You are determined to change your life because you want to do more.
You are confident because you are ready to achieve your dream.
You are smart because, well, all runners are.
You are tough because you gave birth. (Any way you do it, it’s no joke.)
You are dedicated because you raise a child (or if you’re a real rock star, children).
You are a runner because you get out there and run.
I tell myself that one about giving birth all the time – “you've done THAT twice, what's an extra mile running?” – it works!I'm signed up for my first 5k in Seattle. Obviously, its no marathon but its a starting place 🙂
Thank you for reminding me abou the birth thing. I'll think about it when I run my marathon in December. 🙂
Awesome!!! Watch out marathon!!
So, which is harder or more painful – birth or marathon? I just finished my first marathon and the hubby and I have been talking more and more seriously about starting a family… I feel if I can run a marathon, I can give birth :)How far off am I?
I love this!! I enjoy all of your encouragement. My goal is to finish a marathon by the time I'm 30 (4 more years to go!). But for now I'm starting with my first 5k! I only have 2 to 3 days to run, I work full-time, don't have a tredmill (can't afford one or a gym membership:( )I usually go early in the mornings on my weekdays off after dropping my boy off at school. But my schedule is never the same! ugh! I could quit and live off the land so I can run… haha!
Nice reminder!! Sometimes I feel like I'm not a Real, Super Duper Rock Star because I have “only one” wild kiddo…or like I can't really complain. But it's no joke either. =)
This post made me laugh because of a conversation my group had at my running class the other night. We were talking about self-talk and how we can get through a tough run. Some moms in the group said they tell themselves “I had a baby, so I can do this!” And our coach said when she was in labor she told herself “I ran a marathon, so I can do this!” Hmmm, kind of makes me wonder if I should dust off the hypnosis stuff I learned for my second daughter's birth and reapply it to my running 😉
Great post Kerrie. A nice reminder to give ourselves credit for what we do. A group of 6 have a goal in 2012 to run 12 half marathons. Twelve In Twenty Twelve! would love to have you join us! 2 maybe 3 sponsors! This is what my 2012 calendar looks like so farhttp://jillconyers.typepad.com/life_as_i_see_it/2011/11/fitness-friday-dirty-dozen-and-twelve-in-twenty-twelve.html