The number one reason that I run is my Dad. Yes, my ole greasy truck driving daddy. I kid...we always said that about him because when I would tell my friends that my dad was a trucker I guess they thought he was gross and greasy. My dad is actually a very nice looking man. Several of my friends had little crushes on him...still weird to me. Anyways, my dad is not my motivation to run because he is in shape and runs...NO WAY! Since I was 16 years old, I have watched him roll back to the cath lab I don't know how many times. He has had blockage after blockage. He has 12 stents. He doesn't smoke but he doesn't eat like he should, he worked night shift for many years, and he doesn't work out. He is set in his ways and he works all the time. I don't want to end up like that. It is hereditary and I have no choice but to get up and get in shape and establish a good routine that I can follow for the rest of my life. I also have to set a good example for my kids so that they will know how important it is to stay in shape. I want my kids to think it is totally normal for mommy to run in the mornings and workout again in the evenings while they jump around and try to keep up or I should say while Aubree whines about how bad squats hurt. Ha!
Another huge motivation for me is all the friends that I have made in the blog world. Y'all are awesome! It makes me so happy to see so many determined ladies! I hope that I will be able to catch up to you guys! I think it's wonderful that so many people have come together and want to have healthier lifestyles. I may still be sitting on the couch talking about how I need to start running again if not for all of you posting pics of your Garmin's! Ha! Thanks y'all!
Yesterday was my first day to run since the car or should I say baby truck accident? I felt so much better when I woke up. I went for a run in my neighborhood for the first time. I have done plenty of walking here but not any running. It was good. There are some hills but that's ok. I pushed through. I felt even better after my run.
I love my new shoes! I think I am gonna end up being a Brooks girl after all!
It was 60 degrees here yesterday. I took the boys outside to play. They love the outdoors which is another reason that I am counting down to Spring. We spend so much time outside in the Spring and Summer.
I snapped this pic while we were outside. I am gonna have to print and frame this one. I love it! I never figured out what was so interesting on the other side of the fence.
Ended the day with some more cardio per Aubree's request and abdominal workout. Like always, she wimped out on me. Ha! Oh...the day would not be complete without a couple of my kids random thoughts!
At the table tonight...
Carter: Aubree, I am glad that Groundhog's Day is over! Ugh!
Carter: Because Groundhog's get on my nerves and make me want to poop in my pants!
Aubree: Mom, he is so gross!!! Make him stop!
I hope that you all have a great day!