My name is Sara and I attend SS at the Hickam location. My husband is Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, and we moved here August 2010.
I first learned about Stroller Strides when I searched "strollers for living in Hawaii" and Leeward Oahu Stroller Strides came up :) So I quickly "liked" the Facebook page and asked for advice on what stroller to purchase. I was only 3 months pregnant and trying to do all my baby shopping before leaving the mainland. Everyone was super nice and all recommended a BOB, of course :)
I planned on joining SS once we moved here but I was sick the entire pregnancy and didn't leave the house much....and then after baby was born at Christmas I was a little bit lazy, a little bit nervous, and a little bit scared to join - thinking I could never keep up with all the other moms!
Along the way I met Rachel who constantly encouraged me to join. Just like her workouts, she was relentless ;) I ran a lot by myself on the Hickam trail so once the Hickam location opened I knew it was time to take the plunge!
I am so so grateful for all the instructors and the other mommas for keeping me upbeat and motivated, and a little bit competitive. You are a hard working group of moms ladies!! This past Christmas, when packing for the mainland, I realized that NONE of my jeans fit (except my maternity jeans, YIKES!) and I convinced myself that my body had permanently changed and it was time to get used to it! I am very pleased to say that though they may be a bit tight, I can get them on and zipped and wear them comfortably! YAY!
Thank you all and keep on smiling :)