Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

This is why I blog!

I was sitting down to post something for posting sake…and then as I was logging on to my blog; I got a beautiful message from a beautiful mom and reader who happened upon my blog and wanted to give me some very positive feed back.

There are a lot of nights that I sit in front of the screen and question what I’m even doing thinking that my thoughts or daily doings would be even remotely interesting enough to share on a blog.  

Pitty parties don’t last long in my world.  I don’t believe in fixating on the negatives, but thriving in the positives.  I have let self-doubt and loathing take over too much of my world and it never got me anywhere good.

I blog because I am a mom who is madly, deeply, truly in love with being a mom.  I am also a runner who is madly, deeply, and truly in love with running and how running makes me feel.  Both motherhood and running have given me a chance to live life as authentically as myself as possible.  Both help me express myself in a positive and productive way and I constantly find myself wanting to share my successes and failures with the world so that maybe someone else will find inspiration in my sharing.

I realize that Facebook, instragram, and other social media only give snap shots of what a person’s life might be like; mostly what that person wants you to see.  I liked the idea that blogging gave me an outlet to share more of my authentic self; the good, the bad, the ugly.  

I consider reaching one person a job well done and the fuel to further my blogging adventure.  I want to let you all know that I am merely mortal and that if I can nurse my kids both past molars 😉 nurse while  pregnant too, chose to push 135# stroller around town training for my next race, run PR’s I never thought possible, make friendships that I never would have formed without having my children, or the friendships I would have missed out on if I hand’t decided to don my first pair of running shoes….this is who Run Nelly Run is and I have so much more to share 😉

Thank you again when you do take the time to leave me a message.  I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.  


My littles


and running…this is what makes my world go round.   Most things I don’t do in a conventional way, but I’m so glad so many of you find that to be the best part of me 🙂 




  • Amy W says:

    I have wondered the same thing with my blog in the past – “am I really helping anyone, is it worth it, why am I still writing?”

    Know that it is worth it. You have encouraged me and I’m pretty positive I’m not the only person who has been encouraged by your writing! As moms especially, there are so many naysayers, negative messages, and so much guilt floating around.

    To read something positive, uplifting yet REAL is a wonderful and very necessary change!

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