Friday, February 21, 2014

Chronicles of a Multi-tasking Runner

Happy Friday everyone!

Is anyone doing anything interesting this weekend? I am! My best friend Andy is finally getting married, so I was invited to attend his fiance's bridal shower. How exciting! Besides a little partying and a couple of long runs, my weekend will be relaxing. Wait a minute... I'm a mom now... scratch that. I'm going to have a hectic wonderful, completely hands tied amazing and sleepless  restful weekend.

I never imagined how busy I would be as a mom. A co-worker recently wrote to me, "How does it feel to be home relaxing?" (He was making reference to maternity leave). Relaxing? Yeah right! Sorry to break it to you but being a mom is a 24/7 job. Although rewarding, it's nevertheless a demanding and time consuming commitment. Needless to say, it's been quite the challenge to train while taking care of my son. I vowed a long time ago that nothing would stop me from running and, thanks to my husband, he's been very supportive and has given me the ability of doing what I love most- to train and RUN.

Here's a look at how I prepare before a run:

Before:




Now:

Wake up and get dressed
Wake up the baby
Change baby's diaper
Feed the baby
Burp the baby
Feed the baby
Burp the baby
Change the baby's diaper
Change the baby's clothes
Put the baby to sleep
Make coffee
Eat breakfast
Drink coffee
Go for a run

I am very blessed to be a mother and that's why I value running now more than ever. The pavement has become my dance floor and my running shoes my stilettos. The breeze in my face is like music to my ears and the sun is like a spotlight shining down on me. This is my time to be carefree and express myself as I wish. Somehow, I have managed to intertwine motherhood and running together and it feels oh so gooood!

I wish you all a happy Friday and a wonderful, carefree weekend! Don't forget your dancing shoes ;)


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I am grateful for the joy
that motherhood and running
give me.
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4 comments:

  1. I love your blog and following your amazing progress! I appreciate when you post your meals and recipes. It really helps to have ideas and inspiration for healthy eating. Thanks!

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    1. Hello Julie. Thank you for following my blog. I'm glad I can help you with recipe ideas. If you ever have any specific questions, please feel free to write to me: huerta15560@gmail.com

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  2. I just recently found out I am prego (yay!), and your blog has been a great go-to for tips and motivation to continue running throughout my pregnancy - and after! Thanks so much for being open about your experiences! It surely helps us future mom-to-be's!! :-)

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    1. Hello Jen. Congrats on your pregnancy! It's going to be an amazing experience. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others =)

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