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Fitness Story by Amy Ross
7:32 AM AKST, November 13, 2012
I am a 43-year-old nurse and mom to five children. I’ve always been active -- I am blessed that my parents were always very active and instilled that lifestyle in their children. My 65-year-old mom still teaches Zumba at the YMCA!
I started running after the birth of my first child 23 years ago and have continued primarily to be healthy for my kids and my patients. It takes a lot of energy to do everything that needs to be done at work and home.
I began doing 5Ks, then 10Ks and have worked up to the full marathon. My “bucket list” included qualifying for the Boston Marathon (which I thought I would never be able to do) and I was able to reach that goal on Nov. 4 at Bass Pro!!
Yes, it is sometimes hard to get up at 4;30 a.m. and run, but my day is always better for it! I stay motivated by trying to continue to be an example for my children, patients, and other nurses. My unit at work is getting ready to run a 5K together in December. I hope that I can help others to believe in themselves -- and realize that in order to be a good caregiver, you also have to take care of yourself! If I can do it, anyone can!
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