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.

Monday, July 30, 2007

A necessity

I managed to squeeze in a bike ride today. These are the days it is difficult but necessary to get out. Adam is working nights so he is sleeping during the day and leaves in the afternoon to go back to work. I left as soon as he woke up at 3pm and he left for work as soon as I returned. But it is worth it. I get a half hour to recharge my batteries before the kids get up from naps.

I don't see my husband much on these days. I will see him plenty when he is off for five days in a row so I would much rather juggle our time a little more and be in a great mood.

So...sacrifice?? a little but really in the end everyone benefits. I get to refresh so my kids get a happier mom, and my husband can relax at work knowing that I'm o.k with staying with them for another 24 hours.
I have to admit that it is a terrible feeling when I feel trapped inside the house. That knawing feeling I get sometimes that my life is all about the little people and I question where on earth 'I' went. I hate resenting them and my position in life and if a half hour run/bike a day cures me of that then I'll take it.

That is definitely worth the effort...that motivation also helps me get my butt out the door when I would rather lay on the couch. I know everyone will benefit....not just myself.

I miss my running and biking partner though. I like unwinding at the end of a day and chatting through our work out. I just saw her run past my window so at least we can cheer each other on in spirit.

looks like she had a great run :)


The Kerr Family said...

I can totally relate to your post, I forced myself to go out for a run last night once Ella was down b/c Dylan's back at work today and Andrew's got swimming lessons all week so I'm going to have to take my runs when I can. I always grumble until about 5 minutes in and then I'm glad I got off my ass :)

Cheryl said...

I did have a good run. I went 2 (12:2). Yey!