This was the advice given to me by my son, Jonah, when I told him I had signed up for my first 5K. The conversation took place this past Saturday afternoon as we enjoyed the warmer temps by running around the neighborhood.
Mommy: "Hey, Jonah. Did I tell you I signed myself up to run a real race?"
Jonah: "You did?"
Mommy: "Yeah, do you think you could help me train for it? You are a really fast runner, and you could help me practice."
Jonah: "Hey, all you gotta do is turn on your boosters like this...." (and he made some sort of "booster" sound) and quickly sped away in front of me! :-)
Thank you, Jonah!
I'll especially think about this conversation and remember his "advice" for the next two months. Well, actually less than 2 months...as I get myself ready for the race I have entered myself in. I have been wanting to do a 5K for a long time and just haven't made it a priority. No more excuses! It's for a great cause, too. Go to the link below if you want to read more about it. (The race is in honor of a little boy named Jackson Culley, and his aunt teaches at my school.) http://www.mitowhat5k.blogspot.com/
Wish me luck! Probably gonna have fewer posts if I am to try to work in any running and pilates time in to my hectic schedule to get this body back in shape. :-) Oh, the things my body used to be able to do before giving birth to 3 babies in 5 years...I think I can, I think I can, I THINK I CAN!
I hope this race will only be the first in many races I aim to enter. (Or I might completely fall on my face.)Guess we'll see if Momma's got any power left in these "boosters".