Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mother's Day Gift

I first read about the Endorphin Warrior bracelet at See Mom Run Far and then again at Carpenter's Corner.  I really liked reading about their products and was happy to learn that their bracelets were made to exercise in.

Since reading those posts, I haven't been able to get this bracelet out of my head.  So, this is what I asked for for Mother's Day.

Now, it was not easy to order.  I had to pick a word.  One word, that embodied how I felt to be a runner, mother, wife, daughter and friend.  This is no easy task.

They have some great words to chose from.  Focus, Breath, Courage and Conquer to name a few.  I considered each one but they just weren't right.  The word that said it all to me, the word that I was able to really relate to is Believe.  Here are my reasons:

I believe in love and that there is a partner for all of us.

I believe that good will always triumph over evil.

I believe in God.

I believe in Heaven and Hell.

I believe hard work pays off.

I believe in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and The Great Pumpkin.

I believe there is a pot of gold at the bottom of a rainbow.

I believe laughter is the best medicine.

I believe that no matter how old you get, you never stop learning.

I believe age is just a number.

I believe that whatever you are doing, you should put 100% into it.

I believe I can run 13.1 miles.

I believe I can raise $3200 and that that money will save a life.

I believe in miracles. 

I believe that raising children is the scariest, most challenging, and most awesome thing that I have ever taken on.

I believe children are our future but we are the ones molding them and that is a huge responsibility.

I believe running is 90% mental and that I am stronger than the negative voices in my head.

I believe it is OK to be 40 and still sing rock songs into your hairbrush.  

I believe in family.

I believe that running has made be a better person.

I believe life is good.

Happy Mother's Day to all my running mommy readers and friends.  How are you planning on spending your day?  What do you believe in?

Run strong, think big!


  1. Love it! We are going for a long bike ride as a family for Mother's Day and I'm so excited! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    1. Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day! Enjoy every minute.

  2. Nicole, you made me tear up. I believe that you are the most amazing woman I know. You never cease to make me proud. You are "the wings beneath my feet". You are my hero. You are my heart. You are the person I would like to be. You are EVERYTHING to me. Stay strong and always do exactly what you want. Love God and talk to Him about whatever you have a doubt about and He will show you the way. Always be true to Your other half and always be fair. Love your children because they are your world. Love your parents because they need you. Love yourself because you deserve it.

    1. Thanks Mom for the beautiful words. Sorry you cried but I love face timing with you and daddy tonight. I love you!

  3. When mu husband asked what I want to do on Mother's Day, I said I want to go for a run. Had one of my best runs last year on Mother's Day. It's a great time to focus on me, and get a much needed run in for the weekend.

    1. I have a run planned also. I was hoping to have friends to do it with, but no luck. Happy Mother's day to you!

  4. What a special & profound Mothers Day gift. I love it! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! My plans are to sleep in (Yeay!!) then we will have brunch in the favorite place :). Have a good one!

    1. Sounds wonderful Kris! Hope you enjoyed it!

  5. That's a great idea for Mother's day! And a perfect word choice. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    1. I had a great weekend Laura, hope you enjoyed your day also!

  6. What a lovely Mother's Day present and a great post!