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, February 3, 2012

Running for me is life

Today I headed out for a 6km run. My final run of the week and I was going to make it a hard one. 10 minutes before heading out my 9 year old daughter asked me if she could run with me. So we did. And it was amazing. She was amazing.
When I watch her run, I see so much potential. I see HER. I see her spirit and her youth. I see her entire life ahead of her, full of triumphs and disappointments. I see myself all over again before I made all the mistakes I made that I can't erase....and I am filled with so much hope and joy and love for her.

When I run I get to forget my past. I get to move on, and conquer once again. I get another chance to push myself past my limit of what I think I can achieve. Running proves to me that I'm still here. I have not given up and there is still so much hope left in ME. There are triumphs still waiting.

To share that with my daughter brings me a joy I can hardly put into words. When I watch the video below I get the same feeling as I do when I see her run.When I see any of our four beautiful children accomplish anything amazing..which is all the time. I get the same feeling when I conquer another km, another milestone. Another run.

Running has also allowed me to let go. To let God take control of every day,every run, and every step. Every run is not a record, but every run and every step is a victory....know what I mean??

Watch the video. Know that YOU too can conquer anything. Any fear. Any desire. You just have to want it bad enough and believe in yourself.

This video for me is also not just about victory. It is not just about getting up and finishing after falling. It is about believing who you are. Who God made you to be. That girl KNEW she would win that race. She knew deep in her heart that she was the fastest runner there.  She did not allow a fall to take that from her. 

So what will I do the next time life knocks me down? What will YOU do?


Heather said...

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LH said...

You inspire me! I'm not a mom yet but I hope that when I am I can be as ambitious as you! I'll help you motivate me as I train for my next 1/2 marathong! grubforgratitude.blogspot.com

Mrs White said...

Awesome.....I'm a fairly new runner myself and had an opportunity to run with my teenage daughter twice. I am hoping to encourage her to do it with me again...i get lonely running alone while I wait for my husband to be home. I have a 10K scheduled in April in Toronto and have been trying to train myself after having stopped running for several months.
I totally agree with all that you have said in your post and wanted to thank you for making me look at a few things with a different spin on it.
Keep up the great work.
Good luck with the running.
Mrs White