New Year’s Day Resolution Run #5
So here we are, fresh start, again. Everyone asked if we were still planning to run on New Year’s morning, with the rain and all some felt it was not the best plan and passed up the wonderful offer. I must say we missed all of you who did not make it out. We kept it simple and stuck to a fairly flat, hangover friendly, path. In the end the six of us who turned up felt beautiful and proud of ourselves for telling those voices to back down because we had some running to do. This is the dedication we need to hold on to through out the year whether we are training for a race or making sure we are loving ourselves with intention. We can not rely on the quick fix drug store weight lost options hyped up on television by the latest loved Dr. whoever.
If you are addicted to sugar, quit her and go for a walk. Whatever the thing is that is keeping you from operating at your best, look it square on and say out loud, “I Quit!” Quit convincing yourself that you are not a cold weather runner, there are clothing options to remedy that. Yes we are tired some mornings, if we retire a couple of hours before midnight we usually have a bit more energy on the next day. Don’t be afraid of a healthier diet, all those unhealthy “treats” are not treating you well. Don’t be in denial about why we are not getting the health results we want, we have to put forth effort to every day.
So now I am double dog daring you to live your healthiest life starting now. Give yourself some tough love and live your healthiest life this year and forever more.
That's My Mom
I am honored to know and be inspired by so many running mama’s! Seriously! I have chased the backs of breast cancer conquering, multiple youngins’ having, weight waxing and waining, head of household, ladies who rock this world. We have done numerous 5k’s, 24 hour relays, half marathons, full marathons, neighborhood fun runs, weekly runs to stay in shape, and work off steam runs together over the years. We have trained, laughed, cried, and ached together. I love to see my girls cross finish lines. I love to pass their families in cheering zones at races. Shucks if it weren’t for my daughter and god son, i may not have finished the sweetH2O 50k some years back.
To date, my most favorite number 1 running mom is Barbara Tobias! She is the most rocking 60 year old lady I know. By the way she happens to be my mother. My mom started going to boot camp about two years ago. She has been faithful about her health and fitness lifestyle for the past number of years and boy has her dedication paid off. My mom is the kind of lady who goes all the way out when she puts her mind to something. One of my favorite facts about my mom is that she went from a GED to a PHD as a wife with two kids. Now that she is a “Nana” with a few grand kids she is pushing her limits even harder.
My #1 Favorite Runnin' mama
I love this photo of my mom and I dancing at her 60th birthday party last year. At 60 she has already out lived both of her parents. This was around the time she was getting herself geared up for her first “long race”, something like a 10 miler if I remember correctly. I remember telling her “girl if you can run 10 you can run 13″. I Didn’t really expect her to listen to me on that one, but next thing I knew we are on the phone and she was telling me she just didn’t think she was ready for her next race…A HALF MARATHON! Of course I gave her the “if you can…” speech and went back to my own busy life dismissing the conversation as pre race jitters. This past sunday I received a slightly breathless call from my mom letting me know she just finished her first half marathon! I think I have told all of my friends at least twice by now. I am so proud of her. My mom is absolutely amazing! She is my number one favorite runner to date!
So all of you mama’s who make sure you make time to take care of yourself through healthy eating and exercise, keep it up. You may never be my first place favorite mom (sorry my mom has that on lock down) but you will always have a beautiful special place in my heart. To my mom and all of you running mama’s, Happy Mother’s Day.