So as a few of you may know, I developed a passion for running about 3 years ago. Not intentionally, actually pretty reluctantly. I can remember my very first 5K race that I believe took me almost 40 minutes. I couldn’t run a mile to save my life. Nor did I want to.
” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
I love to read. Funny, because when I was a child I despised it. If it wasn’t something that I needed to read for school, then forget it. And even then it was a chore to get me to read my required reading. I would rather sit and put toothpicks in my eyes. Okay, maybe not that bad, but it was at the bottom of my list of things I disliked. Wow, how things have changed.
Motivation can be hard especially during the summer months when you want to take the week off and and head to the beach. But, where I really struggle with staying motivated is during the school year when the kids are in school and all of their activities keep me hoping from one thing to another. Do they have their uniforms for practice? Who needs help with homework? Is there a PTO meeting tonight? (I’ll be honest, I rarely make these.) And my daily prayer… Lord, please keep everyone healthy. Then there are the occasional late night trips to the store for those I-need-this-by-tomorrow items. Motivation can die quickly.
Let me just start by saying I love the smell of roses. But, I rarely get to smell them. Literally and figuratively. My plate always seems full. With things from the kids school, help with homework, errands, the bank, the grocery, the dry cleaners, PTO, running the kids to practice and games, and the list goes on.