I could not have trained for my first half marathon or continued this running journey if I didn't have the friends that I have. They love me and they love my girls. To this day, I have a support system that continues to support my running journey. I am so grateful for them. When I run races, if it is a 5K, I always try to have my girls at the races with a babysitter (hopefully cheering for me at the finish). I want them to see what mommy works so hard for. They see me do my Beachbody workouts at home. I want them to see that hard work is worth it. It's now becoming a family thing.
|My first race - Hotcake Hustle, January 2016.|
|The girls were there at the finish line cheering for me at my second race, The Hot Chocolate Run, February 2016.|
|The girls were there to cheer for me at the finish of the 2016 Color Run.|
|I had my favorite cheerleaders cheering across the finish at the 2016 Run Like A Mother.|
|In May of 2016, Lyla ran her first 1 mile run and earned her first medal.|
|Rock the Block 2016|
|Both girls ran the 1K at the 2016 Plano Balloon Festival Races.|
|These sweet girls waited (with their awesome babysitter) in the pouring rain to cheer for me at my first half marathon.|
|Running with our local running club.|
|Lyla ran another 1 mile run at the 2016 Plano Haunt Jaunt.|
|Their first runDisney race.|
|Princess Half Marathon 2017|
|Run Like A Mother 2017|
|Rock the Block 2017|
Is it hard to fit my training in my schedule? OH YEAH!!! I had a friend in high school tell me something that he learned from his father..."You make time for the things that are important to you." I've learned that he and his dad were right. If you want it bad enough, you will make it work. You won't let excuses get in the way. I will say that when I first started running, I was very consistent in my strength training. The past year, I have not been as consistent. I'm just tired and I've decided that I'm not going to kill myself. Every month I sit down and look at my calendar and I figure out my running schedule. I then try my best to work in my strength training. I have to remind myself that this is a journey. Every journey has its ups and downs.