Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I wonder if anyone will actually find me interesting?

Hello blog world!

I often think how much technology has affected the society we live in. And, often I wonder if blogging is narcissistic, or just the new age of journaling. Regardless, here I am. A new blogger.

I suppose I should introduce myself. Hi. My name is Sarah. I am a mother. A "wife". Id love to call myself a Runner...but I often debate in my head if I have earned the right to do so.

It sounds crazy, but my life changed over the summer. It all seemed to fleeting, and not important: there I was, flipping through the channels shortly before 3 in the afternoon. I was waiting for Ellen to come on...That show "The Doctors" was ending, and one of the doctors was making his closing remarks to the audience: "remember folks; today is the youngest you will ever be again! Dont put things off anymore, because you are only getting older! what are you waiting for?"

For whatever reason, this had a profound affect on me. It struck me, HARD. That is when I made the decision to not put things off anymore. I was sick of thinking to myself "Gosh, I wish I wasnt so busy with the kids, and running our home, and errands, and blah blah blah, because Id love to be a runner. Id love to lose this baby weight; Id love to get healthy". I had enough. I KNEW I had to make changes.

So, then I messaged my friend Heather (also known as to show me where to get started. Heather has inspired me in endless ways. She is the mom of 2 boys, she works 5 days a week, she is training for a Tri, she is finishing her degree in Sports Science...and she makes it look seamless! If she has it so "together", then I have NO excuse.

Heather pointed me in the direction of the Couch 2 5k. This training program takes you literally from a couch potato to a 5k in 9 weeks. Getting to the point of running 3 miles took me longer than 9 weeks, ill be honest. What was difficult for me was what I call The Mental Giant. The biggest struggle for me has been getting my mind focused on BELIEVING I can do these things.

On October 24, I completed my first 5k. I ran in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. It was an amazing day. I learned so much. My official time was 39:07. Lots of room to improve, but Im so addicted to running, I welcome the challenge.

Making time for fitness has changed my life in endless ways. I am happier. I am more positive. I am more ambitious. Im a better mom. I have more energy. Im more focused. Even if my jeans dont yet fall off me, I feel more confident of myself.

Are you bored yet? Its OK. I have a hard time thinking anyone might find me interesting. Someone once asked me what would I like to offer the world. I thought about it, and said "Id really like to know I inspired someone". So, that's what I have to offer. Maybe someone out there will read this, and maybe make a decision to change something about their life that they weren't happy about. Because, remember, today is the youngest you will ever be again. What are you waiting for?


  1. My thought exactly! Why wait on ANYTHING??
    Great first blog. Glad you posted it it in RM's so I saw it! Keep up your great work in writing, running and life!

  2. lol were you writing about you or me? This sounds exactly like me...just started running this past summer and thanks to Heather found out about the Couch 2 5k program. I did my first 5k on Oct. 18th. Seriously your story is the same as will be nice to take this journey into running together :) Good job on your first blog girly!

  3. awesome post! I knew you'd be good at this! And I love that quote!

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  5. Thank you, Sarah! I miss running! It is so dark all the time now, but I know, in my bones, that I need to run. You helped me realize how much it means to me. I look forward to other posts to avoid discouragement (and avoid being hit by cars in the dark...) take care, and thanks again!

    (Sorry if my other post shows up above--cell phone issues)

  6. Just wanted to say hi! Found you via Heather!

  7. Welcoem to blogging! :) And congrats on your first 5k!! That is great!

  8. Followin' the trail on over from Heather's blog!
    I just started running this summer to and I am HOOKED. congrats on your 5K! I'm a follower of your blog now, cant wait to follow along on your journey!

  9. Welcome to blog land! I just started my first blog 3 weeks ago and have really enjoyed the outlet. So manny mommy runner bloggers out there! :) Awesome of Heather to send everyone your'll have tons of readers in no time with a plug from her! :) Looking forward to reading your blog.

  10. Welcome to the blogosphere. I just did the C25K myself, and finished it in September. I worked up to a 10K race last weekend. It's a total addiction, but a good one. :)

  11. Great first blog, I'll be following and listening :) I have a similar story - started C25k back in March, first race = 39 minutes, second race = 37 minutes, and I am addicted. 10k race on Sunday!!!

  12. Love your blog. I found you through your friend Heather's blog. Although I enjoy her's also, I identify more with you. Who ever heard of starting to run and out of the gate going sub 10min miles?! Some people are natural runners and for the rest of us, it's hard! I have been running and doing Triathlons for 3 years and it's still a struggle. I can say that I finally enjoy it but it took a looong time. So thanks and keep the posts coming. :)