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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Night Running.

Went for a run last night. It has been so terribly hot and humid and I've been working so hard trying to get my chicken yard and garden up to specs that I have not felt like running at all.

However I can do as much physical activity as I want but it never compares to a 20 minute run.

My friend Anita ran with me. It was great to run with a friend as it always is. By the time we got together last night the sun had already set and we headed out with our flashing lights trying to make it back before everything turned pitch dark. If she had not come over to run I would not have gone. I would have called it a night and lounged on the couch.

As always I slept better last night because of the run. Although I was up a little later than usual my sleep was deeper and I'm better rested this morning than I have been. Running at night certainly helps with sleep.

It is so important to have that encouragement and support. Over the years that is what has kept me going....especially when I don't think I could possibly fit in a run.

So thanks Anita!

Oh, have I mentioned that she just started running and is doing GREAT??! It is so fun to watch her progress and find out the joys of running. She is a new runner and it is as joyful as being around a new Christian. She has that enthusiasm and sparkle. Quite contagious and fun to be around.


Anita said...

☺ Enjoyed the run as well! Glad I am 'contagious' in a good way ☺ I really do enjoy running.. but it is WAY better to run with someone else for sure! I liked running at night and with YOU.. it was great!

Anonymous said...

That is so great to have a running partner! Makes it so much fun! (I am jealous LOL)