Do you love to run? Perhaps your more like me and find running is a chore. I don’t know about you, but I am just not one of those people that finds stress relief from running. Don’t get me wrong, when I’m active and moving I always feel better, I have more energy, I get sick less, and I get more done. But running isn’t a stress release for me. My daughter, on the other hand LOVES to run. Not just that but she loves to run with ME. I know, that’s an oxymoron if there ever was one. Pick the one person in the world that will do anything to NOT run, and decide they are your running partner. Thank goodness for the invention of treadmills, they are the savior of non-running mothers across the globe.
So what’s a mother to do when they have a daughter that loves to run but a heart that would rather scrub the bathroom than set foot on a track….
… find a Reason to Run of course.
And that’s where this journey began. I really wanted to encourage my daughter in this running journey. I just couldn’t bring myself to really want to run. That’s when I got the update in my Facebook feed:
Run for Juarez
This is the run that started it all. I may not want to run for me, but running for someone else that was a different story. I have a huge heart, I love to help other people, I am not trying to boast here. It’s really just who I am, I have a really hard time doing things just for me. I mean this is the woman whose husband got her a massage membership for an entire year and she ended up giving half her massages away to friends. Yup, Me Time? Could you please explain this concept to me because I really don’t get it.
So what’s a girl to do when she knows she ought to take care of her body, she ought to do something to be physically active, but she just can’t bring herself to do it just because she ought to:
… find someone to Run for.
And in that moment when this momma heart was aching to just have a desire to run alongside my sweet angel God put a little pebble in my path ~ A Reason to Run.
Juarez is a small town in Mexico. Many of its residents live well below the poverty level. A small local church had a heart to help. To help them finance this trip and build a house for a hard working family they decided to organize a 5k run. Participants made a donation for the privledge to run. Well I don’t know about the whole privledge thing but that was the idea anyway.
But it didn’t take long for me to realize this wasn’t just about this one 5k. There were literally hundreds of Juarez’s out there that just needed someone to be their hands and their feet. They just needed someone to say Yes…
Our goal is to run a 5k a month for the next year, each time finding ~ A Reason to Run. We would love to have you join us on this journey. If your ready to do something for yourself while being a part of something bigger, I encourage you to click below to join the Reason to Run community.
We look forward to seeing you on the running path!