This post is so very dear to my heart. Those closest to me know that running has been a long-held dream of mine that seemed out of my reach for so long. Thankfully, I am now a runner! I am still very new to running and at a beginner level, but I’m getting better!
It all began in late July when Dillon was training for Reach the Beach, an overnight relay. He set out for a run one Sunday night and for the first time ever, something completely shifted in my spirit. Previously, I would see runners out and about and automatically write it off as something I couldn’t accomplish. That Sunday evening, everything changed.
I closed my laptop, dug out some workout clothes, and tied up my four year old, beat-up Asics. I set out with the intent to merely complete the workout, with no expectation of pace or distance. My first ‘run’ was a 1.5 mile combination of walking and jogging, but I completed it and I was proud of myself. To some, that might seem like hardly a run, but it was the first step in the right direction. This little step ultimately changed my entire view of my physical ability for the better.
I started to gain more motivation to lace up my shoes and really press into this new habit. I faithfully stretched, used my foam roller, and hydrated through those hot summer days. At the beginning of August, I invested in a new pair of running shoes, my first pair of Brooks. Having structured shoes that are not overly worn has been a game changer for me!
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Good morning, Y’all! It’s 6:29am and I am sitting at our kitchen table, drinking coffee from my Making Things Happen mug. I wrapped myself in my warm quilt and have a crackling candle beside me. I find so much inspiration in these early morning moments! It has me thinking about what inspires me or, as my friend Lara says, fires me up. While this list could go on forever, here are some of the first ones that came to mind this morning. Enjoy!
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