Monday, August 15, 2011

The gift running has given me

I may not be the fastest runner out there but this motivates me because I am happy to be fit. I feel blessed that I am able to run. Many people have health problems that prevent them from being able to walk or run. I am able to run and take advantage of it. It also gives me a much needed break from everything at home: my kids, the dog, cooking, unloading the dishwasher, etc. It is a time for "me" to go and think about whatever I want. I can listen to my favorite podcasts (Manic Mommies or Another Runner Mother). I can listen to my favorite music and listen to the unedited versions of some of my favorite hip hop!

Running has given me a gift to find myself again. I have met some amazing people and wonderful friends through running and training for my triathlon.

The day in July of 2009 when I decided to run for a minute or two on the treadmill was a life-changing day for me. I finally found myself again which has made me a better wife and mother.

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