All the while, he also became a father to a son and twin daughters. "Circumstances in life often take us places that we never intended to go.
However, in 2003 came the shocking news: Lance and Kristin had decided to divorce. We visit some places of beauty, others of pain and desolation," she explained, "I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family's legacy." Nevertheless, Kristin said she turned to God after her marriage ended and felt her faith was strengthened by the ordeal.
She also had another goal in mind: she wanted people to know that they're stronger than they think. Kristin had only started running a few years prior — after the birth of her twins.
Kristin gave up her employment in public relations and moved to France to support her husband's cycling career.
Not only did Lance overcome cancer shortly before this time, he also went on to consecutively win the Tour de France five times.
Before Lance Armstrong's relationship with Anna Hansen, there was Sheryl Crow.
And before Sheryl Crow, there was Kristin Armstrong, née Richard.
In November 2004, the 33-year-old mother of three ran her second marathon of the year.
Kristin did so to raise money for Fertile Hope, an organization that supports cancer patients struggling with infertility.
She continued, "To be middle-aged and single can be rather awkward, especially if you can't laugh about it." , Kristin expressed her appreciation for Mother's Day, especially because of its timing: shortly before the chaos of summer break.
When her kids were young, she revealed that summer meant coming up with ideas to fill the long summer days, including vacation, and "a sanity plan" for herself.
It would be easy to understand if Kristin was miffed — but she chose not to be.
, "The path of righteousness grants generations of peace, quietness, and confidence." Kristin further eloquently stated: "Lance and I need to go forward honoring each other, because that's the way that we can still show our children that love is lasting and unconditional." that it would've been "much tougher" had Lance decided to date someone "just like [her]." She continued, saying, "But his new life has nothing to do with me.
Being famous or hanging around with famous people, I don't think that ever did it for me." Still, it would've been all too easy for Kristin to become all-consumed by the drama of Lance's new love life. One way in which she accomplished this was through her newfound love of running.