Instead of sleeping in, my alarm went off at 5 am, so I could meet the girls for our 6 am training run. Now some of you might not see this as a gift, but the most precious gift I have right now is the gift of good health. I thank God every day that I have been given my life back, and that I am fit enough to get up and run 10 miles if I choose to. That is why I was up before the sun instead of snuggling back into my warm, comfy bed. I have very little time in my life that is just for me, and when I run, bike, or swim I am taking a little time to myself so I can be a better person for my family. And hopefully by getting healthy I will have more quality years to spend showing them how much I love and appreciate being their mother, wife, sister, etc.
And the best thing about starting my day so early was that I was still able to meet my family for a Mother's Day breakfast. So I got some quality running time with the Ironman girls, I had breakfast with my husband, kids, and in-laws, and I was even able to fit in a relaxing pedicure with my daughter. I couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day, and I am hoping that you, too, were pampered, spoiled, and reminded how precious you are to your family.
"There will be so many times you will feel like you have failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are SUPER MOM!" --Stephanie Precourt
Happy Mother's Day to all the SUPER MOMs in my life!