Monday, December 20, 2010
Today, my Christmas gifts arrived in the mail from my sister-in-law who lives in Idaho.
Along with the pretty packages, was another wrapped gift with this note on it from my 8 year old nephew and 4 year old niece:
This is a special little something to say how proud we are that you are getting healthy.
You can use these items to train and when you travel to marathons.
Devin & Danica"
Oh boy did I get choked up. I couldn't wait to open up my "special little something" package.
So I didn't wait - I opened it right up!
Inside, was a wrist wallet to hold my key, money or id while running, and a travel scent tin to help make my hotel room or gym bag smell nice :)
I'm going to laminate that note, take it with me to races and post it up on my inspiration wall in my "home gym" in the basement.
THAT is why I do this - of course I want to get healthy for me - but I also want to inspire kids ESPECIALLY the kids that I love, and be a shining example of healthy living in a world where overeating and laziness are overwhelming.
That simple note may be the best gift I've ever gotten.