I woke up this morning, earlier than usual, to overcast skies and 50 degree weather. Perfect for getting in a nice, long run in to start my day. That way, I could be showered and have a good breakfast made for the kids by mid-morning, and my exercise for the day would be complete which would leave the rest of the day to get chores done and hang out with the family. I fired up my music on my iPhone and took off, feeling a bit apprehensive about the overcast skies, but knowing that it was perfect weather for an 8 mile run.
I had done so well all week following my scheduled runs calendar and I knew I’d be able to check this one off with no problem. A few sprinkles started to fall 2 miles into it, and I was still on my way, no worries. Well, due to my music, I must have missed the chuckle from above before the heavens opened up on me. It wasn’t torrential, but it was enough for me to cut my 8 mile run to a 4 mile run and make it back to the van soaking wet, shivering, and bummed that I wasn’t able to do what I had planned for myself for this morning.
As I sit typing this, it is now dry outside, with the sun peeking through intermittently and about 65 degrees outside. Not bad running weather for those that haven’t had their workout yet…
While I should be upset that I didn’t wait for THIS time of day, I’m not. You see, while it was raining, I was completely alone with my thoughts/prayers, my music, and my God. Even at Mass last night I didn’t feel this close to Him, He knew that I needed this time and He knew that I needed it to be cut short today. I currently have more energy and am in a much better mood than I have been in all week, even after sloshy shoes and soaked clothes.
Next time I head out for my “long run” I need to check first to see if I hear laughter from above.
Remember last week when I posted about why I needed to be the next FitCity mom? Guess what?? I am one of five finalists!!!! C’mon, do the happy dance with me!!!
Now that I have made it to the final round, I need your help. Please visit the link below to my entry, and in the comments section, post “I vote for Bridget”. That’s all there is to it! I am so excited for this opportunity and would love to get on board with the Fit City moms so that I can help others achieve their optimal health while working on mine. Thanks, in advance, for the love and support!
Everything about the human body fascinates me; from the way our brains react to stimuli, to the way our muscles have memory, to the ability for females to reproduce, to the food that nourishes us. I have to say, though, that my very favorite pieces to focus on are fitness and nutrition. I’ve even gone as far as becoming a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and a personal trainer/group fitness instructor. One may ask why, with my passion and education, I need to be a FitCity Mom.
First and foremost, my biggest problem that I face is time. I am a home schooling mother to three super-active boys. Not only do we home-school, but the boys swim 6 days out of the week. Between these two time consuming activities, I have pushed my fitness time to the back-burner. Being a FitCity Mom would force me to schedule fitness time so that the YMCA membership is not wasted!
Next on my list of reasons why FitCity Moms needs me on their team is my vast amount of knowledge in the area of nutrition/food prep/cooking. Keeping my family healthy is something that I am extremely passionate about, and I have thoroughly educated myself on many different dietary theories in order to implement the ones that work best for us. I am an advocate of “real food”. This means that we don’t have a pantry full of processed junk (we do have some, but they don’t contain an ingredient list that is a mile-long and full of words that you can’t pronounce). Being a FitCity Mom would give me a platform to share my knowledge with others.
The final reason that FitCity Moms needs to add me to their team is simply because I have a goal to help others achieve optimal health. If this is achieved by someone watching me struggle to regain my fitness and following along with me on her own fitness journey, or if it is simply due to recipes that I share which make a mother take stock of her own family’s health and skip that drive-thru in favor of a quick, easy, delicious homemade meal, then I feel like I will have made a positive difference.
I believe that I would be a tremendous asset at FitCity, and I would be proud to call FitCity Moms my fitness and nutrition “home”.