The title of my blog is Amazing in Motion because that is how I feel when I am active. I wear many hats. I am a mom, a wife, a nurse and now a runner. I am a 40 something-year-old woman from Massachusetts. I became a mom in 2006 when my son was born. It was instant love. I consider being a mom my most important job.
I met and married my husband in Mozambique. Perhaps if this blog ever takes flight I will share our story. It is unique and very sweet. I adore my husband and I continue to find him more handsome than when we first met in 1999.
I am a registered nurse. I began my nursing career a bit later in my life when I was pregnant with my son. I started as a floor nurse on a busy medical-surgical unit. I worked for a year on a cardiac unit before transitioning to a position in inpatient psychiatry. For over 8 years I worked the 11pm to 7am shift while maintaining an active lifestyle, raising a child and tending to day to day family life. Since 2014 I have worked from home as a nurse case manager for a large insurance company.
About a year after having my son, I discovered running. I ran my first 5K in 2009. I got the most exhilarating rush when I crossed the finish line and knew that was the beginning of something. I could never have imagined then where it would take me. In 2010, I ran my first half marathon. As of 2019, I have completed 10 full marathons, many half marathons, and countless other races.
I truly love to run. I continue to set new goals to keep running challenging and exciting, but there is nothing more thrilling to me than hitting the trail around my favorite reservoir on a gorgeous fall day.
For as long as I can remember I have struggled with weight loss. I am here because I was so inspired after my son was born by a number of healthy living blogs to stop focusing on numbers and ideals and just start living as healthily as possible. I hope that in some small way perhaps I too can inspire someone to get up, get moving and give life a try.
If you have any questions for me please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I would love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by.
I have no idea how you work 11pm-7am. Do you work that 5 days a week? Do you stuggle getting enough sleep. I would never survive those hours, but I am VERY sure that your patients appreciate you being there! 😀
Hi Lindsay thanks so much for reading. I work 32 hours a week and I have a set schedule which rotates every two weeks because I work every other weekend. I actually love working nights. My husband and I have a good system worked out and I speak up if I feel like I need more rest. I have been working nights for 5 years. So far so good!
That’s truly wonderful! I started running last December and it has fizzled out not sure why, but I like to walk my dog better. Haha
Interesting story, Aimee. Do you ever get knee issues when you run? I’m prone to them myself, otherwise I might try running too.
I immediately headed to Goodreads when I noticed it on your sidebar and found out I’ve read many books on your list. I’ve read McCarthy’s Road too – impressive but also very depressing.
Satu “Road” took me ages to read and I still can’t bring myself to read the very last bit. It was one of the most emotionally taxing books I have ever read. McCarthy really has a way with words. I’m going to finish it though.
I’m knocking on every bit of wood I can find right now. I haven’t had any knee issues. The injuries (broken toe and broken rib) I had during marathon training were unrelated to running but definitely affected my running. I know that running is hard on the body and I try to stay very aware of how my body feels so that I don’t push when my body needs a break.
Hi Aimee, Just read your comment on my blog and tracked you down 🙂 I hope one day I can call myself a runner, I started as a person who could barely jog for a minute and now I can manage 7 – 10 k but I have yet to run a race, I’m hoping I can run a marathon one day…I enjoy my run and like you I do get disappointed if I miss my workout I truly enjoy them.Your race page is very inspiring.
Thanks so much Tanvee. If I can run a marathon I think anyone can do it. You are a runner whether you are running races or not. However, I will warn you the races are addicting!