Why I run. (Half Marathon)

“Don’t run with your legs, run with your heart”

Why do I run? Every bone in my body hurts, I’m sore for days after, I push to my limits that I almost puke, and my lungs and ribs hurt every time. Why do I run? I run because it clears my mind, I run because it’s the only time where I can run away from reality, I run because I want my kids to look up to me and know to never give up no matter how hard things get sometimes.

This past year has been the hardest year of my life. So hard that it makes running feel so easy… not easy on my body of course but on my heart. When I run I am constantly thinking of my children and it pushes me through the race so much easier. Sometimes I start tearing up when I’m running because I’m thinking of them. That is why this year on June 17th, 2018 I decided to do my first half marathon (21km) with my dad and boyfriend (Ryan). I got all three of us shirts made that said “This is for you Cayson & Brexleigh” and we got there put on our shirts and we ran our race. It was one of the best feelings ever! My goal was to finish my race in under two hours but it took me 2:06:48, my dad finished 30 seconds before me and Ryan finished 12 minutes after me. They both did amazing and I was really proud of them! It was also Father’s Day, so I think that made them feel a bit more special!

After this half marathon we did a couple of little 10km & 15km runs throughout the summer. We decided to enter another half marathon in October. That we will be running for our little kiddos again. Love you to the moon and back Cays & Brex! ” This is for you “!

P.S If you ever need an extra little boost to run listening to some motivational speakers; one of my favorites are “Struggle Makes you Stronger”.

To all you mama & dada’s out there ; NEVER stop running for your babies!

-Jessie’s Mind.

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