Monday, September 10, 2012

Motivation Monday... Because you can!

It has been just over a week since my last run!
It only takes 2 or 3 days, not only to see the physical decline but to really feel the mental and emotional impact of not running.
I WILL NOT go that long again!
Just after I got all of my babes out the door this morning, I took off for a run.  
Here in Northern Illinois, it was a beautiful and perfect 50 degrees {where was this weather on 10/10/10 for the Chicago Marathon!!?}  

Life happens, we get busy and let's face it, there is always an excuse, but there is this sweet subtle voice that I'll often hear when I'm a little off track with my workouts... 
Run because you can!

I received a text from a sweet friend a while back that will forever resound in my heart... 
"Please tell me that when we get to heaven we will run a marathon together"
Cait is the sweetest, most determined and most amazing teenage girl you will ever meet!  Because she was born with CP, her body physically will not allow her, right now, to run.  
Her goal... to walk across the stage at graduation in May, 2013!  
She is giving every bit of strength, energy and will in therapy to achieve this goal.  There is not even an ounce of doubt in my mind that she will walk across that stage!  She is fierce like that and she is confident in the source of her strength.  Her life verse is the same as mine:} 
I can do ALL things through Christ who Strengthens me. ~ Phil. 4:13
So I have to choose... honor her, and for those battling similar restrictions, 
I will run because I can.

{I created this poster in an 8x10, please feel free to print this for your own personal use!}

Linking up today:
Making the world cuter 
Skip to my Lou
Creating my way to success
KDBuggie Boutique
Six Sister's Stuff

Lots of Love, Lis


  1. I love this post! I have HORRIBLE knees, so I physically CAN'T run. It makes me upset when people complain about "having" to run to exercise. I would give ANYTHING to be able to run. Or jog. Or even speed walk without pain. Now I just need to apply this lesson to OTHER aspects of my life. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Great post - and a wonderful positive poster too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success