Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

Today, I celebrated my 4th Mother's Day. It is so hard to believe I have been a mommy for four beautiful years. It just doesn't seem possible, I mean, time has just gone by so fast. I have three beautiful angels now, and I just feel so incredibly lucky to have them in my life. Each year I grow so much because of them. They teach me so much about life. Who knew such small children could do so much?

If you have been reading my blog, you may remember the blog of getting in shape. You can read about it here. Back in February, I decided to challenge myself for 90 days to learn to run and blog about it. Well, I did it. I hate to run, and always have. I have to admit, I think I may be starting to actually enjoy it....Shhhhhhhh....don't tell anyone! :) In order to keep myself honest, I signed myself and Kevin up for a mother's day 5K here in Portland. I had never in my life run a 5K, hell, I could barely run down our 100ft driveway at that point, but....I was going to do it.

Well, today was the day. Kevin woke me up at 0730 as I was comfortably snuggled up with my little sleeping Clara. We woke the girls up and got ready to head into Portland for our mother's day run at the Portland Sea Dogs stadium. My parents spent the night so they could help with the girls and watch Kevin and I embark on our first race together. It was so COLD. Low 40s and windy...too windy. Living near the ocean, it is frequently windy here, so thankfully, I have gotten used to it a little.

We arrived in Portland and ran our race! We finished in just over 30 minutes - which was my goal! What an amazing accomplishment. Halfway through the race, I was just amazed that I was actually running in a 5K. I fulfilled my goal. It felt so great to cross the finish line with Kevin. I was so proud of him, too!

After the race, we all headed out for brunch together. The girls did so well, and I think were enjoying all the fun and excitement of the weekend. When we arrived home, my parents left, and the girls headed up for a nap. Kevin and I relaxed. Clara woke up early from her nap, so I ended up going upstairs to lay down with her. She nursed, and I passed out. It was so nice to nap with her, something I don't do very often anymore.

Aside from my first mother's day, this is probably my favorite one. I gave myself an amazing gift. My husband was there to celebrate with me. My family was there cheering us on. We were all together. Healthy and Happy. It just doesn't get much better than that!


  1. CONGRATS!!! I've been following your progress off and on throughout your preparations for the 5K and just wanted to add my voice to the list of those who are very happy for you and proud of you for sticking to your guns and getting your first 5K in. What an accomplishment! Happy Mother's Day (belated) to you and a big birthday hug to Mairead. I can't believe she's four!!!

  2. Yay Steph You did it! I knew you could, you always do what you set your mind to.
    Congrats to you and Kevin ;)


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