By Megan Cox
In less than two weeks, I will be running my first road race—a half marathon—in four years.
In those last four years, I’ve had two babies (the youngest is seven months), made a major move across the country (Washington D.C. to Oklahoma City), and contracted my first young adult book series (the first, Accidental Mobster, was released this past September).
So, needless to say, busy times for this gal.
When I started blogging for this site, my new baby was just two weeks old, and if you’ve been following my journey, you know it’s been an up and down ride. Some days I get finished with a run, and I am just so buzzed. Others, I feel like I’ve sapped all my energy before seven a.m., only to face a day with a two-year-old and an infant. Yikes.
Seven months later, I can say I’m proud of myself—and really, of all the people who read this blog. If it weren’t for my posts, I’m not certain I could have kept myself motivated to train. Therefore, I’m sending out props to all those running mommies who aren’t blogging about it. You’re my heroes!
On December 9, I will be running in the Dallas Half Marathon. The race was formerly known as the Dallas White Rock Marathon and Half Marathon. It began in 1971, with just a few hundred marathon runners. Now the Dallas Marathon boasts 25,000 runners as well as a relay race, 5K, and half-marathon.