I started doing #Momcrushmonday on my instagram as part of my New Years Resolution. After having a baby I slacked a bit, and was looking for new and fun ways to share other awesome moms. I will be having moms guest blog on Mondays sharing some background info about themselves, their running history, their journey to motherhood, favorite products, and more!
Meet Heather from @HeatherRunsFast
Hello! My name is Heather and I blog at HeatherRunsFast.com. I got into running after gaining the freshman 15 in college and wanting to lose some weight. I met my now husband around the same time and we were hooked! 10 years later, I've run 10 marathons and too many shorter races to count. My marathon PR is 3:13 but that was pre baby days! A year after having my daughter Kara (who's almost 2) I ran a post baby PR of 3:22. While running is my passion, family has my heart. After going through infertility for #1 (weight gain, no exercise, injectible meds), we've been on the same road since January of this year for #2. After 4 failed and 4 cancelled IUI cycles, we have moved onto IVF and will hopefully get pregnant this month! I've registered for Boston, so hopefully I'll be running it with a cute belly! I've got a great support system, on and off the roads and couldn't be more grateful. My husband is amazing and my daughter is my world, I love watching her grow up. Every day is a new adventure and my heart grows even more full. I work full time, so I'm that crazy woman who gets up at 4AM to get my run in so I can spend every second with Kara as possible. It's all about balance!
I can't live without my Garmin, Nuun and foam roller for running. As a mom who trained and breastfed, Nuun was a life saver for hydration and electrolytes. Since I do most of my runs right out of bed, my Trigger Point foam roller is a must to help wake my muscles up. We don't tend to buy many popular products for Kara, as bad as that sounds. She watches a bit of TV, hasn't seen any movies, reads a lot of books and plays with dolls/trucks/play kitchen/balls. My favorite thing of hers are these triangle shaped crayons that are easier for her to hold onto and color with.
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Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I hoped to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but I was recently diagnosed with a rare disease called fibromuscular dysplasia and I'm reinventing this blog to share information on what I learn for my single subject size. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!