Mother of: 2 (plus 2 dogs)
The best part of running: for me is that even though I've been running a long time, I'm still PR'ing. Its certainly a good feeling to know that I haven't yet plateaued or that my best running days aren't behind me.
Mother of: 3
I started running: to get rid of stress and do something for ME! Running has become my obsession. I have run many 5k, 10k, half and full marathons! I recently ran Ragnar and that was an experience of a lifetime.
Mother of: 1
My last run was: indoors. The weather might stop me from running outdoors, but it certainly won't stop me from running.
Mother of: 1
Running has changed: a lot after having my son. Now instead of a simple way to work out, it's the only thing that keeps me sane.
Mother of: 1 daughter, 1 dog, 2 cats and 2 fish
For my first half-marathon: I followed a plan during the summer, but I once school started--I teach first grade--my running disappeared. I didn't run ONCE the entire month of October. The morning of the race, in early November, I got up and thought to myself. D*&% it! I paid $35 to run this! So I ate a Powerbar, left and ran the entire thing without walking a step. I got home, showered, called my Dad, and then slept for 4 hours.
Mother of: 4
I started running to: get healthy in March 2010. To make sure I kept running, I signed up for the Chicago Marathon, which I completed on 10-10-10!
Mother of: 1 boy, 2 beagles
Besides running and motherhood: My other addiction is my Vibram FiveFingers... and cupcakes.