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 :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I think I AM a 'runner'

One time I had someone say to me, " Are you a runner? You look like a runner"....my first thought was... REALLY!! I look like a runner!!! :-O

My response was, " Well...ahhhh...I run, but I don't think I am a 'runner' " I guess I wasn't willing to commit at that point yet! LOL!

Well these days I find me self noticing other people who are out running. And during the holiday season I wasn't able to get out for a run because of my knee causing me issue but mostly because there was just NO time (we do 4 Christmas's in 3 days!)....but as we would be driving to the house where each Christmas was at I would see people out running and think how lucky they are and how I wish I could be doing that too.....OR seeing some of my friends posting on Facebook about their Christmas day run (it was such a nice sunny day that day too) or about their first run of the year and I would wish I had gone out too...

...so I have been getting treatment on my knee and I was told to go for 2 runs before the next time I got treatment again to see how everything was going...

So I did yesterday morning, in the freezing wind and snow...but also sunny! And I LOVED it!!! My fav part was when there was no wind and I was in the sun, my least fav part was when I was running up hill, into the wind in the shade..brrrr! LOL!!!.....but still there was something in me that loved it and felt good and strong mentally and physically for getting through a run in those conditions.....it was at that point where a little voice inside of me said, "Uh Gail...I think you're a runner!"

So if you are out running and a car passes you with a woman's face planted against the window, watching you with envy...that's ME!!! LOL!!!

So here goes.......Hi! I am Gail Van Awesome and I AM a runner!! 8-D

"Live in YOUR Awesome!!'


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