Friday, January 13, 2012

Everyday Inspirations

This morning as soon as the girls wake up, we will be packing up the car and heading to my parents for a long weekend. Ever since I made the plans about a week ago, I have been envisioning the roads by my childhood home, one of my favorite places to run. Around mid-week SallyHP emailed saying she and the boys would be coming as well, making me even more excited to get in a couple of runs over the weekend.

The "Why make time to run?" question can always be answered by a simple statement - it feels great. Yet, obviously, I still struggle making it a regular part of my life. I always enjoy inspirations that come at just the right time to help me keep working toward running more consistently.

Lately three have been standing out. I have been reading Slow Fat Triathlete, just like Sherri since SallyHP bought us both a copy. I also recently read a few posts that caught my attention - neither of which I came upon by skimming "running blogs".

I frequently check the A Year at Reading blog, which typically has education related posts; however, last year Franki posted about reading Run Like a Mother around the same time that I was reading the book. Recently (about one year later), she posted about her fascination with running, without ever actually running. This year she is determined to get started. I always love reading about people stepping out of their comfort zones and making healthy steps (as with Slow Fat Triathlete). I look forward to hearing more about Franki's journey this year. (Edited 1/16/12: I just noticed that Franki and Sara Kajder started a blog Reading Teachers Running - so excited.)

The second blog that caught my attention was one that a scrapbooking blog mentioned. Elise Blaha heard about the concept of running a mile a day from Thanksgiving to New Years and wrote a post to reflect on her experience. At the top of her post she has a great photo collage of her shoes in different locations - with fall leaves, on a treadmill, on the beach... It's a great post talking about creating a running habit.

What everyday inspirations inspire you to start (and keep) running?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out and for your support.