Hello and welcome! I am so excited to be participating in the blog hop hosted by the fabulous Runaway Bridal Planner!
So a little about me, I’m a mom to one wonderfully active 6 year old, the best wife in the world(you better be nodding Daniel), part time substitute teacher, virtual race director and of course blogger. I like to laugh at my own jokes mostly because I think I’m the only one who thinks I’m funny 😛 I love Star Wars and Disney but wasn’t thrilled when they merged into the reason my bank account is always low. Sometimes, if I’m really good I have time to crochet stuff for friends and family. I started running in 2012 and despite recent setbacks I still enjoy running. It all began as a way to get healthy and loose the post baby pooch but as it turned out I like medals. I have completed several races: 3 5ks, 6 10ks, 8 half marathons and 2 full marathons. My favorite race so far has been the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Fransisco. Sorry runDisney, your medals are cool but they gave me Tiffany’s.
I really wish I was more photogenic in race pictures but to my defense, the sun was in my face in this one.
I began my vegan diet as a simple diet detox because despite my working out I wasn’t loosing anymore weight. Little did I know those 21 days would change me so much. I did end up losing more weight but I gained much more than just weight loss. Sadly the little weight I did loose came right back when my foot troubles began. I suffer from severe Plantar Fasciitis which limited my running for almost one year. I finally got custom orthotics that I have to wear everyday, bye bye cute flats. On the positive side I can still wear heels but who wants to chase after 20 kindergarteners in heels? So that leaves me with no choice but to wear running shoes to work, right? 😉 I still do everything in my power to reduce pain naturally because I’ve heard mixed reviews of the shots and surgery is my last resort.
We recently relocated from El Segundo, CA to the Las Vegas desert and we bought a nice house which one year after moving in is still not properly decorated. I’ll get to it…soon. During this crazy settling in period is when I lost my previous blog Running With A Stroller. I have since made my peace with the loss but I’m grateful and appreciate the good times we had. RIP first blog. As you can see, this blog is still a work in progress.
Thanks for reading!
What has been your favorite race so far? Any advice on the shot for PF?