Going from 1 child to 2 kiddos ROCKED MY WORLD!! I never thought about how hard it would be to care for, and spread my time and love equally. I was protecting my newborn baby from my 2 year old baby.. I STRUGGLED for a long time adjusting to this new world. Thankfully I had the love and support of my Muscle Man. Little Stud #2 has kept us "busy" since the day he was born.. he put everything in his mouth, did not sleep through the night until 2 1/2 and will not eat anything besides Pizza, cheese puffs and a handful of other non-healthy foods. He is also the sweetest, funniest and smartest kid I know. He gives amazing hugs, makes hilarious faces and cherishes time with family....
What does the have to do with Running?
Not much, well maybe a little... Adjusting to life with baby #2 was not easy, I was tired, frustrated and I often felt overwhelmed... But HE is the reason I started to RUN.. I needed an outlet for the stress, I needed to get out of plus-sized clothes, I needed to breathe and be ME. When Little Stud was 8 weeks old I put on my Running shoes and Wogged.. The Wog became a Jog and the Jog became a Run... I strung enough Runs together to make a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, multiple Marathons...
- Being a Mom and Runner is not easy.....there is a fine line that I clamor along..Home with the kids and husband? Or out training for 2-4 hours? Going to the Zoo or Racing? Skip Boston and spend more time with the family? Or Run another Marathon?
That is how I feel about our Blonde Haired Dimpled Cheeked Little (baby) Boy, I cannot remember a time without him and I would not want to. For all the long nights and tested patience, the reward is a small voice at dinner "Mommy Y is for Yo-yo." "Yes Buddy, good job!"
Same goes for running. At first is was tough, I was tired, it felt awkward and I couldn't figure out how to balance my life...BUT I kept with it... 8 weeks from now I get to celebrate my Running Anniversary. Wow 3 Years!!! I cannot remember life without running.. Thanks Buddy for helping me find a Reason to Run... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
- In my attempt at an analogy between parenting and running I could not figure out how to factor in Potty training ;) Thoughts?? hehehe