Welcome! I’ve given it some thought and came to the realization that it is time to start a blog where I can document this journey that I’ve been on for awhile now. It would be beneficial to have something that I can look back on to see how far I’ve come and where I want to move forward.
This is a place where I talk about training, positive body topics and changing the conversation for women in creating a more positive and empowering relationships with each other.
Just to give you some of the basics, I am a stay at home mom of two boys who are 20 months apart. I started running in 2006 and completed my first half marathon in that year. Took a few breaks and came back strong in 2011 and ended up running my first marathon in 2013. Two back to back baby boys, I tried to keep up running during the second pregnancy but ended up stopping. AGAIN returning in 2017, I went into 2018 running two marathons and then kept chasing that marathon bliss into 2019.
Its the beginning of 2020 and I’m slated for my 6th marathon in May, Mountains 2 Beach marathon where I hope to accomplish my sub-4 marathon goal.
Let me get specific with my numbers:
Personal bests: 5k (24:02), 10k (52:01), Half-Marathon (1:54:40), Marathon (4:16:15).
Also, I have a team that is helping me reach my running goals (and honestly a lot of my mental goals too). I am coached by John Raneri at MckirdyTrained.com, my nutrition plan is made by Lisa Braden at LBtheRD and strength training with Kevon at Recoverperformwell.com.
You can find me on all social media platforms under RetroRunningMom.