A health and fitness blog focused on running, the Catholic faith, and balancing life as a runner, full-time employee, mom and wife. I am a fitness and health coach plus the Silent No More Regional Coordinator for Maui. I am here to help you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
What makes someone a runner? Easily defined....if you go out and run you are a runner. Period. Nothing more to say. Pace doesn't matter. You are a runner if you run.
So I should have said, you know you are a crazy, addicted runner when.....
And here is my definition of my craziness. When you always have a bag with your running gear in it along with shampoo, powder (love it after a shower), and a towel. In addition, in your purse you always carry your iPod with Nike+ sensor, fitbook, and some spare GU gels. Why? Do I really think I am going to go run 20 miles on a whim? Who knows but that is what it is with me, day in and day out.
Initially today I thought my post was going to be about my fears but we can tackle those later. It is much more inspiring to talk about how I missed my morning workout at the gym since my darling daughter woke up before I left and wanted/needed some mommy cuddle time. She always wins that one. My compromise with her was we would run together after school or I would hit the treadmill at home. She agreed and really, this almost always happens when we make this compromise. But as I got to work and the sun started to rise I could feel edginess building inside of me. No good for a productive work day when you are a crazy, addicted runner with races just around the corner.
What would you do? I texted my supervisor and told her I am going out for a quick road run. She said have fun, be safeand off I went. I didn't go far but I ended up running 3.36 miles with an overall pace of 8'27". The first half was slower than the second due to a crazy head wind but I am feeling much better now and can be super duper productive!
Run + This View = Happiness + Peace
And as part of the My Memories Suite v2 software giveaway, here is another example of something I created on the spur of the moment. My darling daughter is missing me at school so I thought sending her some family pictures would be nice. And no, I can't just print out pictures. Way too boring! So together we created this "scrapbook" page that she can keep in her cubby at school. I formatted the design to be printed on a standard-sized piece of paper and really got creative with all the images. Essentially, the only template was the background (minus the photo box and heart).