Who I am…
Well, I’m not sure where to start with this. I just feel like it is something that I should do. Let me start with who I am.
I am a Child of God. That is first and foremost who I am. I am a learner, I still have much to learn about this role in my life but it is very important to me. I try hard to live the way Jesus would want me to.
I am a wife. My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years.
I am a mom. I have four children, ages 12-17. I love being a mom. I have been a stay-at-home mom since the birth of my first child. With my oldest getting ready to head off to university, I’m getting ready to move into a new stage of life.
I am a relatively new runner. Well, I started running last year. In January 2010 I decided that running was going to be the vehicle to get me in shape and help me lose weight. I wish that I had thought of blogging that journey! So I started running using a program called Couch to 5k. So I thought that signing up for a local 5k race was a good idea. It didn’t take me long to realize that I needed a bigger goal. I decided that a half marathon was an achievable endeavor. My husband is an Ironman so he understands the need to set goals. I brought up the idea to him and his jaw just about hit the floor. I have never set such a huge exercising goal for myself. My only condition was that the half marathon needed to be in Walt Disney World. I accomplished that goal on January 8, 2011.
I am a volunteer librarian. I have run the library in my kids’ Christian school for the last seven years. I took a 2 year hiatus (but still did much of the administrative work). I feel called to this work.
I am a healthy eater in the making. I love junk food way to much. I’m learning to enjoy good food more and more. I am gluten intolerant so at least I have to stay away from bread which one of my weaknesses!
I am a TV addict! That doesn’t work well with all my other activities. I will have to learn to watch less.
That is me in a nutshell.