Let’s see. My name is Laura and I am a 33 year old “single” mom – I say single in quotes because I’m divorced but dating – living in Stafford, Virginia with my daughters, Stephanie Ella and Autumn Marie. Stephanie was born a week before her due date on June 15th, 2012 and was named after my mom who passed away at the age of 40 when I was just 13 years old. Autumn was born 2 days after her due date on January 11, 2015 and was named after one of my favorite movies “500 days of Summer” and she shares her middle name with my grandmom and myself. I work full time as an accountant for a government contractor.
I have a boyfriend with 2 sons of his own around the same age as my daughters and we are currently working on blending our families together and navigating through all of the challenges that brings along! It’s been a wild and exciting ride so far and the kids seem to be having the best time when they are together. They get along wonderfully and when the house is full, there is never a dull moment…or silence!
Some of my hobbies outside of running include spending time with my family and friends, watching football and hockey, the beach, traveling to new places, and exploring new breweries. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but my heart belongs to Pittsburgh. I am a diehard Steelers and Penguins fan and have been since I was 13 years old.
My main hobby or passion if you will, and the reason for this blog, is running. I have a huge passion for the sport and hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon soon. I have been running since I was a little girl but never took it seriously until a few years ago. Running makes me feel strong and confident and I love challenging and pushing myself to new heights.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!