Distance: 5.0 miles
Playlist: New (I made it in the car while waiting in the preschool drop off line, I wasn’t creative in naming, but it was a good playlist)
I haven’t fully found my running glow but I did find out that my running is good for my brain. So in order to function and carry on I am pushing myself to run. It’s not a bad thing I guess.
My goal for today was 4 miles. With Dam to Dam in just 10 days I need longer runs. Four miles isn’t long, but it feels long when you are on a treadmill. Who knew I’d enjoy running outside? So four miles it was. Which I may add, is considered long for me since I have been stuck in a 2 mile rut.
As I’m pounding the rubber/moving pavement I started thinking about everything going on in my life. What I am dealing with, what I am facing, how hard it is, how I wished to be eight years old when life was simple. It’s not simple anymore. Being a mom is so not simple. Not having a mom to help me become a better mom is extremely not simple. I miss you mom.
It’s pretty easy to skip a workout because life isn’t simple. If it were I would be a spitting image of Kate Hudson with kids who don’t yell, who LOVE helping mom, a cabana boy out back cleaning the pool, a crazy amount of money in the bank and an endless supply of wine. Oh and after all that wine I would actually lose weight and never have a hangover. Ever.
Dragging your butt to the gym, to run, to bike, to walk, to Zumba . . . it can be hard. I know, I have been there. So today, I chose to run an extra mile for you. Because it IS hard to put yourself first and some days you just don’t have it in you. Been there too.
Today, I had your back. I ran a mile for you, to help you out, to try to make you feel better. To tell you that you are not alone, and soon, you will be running your own mile. And when you do, run an extra mile for your best friend, your neighbor, your daughters teacher, the mom standing in line at the grocery store with a screaming child . . . they could use it too. #RunMomRunPin It