I came up with the name Running While Mommy because I had realized that I loved running and needed to find the time to fit it in, while still taking care of my family. It is so easy to put yourself last and that is where the challenge came in. Today, because I still can't run, I biked for 12 miles and then walked a little.
I hope that you can read between the lines and put yourself in the title no matter what it is you do or who you are. It is my goal to have all types of people to follow my blog and FB page. This is what I would of loved to call this blog, but it was just too long.
Running, biking, swimming, rock climbing, sky diving, walking, skiing, diving, hula hooping, while, Mommy, daddy, grandparents, teacher, doctor, son of a preacher man. You get the picture, right? What name would you give yourself?
I have said before that it was crazy that most of my encouragement came from strangers on-line. I thought that was great. There are so many of us who are just trying to get it done while still staying happy. I hope when you read my blog you feel encouraged to do what makes you smile. A few of you have shared those things with me and I love that. Keep your stories coming! It is what keeps me going and I hope you too.
My back is feeling really good. Today is the first day I can say that. Keeping my fingers crossed that this is the beginning of me getting better. The bike ride was at the gym so it was a little boring, but I finally got my iPod up and running and had some great tunes to listen to. Thanks husband! I enjoyed my workout today. I have not done anything except PT in more than a week. I was feeling really bad about that. I plan to hit the gym everyday this week, not matter what time I have to do it. Easier said than done, but I know I can do it!
One last thing I would like to call your attention to. I know you have all been following the disappearance of Sherry Arnold. Her cousin Beth from Shut up and Run has put together a Virtual Run to honor her. I am going to walk or bike with some friends and hope you can do it too. I would love to see pics or hear stories if you do. Remember you don't have to run to participate.
Run strong, think big!