If you have been following me on Funner Runner or though social media for a while, you are probably familiar with my mom - Momma K. In celebration of Mother's Day weekend, I decided to celebrate Momma K with her own blog post. Here are a few things about Momma K.
Momma K had two 'dream jobs' when she was little. She wanted to either be a clown (because she liked to make people laugh) or a mom. I must say, I am glad that she went the route of motherhood. Her delivery of me was not the easiest. Due to blood pressure issues in labor, the medications given to her caused me to stop breathing. I was born a gray lifeless lump and they had to put me on oxygen which made my lungs collapse. As a result, I spent the first 5 days of my life in the NICU fighting for my life. Needless to say, after I was born she told my grandmother to 'go buy Brandi a shirt that says I will be an only child.' She always tells me about the pain of not knowing whether her baby would live or die. Here I am - her one and only.
Her fitness journey began in 2012 after seeing a picture of us after a 1/2 Marathon that I ran. This was her "ah-ha" moment. She started eating better by eliminating a lot of the poor food choices she was making and portion control. She also decided that she would 'try' to do a 5K a month with me which she was suddenly sucked into and runs 35+ races a year now. Momma K has now lost (and most importantly kept off) 70+ lbs and has done some pretty awesome things.
Momma K has now completed three 1/2 marathons and will be running #4 in September. Her first 1/2 marathon was the 2104 Princess Half Marathon which she also ran the 10K the day before. While she loves running runDisney 1/2 marathons, her favorite distance is the 5K, but I think 10K is starting to grow on her.
Momma K will be celebrating a milestone birthday this fall - she will be 60! While many people would be upset about turning 60, she is beyond excited! Not only will this put her in a new age group for races, she will get to celebrate it at Disneyland which is celebrating its 60th anniversary as well.
I hope all of the mothers out there have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Make sure to hug your mom today, call her and tell her that you love her, or have a few sweet memories of her if she is no longer with you. Momma K will not get to see her mom today, but she will see her in 2 weeks. Here is Grandma's first blog picture (she would smack me if she knew that she was on the internet) - I love you Grandma!
I have some fun surprises in store for Momma K and will be sure to share the fun with all of you as well. I love you mom!
Question of the Day: How are you celebrating Mother's Day this weekend? Do you have any family traditions?
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