I discovered Stroller Strides one day when I was running through Brackenridge Park with my daughter and saw this long line of energetic mothers and their kids pass by. I knew I had to be part of it, and a couple days later I took my first class and was hooked! Stroller Strides was exactly what I was looking for as a stay at home mother. It combines three of my favorite hobbies, fitness, friends, and fun outdoors, and an added plus, my daughter benefits from all of these as well! Stroller Strides has become a major part of our daily routine, and my daughter is excited to hang out with all of her fellow stroller buddies. The ladies I have met through Stroller Strides have become some of my most cherished friends. They are the village of mothers I go to to share the daily excitement and struggles of motherhood, whether during a jog at class, the playground after, or over a much needed glass of wine at a mother’s night out. Over my time in Stroller Strides I have grown from attending one day a week, to three-six days a week, and then eventually became the play date captain at Brackenridge Park. One of my other passions in life is teaching, which I did for eleven years before deciding to stay at home when my daughter was born. I was excited when the opportunity arose for me to become a Stroller Strides instructor. I look forward to providing the same outlet that was given me, an opportunity to get out of the house for a great workout, with a great group of women, and fun for baby as well!