I’m a running mom in South Louisiana…LOVE my area…it’s unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. I was born & raised here & now raise my family with my husband. We have 5 – his, mine & ours…23, 19, 18, 12, and 11! Our last two precious daughters were born profoundly deaf with Auditory Neuropathy. Thankfully, with cochlear implants, they hear beautifully. They are in school and pursue normal kid-things – soccer, swimming, piano, etc. We found out about their deafness shortly after my 11 year old was born. It was a very chaotic time – she was a preemie – then we found out within days her year old sister was profoundly deaf. We had to wait for our youngest to be about 7 months old before we could test her, sedated, to find out…sure enough, same diagnosis. I think shortly after that is when I got into health & fitness. I would put both babies in a double stroller, walk, then rollerblade, and then run, in my neighborhood. I always felt so centered again after one of our outings. I think I came to find running as my own medicine to take during all the uncertaintly of those early years with our daughters. Now, it’s such a huge part of my life, running is, and I have no plans to ever stop. I love racing and love long distances the most…to update since I began this blog, I have gotten interested in triathlons. I’ve done two so far. Seemed like a pretty natural progression for me because I would often get on my bike after a run of any distance to “stretch” out my legs…truth be told, I just love to ride my bike. Always have. Most of the text in my blog is not capped unless I’m talking about someone important or to emphasize. I have always loved English…yes, I do it on purpose! I always thought ee cummings was pretty cool like that! Anywho…peace.