Happy Mother’s Day! Today is one of my favorite times of the year. I am proud to be a mom to 4 loving, sweet boys that sometimes drive me up the wall. I am also blessed to be the daughter to an amazing mother who taught me everything I know as a parent.
If you get a chance to read my Cooking Story in the About page, you can see I grew up with a big family which included 3 girls and 1 boy. The unconditional love, warmth and devotion from my parents made me the mother I am today and I am so grateful.
So on this special day, I like to do what most mothers do… and that is to run a race😜 Was that a failed attempt at sarcasm?😱 Yes, I usually run a back to back (10k/5k) at the JCC Rubin Run which I came in 2nd for the 10k and 3rd for the 5k for women last year. The healing process after my surgery has set me back. Fortunately, I get to live vicariously through my kids, my husband and my teammates. They had a great day today!
My husband PR’d his 10k race! Due to unusual circumstances I was unable to get a better picture of him running the race. The baby deciding to sleep in… which he never did before and then I had to walk in the rain for a few blocks with 3 kids because there was no parking!! Sorry honey😟
Kid 1 came in 3rd place for his age group in the 5k. Watch how he passes this 17 year old at the finish line. That’s my boy!!!
Kid 2 chatted the entire time to the people around him in the 5k. He definitely is my social butterfly! I always wonder how fast he could really run if he would just stop talking.
Kid 3, my 5 year old, ran his first 5k! We like to start them early😉
Here are Kimberly Aspholm and Stephen Katz from FinKraft bringing home trophies! Great job guys!!!
It was interesting being a spectator since I am usually racing but I wasn’t alone. I had Kid 4 to keep me company. His time to shine will come soon and he’s eager to get started.
I have to say it has been difficult breaking from my routine of running everyday. Running for me is not only physical it is also mental therapy… so if I’m acting a bit nutty we all know why😜 I’m throwing all my attention into my blog, cooking and of course my family. Also, I am hoping my planter fasciitis would just go away, but after 5 weeks of not running, the intermittent throbbing pain isn’t subsiding like I hoped! So I guess some rest, crossing my fingers and saying a little prayer is not working. I have to heel my heal😆 before training for Steamtown Marathon in October and Boston Marathon in April. I can then get into my training schedule, nutrition, etc…leading me up to the big day. I would love any advice, tips or just a shoulder to cry on until I am better. For now, I will be the photographer/cheerleader for my family and friends as they bring home the hardware… so proud of my boy!
10 thoughts on “On Your Mark… Get Set… Go!”
Well done to all of you!
Very inspiring! Makes me feel guilty for being so lazy
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Thank you! It definitely is a fun day for all. Happy Mother’s Day!
Beautiful, athletic family! It’s great to instill these tendencies at an early age. Way to go!
Thank you! I believe that we are our children’s first teachers and they observe everything we do. Incorporating fitness is crucial in living a healthy lifestyle. I appreciate your feedback!!!
To answer your question, I did strain my calf once while running. I wrapped it in ice, massaged it and it took about 7 days to feel better.
I’m glad to hear it wasn’t a lingering injury. I’m realizing that this heel issue I am having may be a bone spur
What a beautiful family…from the bottom of my heart! The family the runs together stays together.
You are so kind I totally say that about my family!!
I hear bone spurs are pretty painful. Maybe rest it for a while?
Thanks for the advice! I recently had an unrelated surgery and I haven’t been running for almost 6 weeks… so hard to do since running is everything to me. It was the best way to get me to stop running though. Unfortunately it didn’t fix my heel