The first of these writers is Megan Cox, someone whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know recently. She’s a novelist from the Oklahoma City area, and has quite a story to tell about having a baby and getting back in shape to run a half marathon, which she’ll do later this year.
Here’s Megan in her own words, on where she’s been and what she’ll write about:
“I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Megan Cox, and I’m a new blogger for HalfMarathons.Net. For the next few months, I’ll be telling you about my journey from being super pregnant and having a baby just two weeks ago to running my first race in four years this December, the Dallas White Rock Half Marathon.
I promise to chat about other stuff as well—things that affect runners at all different stages, such as getting back in shape after taking time off from running, fitting running schedules into work schedules (because a paying job is still necessary, right?), and trying awesome workouts that I find in a variety of places—the web, magazines, etc. In addition, I’ll be sharing tips from experts, including personal trainers, competitive runners, and even psychologists, on how we can all overcome the challenges in our lives to train for the ultimate racing experience—the half marathon.
As for the personal stuff, I’m a thirty-something mother of two kiddos (one of which is a newborn!). I’m a Jill-of-all-trades when it comes to writing—journalist, editor, blogger, and most recently, a soon-to-be published YA fiction author under the pen name M. M. Cox. My friends think I’m crazy for undertaking a half marathon (and especially committing to blogging about it) just two weeks after giving birth (oh, and chasing a precocious two-year-old around at the same time)! However, I know many women who balance work, running, kids, and more.
In fact, I’ll be sharing some of their experiences to help any runner realize that “if she can do it, I can do it too.”
So I look forward to sharing this journey with you, and I hope you’ll talk back to me as well. For starters, I’m looking for some personal motivation! I’d love to hear what challenges you have faced in order to run a race, and how you found the strength to overcome them. Until then, happy trails!
Learn more about Megan and her writing at her website, mmcoxbooks.com.