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 still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!