Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving HUGs

Well, here we go again. Another year older. Another year I have signed up myself and my son for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. The only problem is that I don't exercise! There was a time (close to 10 years ago) that I ran on a regular basis. However, as so many of us mothers can attest to, my fitness level has dropped significantly since my first baby was born. After the second, it has become almost non-existent, I am embarrassed to say.

Besides changing fitness routines, another thing that happens as we become parents is the always forefront consideration of how we be good, positive role models, how we teach our children the importance and significance of giving back, and the good old fashioned quest to keep our children outside, breathing fresh air and running their hearts out. Hence, here I go again with my multiple-hugging endeavors.

I am being very honest when I say last year's 5K was a struggle for me. I did it. My 7 year-old son did it. But it wasn't easy. I almost skipped it this year. I had talked myself out of it. But as my son moves along in his school, I have been blessed with quite a few beautiful moms who care about their kids as much as I do. Luckily, their passions lie in teaching the importance of exercise too.

So, I am thankful for new friends; for both my son and myself, who continue to inspire me to stay involved, stay healthy, and above all, to give back.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May you all find that unexpected inspiration for your next adventure. Wish me luck!

Lets get running!

1 comment:

  1. Well, we did it! Kyle did it! I did it! And not only that. We did it in 39 minutes. That equates to under 13 minute miles. I consider that to be pretty impressive for a non-exerciser and an 8-year old. The moms and boys did a fantastic job at pacing. That's the key; I am telling you. Additionally, now Kyle wants to do the upcoming 5K Santa Run to benefit downtown San Jose's Christmas in the Park. I may have my running partner after all. Look out 2013. Here comes an unexpected New Year's Resolution!