Every Runner Has a Reason

It’s not very often that I am speechless. Tears streaming down my face. With my heart hurting. But also overflowing with pure gratitude for being a runner. Being able to run. Experiencing everything running has given to me. Remembering everything running has taught me about myself. And being able to see and hear what running can and has given to someone else.

So stop for a moment. Take a deep breath. A tissue on hand is a must. And watch this apso-fing-lutley pure awesomeness. Amazingly. Powerful. Inspiring. And so. So much more. Short video.

I want to meet Ronnie. And I want to hug him because even though we are so different. We live in two different worlds less than 100 miles apart. We are runners. We are one in the same. You see, every runner has a reason. And for that I am grateful.

You can learn more about Ronnie at the donation page for the San Francisco marathon website called “Run with Ronnie” which supports Hospitality House where Ronnie has been able to use their art program studio space. http://www.thesfmarathon.com/runwithronnie/ #runwithronnie

What is your reason to run?
Any fun plans for the weekend?
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!

 

Motivational Monday

Starting Over

Running has not been going well. Or rather, running hasn’t happened in almost two weeks. I don’t really have an excuse. A few all-nighters and a lot of 18 hour days have been going on around here. I have been adjusting to the new job I absolutely love. The big event I hosted is over. Both Princess and Buckaroo are doing well. And somehow I am still maintaining a 4.0 in both of my classes. Yes. All of that going on at the same time will get in the way of running. If I allow it too. Which somehow I did. You see. It was my choice to come home from work and get into my PJ’s rather than my running clothes. It was also my choice to say F someone’s impossible expectations I am taking an hour to myself. And actually taking that hour to myself. But most importantly it was my choice to not make the time for something that is very important to me. Yes. I see a pattern too. And a bad habit that continues to get in the way of not just my running, but my “me time”. Weekends away. And a vacation. Yes. I will continue to work on it.

So I have a little over six weeks until my race and I am starting my half-marathon training again. I know. It would be easier to just say f-it, but I could never forgive myself. So I will get out there when it cools down this evening. Put one foot in front of the other. And make it happen. I am not worried about my pace or finishing time. I just want to finish strong. And I think I can get my body and mind ready enough to do just that in six weeks. So yes. I am starting my half marathon training over. Or at least it feels that way. But the truth is, I am not starting over. I am picking up where I left off. It’s the f-ing first step that feels the same as starting over. But I know me. Giving up is not an option.

Stay tuned for a review. Job goings on. My June reflection(s) and July goals. Not necessary in that order. And of course, I sure look forward to seeing what you all have been up too

What have you done today to be active?

What’s for dinner? The boys are having pulled pork sandwiches (crock pot) and I am having a green salad with all the fixings.

How are you doing?

Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

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I’m honored and grateful to have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Kristi at That’s Another Story and Kate over at Run With Pup. Since my time here on WordPress I have met so many wonderful people and I love being part of such a supportive and kindness-oozing community and I am so thankful each and every one of you!

The steps for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. A heartfelt thank you to Kristi and Kate! You ladies rock!

2. Add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post-done

3. Share seven things about yourself.

I have never been on a diet, healthy eating and exercise is what it’s all about

I named by baby chickens Carl, Fergie, Beyoncé and J-Lo. But Fergie is now a Frank, Beyoncé is a Bob and J-Lo is a Jack. Sadly, I have to find homes for the roosters, my neighbor is not happy about them crowing at 5am.

I love going to garage sales

I am currently in a position where I am planning something, but I don’t think I can ever live up to the expectations of the person I am planning it for. I try to remind myself it will be amazing and beautiful, but honestly, I can’t help but feel discouraged about it.

When I am craving something sweet I prefer eating fresh or dried fruit over chocolate.

My current favorite dessert to make is pineapple-upside down cheesecake

I think Facebook is a total waste of my time

4. Nominate a list of bloggers that inspire you. This is always tough since there are so many wonderfully inspiring people here on WordPress! But here we go, in no particular order my nominations are……

Runner Girl

Healthy in Cville

Single-Tracked Mind

A Promise to Dad

278 Boston

MaybeMarthoner

Fit Recovery

So Very Slightly Mad

Running Around The Bend

I am sure I am forgetting someone or somebody, but if you haven’t already, check them out, you won’t be disappointed.
5. And finally, the last task is to inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs. –in progress

Thanks again for the nomination ladies, I deeply appreciate you both thinking of me!

Until next time always be true to yourself and think like a boss!