"Let's just say starting... I am very inconsistent. I know this is a big endeavor, but I am determined!"
"Currently, my life is filled with rhinestones! I wake up and make a shake, check on Leilani’s progress with online schooling, work, pageant wardrobe assessment, interview prep, remind Leilani to do vocal exercises, pick up Brandon from school, take Leilani to whatever her afternoon activity is for the day (she is my 7 days a week girl-at least one activity-7 days a week) pick up Leilani, head home. Usually get home between 8 and 10 PM every day. Then, I work online until about midnight-2 AM."
"On running days, I wake up earlier and run either on the trail or at White Deer. I like to jog for a bit and then stretch on the path. I don’t run really long distances yet, but, I am getting there. When Leilani runs with me, we love to sing the entire time. I am not a competitive runner so, we try to make it as fun as possible and see how far we can go."
"Sleep. But I can sleep when I’m dead. I gain so much more by running."
"Before the race, I was most concerned about the slippery wall because I don’t have a lot of upper body strength, but I really had nothing to worry about. Mind over matter, one hand over the other and I was over the wall before I knew it."
|Slippery Wall: CONQUERED!|
She told me that the most intimidating obstacle was actually the step up cargo climb. Why? Well, a picture is worth a thousand words...
|Can you even imagine????|
"The amount of encouragement the racers gave one another. Everyone wanted to see to everyone be successful. If you were struggling on an obstacle, there was a stranger next to you cheering you on. If you were slowing down, a stranger would encourage you to keep going: 'You got this!'"
"This is certainly something I never saw myself doing. I always hated running. Now, as a mom, I am happy to have this time to myself. I decided this year, I needed to be a bit more selfish and do something that is just for me. On days that Leilani runs with me, I love this time bonding with her. We don’t have to think about what’s coming up next, we just run and sing."