Having children is a profound experience and one that left me struggling with my weight since my firstborn arrived in April, 1992.  It wasn’t until a life-altering kidney donation on February 13, 2006 that turned things around once again. I started on an unexpected journey.  Like Bilbo Baggins, my journey has taken me thousands of miles, and while the monsters and dragons I faced haven’t been real in a ‘living and breathing’ sense, they did need to be fought and slain.  Maybe I haven’t fought hard enough to put them down once and for all.

This is for the women of all ages, paces, sizes and abilities who keep trying to put one foot in front of the other and hear “O, you run?!” all too often.