|Running has changed my life is so many ways. Its until lately that as I look around what I am cultivating in my life that I can see it so clearly. I ran my first marathon 2004 and for me the training was the best part. I lived in Boulder Colorado ( one of the most beautiful places on this planet ) and I ran with Team in Training. I ran for my late husband ( paola's dad ) roger died of cancer at the age of 26. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him . He was bald chubby funny and I can honestly say that I think he was the first person to really see me. I was crazy in love with him. So I ran for him and I was hooked. I pushed a double stroller everyday for 5 miles and when I saw a race I signed up drove there ran alone and came home. It was and still is one of the feelings I love the most. Showing up for me. Now that I have been running for 11 years I know what works for me. I am changing my diet all the time and I am always working on my posture. Good form goes along way. Running has made me take charge of my time differently too. I plan around my daily run. I take the kids to school and then come home and let Jack nap. Then I clean up make beds. ( I make all the beds in my house everyday) Its a habit I picked up and its a good one. Then when Jack wakes up I feed him and read a couple books to him and start dinner. Then I put him in the stroller and we go. Its perfect he likes it and so do I. I put my I phone in the side pocket in the BOB and put on baby Einstein music from Pandora in the stroller.|
We stop at the swings and on the way back he falls asleep. I never g to longer than 9 miles or 10 depending on his nap. Then we come home get in the tub and LIFE goes on , but whats changed is I get it. I get how lucky I am to be able to run so I try not to take it for granted. This sport has made me more grateful more alive and more aware. Today for breakfast I had sweet potatoes but then again yesterday I had Mcdonalds.. I am not sure if this makes much sense but its me.