Wow, that woman is my role model
That is what I call a supermom
Oh my gosh, if she is pushing two, then I have no excuses
Those were the comments I heard as I was running, pushing and barely breathing during the Sweetwater 420 run last weekend. It may sound like I am bragging by telling you those comments but I’m not. IT WAS HARD. I barely made it. The race was pretty much all up hill and I have run a total of 3 times in 2 years. And of those 3 times, they were about 1 mile each time. My friend Jenni invited me to run and I thought, why not? Ceasar was golfing and this would be fun to do with friends and Tristen & Felton. As I walked up to the registration I saw many eyes on me. Not the typical, aw cute, she has twins… but more like, this woman is crazy thinking she can push two babies on this course. A few people even said to me, you may want to consider running without them, this is a really hilly course. What am I gonna do? Leave them on the curb! So never pushing them up a hill and running, let alone never running in a race, we hit the streets. It was so empowering. I felt such a sense of pride. Because I work, I don’t have many opportunities with my children alone. When I am with them (at night and on the weekends), Ceasar and I usually have them together so it’s more 1 on 1 time. It’s rare that I am with them all by myself. And as you know if you read this blog, Ceasar does A LOT when we go out. So, I had them alone, down at Candler park running a 5k. It was awesome. Jenni was awesome. She relieved me and pushed the stroller at times that I literally thought I was going to vomit. My goal was to run the entire way. I was not going to give in and finish by walking. That is the athlete in me.
My college coach taught me how to push past my limits. Even when I thought it was impossible, she taught me to keep on going. In college, I was motivated by fear. She was a great coach! Now, I am motivated by my children. I just felt like they were so proud of me for making it and pushing them past the finish line. A 5k may not sound like a lot to some of you but I am the most of out of shape right now that I have ever been in my life. However, when I crossed the finish line with my 2 children, I felt like the most fit mom on the planet. It turns out that I didn't push them through the finish line, they pushed me.