Today is a good day.
A while back I read this in an article in Runners World magazine:
"The best day of running is not the day you start yourself,
but the day you get someone else to join you."
This really resonated with me as I had recently talked my friend Rebecca into giving it a go.
When I first started she said to me, "I could never do that."
At the time I thought to myself, yes you can. But I didn't push.
Because you know how if you push too hard that it will make people even more resistant?
Well she downloaded the C25K app, same as I used.
And she started her journey.
She quickly picked up a cute running skirt (because they just add a degree of SASS).
Now has a heart rate monitor. Good running shoes (or 3 pair .. just sayin')
The girl is INVESTING and I LOVE it.
She's gonna run the Racing Cane event with me in September.
It will be her first race.
I haven't decided if I will run the 5K with her or up the anti to a 10K.
But today was the best part.
Today she sent me an email that read:
"Kerry, I LOVE LOVE that you got me to do this! Thank you!! I can't believe I can do this now when I'm 32 but couldn't do it when I was 18. Go figure. I know if I had an app back then to coach me I would have been able to do it. It's pretty cool though. I'm surprised too I am getting myself out of bed at 5:15-5:20!"
I hope she doesn't mind that I just shared that! Ooops guess I should have asked.
I never thought I would love it the way that I do either.
It's hard to find the time.
It's hard to find the energy.
But it's SO rewarding.
And if us mama's can do it, anyone can.
Does anyone else take crazy pictures of themselves on the treadmill??
I'm participating in the Fitness Friday Blog Hop (check out the link on my sidebar).
I seriously can't figure out why I can't get the link in my post (I've done it with other linky parties).
Frustrating .. if anyone knows point me in the right direction would ya?! :o)