Yippee! I finally recorded a podcast with my friend Faithe. She and I met on Facebook in a running group when we were both new, and totally obsessed, runners . Somehow we ended up chatting by messenger and eventually we made a plan ! We were going to meet in New York and run a 50k trail race together. I flew up and stayed with her and her family and had a wonderful time. We raced in the cold rain over rocks and through flooded trails and finished just minutes before the cut-off! It was a blast and we’ve been best buds ever since, despite the miles between us.
In the podcast we talk about owning our choices in life, not so much about running. As homeschool moms, we both have felt unappreciated and overworked at times. Sometimes we have vented to each other, but we have always encouraged each other to stay the course. But as Faithe says, we had to come to the point where we recognized that our husbands felt the same way. It was time to have more compassion and appreciation for them and also to realize that no one forced us to choose this life, it was a blessing and a privilege. Getting older sometimes does mean getting wiser.
We also talk about how she ended up homeschooling even though she didn’t really want to, and discuss the poor schools and day care centers of the early 90s. We ask ourselves if we should have done more to help pay the bills. I hope you enjoy the chat! Scroll down for the podcast.
Looking back on our race
Evidently I was so busy running in 2017 that I hardly wrote any blogs, so I don’t have a post about our race! But here’s a post that mentions it.
Some years later, both of us have aquired tons of race medals and t-shirts and injuries and good memories from running. Our kids and husbands have gotten older and our bodies have rebelled against us. We are slow and less motivated, but we are still trying! Our race goals may have changed, but we still strive to be the best people we can be, loving our families and seeking God.
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