|Me (left) with Dimity and my friend Mary|
|Dimity (left) and Sarah talking about their latest,|
"Train Like a Mother"
Honestly, it was a great night with some great people. Dimity and Sarah read a few passages from their books, told some pretty hilarious stories and gave away a butt-load of awesome prizes. Yes, butt-load is a real term. In fact, I won a prize. I actually never win anything. No, I'm not one of those people that win lots of things but exclaims, "Oh my, I NEVER win anything!" as I'm running up to claim one of my many prizes. I really never win anything. I am a loser. Though now I can't say that as I won a gift certificate that I can use towards something from 110% compression/recovery gear. This looks super sweet and I can't wait to use it. I haven't decided what I want, but I'll let you know!
|My super-awesome friend Joanna with Dimity.|
Joanna won a watch from Soleus!
I've been to a lot of these book-signing/running-celebrity events and I have to say, hanging with Dimity and Sarah and all the mother runners was one of my favorite events. Meeting other mother runners, who have to juggle kids/work/husband/life just like I do is quite empowering. You know, I love guys and guys have their stuff to deal with. But we women have a harder road to run. We do. There are far more bumps in the road (guys, you really can't say you have it worse than we do. Let's just leave it at menstruation, pregnancy and lactation, shall we?) and Dimity and Sarah have created a forum for us to talk about these things without embarrassment. In fact, we're all just a little more empowered and MUCH better runners because of it.
Carry on, girls!