So since I don't really have anything running related to report today...I wanted to write about something I am grateful for running related...
I talked in my very first post that I started running because one of my friend fought breast cancer and I wanted to do something to help. My first race was the Susan G Komen race for the Cure in March 2010. A few days after that, Dara Torres one of the person I admire most , sent a message on twitter about a new book called Run Like a Mother. She said it was great and that was enough for me. That evening I went to the book store and was lucky to get the only copy they had (shame on them for that!!). I started reading that book and it made me believe that little old me could actually become a runner...and I decided to sign up for my 2nd race: The Carlsbad 5k. I read the whole book and then I found their website and their facebook page. I found everything I needed there: advices and support. I think it was after I had ran for 6th 5k that I asked my husband if he thought I could actually run a half marathon...his responses was not "Yes of course you can!"....I turned to the RLAM family and they could not have been MORE supportive! I can honestly say that without all the great comments I got when I asked on the Facebook page about how one can know they are ready for a Half, I am not sure I would have signed up for the Carlsbad Half Marathon. I don't know these people but they gave me the little push I needed and I am so grateful for that. Now that I am in training for the big race and I don't really know what I am doing, I have questions and that group has been so generous to me and plenty others in giving advices and sharing about their experiences as runners. I am so very thankful to ALL of them. If you know a mother who runs; this book is the perfect Christmas gift, I promise she will love it! It is for all runners...beginners like me or BQ Marathoners! It has great advices and lots of funny sections. I highly recommend it!
So to Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea: Thank you for writing this book!!
To everyone over the RALM Facebook group who answer my questions and give me advices and share their experience: Thank you I appreciate it so very much!
And then of course to Dara Torres because without her tweet I would have never found that book and who knows if I would still be hitting the pavement!
If the running mommy in your life already has this fantastic book I recommend this other fantastic book:
Who does not want abs like those right?