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!