Got my 5K TM this a.m. with a scorching infinite hill…both my daughters exclaimed, “Whoa, Mom, you look like you were in the pool!” Love that. I’m telling y’all, the TM does NOT have to be boring. It regularly kicks my a$$ because I let it! I realized I love pushing myself to the limits and seeing what kind of stuff I have in me…
Last night, I watched a little bit of Toy Story 2 with my 10 year old. This will be sappy and emotional, so if you aren’t in to it, scroll now…okay. The rest of you? The part where Jessie recalls her life with her owner/girl makes me CRY. Every time. I guess it’s from having a mother’s heart, but omg, just watching that tears me up! So, there it goes and I’m snuggled with my daughter, knowing the part is coming – do I stay with this wonderful little creature nestled in my arms and my nose in her sunny-smelling curls? Or do I excuse myself and think of barbed wire and avoid the imminent meltdown? I chose to stay and hold on to this sweet girl who, like Jessie’s owner, is growing up and away from all things babyish…gone are those one-word-a-page books and here are rumblings of Justin Bieber and I-Phones. Anywho, I stayed and watched…at the end of the scene, my daughter looked up at me with tears in her eyes and said, “Oh, that’s so sad!” Hesitation. “Mom, why are you crying?” “Because you are growing up, too, and I just love you so much!” “It’s okay, mom.” Sweet. Heart.
Okay, back to regular programming. As I ran this morning, I thought about all the moms I read about on blogs & sites & so on, and I just hope each and every one of them realize how amazing each of them are. Truly amazing. To be a mom is hard. To be a mom with any outside interests is really hard. But, as I read regularly, we all manage to do it. I am inspired daily by the things I read online…what stood out in my mind this morning – I was thinking about the oppressive heat here in South Louisiana, and I thought about a blog I like to pop in on – a mom in Hawaii who runs. This mom totally rocks. She recently ran a half marathon and had a flat tire on the way to the race! She still got to the race & ran with an awesome time. Then, the next time I popped in – she posts her miles in a very matter of fact way & I love that. The next time, I read that she had a flat on her sports stroller with her two kids in it! Wow.
Anywho, I just think we moms belong to a very special club. I’m honored to be a part of it…peace, yo.