Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Who are you running for?

I think mom's are known for taking care of everyone but themselves.  I know that at times I have this propensity to think about what the other people in my family need before I think of what I need.  Don't get me wrong - I am all about growing in the virtue of selfless living - but taking care of yourself - even though it may seem selfish... is actually a way to love and bless the different people in your life.  My husband put a little post it note on my Boot Camp Food Journal this morning that said "You're there today for someone other than you."  I thought about that while I was sprinting up and down the baseball field in the dark - I was running today for my kids.  I want to be an energetic and healthy mom.  Not the kind of mom that can't keep up with her kids.  I want to be a role model to my kids of health and wholeness.  So today not only did I run for me - I also ran for my 2 darling little kids....

Who do you run for?

1 comment:

Emily said...

Jeanne, I completely love this post. I love the support that you have (what a sweet note from Jarrett!), I love your determination, and I love your recognition that your efforts are worth so much more than just "I want to be skinny". What a sterling little family you guys make! Very proud of you, Jeanne. Thanks for all your effort, and thanks for the sweet pictures!