Sometimes you just have to punch fear in the face. 👊
I haven't run since a few weeks after we found out we were pregnant with Madison. I was about a month or so into marathon training when I developed plantar fasciitis and the pain was just absolutely horrible. That started on a Saturday night and we took a pregnancy test that Monday -- I figured it was God's way of slowing me down and telling me to rest. .
I ran through my second pregnancy and we lost that angel baby at 16 weeks, so every bone in my body was telling me to find a different way to stay active with this pregnancy. So that's when I really got into my at home workouts. It's just amazing how God works.
I've got a yoga workout on the calendar today, but I felt SO inspired and empowered by all of my friends running the Glass City Marathon -- seriously, that's ALL my entire newsfeed is. 🙃🏃 So I set aside all of the excuses (aka FEAR) and just went for it! I was SO nervous to run after the tear I had experienced with Maddie. It took a LONG time for me to start feeling normal again -- like just a few weeks ago. .
So today, Maddie Girl and I went for our first run and it was AMAZING. 2.5 miles of happiness. Call me crazy, but I have been dreaming of this day for several years. We ran out to this special little neighborhood park where I used to run and I would pray to God there. There was just something about that park. I would run, with tears in my eyes, asking him to please give me a baby girl that one day would be in front of me in a stroller and eventually beside me as a running friend. .
Prayers do get answered, friend, and dreams do come true. Don't stop asking and don't stop dreaming. ❤