Saturday, January 29, 2011

Allow me to introduce....

I've realized that majority (okay, all) of my posts have been about my running. I do have a life outside of running, really I do. I just get consumed with the challenges of the sport and I like to use this outlet to work through it all.

As much as I like to run, I have to make time for it and that, my friends, is no easy task. Why? Because I am a mother!

Mothers have different schedules than other people, we have to run on 'mommy time' which is very limited time. We mothers are masters of multi-tasking, experts in efficiency, and divas of delegating.

This blog is to let all you out there know (and commiserate) that yes...I can have it all....or hurt myself trying. I am very fortunate to have a loving, supporting husband and two beautiful healthy children.

In order for me to fully enjoy my family...I run...away from them!

One reason I started running was to be a healthy role model for my children. I have two girls that watch me very closely and I want them to know that a healthy lifestyle is important and making time for yourself is important, especially as a woman.

'Dee' is my oldest and she is eight. She is up for anything and a couple summers ago she did her first race.
I was sooooo proud.
She was all smiles the whole way even though it rained through her race.

My youngest is 'Kay' and she is five. She has been my biggest cheerleader. She gives me a hug (or three) whenever I leave the house for a run. She always says..."Have a good run momma"

And of course Mr. B....

The truth is that I wouldn't be the person I am without my family. They are the reason that I want to set goals and work hard to reach them. They encourage and support me and they make me accountable for my actions. They also frustrate, annoy, irritate and stress me out, so I have no choice but to to get away.

Good or bad...they are the reason I run.

I hope to post more about my family, they make me laugh and cry and they are around me alll the really I have a lot of material from them.

What is your reason to run (or run away)?


Kittee I am a Runner! :) said...

Great Post! I started running to find myself again. I didn't even realize I lost myself in the midst of raising a family. hahaha I run to be healthy and to stay sane!

MickiRuns said...

LOVE this post!! This is exactly how I feel. There are days where it's a fight to get out the door, because I want to stay and play; then others I'm bolting out of there before my husband can do a double-take.

You have such an adorable family!!!!

Cat B. said...

I'm so glad you ladies like this one...I was worried that some people might not know that I was (kinda) joking about running away from my family....moms get it, right?