Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dailymile Inspiration

There are many things I am addicted to, and one of them once was DAILYMILE.
Most of my twitter friends are dailymile mates.
They have all been the biggest inspiration
or
biggest pain in the butt.
Only a pain in the butt because I see everyones post of the miles they are racking up, and I havent even put my running shoes on.
So far this week I have ran 3 times. And thats A LOT since only who knows when.... well apparently DAILYMILE does.
Today I saw all over twitter the announcement of all the new Dailymile team members.
Very excited to see them, I dipped my toes into Dailymile, you see I have been hiding. Pathetic. I know.
Was thrilled to see some of my absolute FAVORITE Dailymilers like Ann & Carol on the team. They always have kind and motivational words to share.
Then since I was on the site I decide to check out my "recents". Then I saw this....
My fun posts? FUN? 
LOL, my posts were fun because I was having FUN. All workouts were amazing, and always seemed so have some kind of encounter that lead to a story.
I look back and see all the stories to my training and I read in awe.
I want to be back there.
I NEED to be back there.
So I will be.
After reading this post, I jumped off the couch and ran to my dresser, I had to dig, but I found it....
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Sad to think that it was at the very bottom. Hiding. Ignoring it because I had no motivation in me.
I put it on as thought I was Superman putting on his cape, it lit a fire....
Since the fire was lit I had to round up the kids " WE'RE GOING TO THE GYM!!!!". The kids scattered screaming "YIPPEE GYM! GYM! GYM!".
They pretended to run around and get clothes.
Then I realized something. The hubby took the car with the carseats.
"ARRRRRRRRRRRRR", fists in the air, jaw clenched, then I looked down to 2 kids looking at me with their clothes in hand and my daughter with a thong around her neck (I had been doing laundry and she digs through for my underwear so she can wear them as accessories).
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They were sad too. They knew I was upset. But I then cheered on "NAPTIME!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!!", the kids screamed back "YAAAAAAAAY!!!" scattered for their sippy cups and went down for a nap.
The running gods were on my side.
Sitting in front of my front door is a treadmill that I was supposed to sell last month. It doesnt calculate distance or the correct time, but it moves. 
Thats all I needed.
I set up camp in my tiny hallway. Put a movie on my laptop, had headphones in blasting some pandora and I got my run on.
This run fueled my day and I completed everything that was needed to be done. I now sit down finished and thinking of how happy I am.
All because of people that check in with me, that are always there for an encouraging word.
Dailymile, I miss you.
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3 comments:

runnermom315 said...

Wahooooooo!!! (You're dusty pal, Carol)

laughresearchwriterun said...

Dailymile misses you too!!! But I'm glad to see you got a run in today on this cold, rainy, wet day (the pup & I faced the elements and I'm not sure it was worth it ... haha)

Diana Smith said...

I wish I could have that motivation...I need to run!! You are amazing for doing that!!

The Smith Circle

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