So to recap Chelsea’s latest races, she is doing amazing. The girl just wants to run. Plain and simple. Mother’s Day weekend she ran her first ever mile and we couldn’t have been more proud. She’s not great at accepting compliments and accolades, but she had a kind of swagger that let me know she was proud. This weekend she ran a quarter mile fun run, and then she even had some gas in the tank for the mile too! In the car she asked when the next fun run is.
But what I realized during the 5k (while my husband pushed the double running stroller and I struggled to keep up) is that I am totally neglecting myself. I suppose I fooled myself into thinking that this is just not my time and the focus is on the kids. As my stomach cramped, I realized all I fueled with was a cup of coffee at 5:30–I spent the rest of the morning getting everyone ready to leave–taking for granted that I could just show up and run.
What I remembered this weekend, is that I’m not content with just showing up–I need to be better than that.
For me this weekend’s realization was about finding my fire and balancing it with the fire to see my kids thrive.
Just to bring everyone up to speed, my little one is 10 months old. This past fall, winter I was firing on all cylinders in a running groove. Crushing speed workouts and hills, hitting my goal paces, and ready to tackle the race season. I was derailed by the crazy New York winter and have had a tough time getting back on track.
So it’s time to get back on track.
With goal setting and commitment I know I can get there–because I’ve been there.
We have just two big races on this season’s calendar:
Tough Mudder in August
The Suffolk County Marathon in September (did I mention I signed up for a marathon while I was off track?)
Besides that, we will be running local 5ks apparently every weekend as Chelsea continuously asks when the next one is. So if we’re going to be there, let’s make something of it. I’ll be posting my quality running workouts –strength is on track :)– with #WhatsYourFruition. Hope to hear from you as I strive towards my goals!
Have you strayed from your goals?
What’s your fruition?