Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Great Job, Mom, Great Job!
My kids got up early enough to go run outside in the Southern AZ heat. It was still like 85 degrees, at 7 A.M. As I was running, while pushing the double jogger, a lady on a bike passed me and yelled out, "Great Job, Mom, Great Job!" Little does she know how I needed those words. I think about the many races I have run in the past, and how I pass so many strangers on the sidelines, cheering for their family and friends. On occasion, strangers will cheer for me too- yelling out my number, or the color of my shirt, or simply just clapping for me as I pass by. Such people have no idea how a simple thing helps in so many ways- when sometimes you feel like you just want to quit running or maybe give up - those simple cheers, help you to carry on and finish the race. I'm sure many of us have experienced the same thing. So I just wanted to CHEER ON all the moms out there- no matter what race you may be running - whether you are training for a marathon, or a 5K, whether you are running everyday or just when you have the time, or if you stay busy chasing the little ones around all day....to you I say, "Great Job, Mom, Great Job!" Whatever you are doing, or however your running is going or not going, you are all an inspiration to me, and have inspired me to get back in running shape! Thanks, and great job:)