I think about posting every day.  I come up with posts in my head.  I ‘write’ them, re-write them and edit them all while half asleep dreaming in my bed.  I think about how I will organize my day to fit a quick little posting in.  It doesn’t happen.

My little man likes to be held and I’m not going to complain.  I love baby snuggles and even though it means I get even less done than the nothingness that I feel I get done now, I know it won’t last forever.

Look at this face?  I know I’m biased.  In all honesty if you were given the choice between running miles in the freezing cold or snuggling this little guy – which would you pick?

That being said this past Saturday I went for a run with my local running club – aka meeting up with my girlfriends at the same time/place the local running club meets!  Thanks to the run host, the lovely Hungry Mom on the Run, we made a wrong turn with in the first 15 feet of our run.  [which was totally okay with me – it’s not where you run but who you are with that really matters]
No one from the club yelled out to us to tell us we were going the wrong way so we ended up as our own little pack.  [My theory is that they didn’t want to hear all us ‘young girls’ chatting up a storm so they let us go on our merry way. WINK.]
The group was – MR PIC, MR PIC’s church friend, Hungry Mom, Hungry Mom’s best friend, Hungry Mom’s sister-in-law Kate, and the resident speedster Ashley.  The run was CAPITAL A – awesome. 
It was great because a. I was with friends b. between us girls we have 11 kids and still manage to get in runs c. I wanted to be friends with us – oh wait – I am.
As we crossed over a major road I said to Hungry Mom – if I drove past us on the road right now I would…..she interrupted….want to kill us – haha….I said NO I would want to be friends with us.  She laughed – well that too she said….but if you didn’t run you would want to kill us. 
I’m so happy that I have friends who get my love of running, who love it as much as I do, and who want to meet up at 6:30 am on a Saturday morning to go running.
I ran 10.  10 MILES!!  Hooray. 
It’s hard being a mom, it’s hard being a mom of three kids, its even harder when one of them is a newborn – and I still got my butt out of bed and ran.  Next time you want to sleep in.  Next time you come up with excuses why you can’t run or don’t want to run.  Think about me.  Think about my girlfriends.  We don’t make excuses – we just DO IT.
P.S. Happy Birthday to my bestest best friend Claire! I love you. Your friendship means more to me than words will ever be able to explain.


  1. Congrats on your run! I promise not to growl when my alarmm goes off way to early in the morning for my run.

  2. Karen the "Hungry Mom" says:

    yeahhhhh youre awesome!! LOVE running with friends! Snuggle that little peanut for me, they grow SO fast!!!

  3. Shellyrm ~ just a country runner says:

    Nice run and reminder.

    It is hard to leave those beauties when they are so sweet and small.

  4. Rebecca Samson says:

    I missed a good one! Way to go!!

  5. I love your enthusiasm for running! It is contagious. :)

    I would love to have a great group of women to run with. You make me envy that. Most people don't understand my love affair with running. It is wonderful that you have other running mommies that not only understand but are great to be around.

  6. p.s. I would probably choose that adorable face over running any day! Just look at him!!

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