Sunday, November 27, 2011
I have a couple of ladies that I have been lucky enough to get to know since I have been on my healthier me journey. We are an odd combination of women, from all different walks of life. Yet, we have a wonderful friendship. They understand the struggles of losing and maintaining the weight loss. They get how hard it is to, as a Mom, try and put yourself first. I am so very lucky to call them friends.
Lately I have been training for a local 5k - Jingle Bell Run with these ladies. One in particular, Amanda, that has been "running" with me, helping me accomplish this goal I have set for myself.
This morning it was raining and cold - big shocker living in Michigan right...Well, one by one, we all bailed on the training run. I was bummed, but was trying to figure out what to do instead and was looking forward to my son getting up and just hanging with him in our pajamas on a dreary Sunday morning.
Then I got a text from Amanda, asking if I would be willing to go running with her, despite the rain. I could bring Aidan to her house, her husband would watch Aidan and he could play with her kids.
So we changed out of our pj's and headed out. My little guy was quite happy to have a new set of toys to play with and I still don't think he even noticed I left
We chatted as we ran, caught up, talked about friends and family. It was so nice to just kind of plug along. Well, it was cold, it was wet and it was by far one of the nicest runs I have had. Bizarre huh?
I hope all of you who are struggling, can find a groups of wonderful workout women like I have...