I wasn't sure if I was going to get out to run yesterday, the stars were not aligning! Finally the cosmic event happened and I got out the door with the goal of running the Hope Endures Virtual 5k. The 5k was in honor of the daughter Courtney at a So-Called Runner lost. Ashlyn passed away December 2, 2008.
I have had several friends that lost babies and it is a heart breaking thing. I can't imagine having to go through it and feel so blessed to have had two healthy babies that are now little children. I wanted to do this 5k to support Courtney.
It was so cold out that at the 2 mile mark I considered calling it a day and going home. The wind was freezing my nose and lips. I was feeling a little miserable and questioning why I was outside. I had already done a Bodyrock.tv workout and been on the elliptical for an hour. Did I really need to be running too?
At that point I was only a quarter of a mile away from my house, I even ran to my driveway, but then decided it wasn't easy for Courtney either or anyone else who has lost a baby and I didn't want to wuss out just because my face was feeling frozen, so I turned around and finished it. It was also the best feeling mile of the whole run.
If you want to participate tomorrow is the last day to do so. Check it out on Courtney's blog So-Called Runner .
I FINALLY got out the Christmas decorations yesterday. The kids had fun helping me set everything out. We don't have a tree yet. :( Hopefully soon! Then I can start putting presents under it!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!