Sooooo, I haven’t had a mommy’s night out… or a mommy’s night in… or a ‘mommy just needs some space’ moment in a month. Seriously, the struggle is real. Something always comes up, or the babysitter is called away, or the baby starts to teeth really badly so the hubby looks at me with pleading eyes which say, “I know you need this time away, but please don’t leave me alone with this screaming child.”
For one reason or another, an excuse has always come up, and I just haven’t been very good at making ‘me time’.
And while I know, that I know, that I know how much I need it, I just haven’t been very good at making time for it.
That’s why I’m SO glad that I had signed up for a bunch of 5k’s earlier in the year. Granted, the plan had been to use the races as motivation to get back into shape, when – really – I don’t run at all… except for the races themselves. But it’s a start, right?? 😉
This past weekend was the toughest 5k yet. I ran it two years ago, and I had sworn that I’d never run it again. The hills are too brutally steep, and long… and hilly. But as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, I did it. And quite frankly, I did better than I had thought I would.
Although I didn’t place and I certainly didn’t set any personal records, I felt awesome afterward.
So I’m counting this past 5k as a part of my commitment to myself to do something for me. It wasn’t your typical mommy’s outing (especially since I brought the family with me). 😉 But I felt refreshed afterward, because I had done something for ME. And I had overcome a difficult obstacle… for me.
I’d proven that I am still strong and that I can become even stronger.
It felt good! Real good!! 🙂