Lately I find myself saying thank you to multiple people EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
I feel like I have been crazy blessed in 2012 and have had so many fun and exciting things happen in my life. I don’t for one second think that any of these opportunities have come to me on my own. I don’t feel like I deserve them.
What I do know is that I am surrounded virtually and in real life by some pretty awesome people who HELP me in countless ways. When I say COUNTLESS I actually mean countless. If I had to sit down and write out how many people have helped me this month and in what way it would take me no less than 4 hours.
A simple thank you just never seems like enough in these situations.
This morning I rolled over in bed and checked the percentages for the Womens Running Cover Model contest. My next closest competitor had climbed over night.
Every day I have asked myself why I want to be on the cover. I am not a model and there are some REALLY pretty women in the final 8.
What I decided is that I want to be on the cover for the same reason I get excited over anything big that happens in my running. I want other women who may be depressed, or down and out, or overweight to feel like they can make a change. I want someone to read this blog and think hey if she can do it – I can do it. I want people to really believe what I said in the Saucony Find Your Strong video. AS BIG AS YOU CAN DREAM – YOU CAN MAKE IT COME TRUE.
I say I want to inspire others but what I should be saying is that I want to be inspired. YOU INSPIRE me to be a better person. Your comments give me motivation to get out there and run – to not give up – to push through the pain.
I know I’m yammering on here but bear with me.
After I checked the percentages – I checked twitter.
My feed was filled with people voting for me. People who took time out of their busy lives to help me win something I really want.
I felt loved and if you have ever NOT loved yourself before [if this is you - then you KNOW what I am talking about] then feeling like people actually like you is a great feeling. It makes you like yourself more because you think – hey maybe I’m not so bad?
Anyways I digress. Basically this post is a THANK YOU to everyone who has rallied around me and is helping keep my percentage up. It is also a HUGE thank you to Pam who happens to be one of the other contestants.
She wants to win.
She wants to be on the cover.
When I returned from my HARD 10 mile heart rate run I saw these tweets from her and started getting a little teary eyed for obvious reasons.
If you are on twitter I’d love it if you gave Pam a shout out [or a follow -https://twitter.com/momsrunthistown ]. She totally deserves to be on this cover and I am honored that she is now helping me DREAM BIG.
If you are a mom who runs and are looking for other mother runners then check out the NATIONAL running club Pam started. http://momsrunthistown.com/