My husband has two other brothers that serve (one in the Marines and one in the Army) so needles to say, it's a military family. I've talked about running as my go-to stress reliever and what helps to keep my mind off my husband being gone, but recently I've not been keeping up on it as I should...especially with the Walt Disney Marathon coming up next Sunday.
My husband was able to come home for Christmas, but was only home for a short time. He's now back in NC, and awaiting his flight overseas, so I've started running again. Unfortunately for us living in the great mid-west, winters are not much fun to run in.
(View from our front porch)
Yesterday it was surprisingly nice out (a whopping 18 degrees) so I decided to go for a short run around town. I had only run a few times since our race in the Outer Banks, so I wasn't expecting to feel as good as I did, and ended up running further than I thought I would. I has to cut my run short since I was meeting a few girlfriends of fellow Marines, but overall I mark it as a success.
I miss my husband everyday, but knowing he's serving our country makes me proud. Running is what I enjoy, and something my husband and I did together, so time to get my butt back in gear!
What motivates you to run?