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.
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