One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


My Mini-Mudder

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This morning I embarked on a running adventure with my 7 year old. I’m not going to go into the actual event details because frankly, it was the worst experience I’ve ever had at a race to date. THE WORST! But I’m not stopping in to write a review or waste my time complaining. I’d rather focus on the positive.

And there was a lot of positive!

Ryan and I HAD. A. BLAST.

And I have the video to prove it….

He was such a little trooper. Running almost the whole mile, twice! He attempted every obstacle and only bailed on one wall climbing because the height freaked him out.

The mud, however, not a problem.

I decided to stay mostly clean. The adult course was similar to the kids mile and didn’t have the pit until the end. I just didn’t see the point, especially after such a disappointing event. Instead, I ran and then spent the rest of the morning running the kids race with Ryan.

This event may have been a mismanaged, unorganized, cluster. One at which I even insjured myself…

But I still loved it!

I spent a beautful, November morning with my son, outside, being active, talking… bonding. I can only hope Ryan continues to enjoy this as much as I do. He truly is my Motivation Turned Workout Partner, and this post I wrote 3 years ago is truer than ever.

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    Reinaldo Ibáñez

    November 17, 2012

    Yeah, video is private, cannot be watched :P


      November 17, 2012

      SON OF A B$%##$ every time! All fixed. :)


    November 17, 2012

    awesome. i don’t know if i like the face plant in the mud or the hosing off at the end better. Great job RYAN!! You’re awesome!!!


    November 18, 2012



    November 18, 2012

    I love it!

    Erica House

    November 18, 2012

    That looks like such a fun time! You are so the ‘cool Mom’ :)


    November 18, 2012


    Becky Faile

    November 18, 2012



    November 18, 2012

    You are an awesome mom Roni !

    I have to say I had tears in my eyes at the end of the video. I wish I had done things like this with my kids when they were younger. My “baby” is 23. But because of watching your Color Run video, I asked him to do it with me when I saw one was scheduled a month and a half ago here.

    Hopefully I can force myself to keep signing up for stuff like this until I can get myself to the stage you’re at, loving doing it. Several months ago I became a WW drop out –yet again– and put back on the 30 pounds I had lost :(

    Can’t believe I let that slide happen until I had gained it ALL back again. But I just want to tell you, that I keep reading your blog daily and find you so inspirational, and I hope to get myself back on track again soon.
    A big congrats to Ryan for doing such an awesome job, and how proud he must be of earning that medal.


    November 19, 2012

    That is AWESOME!! I loved how he kept saying “Woo!” when he was out of breath.