April 26, 2012

I should be sleeping because my alarm clock says that in 6 hours and 35 minutes I am supposed to, "get up and run, silly!" I have my coffee pot set to have my morning inspiration ready and waiting at the optimum temperature so that drinking it does not cause third degree burns on my tongue. I wasn't always a coffee drinker but that story is for another day. I should be sleeping so that I don't try to talk myself out of getting up to do what I love, but on the hamster mill I so dread. I will because I can simulate wind blowing through my hair with the fan, plug my perfectly chosen Pandora station into my ears, press 6.1 for my warmup mile and imagine I am cruising down the road. That all sounds well and good but come 4:30 or so I will not want to get up and do anything while the house is silent with sleeping kids, husband, and dog! I will do it anyway because I want to live to wake up in the silent house long after it's empty of the dog, the kids, and...well you never know about the husband, do you? ;)

I will get up, I will sip my coffee, I will lace up my shoes and I will run. Because it brings me peace, it keeps me healthy, it's the only exercise that has helped my 42 year old body defy gravity (mostly), and when I am done, no matter what mood I started in, I will be smiling and jubilant.

And so, welcome! Welcome, to the meanderings of a mom, woman, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, hugger, and more things then you care to know. Alarm, coffee, run, repeat.



  1. Thank you Stacy! This was just the post I needed to read this morning! Today was the first day in awhile that I have dragged my butt out of bed in the morning to get on the hamster mill - even though I know I always feel better afterwards, it has been hard to get my motivation back. In the back of my mind I always know that you are up and running at the same maddening hour that I am and for some reason this helps me roll out of bed too. You keep me inspired to keep going. Thanks for your post, I can't wait to read more! Here is to the peace of mind running brings!

  2. You are so welcome, Jean. Stay tuned. I am bursting at the seams with the wild meanderings rummaging around in my brain. Run girl, run!!


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