Life starts over again when you have a child. You pour 100% of your time and your energy into this little precious child. But then it happens, they begin to start taking care of themselves. They are no longer reliant on you as they were in infancy. So what do you do with your time? You rebuild your life from the ground up. You ask yourself what you need most and re-prioritize life now that your own interests and needs are given room to breathe.
This is the turning point, or the crossroads, I’m currently at. My beautiful bundle of joy is 13 months old and no longer needs me nearly as much as she did just a couple months ago. While it’s amazing how a child can develop over the course of time, it’s refreshing to NOT be NEEDED 24/7.
In this moment, I have a decision to make. What do I want to do with, dare I say it, the spare time that is developing? RUN. No, no, no! Not in a sarcastic ‘get out of dodge’ sense, but run. What I’m lacking is true physical activity. I need to bring exercise back into the picture for my overall health and wellbeing. It is something I enjoy and want to get good at again. I’ve managed a couple 5K’s in the past few months, but I struggled through them. I’m soooooooooooo over that. Sayonara! Let the re-training begin!
So here’s my goal, just to get back in the game, I’m going to run 100 miles in 100 days. Sound easy? Theoretically it is. I know that there are going to be days that I will have to double up on my runs due to my “Mom Schedule” and work schedule. But it is a very do-able and realistic goal for me to start with. Why am I sharing this? I need YOU to hold me ACCOUNTABLE.
Let DAY ONE begin!