Congratulations to Lisa Bilotta! She was randomly selected for our August Kindle Fire giveaway for her entry in the Carpe Momento Contest.
Here’s Lisa’s Carpe Momento:
I am a mom of 4 great kids, a wife to a wonderful and hardworking husband, and I juggle multiple jobs, so I can be home when my kids are. Life can get overwhelmingly busy, but after too many years of not taking care of me, I took January 2013 seriously. By mid March I had lost 20 pounds and was on my way to feeling well again. At this time, my sister in law and I talked about doing serious gym time and that same day I found a link to something I had never heard of a girl only 5k mud run. Because it was set for July, sis and I had a lofty goal to work towards. We also made it a celebration for my twins sweet 16th as something we could all do together as women. The thing about this goal was that it forced me to face a fear of running I've harbored since childhood. I now enjoy it and seeing how far I progress each time I go out. The weeks before the race were a highlight as we took to the local trails and found a new love in running and hiking outdoors together. The actual event was the setting of some great quality time with the girls, however I think we bonded more during the weeks and days leading up to it! Since the run, we are now exploring more trails around the area and planning a more aggressive mud run set for next year. If we won this contest, we would register right away and commit to continuing our training. Then I would be looking forward to discovering more about that girl who used to 'sit it out!'.