I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Running partner = Accountability

Today Cheryl and I are going for our second run. At least we are supposed to. I just woke up from a long long loooooonnnnngg night with the baby and to be honest I feel like a truck hit me. And it is HOT. When I say hot I mean sticky and the air feels like we will need to swim through it. It is 8:30am and Adam has just taken off on a bike ride with the girls in tow, I just finished my tea and Peyton is still asleep. Now since I can't go anywhere until I feed the little man and my husband returns I must look out the window knowing I've got to get out there. Can we go later today you say? No for several reasons. I need to run on an empty stomach, the kids have softball in the afternoon and it will just get HOTTER!

This is where having a running partner comes in handy. You see iftwould be so easy for Cheryl and I to whine and complain and say that we don't wanna get out the door and sweat. Don't get me wrong, I am doing plenty of that right now......but.....
When you have six kids and a life between the two of you and it takes a little bit to coordinate a good time to get out together alone without babies......not going would be a shame. So we are going and not giving each other a choice. If we cave now we will cave later.

I've got another 14 minutes before Adam returns from his bike ride.
Thank God for running partners and accountability.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Feels good! Nice to get it over with, so we are not thinking about it throughout the day.