Catherine Connors is a mother, writer and recovering academic who traded the lecture hall for the playroom and discovered that university students and preschoolers have much the same attention span. She still dips her toes into academic waters by writing the occasional scholarly article about the place of motherhood in Western philosophy, but mostly now she changes diapers and wipes noses and indulges in long reflections on whether Yo Gabba Gabba is a harbinger of the decline of western civilization. Oh, and she blogs: in addition to Bad Mother blogging at BeliefNet, she is, among other things, the author of HerBadMother.com, Managing Editor of MamaPop, moderator of Her Bad Mother’s Basement, co-founder and co-editor of WeCovet, Contributing Editor at BlogHer, and (deep breath) founder of and contributor to Canada Moms Blog. And in her spare time… oh, wait. She doesn’t have spare time. But she’s okay with that.
I think that I’ve committed myself to running a half-marathon. Actually, I know that I’ve committed myself, because I announced it on Twitter, and we all that what happens on Twitter stays on Twitter as permanent evidence of whatever it was you decided to declare, and then sometimes travels to other social networks and is basically the same thing as taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times.
I declared that I wanted to run a half-marathon. And within minutes, I found myself at the registration page for Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon, aka the Tiarathon. And then, today, I found myself lacing up the Reeboks that I bought last year when I decided that I was going to start running again, and moments later, found myself jogging up the street.
I think that I’m going to do this thing. I AM going to do this thing. Because if all it takes to be a princess is a pair of running shoes and a willingness to go the distance? Then I am so in.
You all are going to have to cheer me on, though, understand?