I am currently suffering from premature midlife crisis. Mine has manifested itself in the form of running long and painful distances. I am a 30ish wife and mother of four naughty and wonderful children living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am certified personal trainer, but I’m not working at this time.
I was motivated to start running in college when my husband was doing NROTC. They ran at the crack of dawn on Tuesday and Thursday and I always asked him when he got back how far they went. It was exciting and amazing to me that regular people could go out and run 6 miles before other people were out of bed. It made me want to run also. I signed up for a credited running class. I didn’t want to be embarrassed and unable to run when class started so I talked my husband into a treadmill. At the time we only had one child. I started the class able to run better than nearly every one else, however, I soon found out we were expecting number two and ended the class slower than nearly everyone else. And that was the beginning. I ran my first race 34 weeks pregnant, casually of course, and was immediately hooked on the race experience. Since then we lived in multiple places and I’ve run dozens of races including several marathons and ultras.
I am currently training for the 2013 Tacoma half marathon in May and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in June.