Running a marathon is similar to when you have a baby – you really find out how many people care and love about you.
The outpouring of love I have gotten this week has been amazing. I read each and every comment on this blog and take all of your words to heart. They get me through tough workouts and I know they will help get me through tough moments tomorrow.
What you don’t see in the comments are the people who love me who know me in *real* life. I think it’s one thing to be liked for who you are and what your words are on a screen but it’s another thing for people to interact with you on a weekly basis and still love you. These are the people who listen to me drop the f bomb when I am having a very bad day or forgive me when I do something to annoy them, these are the people I call when I need someone to watch two kids because I need to rush to the emergency room with kid three.
I got this letter in my mail box this morning and to say I am thankful for these words is simply not enough.
I did not truly understand cards or homemade gifts till later in life. I thought you showed someone you loved them by spending $$ on them you didn’t really have to spend. What I have learned is that a gift is not about the $$ but about the thought and more importantly the time that goes in to something. As a marathon training mom of three time is precious commodity and I know it’s the same way for most of the women I know. Taking the time to sign a good luck card means more to me than any $1,000 gift ever could.
I TRUST THAT HE WILL….
If you guys like my blog would you PRETTY PRETTY please consider voting for me today for The Best Running Blog for the Fitness Magazine Fitterati Awards?? I was just nominated yesterday so let’s just say I have A TON of ground to make up to catch up to some of the other blogs, but I’m used to being an underdog so to say. Help me continue to DREAM BIG!!!!
GOOD LUCK to everyone racing this weekend!!! Remember to BELIEVE in yourself.