Comment from Kathlene
I just stumbled upon your site, and I'm sitting here crying after just beginning to read. I still don't know anything about you or this site, I literally started reading 2 minutes ago and had to write you.
I'm 33 going on 63. My body seems like it has really been through the wringer for my last 2 pregnancies. I used to be a runner...I feel like I just can't do it anymore.
I decided to start a running group for moms in my area to help motivate me. Which brings me to how I stumbled on your site. I just have to say that reading the words below gave me so much hope, made me smile and then the tears just started falling. I just wanted you to know that someone appreciates what you've said here:
"I came home thinking I could never do this and all ready to call it quits. But I didn't. I decided to try it again. The next time I ran a little slower and a little farther until by April I was ready to run a 4 mile race. Now mind you, that 4 mile race kicked my butt from here to Kalamazoo. But it was a start.
Before I knew it, one step at a time, one mile at a time, I was running the San Francisco marathon just 8 months after running those few breathless blocks.
So whatever your obstacle, don't worry, don't make any grandiose goals just yet. If it helps, picture yourself as the athlete you plan to be. But just get out there, start running and have fun."
Thanks for the inspiration :)
Note from Running Mom
Kathlene, for some reason the email didn't work, but I just wanted to say thank you so much for this comment! Ironically, I received it the night before I ran my first 30 mile ultra marathon and it really inspired me.
You see, once again, I was feeling overwhelmed, and you reminded me that I had been here before and I would overcome my fears and push myself again!
It is really amazing to me how people cross each other's paths and inspire each other in that way!
I hope you are back out there running, feeling better and are managing to put that running mom group together. Would love to hear how it's going!