Last year one of the few books I read from cover-to-cover was Run Like a Mother. It is one of the best books I've ever read. I pretty much related to everything that was covered in the book - from finding time to get out and run when you have kids to needing to get out and run when you have kids to where to purchase cute running clothes to how to discover new music to listen to while running. I love the book, and the authors, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell, are two of my favorite people (sure we've never met, but through running and kids and wicked senses of humor we are all kindred spirits).
Sarah and Dimity are getting ready to release their second book Train Like a Mother, which I'm already looking forward to reading. They also have a fabulous Facebook page and a Twitter feed. Additionally they have a wonderful blog. Each Wednesday they host a give-away on said blog. The rules for entering the give-away are simple... they pose a question, you answer it, and then you are entered. The winner(s) are chosen at random. I enter the give-away each week and, sadly, I've never won (and they give away some AWESOME stuff!).
This week was no different... I wasn't chosen to win the cool medals display rack.
However, my answer to their question this week (what part of your body are you most proud of) was profiled in their blog post this morning.
I AM SO STINKING PROUD.
To think that out of the hundreds of relies, my response was chosen. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I feel like I had tea with the queen(s) this morning. My quote was not credited, but it was quoted. And that is all that matters. The women from Run Like a Mother thought my response was worth repeating.
Feel free to check out the post here.
And for those of you who want to know what body part I am most proud of or my witty quote that caught the eye of two wonderful women, here it is:
My calves. 13 years of competitive swimming plus a post-grad life as a marathoner has left me with some bada** calf muscle definition.
I'm thinking a calve photoshoot may be forthcoming.
For now, I am soaking it all in. I'm one proud mother runner!