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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day #101 ~ You didn't think I was done

When I set a goal I don't simply like to reach it but I want to reach beyond it. 
I want to reach into the area just beyond where my eyes can see.

Just beyond where I can envison myself going.

Day #101 ~ 08.18.2010 A double day
3rd day of 10 mile runs

I want to show others that it really is not amazing that I ran 100 days.  It was only a little more than a hour a day.  Don't we all deserve an hour out of our days to spend on our selves?  I think so.  I know so.
I didn't neglect my family to run everyday.  I showed them that I am more than just a wife, mother, cook, maid, lover, taxi driver, nurse, refreshment dispenser (yeah still breast feeding), worker, bill payer, boo boo kisser, clothes washer, toy finder...
I am a person.
I am a person who needs to take care of this body that God gave me.
I want to change the way people view fitness and the time spent to achieve and maintain it.  I want to see an hour a day become the norm.
We tell our kids to go outside and play for 60 minutes a day
(I'm sure you've seen the commercials)
and yet we find it amazing when people actually do it.

I do feel a sense of accomplishment in having gone 101 days but not because it was amazing that my body could do it.  It was an accomplishment to make it a priority to take the time to do something good for myself.everyday and not allow others to tell me that I didn't have time for that each day.

So whether you chose to run or bike or swim or play ball with the kids, get outside or inside (the weather is no excuse!) and move for an hour each day. 

How much time do you give yourself each day?
Do you think you deserve more?
Will you take it?

The wonderful folks at Sof Sole, CEP Compression socks and Road ID have all offered to sponsor a giveaway.  So go check them out now.  That way you will be ready when I finally get my act together get the Giveaway post up.  Until then visit some of my bloggy friends who are hosting giveaways too!

Barefoot Angie Bee is hosting a Snorg Tee shirt giveaway.  You would have to live under a rock to not follow Angie Bee.  But I know things happen and we miss opportunities so now is your chance to get over there and catch up with an amazing running mom.  Oh did you catch the fact that she is a barefoot runner...and it was her hubbs idea!  I just love that!

Erika G at Chasing my Monkeys 1 mile at a time is hosting a What's in your running bag? Giveaway.  This girl has it all together and she is going to share it with us.  Granted minus the really expensive stuff she keeps in her running bag but that's okay.  Head over there and let her know I sent you.

Kayte at long legs on the Loose is hosting a giveaway.  Can we say Bloggy World is headband crazy?!?
Etsy is loaded with great vendors.  Kayte's giveaway is sponsored by Cam Bands.  Some bloggies are making them too, me included.  But who doesn't love a great product for F.R.E.E.?!
I love her entry idea.  She wants us to send her a photo showing how much we need the headband.
Go over and show her your crazy hair!

A few from the kiddos collection
Yeah, I borrowed the monkeys...but I made it!


  1. I completely agree with you about taking time for ourselves. I take time, but it isn't always in the form of running. My other loves are also present in my life and help round out my week...except during the winter because my gardens are sleeping for the winter. And kudos to you for still breastfeeding. My youngest BF until she was almost three years old. I love reading that other moms don't stop after the first few months.

  2. I think this post is awesome. I agree that God gave us ONE body & we need to care for it and set an example for our families.

    I take 30 minutes - 2 hours 4 days a week (depending on how long my run is) and maybe 30 min-1 hour of yoga per week.

  3. excellent post. I have to deal daily with feeling guilty about making time for me. But this post will help me.....I'm sure of it.

  4. I knew you weren't done! So, you're going to still keep going, right? You should be proud, 100+ days and giving your children the gift of a healthy parent :)

  5. u r truly an amazing person.
    keep doing what ur doing. it makes u who u r!

  6. i want compression socks! but the stupid giveaway is for US residents only. now im sad :(

  7. Good for you. You deserve it!

    I get a lot of "me" time. No kids, a hubby who also runs... it's pretty easy. :)

    So pumped for the giveaways.

  8. i don't take enough time for myself. sure i run and get stuff for me done. but that doesn't constitute "me time". great post and thanks for the reminder!

  9. Congrats on going above and beyond!

  10. You aren't the only one to track Sun - Sat. My running journal (I'm old school that way) was Sun - Sat until starting my current training plan. I like it much better that way! Have a great rest of the day.

  11. I committed to MOVING EVERY DAY in 2010, as of January 1st. I have moved for a minimum of 30 minutes EACH AND EVERY DAY. What you are asking "get out and move every day for 60 minutes" is very similar to what I've been posting on my blog for a solid 7.5 months. ;)