I was interviewed by a writer for Runner's World today. It was fun! She was really great and personable. I was worried that I would be boring and there wouldn't be much for her to write about, but it turns out that between my running, losing over 75lbs, being mom to a large family, how we came to adopt nine kids, etc. etc.... there was a lot to cover. There will be follow up interviews (she wants to talk with Josh, my parents, and a kid or two), and I guess at some point a photographer will come. How fun is that?
The plan is for the article to be the lead story in the "Human Race" section of Runner's World for the May 2012 issue (for Mother's Day). I was told that if they happen to hear about a mom of 15 that made it into the Olympics that I could get bumped, but they didn't expect that. :)
One of the things that I said is that I hope that all of my kids find their "thing"... something that challenges them, that they love and are passionate about, and something that makes them feel the way that running makes me feel. And then later this afternoon I stumbled across this quote that fit so perfectly!
"There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year,
years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child,
an artist and a saint. So, too, are you.
Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will
become the person you are meant to be. - George Sheehan
How awesome is that? Running is my play. Running is my self-renewing compulsion (LOVE THAT). And running definitely helps me become the person I am meant to be.