A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bringing the family along....

So at the end of 2010, Phat Chicks put up an "I will.... in 2011" statement on their Facebook page asking us to fill in the blank. After my experience of that first year of being active and seeing who was still left standing beside me as a support I realized just who the most important players were in my life. I know that we always say "family comes first" and "family is the most important thing" but this experience really made it hit home in my heart. So the above was my "I will" and that is just what I did. I signed up for races that only had the kids 1k fun run first, so the whole family could be involved. I traded out trail rides with the girls on the weekends and did bike rides with the family instead, and I asked my hubby to be my partner in the Rockstar Adventure Race that year. I also got my oldest son to join me on my short runs (I ran while he rode his bike) Now the side effect of this was that I am not as strong or fast as I use to be, but I am and other around me are happy :) Although for 2012 I never officially said this was going to still be my goal. I have kept it in mind and still have the sign on my fridge. This year in fact it has happened even more then I realized it could :) Hubby and I ended up doing back to back weekend racing together this summer and for my last race of the year, The Island Girl race. My Mom and sister came out to do it too!! They walked the 10.5k together while I did it running...well the last 3k I had to walk...but more on that in min :)
I had the boys involved in making signs for the me and the other Mommy's/Babe's in Motion and it was awesome the boys LOVED doing this. They kept saying to me, "This is SO much fun right!?!!!" "This is going to be awesome right!???"" LOL! They even LOVED the fact that on race day I gave them party horns and said, "Blow them as loud as you can for as long as you want today!"....they looked at me wide eyed in amazement and said, " COOL!!! OK!" It's been so great being in motion as a family we've had so much fun that we have decided to add another little Van Awesome to the team!! :-O
.....so while I was doing all this stuff through the summer I was also bringing another 'someone' along with me....I am currently 4 1/2 months pregnant!!!! :-D
(hence the reason why I had to walk the last 3k in the final race) We are SO excited and the this pregnancy has been such a majorly different experience for me. Health wise, body wise and attitude wise as well. I have been checking in with my Doctor all along the way because YES I have been pregnant all summer and all through the Triathlon training and all the races I did. But I did everything at a very comfortable pace and listened to my body, when I needed to rest I did, when I had to walk I did and when I had to stop I did. My attitude about it all is that I am not out to win gold but just to stay in motion :-)
"Live in YOUR Awesome!!"

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