I’m Katie. Technically Catherine, but more comfortable as Katie…with a “K”, not a “C” – like the princess – my parent’s were on to something
29 30 years ago. So you can just call me Lady Katie. east coast royalty. The hubster calls me Kath – kind of drives me batty, but I love him and it’s become slightly endearing. I am a runner. Don’t know when it happened. Don’t know how it happened. But, I stumbled upon this thing called “running”, and I’m hooked. It works. I like it. I think I’ll keep it. As long as my body says I can.
It took awhile for me to call myself a “runner”. Like it was a this very prestigious title allowed only to those who actually compete in the sport and know what the heck they are doing and have been running for a gazillion years. I do not know what the heck I am doing, and I have not been running for a gazillion years – hence the title “ms.fit runner”. Speedwork, never did it. Tempo runs, fartleks, blah blah blah, had to google them all when people would ask me how I trained, because I didn’t know what they meant. I walked out my door and ran as fast as I could for as long as I had time for until I had to get back to the homestead! Just did my own thing- and it worked.
I have, however, been having babies for quite a few years, which is why the consistent running and training hasn’t really worked for me – until recently. I am truly blessed to have be able to stay home with my three little loves – Alexandra is 5, Anna is 4 and Luke is 2 – and they are a handful! It’s non-stop action in the Edwards’ household with my little monsters:) But no more babies. Please and thank you. Lovely while it lasted. Overjoyed with the little blessings that I have. Time to MOVE ON!….enter the running life, and how wonderful it is!
Rewind again…pre-children and all that jazz….my #2 name for the blog was going to be the “never runner mother”. There are 3 questions I get asked the most after I run, or race. The first is “have you always been a runner???” my answer is always – “no, I was never a runner”. I played sports in highschool and fitness was always very important to me, but running was not how I kept in shape. Lets talk elliptical and stairmaster, that’s how it was done in my world back in the day. I was working out up until the day I had each of my children and getting back to the gym asap after. The second question is, “how long have you been running?” Let you know when I have an answer. Considering I’ve been populating this country from the years 2006-2010, I started consistently running after my son was born in 2010. The third question is “why do you run?” It’s not just running, but the racing that goes with it – it gives me a reason to run all those miles, something to work for. I feel strong. I feel like I’ve accomplished something. It’s a challenge. I feel like I’ve kept my sanity one day longer. But in the end, it’s my hobby. I like the shoes. The cute running skirts. The fun tops. The whole shebang. It’s a good deal. I’m gonna go with it, and see just how far I can go…
Some pictures to get acquainted…
Scary race picture…apparently I was just going for a little stroll
I think I got stuck between a peace sign and a thumbs up –
can’t make decisions like that while running
Me and my #1 dancing queen
#2 and 3
(I’m like a chameleon- the hair changes with the seasons;))
Gansett marathon. disaster. one of the many running ‘learning’ experiences
Last minute 5k race. 2nd female.
the answer is yes – I do have the three most beautiful children in the world:)
Feel free to get in touch, with questions, answers, to ask me how I can possibly do it ALL and look so good doing it, anything along those lines:)
ps – this does happen to be MY blog. I am claiming it. whatever I say on here is my opinion and my opinion only. I’m not super concerned whether you like it or not. I say that in the nicest way possible. I am VERY sarcastic, so don’t take everything I say too seriously. with that being said, I like to have serious posts as well. and everything in between. I am glad you have taken the time to “check me out” on my blog and hope you like what you read. if you don’t, there are plenty of blogs out there waiting to be read:) Looking forward to a fun “blogging” relationship with all of you out there!