"If We Wait For The Moment When Everything Is Ready,
We Shall Never Begin."
– Ivan Turgenev
Sunday morning, May 12th (Mother's Day). I lay in bed imagining the excitement I'm about to experience in the hours ahead.
I contemplate the unexpected curve ball Mother Nature had flowed, thrown at me. No sweat. I head to the kitchen, prepared post refuel, showered, stretched, dressed. Then Papi, Baby Bear, and Mommy headed off to the race site.
I started my morning, day off right enjoying another year breaking a sweat, achieving a personal goal and supporting a charitable cause (cancer) all while striding celebratory, with mothers, sisters and daughters - hundreds of women. We celebrated another year of Running Like A Mother together.
And even despite of the nasty sinus infection I contracted, there’s no better feeling than crossing that finish line faster and lighter than last year. Feeling empowered by personal achievement. Sharing that special moment, a special day with my family in support, celebrating and cheering.
When I lace up my sneaks to hit the tready or the streets, I just focus on what Keish' can do. I know that I’m neither the fastest nor the strongest runner around. But I also know that Keish’ is better than where she was when she first started out. And I still consider myself a work in progress. No rush!