Greetings fellow Moms! I have not been posting because I hadn't been running..... Adjusting to a deployed hubby, sickness plaguing our house and plain old burn out. I was really thinking about hanging up the running shoes. Plus~~ I joined the gym and fell in love..... with the Precore machine. It's a great workout and didn't kill my knees. I'd still do a little on the treadmill but mostly my beloved Precore and weights. However, this weekend there was a Wounded Warrior Run at the local base. I really believe it is a great cause. I hesitated registering because I know I'd have to push the double with a 4 year old and nearly 3 year old......I hemmed and hawed because I'd been sick for over 3 weeks and ran ZERO miles and didn't even go to the gym for two of those weeks. I procrastinated because..... it was a race.....
THEN, I got out of MYSELF and knew the right thing to do was go for those wounded warriors, so I registered the afternoon before the race.
I am so glad I did. I had a great time once I took the "burden" of a RACE off the picture. I honestly don't even know what my time was, I didn't even bother to look. I met up with many friends to include other wives of deployed Marines and Sailors and fellow Nurse Corp Reserve and Active Duty Nurses. We ran, we walked, they took turns pushing my boys, we talked, we stopped to help a heat causualty ( the nurse thing....). I had my 12 year old son go too. I thought it important for him to honor the wounded . He ended up running it ....... way faster than me. Evidently he was bored and didn't want to take the chance of having to push his brothers again. I was super proud of him. We plan on doing many more this summer.
There may be some true runners who wouldn't agree but I say go out and do those races. Not for your "time" or place but for you and the cause.
P.S. The T's were to unite us, the wives of RCT-8