Mud and Chocolate Trail Run; 3rd Woman to Finish!
Half Marathon on my 30th Bday
Eliza Runnin' like her mummy!
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Hello, I am Kate; a 31 year old attorney, wife, and mum to my spunky Eliza Jane, born December, 2012. My plans of a natural birth center birth went south, and I ended up with an emergency C-section which hit me hard. I had never had a major surgery before and feeling so out of control of my body was new to me.
The first night back from the hospital I was in a lot of pain. I woke up and had to use the bathroom. I went in, and then realized I couldn't bend down to put my underwear back on. There I was, with no way to get dressed- I felt humiliated, ashamed, scared and helpless, and then my baby started to cry. Not only could I not take care of myself, I couldn't help my tiny newborn baby.
Little by little I started getting my body back, and then I found running. First I ran-walked my way up to a 5k, then a 10k, then my first half-marathon on my 30th b-day (where I came in 2nd in my age group) almost exactly nine months after she was born. The more I ran, the stronger I felt.
For me it isn't just about the speed- it is the emotional effects of running. I feel strong, I feel happy, I feel more in touch with nature and for the first time in my life I have learned to love my body. It may not be perfect, but now I can appreciate and love it despite its imperfections; it can create life, nourish that life, and push me across the finish line of a half marathon and that is just pretty damn amazing!
Running means so much to me, and I hope through this online community I can connect to others, share my passion with you all, and hopefully hear how fitness has changed your lives as well!
Running Over an Hour: Completed
Running a 10k in Under an hour: Completed
Under 132: (The weight I was when I graduated high school in 2001): Completed
Goal Weight of 127: (pre-pregnancy weight) Completed (9 months post baby)
Run 7:30 average pace on a long run:
Lovin' the run!
I am from Seattle, where I finished law school. I have also spent lots of time abroad; I lived in Paris for a year, taught English in Argentina for 2 years and have traveled to; Mexico, Canada, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, England, Ireland and Spain.
Thanks for the comment on my page! This is the longest I have kept up with any weight loss journey (a measley 2 months) and also the first time I am keeping the weight off that I lose. :) I love progress. Looks like you are doing awesome too!!
1175 days ago
Great job on getting back on track with your food tracking. :) You're doing great!
1177 days ago
I can't wait to walk with you and Eliza next week! Have a great weekend! Tell Kyle happy birthday for me!
1190 days ago
Welcome to the Young Mom's Battling the Post Baby Weight Team! We are very excited to have you on the team! Wishing you LOTS OF SUCCESS!!!
1190 days ago
Thanks for the love and the add! :) :) I had to have an emergency c-section as well and I know it is now an easy recovery. Glad you are well enough to start your weight loss journey! :)
1191 days ago