Thursday, August 20, 2009

The deal.

I am just a mom.

I just ran my first marathon last month.

Then I had a crazy run twelve marathons in twelve months.

I am not an elite athlete. Nor am I even built like a runner. But there is something about it. Something about pounding the pavement that makes me feel like a better wife, mother and worker bee. Something about running that gives me a sense of independence and identity.

This is my journey. Training (which I am hoping will be more like maintaining given the frequency of each marathon). Wifing.....not sure that that is a word. Mothering. Working. Marathon running. And writing about it all.

It will be a challenge, but one thing I do know about myself is that challenges bring out my best.

1 comment:

  1. Challenges and goals that are so hard for most humans to even comprehend have always been a part of who you are and the way you operate. I admire who you are and your ability to express your thoughts, opinions, values, loves, successes and failures. Carpe Diem and as always I will be on the sidelines supporting you, cheering you on, and yes, even though you are an adult that is capable of taking care of yourself and your family I do still worry. Don't think this has spell check so "whatever", maybe I will become a better writer by following your blog. Love Mom in TX