This Makes Me Happy

A little birdie told me to get online and look HERE at the United States Running Streak Association website. This is what I saw....but I did put it together in one easy image.

This makes me happy because it is a reminder to me that I can do more than I imagine. That I am stronger than I think. That I underestimate myself many times and always have been but I shouldn't. I need to continue to have faith in myself and what I can do. I need to continue to push myself, within reason, and do things that may seem scary at first. I will never know how far I can go until I try and I want to move up that list. The only failure in life is the failure to try. All other bumps are learning opportunities.

With that in mind, I love the example I am setting for darling daughter. I love how she looks over at me and smiles when I am running on the treadmill at home. I love when she says I am barely moving. I love when she says my feet are a blur because I am running so fast. I love how she laughed when I leapt off the treadmill yesterday to take a picture of the rainbow. I love how I feel after a run, how she is willing to play with me while I run, how she runs away from her sweaty mom, how she runs and jumps around the house to get her exercise, and that I have been given the greatest gifts in life - being able to be a mom and being able to run.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for all I am given in life as I am given exactly what I need.
Daily Affirmation: I am growing stronger each day.


  1. You are amazing. It's so wonderful that your daughter has such a good role model. I love that my daughters recognize how important running is to me too!

  2. It feels pretty good accomplishing it all while being a Mom at the same time, hey? I love it when my boys ask me "How was your run Mommy?" when I get home and they're only 2 and 3 yrs old.


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