What does this mean to me. It’s a reminder of sacrifice. ⠀⠀
Yesterday was a humbling day! ⠀⠀
“Embrace the Suck” – was said a few times!⠀⠀
But what really ran through my head was the hours of self-sacfrice I put myself through …the pain…the inconveniences…rain…downpour….sunburn…sores….it was nothing compared to what our service men and women have gone through and have to go through. ⠀⠀
❤️ I ran next to 30,000 devoted HEART, MIND, and BODY STRONG people!⠀⠀
💙I ran next to many people pushing wheel chairs. ⠀
❤️ I ran next to a man who laid flat on a wheeled piece of equipment where he peddled with his hands and had someone from behind help break when needed. ⠀⠀
💙I ran next to multiple BLIND runners. ⠀⠀
❤️I ran next to a guy who’s service dog was running the course with him. ⠀⠀
💙I ran next to a double leg amputee in a wheel chair pushing himself through the course. ⠀⠀
❤️ I ran next to single and double leg amputees with medal blades splashing through the same puddles I splashed through. ⠀⠀
💙 Whatever their story —> THEY pushed through the same conditions I did.⠀
I may have complained about my poor choice in training, the less than ideal weather conditions, feeling sick, my aches and pains. In the end it doesn’t even compare to the sacrifices made in the past, sacrifices being made now, and the sacrifices that will be made for us in the future. God Bless our servicemen and women!!
I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!