Hello! I'm Dawn and I am a busy mom of 5 beautiful children and a wife to a very patient husband; all who constantly keep me on my toes.
I began running after I had my second baby as a way to lose baby weight and get back into shape. A friend got me running and convinced me to sign up for a marathon. I did it and hated it. Pouted for the whole 4 hour car ride home. But...I couldn't go out like that so I tried again a second time and that's when I realized I loved to run. Ever since then, I've tried to run a couple of marathons in between pregnancies to stay fit. Running isn't only a way to great fitness, it has helped me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It is a time to call my own, regroup, settle down, think of nothing, think of everything, and sweat it out! Some call it a runner's high. I guess that's what it is and I love it! More importantly, I want to share with my children and with as many people as I can that living a healthy lifestyle is important. Doing a little each day will have a long term, positive impact on our lives. I know there is always going to be laundry to do, errands to run, something to clean. An hour or so a day is not going to change that so why not get a workout in?....Don't have to ask me twice.
This blog is meant to do a few things...
1. Follow my journey of running. All the ups and downs that go with it.
2. Share my training as I prepare for races.
3. Promote and motivate others to take up running or some form of exercise to begin their journey towards and maintaing an active lifestyle.
4. And share abstract thoughts that come to me in between.
I look forward to getting to know you and learning from you too. Feel free to get in touch with me if there is anything I can do to help you achieve your goals.