Welcome to Run To Mom. I am a thirty something year old mother of one, Two- time Canadian Olympian, Pan American Bronze Medalist in the 100 meter hurdles, fitness coach and doula, living just outside Toronto in the coolest suburb, Pickering.
I launched Run To Mom in 2014 just after having my first child ( and only child - for now at least) a boy, who I named Kaedence. Run to mom started in the pages of my personal journal except it bared the simple un clever name “journal” chronicling all the good bad and the ugly of my pregnancy, birth and new beginnings. This is when it was suggested to me that I should start my own blog which made sense because I do love to write.
“You have to capitalize on who you are Nikkita, you are a writer as well as a Olympian and a mother. There isn’t many who can say they are that combination. "
So, I did what any track athlete would, I ran with it. Only I decided that it just wasn't going to be a blog it was going to be more then that. As a high caliber athlete with my eyes set on the 2016 Olympics pregnancy wasn't going to keep me from fulfilling my Olympic goal. so I did what I knew best and that was work out. I challenged myself until I was 35 weeks pregnant and Kaedence made his appearance at 38.5 weeks. This time of change not only changed my body but it changed me.
They say knowledge is power and empowered women empower women! My talent is experience and my passion is empowering so I designed Run to Mom to do just that, EMPOWER. Taking my experiences as a professional athlete, a doula and a mom to show you the voice you have inside to EMPOWER you and awaken your inner olympian!