The Journey to My Love of Running...and the joys of motherhood, marriage, and nursing!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hit a rough patch...

So for a while now I haven't had the time or the energy to get out and run even though I know that it is good for me. I started school again in August and decided to take 3 classes (like a crazy person) so that I could catch up and start my FNP role option. So, I had to let something go... I have to go to work and be a nurse, I am a mommy 24/7, I am a wife, I have to make dinner, clean the house, and do my school work at night after baths and bed time stories. So, what had to give? Well, my running.

Running I have found is something that I do that is just for ME. It is my quiet, personal time where I get to focus on doing something positive for not only my physical being but also my spiritual and emotional being as well. My runs outdoors have been some of the most insightful and spiritual moments that I have had. So, when I had to make a choice of something to give up so that I could focus on all of the other things that I have going on in my life, running was it.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) for me that wasn't a good choice. I have found that without running my energy is low and I get depressed. When I run it gives me the motivation that I need to kick things into gear and keep moving. I have started running again the past two days (after a much needed battery recharger weekend) and I feel GREAT! I am taking it slow so that I don't hurt myself before I get started, but I am feeling so much better.

I think that I need to be selfish once in awhile and do something that is just for ME without feeling guilty about it. I have realized that if I don't, I am not helping my children, my hubby, or my job performance because I am not balanced. Now, I just need to figure out how to fit everything into a 24 hour period! ;)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Somewhat Simple Giveaway!

Blue Cricket Design Giveaway!

Awesome Giveaway! Twig & Thistle

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Love Our Tips and Tales Blog!

My friend Carrie has this awesome blog about her family, work, kids, health, and FUN! She has this great give a way for Too Bowlicious bows!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Run in Hawaii

So while on vacation in Hawaii last week I was able to experience one of the best runs I think that I will ever have! I had the opportunity of getting up before everyone else at 7 a.m. and running on the beach at Bellows AFB. It was beautiful and quiet!

The best part of my run was looking out at the ocean...taking deep breaths... smelling the saltwater from the ocean... feeling the cool breeze on my skin as I ran... seeing the Sun peek through the clouds to touch the water... and feeling God's presence all around me as I ran. I felt at peace and completely blessed to have experienced this opportunity!