Hi everyone, I'm Heidi Nelson. I'm really excited/nervous for this race! Ever since reading Lori's blog post about the race last year I have thought, that is a race that I want to do someday and then when Lori started putting together a team and invited me I jumped at the chance. However, life took one of it's little detours and I surprisingly found out I was pregnant last July. I am due March 25th with our 3rd little boy. I have twin boys that just turned 2 right before Christmas. So I'm really hoping that everything goes well and I will be able to run by then!
I ran my first race when I was 10, my dad had really gotten in to running that year and had just ran the St. George Marathon so I ran a 5K with him, my brother and a few friends. My running has been very sporadic through the years, but last winter I really started doing it consistently again and like many of you I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love it when I'm done and how good I feel, but I hate getting up and getting out there (especially when Lori made a running plan for me last summer and introduced me to speed training!). I had only run 5K's before, but last July I ran my first 10K and loved it! Since being pregnant I have been forbidden to run by my doctor (because of complications with my last pregnancy), so I'm really out of shape now and miss it terribly! Besides being a mom I am a nurse in the Pediatric ICU at Primary Children's where I usually work 1-2 night shifts a week, even though I'm often sleep deprived I love my job. I also love playing with my kids, sewing, crocheting, reading, and playing outside. I can't wait to meet all of you and I'm really excited/hoping to run this race.