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 2, 2010

Proud Canada Day Moments

When you see pictures of yourself do you see a stranger? I do. I look at the picture and think really? I look like that? The picture below is a good one I think. But all the others...not so good. I have to admit that I think I like living in denial. I would much rather go through the day thinking I look younger and hotter than I am.....sigh....I'm getting older and I hate it.

I'm just saying. I'm proud to be a fit mom but I would like to stay a fit/good looking mom! hahahaha.

I digress...

This Canada Day 5km race was pretty special. This is me running my PB for this year after running only twice in two months...

This is Lara running HER first race. She Did great. I love that SHE loves to run as well.

And this is my friend ANITA!! Who has never run before, just had her fourth baby (all her babies were super close together), and has ONLY been running for 9WEEKS!!!!

She did GREAT and it was a VERY PROUD moment for me. I've had 6 friends/neighbors/fellow bloggers go from 'Oh I could NEVER' be a runner, to HALF marathoners!! But SHE DID IT! and it was the first time I got to see her run. I think I even cried. Way to go Anita!!!! I call it now. You and I will be running a half TOGETHER.
And as for Kristy,Tat,Rhonda,Andrea,Tammi,and Cathy....I remember the day you started to run and my heart leaps for joy like the proud mama I am.

Your next Kirsten ;)


Anita said...

OH WOW! Thanks Alyson! It was a VERY special moment for me too! And you know what.. I cried too! I can't believe I did it.. but the second I was done I had new goals for me... I am excited and they will be met in time too! You did awesome! And so did Lara! It was soo wonderful to be there that day.. and I look forward to soo many more days like that! I had the same feeling after looking at some of my pictures... HOLY... is THAT me.. but not in a good way! I have a good self esteem... but I thought to myself.. that is not the hot mamma I see myself as.. (not to sound conceited)... but the weight will come off in time.. especially if I keep running like this!

THANK YOU for being there to support me! I desired to run and run with you since we moved here... and I am certain that 'dream' is coming true!

Thank you for making my 1st 5k and Canada Day special.. one I will NEVER forget!

Anita said...

ok sorry I'm going to be posting a billion long comments.. ☺☺

And you inspire me.. you REALLY do! You are such a great mamma.. and soo STRONG.. YOU ARE! And so you inspired me to run! And like you said ... and like I now can say "IF I CAN DO IT... YOU can do it!"


cathy said...

Congratulations to you Anita! You looked so strong out there! You too Alyson!

Thank you for the special mention. Oh how I miss running!! I am going to start with walking and yoga for now. I have hopes I will run again!

Keep up the good work both of you!

Kirsten said...

Oh boy...the pressure...