Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Momma, Turn Your Boosters On!"

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".


Elizabeth said...

You can do it!!! I am doing a 15K in March with a friend of mine. So I know if I can you can too. Good luck training!

Laura Dawson said...

You are naturally so athletic...you will do great!

Kate said...

great job nicole! So proud...and jealous. I'm just praying Jack will start sleeping all the way through the night soon so I can start working out ;)

Kendra said...

You can do it! Just be prepared, running is addictive. Laura can testify. Once you finish your first race, you'll be looking for the next. You'll do great!