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June 05, 2007


Lori at Spinning Yellow

Thanks so much for the encouragement!
Dee - yep, a real race and I love your advice, I just found out that my neighbor, who runs marathons practically every weekend, only started running 2 1/2 years ago at the age of 38 (like me). There's hope!
Kim - thanks for posting here! Glad to hear you are finding some time for yourself, I know from the SPD share site that you have a full plate!
Laura - you, a be-yotch? Never! I haven't quite figured out why the running and blogging haven't made me less of a yelling lunatic mom, but I guess I'll have to explore that in a post!


I didn't know you were doing a race, and on your birthday no less! I am so proud of you! As to your apprehension about the race, remember that no one on this earth was born running, and at some point in their lives every single person in that race competed in their first 5-K race.

Now if I could just find something to keep ME motivated to get fit, I know one family who would certainly benefit!! :)



Hi Lori, I can't run because of my knees and spine, but I've started doing strength training with resistance bands, calisthenics, and low-impact walking when the weather cooperates. I've also made some diet changes and am trying to drink more water. Doing this for myself because I've also been doing the whole be-yotch routine (I like that, can I use it also?) from aching and exhaustion ... but it's an age thing for me as well. I'll be turning 35 soon and I'm getting a major "attitude" with it - like with all the stuff I do for other people, this is something I'm doing for myself !!!! But it helps me take care of my kids better if I'm not so tired and feeling achy and rundown all the time. I tried getting up at 5:30 a.m. to workout first thing in the morning, but the exhaustion and sudden movement had me dragging the rest of the day ... now I do things a little more gently and try walking in the evening with the dog - it goes better then (I still get up around 5:30, but for coffee before 6 a.m.) :-) Keep it up and let it be a little bit of pampering for yourself in the midst of all the caretaking and advocating that you do for your kids and for others :-) Kim in NE Philly, SPD Parent S.H.A.R.E.


Lori-keep up the good work and it's true, you do it for yourself. I hate to go to the gym and I drag myself there 4 times a week. Once I am there I am better-a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, sister and a better ME! If I miss too long of a stretch, I can feel myself turning into a be-yotch, be-yond belief. I am so glad that you are sticking to it and you will never look back. It will be part of your everyday now-run on!

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