I am so excited to continue with the Grow Your Blog –Blog Hop hosted by Kristy at Runaway Bridal Planner. I have been Blog Hopping since October 26th and have visited so many awesome blogs. It has been a really great experience and would recommend everyone to participate in a blog hop if you get the chance. By the end of 2nd round on Friday, I would have connected with 77 other bloggers.
Today (Wednesday November 18th) is spotlight day #2 (since I participated in round 1 and round 2). For those of you visiting through the blog hop WELCOME!!!!
For a 1st look at Who is Fit Balling Running Mom feel free to check out my first spotlight post HERE. There I go into greater detail as to where the name Fit Balling Running Mom came from.
Here we go….
Since beginning my fitness journey 3 years ago:
-I have lost about 30 lbs
-I have lost about 20% body fat
-I have dropped 4 pant sizes (from a tight fitting size 12 to comfortable fitting size 4)
-I have contemplated about participating in fitness competitions but worry that I will not be able to stay as disciplined as I need to to be successful
-I often get stuck in a sabotage mentality that takes me a while to get out of
-I am a No Excuse Mom
-I have weight/fitness goals that I have been trying to achieve and really struggling to get to but I am not discouraged
-I have learned time and time again that health and fitness goals are fluid and do not have to be set in stone. it is a process and process takes time
-I have played contact flag women’s football for 13 years
-I have played co-ed football for 12 years
-I met me husband on the football field
-My husband and I have played on many championship teams together in co-ed football
-My husband is the football coach of my women’s team
-My husband has coached our women’s team from a 1 game winning team to a 3 time National Championship team with many other championships from 2006-present
-I have torn both of my ACLs playing football. Both times were freak, non-contact injuries
-I am 2 All American awards from being eligible for the USTFL Hall of Fame as a player
-Although I play flag football, my nickname is ‘tackles’ (I sometimes get a bit too aggressive-lol!)
-I ran track in high school and college
-I was an All-County track athlete with honors in the 400 and 4X400
-In college I suffered a severe ankle injury that led to me quitting track
-In 2013 after tearing my right ACL playing football and running would become part of my rehab
-I ran a 5k 4 months post ACL surgery
-I ran my first half marathon on 2014 and got addicted to the distance
-I ran my first Ragnar race this past October. It was awesome!
-I ran my fastest 5k last weekend (Race Re-Cap HERE)
-I want to participate in a duathalon in 2016 with the possibility of a triathlon (if I learn how to swim-lol)
-Running is my therapy, my special place, my sanity
-I love my children
-I never thought I would be a mom
-I got pregnant on our first try for our first baby
-I got pregnant on our first try for our second baby
-My son’s name was the only name that my husband and I could agree on
-My daughter’s name was decided with a coin toss right after her birth
-I have never loved anyone as much as I love my children (don’t tell my husband)
-My children have made me a better and kinder person
-Everyday is a blessing with them
-I teach them to be honest, kind, caring and loving
-I get many compliments on how polite, proper and sweet my children are (I guess I am doing a good job)
Thanks for reading another longer than usual post-I really appreciate you hanging around to find out some more about me.
Is there anything else that you would like to know about me? What did you learn today that you didn’t know about me? Was there anything that surprised you?