A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Love is what makes you smile when your tired :)

So my brain has been trying to escape out of my nose since Thurs morning...in the form of a bad cold. So I didn't get to finish my second round of my homework :(. I had to rest, which I know is really important in order to feel better BUT I hate that something holds me back when I just want to get out and get going!!!!

Now normally I don't like to complain or grunt and groan about exercise I find that it effects my mind set and stops me from pushing through. So instead I keep it in and use the energy to get through it instead...but I must say that when I looked out in the backyard this morning and saw our umbrella blown over and the rain coming down, my snot filled head and already sore and achy body let out a BIG sigh!

But I suited up and showed up anyway with thoughts of seeing how much I could do/get through. I wasn't sure as I don't normally workout while sick.....The rain came down and the wind was a blow'n......which by the way BREAKS my rule #2!!! 1. I don't do early and 2. I don't do COLD!!!!....but seeing the other girls smiling faces and everyone joking around I soon forgot about the weather.

Today we were split into two groups. One did a circuit of exercise as the the other group ran through the marsh doing other exercise....my group from the start decided that we were going to stick together when it was our turn to go through the marsh. That was cool I liked that experience it was different than just trying to go hardcore and beat my personal best. It forced me to be aware of things past my runny, snotty, sore nose LOL!

When we were done it hit me....my body was like, "WTF did you just do to me!!??" I was SO cold I couldn't even move my hands and even my insides were shaking...oh boy I'm done for the day! So I said a fast good-bye to everyone and ran to my car to crank the heat...I sat there for 10min with my hands on the heater...as soon as I got home I went to the shower and had thee hottest shower EVER!!! Oh it felt good!...I was just able to heat myself some soup for lunch and sit and eat it with my husband and kids at the table....I was trying to figure out what I was going to do cause I was sure I had nothing left in me, but my husband and children are all sick too.

As I sat there sipping my HOT Green tea trying to warm my insides my three year old comes up to me and said, "Mommy I want to give you a kiss!" I replied with an ok and asked him why he's giving me a kiss. He explained, "Because you are the best mommy EVER!!!"....that was then followed with my 15mth wanting to do EVERYTHING his big brother does, so he came over to give me a big snotty, drooling kiss too!.....suddenly my mommy power kicked in with a big smile. I bundled up the kids and went to Sport Check to buy a light for my bike then took the kids to the mall to get something at Tim Horton's and look at the puppies and kittens in the pet store....and I thought I had nothing left in me :)

I hope to be the hero that my children see me as!



  1. Aaaaaaaaaahhh, that brought a tear to my eyes. Being a mom, I love hearing stories like that, where you feel exhausted and you think you have nothing left to give, then you get these amazing children coming over and lifting your spirits. Children are amazing and YOU are amazing too, you came out even though you were still sick, with your box of kleenex (which we thank you for, we needed it on a day like today).
    You kicked butt, you stayed with the group and you didn't give up.
    You are definetly a hero.
    Keep up the amazing work, homework that is :-)
    See you on Sunday.

  2. You were amazing today and so sick! Sometimes a good sweat out helps. I hope you feel better soon. Kids are great!!!! They make you find the energy to get up and go when you feel totally drained. See you next week. Get some rest.