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Monday, August 16, 2010

Jen Week 7 & Reasons I Run

photo taken by Megan Duerksen

So my oldest daughter turned 7 this weekend and got me thinking of all the things I wanted for her and the direction I saw her life going. I know what am I thinking she is only 7 right, but this wave of emotion came over me I watch this past year as she changed from a little girl into a school-ager with big girl teeth! Then I realized as long as she felt peace and happiness with herself and where she is at that particular moment in life everything else will fall into place.

This is the biggest reason I run, not the only but the part that motivates me when I feel like my lead legs, purple face and achy feet cant go another mile. I want them to know that even if they aren't the best (or fastest in my case) that heart/dedication and hard work go a long way...and because I had a little brother "I can do anything a boy can do" attitude as well. I hope someday they remember that their mommy ran a marathon after she had their little sister and feel proud. I know they will not think about me winning or having the best time but that I did it and they can too!

Sat ---Off
Sun ---Off
Mon---Ran 6 on the treadmill- boring!
Tue --- off
Wed --- Swim
Thur ---Off
Fri ---L14


  1. Oh how I love that picture. Mia looks like she's had enough, though. :) I'm proud of you---I can't believe you're doing this so quickly after Mia. It's taken me 2 1/2 years!

  2. Oh Sweet Jesus, they are ADORABLE. I just love them all. You are pretty darn amazing girl. I couldn't be in your shoes right now. I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.

  3. thanks girls! send lots of love and energy out to my running sisters this week...we are tired but determined!


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