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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Jessie’s mind.

Welcome to my mind. My name is Jessica and this is my first Blog EVER! This past year I have gone through so many emotions, disappointments, downfalls & literally having my heart broken into a million pieces… I decided that I was ready to share myself with the world.

I’m very new to this whole “Blog” thing so please bare with me. I will start off by introducing myself a bit – Again… my name is Jessica or you can call me Jessie, I am twenty two years young and a loving mother to my beautiful children Cayson Reign & Brexleigh Arlowe; who I both love with ALL my heart. I spend most of my days with my boyfriend Ryan, he is my rock & I am so grateful for him. This past year has been a nightmare for my family (I will share this story in another blog as it is very long) but the three things that have helped me so much through all of this are FAMILY, the LOVE of my family & friends, and FITNESS. Fitness is one of my passions and you will hear a lot about it throughout my blogs. It has helped me stay fit, focused, & healthy to carry myself through this uphill battle.

I’ve decided to start blogging because I know there’s 100’s of people who have or are going through the same as I am. My goal is to help, motivate, & inspire parents all around the world. I know life can get tough and sometimes it isn’t fair but as parents we can NEVER ever give up on ourselves but most  importantly on our children. My story hurts, my story is sad, and my story sucks but my story is me!

“You never know what someone is going through. Be kind. Always”.

-Jessie’s Mind

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