And just when I needed it the most

After my last post, my mom sent me a really touching and inspiring email, and I wanted to share it with you.  It just goes to prove, we all have someone in our life that we look up to and admire – and we never know when we are that person to someone else.

Hello my dear daughter,
I wanted to let you know that I read your blog.  My heart is with you and I know that you will find your way back to running, I believe that you have that inner strength.  A lot as happened during this training cycle and  it has been out of your control.  You gave 110% and I think some situations just wore you down .  Sometimes stress just shuts us down, we have to re-energize and start again and maybe that is where you are.
Sara, you are a beautiful person and such an inspiration to others and I want you to believe in yourself.  It’s because of you that I am where I am with my running.  You were there to give me the words of encouragement, share your experience so that I had a better understanding of what was going to happen. To share my first race with you is beyond words.  I gave you the picture so that you would never forget what I accomplished and I did it for you and Mollie.  And it is because of you that your sister is running.  She saw that you and I were doing it and she received words of encouragement from her trainer that she could do it.  And I am sure that there are many other people out there that you have touched.  We, I, need you on the running circuit again.  I don’t have to remind you of everything that you have accomplished but just a reminder of how proud I am of you!
Hold your head high, smile, you are worthy and you are the best!  Remember that GOD loves you and so do we!
Love always,    ~Mom

Mom & Me finishing the Panerathon 5k 2010

Who inspires or motivates you to keep running?

Have you told that person lately how much they mean to you?


  1. My bloggy buddies inspire me ~ you included! And yes, I do tell them via the Turtles blog. 🙂 Keep up the good work… BIG DAY this weekend. Woo Hoo!

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