Hey people. I've been a runner for most of my life. I've used it for a release from the crazies of life where I have been able to tune out all things, feel the wind and the sweat and my heartbeat, and most importantly leave distractions behind so that I can hear from my Maker. The past four years, my relationship with running has drastically changed. Now, I push a stroller and have partial conversations trying to explain all the things about every passing item to my two most curious babes. Or, I run as quickly as possible to get back to whoever is watching them for me. I finally got into a groove with the kiddos and was super excited to start running again, but then my tiny preggo bump started to protest (mainly because I haven't gone enough I think). I had already signed up to run the race for the Santa Barbara Midwives... and for the first time considered just giving up. Meh. I figured if I can't run it well, why run? Well... these women have helped me push out two babes, one from the amazing birth facility they have here in Santa Barbara, and one from the comfort of my very own bedroom. And now, come September, I will be relying on these incredible women once again. So, instead of running for myself, I am going to run for them. And, if I'm running for them, I may as well raise some money because that is a pretty good way of giving them the support they really need, other than LOTS of thank yous and high fives and hormonal emotional hugs. Running may not be the same as it once was for me, but I still love it. Will you help me help them using a platform that I used to be good at ;) And, give them to motivation to try to keep running and be as healthy as possible for the remainder of my pregnancy... and forever and ever. ha. The run is next week, May 6th. So... not much time but we can do it!