I realize yesterday that I probably didn’t title my last blog post in the best of ways, I’ll go as far as to say that I probably was incredibly mis-leading. I’m sure most of you thought, “wow, breastfeeding while running, that is strange and how does someone do both simultaneously?” I will do better about titling my blog posts from here on out 😉
So, why do I share?
I think as human beings we are all bound to one another in some kind of way. Running and following other runners has led me to believe this theory more than ever! While running can be quite the solidarity sport, it really is about bearing witness to the human experience and sharing our own victories, sorrows, triumphs, hiccups with the rest of our crazy running community.
Why I share is to inspire runners and non-runners alike to go after their dreams no matter what. In particular, I want to inspire other stay-at-home moms who feel like their time to shine has maybe come and gone; give them a second chance at what they feel they lost out on. I know from personal experience that being a stay at home mom is an incredibly rewarding job, but it can also be an incredibly thankless job and a mom’s identity can become overshadowed by her responsibilities.
Running has given me a way to be me along with being “mom me” and “wife me”. I am so thankful to be able to enjoy such a sport and I want others to do the same if that’s their dream. More importantly, I want others to see their body and appreciate it the way I do. I want other mothers to not have to sacrifice their job as a mom in order to be a “runner” even if that means having to work extra hard to make that happen.
Obviously, I can only really help myself; this is why I share. The best way to help someone else out is by sharing yourself and your own journey. I don’t do 99% of things right, but I am incredibly honest and unabashed about sharing that with others if that means that they can feel better, more confident about themselves.
So, I will continue to share how I do what I do. I will continue to be upfront about the good, the bad, and the ugly; that’s what community is for!
by the way, I got my blood drawn this morning and I will now be awaiting my results! I really encourage any and all to head over to Inside Tracker, (who is not paying me to promote…I just think it’s great to have options if you are looking to feel better).
I feel like I already know most of what I need to do to feel better, but I am not a diagnostician and I don’t have all of the answers…so this is my next best action along my journey towards being a healthier/more balanced me.