Saturday, September 28, 2013

BIG Love Fun Run for Kids with Cancer

Last year was our first time doing the BIG Love Fun Run.
My son and I ran it in the rain. I was terribly out of shape but I wouldn't have missed it for anything. It was a special event because one of my high school friends had recently lost his son to cancer. We ran in his honor. His name is Aidan and he was a very special young man for bringing so many people together. If you would like to read more about Aidan's story and his amazing parents go to Angels for Aidan. or follow them on Facebook. There story although sad has bright spots such as the recent birth of a new member of their family a little girl named after her brother. They have also started a comfort cart at Texas Children's hospital to aid the families in the in same situation they were not too long ago. So today we participated in our second BIG Love Fun Run in honor of sweet Aidan!
This year my better half was out of town and even though that meant taking both kids to the run I still wouldn't have missed it for anything.
This morning it wasn't pouring rain which was a blessing and not at the same time. I am used to running at night. It is much cooler and less humid here in Texas at night. So when the breeze stopped blowing several times during the race I started melting. I had planned to run walk the 5K pushing the jogging stroller which I haven't used since my son was 2 years old. At the last minute my son decided he wanted to walk with us so that meant not much jogging cause we were leaving him behind.
This year was much easier in the fact that I knew what to expect and where each mile was. Last year the race seemed to go on forever. Even pushing my daughter it felt so much better. Here is a quick shot of the mid part of the course that I took while stopping for a second to see how far back my son was.
We all finished the race. My son drank lots of water and rested up for the Kids 1K run.
My daughter fell asleep on the last 0.2 of the run and slept till her brother was on the last part of the 1K run just in time to cheer him on.
I was a little sweaty and red faced after the race but felt awesome!
I was so proud of my little man for walking the 5K and then turning around and running the 1K. He did so much better this year than last year!
Overall this is an awesome race for an awesome cause! I want to leave this post with two pics of my funny kids who I hugged extra close and tight today because they are here healthy and happy. Hug the ones you love! A great video of BIG LOVE!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Words for Wednesday - 9-11-13

Here are my wonderful Words to Inspire you this Wednesday! Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

25 on Tuesday

So not much has been happening these days. The only thing that has been worked out lately is my abs. Last night my son did his 50 full situps for karate plus 10 more. My two year old did 10 head lifts and I did 25 full on situps. Not crunches but full situps to do the same as my son. Then my son did 15 pushups. We are still working on getting to 50 pushups.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Words for Wednesday - 9-4-13 Edition

If you have read my recent posts I am in need of and extra push so I am posting 3 good WFW today. Here are my Words for Wednesday - 9-4-13 Edition:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Need Motivation

I need a swift kick in the rump. This last week has been a lousy one on the workout front. Excuses I have a ton of them. None of them are really spectacular though. I need a shot of energy and some motivation. I watch the Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition on Tuesday nights and I want to find that drive and inspiration like the man last night. I want the AHA moment where everything just clicks. I know losing weight is work and I don't expect a cake walk. I need accountability, a goal, a plan, and the not gonna give up attitude. Anyone out there in the same boat? Let me know what worked for you. If you have some sage advice I would love to hear it as well. If you want to team up that works too.