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Obligatory

Every blog needs that obligatory first post.  One that you can look back on in a few weeks, months, years and think, “Oh my! I actually wrote that? What was I thinking?”  I’m sure this entry will be no different!

So I’m running a half marathon…that’s not normal. Most people don’t even kick around the idea of running a half marathon. I have no idea which one or exactly when, but I have a goal of running it in the next 12-14 months.

It all started at the end of the summer. I was really, really needing something to do for myself. I was waking up, going to work, coming home, being a wife, being a mom, and back to sleep. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Every. Single. Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and my life. But I needed something for me. Something that was just mine.

I am just trying to keep the sanity amongst the daily crazy. And running helps me do that. Having a goal helps me do that. Running helps me be a better mother. Having this goal helps me be a better wife. It’s hard, really hard, to fit in all in, but I need to take care of myself so I can help take care of my family.

Now don’t go thinking that I am some fitness loving, health food eating, got it all together person, and running a half marathon is just the next thing to check off my list. That could be further from the truth. I couldn’t run a half mile (I barely made it through a quarter mile with passing out on the side of the road) when I first started this journey in June. And, honestly, this running business is hard. Really hard. Really really hard.

So, please join me as I share my successes, my struggles and my funny moments during this journey. I’m sure you’ll even get a dose of everyday life, as I need the support of my family to make this happen. This is crazy. This is not normal. This is a little bit insane.
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