Where will your feet take you this year? Any plans for a big hike, race, or just a lot of walking?
It almost scares me how much Mamavation is in my head…
When I was
smaller, healthier, didn’t have watermelons attached to my chest in high school I really enjoyed running. I used to run in the morning before school with one of my neighbors. It was a great way to start off the morning. I was happier, healthier, felt better about myself.
Now, I’m happy-ish, not so healthy and I don’t feel all that great about myself. I think something needs to change. Duh! I’m going to get out of my own damn way and DO something about it. Again, duh!
I’m going to get back to running. I like running. The mental and physical health benefits of running are huge. And many, many, many, many, thanks to Hayneedle Bookieboo for choosing my post to win a treadmill.
Enjoyment, beneficial and a treadmill. It’s the perfect storm of exercise!
I know myself. I have the willpower of a gnat. I can’t do something just to do it. I have a hard time doing something for myself because I should. I’ve quit doing things for myself. Take a look at any picture of me from high school and then look at me now. Case and point. I need a reason for it.
Soooooooooo, I’m going to run a race. For a cause. I raise awareness for something and I get healthy. Can we say win-win?! By the time I’m done training and have run the race, I’m going to enjoy running again and running will be habit.
Now I just need to find a race to run.
Thousand and thousands of people have epilepsy, including two of my cousins and my husband. Epilepsy is a cause near and dear to my heart. I’ll find, train and run a race to benefit epilepsy.
There’s a local 5k Just For the Health of It. With a name like that, it has to be run.
Here it is in black and white or whatever color it shows up as… I’m going to return to being a runner. I’m going to get healthy and raise awareness for good causes.
And that’s where my feet are taking me this year.