"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, March 24, 2014

Balancing the RUNS.

I am going to have to take one day at a time when it comes to fitting the pieces of my days together.

My training schedule has me running 4 days a week for Boston. I will begin to add another day in this week.
I am currently coaching a group of runners one day a week.
Starting up now, is cross country for my sons school. I am one of the assistant coaches for his team. I will be coaching the varsity 4-5 days a week.
I couldn't think of anything else that I would want to be more busy doing.
Running is part of who I am.
But mentoring and coaching others to run is something I love doing, just as equally.

Tonight was the opening meeting for the X country students. As I looked out into the auditorium at the students, I saw them all in running shorts and running shoes. I visualized them running hills, repeats and laughing through their longs runs.
This is what I love to do.

I love building relationships. I love people. Not every person loves me and that is OK.

Even at 40 years old I still have the need to be loved and supported. It may seem adolescent and childish but that is who I am.
Maybe it is because I never had any support at home.
My mom never came to one of my track meets.
She never came to one parent teacher conference.
She never came to my plays, watched me walk down the field when I was Homecoming Queen, or even gave me a graduation party.
I don't hold a grudge on her. Honestly, I think she was so lonely in her own world she didn't know how to encourage or support me.
So here I am a big grown up still looking for support and love.
Andy's mom..My Mom.

In the last week, I have been given a beautiful care package with a new running skirt and make-up, I had flowers sent to me from one of Andy's co-workers, Alec was sponsored by a dear friend of mine to play basketball, my running partner bought me my favorite chocolates and Mom came over today with my favorite cookies.

I feel so blessed and humbled by so much love. Mom (actually Andy's mom) is so good to me that there are days I have a panic attack thinking what I would ever do with out her. I know God gave her to me as a second chance mother. I was not a good daughter. I had no idea how to deal with a alcoholic mother growing up. I didn't know what to do until she was gone.
Mom believes in me like I am a big kid. Probably because I am.
I love that feeling of people loving and supporting you.
I guess that is why I do it to others. I know how good it feels to me.

Distance: 9 .1
Great run with the Husky Road runners. 4 with them and the rest with myself and Jama.

Not sure how we are going to work, be a basketball mom of two boys, a track mom, a XC mom, train, coach, and be the best wife, mom and person I can be. I will pray and seek God for direction and strength to get it all done.

"The Coaches main job is 20% technical and 80% inspirational." Franz Stampfl
I WOULD REALLY love to hear your story about a COACH that inspired YOU. What did they do that left a mark in your story. What was something they did to inspire you?

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  1. I don't think we ever grow up & out of wanting to be loved by someone...
    so awesome that God gave you an amazing woman to step in & give you the sort of relationship you need in this time of your life.

    1. Rebecca Jo, I thank God so often. I feel I am so undeserving of a mother so good to me. Having a good relationship with Andys mom has been more than I could ask for not having any parents of my own, I am so grateful.

  2. It is so awesome that you have a second Mother to support you and love you. It is great that you are involved in so many activities, some how you will be able to find the time to squeeze it all in! I LOVED coaching cross country, it made me feel young! Carri~A Running bee

  3. I Love coaching/ mentoring. It makes me feel older though! It takes more effort to keep up with the kids! I know that there are going to be events that will collide. I am just praying that they do not leave to much damage and I can recover! It is only about 8 weeks of chaos. So there at least is an end!