Moms RUN San Jose

For Moms who run, by Moms who run…Moms RUN this Town!

And Life Runs On…

on May 23, 2013

It’s been weeks (months?) since my last “real” post, before the Boston Marathon bombing, before having a baby (oh yeah, did I mention I had a baby about a month ago?), before life changed…

Link to original image here

Link to original image here

Well, if growth is measured by my pants size, then yes, I have chosen to grow!  Oh, if only…

Change and I are not friends – especially when it comes up quick, with no warning.  Yet, even if change comes slowly (like over 9 months) and with a “heads up” (or “down” – haha! birthing joke!), accepting and adapting – the “growth”  part – is a difficult process for me.  Isn’t that where the term “growing pains” comes from?  Yet change is an inevitable part of life – whether we want to or not, we change every day of our lives – sometimes for better and sometimes for worse; sometimes on purpose and sometimes due to factors not in our control.

One of the positive changes that come with running is weight loss.  We’ve had several mamas lose a significant amount of weight through running (in conjunction with healthy eating and other lifestyle changes).  Having other mother runners to keep you motivated and accountable is a definite bonus of being part of a moms running club!  I can’t wait to start running again and begin my change process from “Jabba the Hutt” to “anything that doesn’t resemble me wearing a suit of jello”.

Christy H. is one of our newer members.  She joined our chapter, and was so motivated that she started her own chapter in Morgan Hill/Gilroy (a community south of San Jose). As the chapter leader of the Morgan Hill/Gilroy Moms RUN this Town, Christy is now inspiring other moms to run and be involved in community and national races.  Christy writes about her adventures on her blog, Adventures in Christyland and on her Facebook page.  If you’re in the Morgan Hill/Gilroy area and would like to join the Moms RUN this Town Chapter there, click here.

Christy's Before and After pictures - WOOHOO!! Go Mama!!

Christy’s Before and After pictures – WOOHOO!! Go Mama!!

Despite all the awfulness that can happen in this world, we can still make positive changes in our lives and in the lives of others.

Last month, our mamas ran to remember those people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing and helped raise money for the victims through the national MRTT “Boston-Run-Remember” shirt sales.  As a national moms running group, MRTT raised thousands of dollars for the Scott Rigsby Foundation.

San Jose MRTT - BOSTON STRONG

San Jose MRTT – BOSTON STRONG

Life runs on…change is inevitable….growth is optional…but easier if you wear your Wonder Woman outfit….

Yes - mother runners are wonder women!!  (Thanks Bernadette G. for letting me use your B2B picture!)

Yes – mother runners are wonder women!! (Thanks Bernadette G. for letting me use your B2B picture! And no, “Robin” is not part of our MRTT chapter! =)

 

 

 

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