Not really. Although that notion is one we hope to bring to fruition one of these days.
Here's our pseudo interview (in actuality, Amanda e-mailed me these questions and my responses follow--but the first paragraph seemed so much more personal and warm though, don't you think?):
Amanda: You tend to make us laugh, but I am going to focus on your ability to inspire. You've been writing a lot about running, which coincided with a number of bloggers writing about The Biggest Loser type weight loss. As a working mom of three with a great relationship with her husband and friends, you are proving that anyone can make time. How do you get out every day?
Sarah: I don't necessarily run every day. The only real time I have is at 5:30 a.m.--it's still dark out! The physical act of turning OFF the alarm (not pressing snooze) and rising out of the warm bed is the hardest challenge. Once I'm outside, the rest is easy. And seeing the sun rise really does set a nice tone for the rest of my day. I usually run at least 4 times a week for a minimum of 3 miles.
Amanda: What is your motivation?
Sarah: My motivation at first (back in the spring) was finding something that didn't cost money (I had just quit the $40/month gym). I ran track all through high school and played some soccer in college, so I've always been pretty athletic. Running just seemed like the most efficient and cheapest form of exercise. I first started by going out and making myself run for 30 minutes without stopping. Even
Amanda: Has your increasing fitness level adjusted the foods that you crave or has it given you greater permission to indulge?
Sarah: I'm a terrible eater and I have horrible eating habits. I skip meals, I binge-eat and I have a knack for not making healthy choices. Now that I'm running consistently though, I'm more aware of what "fuel" I'm putting into my body. It makes for a much easier run if I've drank a ton of water and eaten a protein bar beforehand rather than a diet soda and a PopTart!
Another benefit to running is that while I don't necessarily feel THINNER, I do feel much STRONGER. I'm not as concerned about my size because I know I'm FIT. And I'm totally not one who cares about sizes (although a constant size 6 would be very sweet). My friends can vouch that I tend to wear my clothes on the big and baggy side. They make fun of me all the time for this. That is, if a size 6 fits, I buy an 8. If an 8 fits, I buy the 10. I hate feeling constricted.
Amanda: How have your boys reacted?
Sarah: The boyz are pretty oblivious. They can tell when I'm going for a "wun" by my attire. Eldest likes to ride his bike alongside me sometimes, but he can't maneuver hills or the main roads, obviously. And I have attempted runs with Baby and Middle in the double-jog stroller, but I much prefer the solace of running
Amanda: Do you think a year from now we'll be reading about you doing triathlons? Or are you puking in your mouth a little at the thought of that?
Sarah: Nah, I'm just going to stick to running. Not biking or swimming. Actually, my life goal is to run a full 26.2 mile marathon. I'll be halfway there after I run the 13.1 mile half-marathon this Sunday!