Kristen R: Awesomeness check

my feet hurtHere we are on day No. 76. Let’s take a moment, sit back, and reflect on what we’ve done.

In the last 76 days, we’ve made it daily — making art, writing and running.

It has not been easy. I can’t speak for my partners in this, but there are days when I’m a little grumpy because I’m tired. Not just regular, mid-week, working-mom-with-two-kids tired, but that kind of tired when all the other stuff is compounded by the fact that I still need to squeeze in a run, write something I’m fairly comfortable posting to the world, and feel like I’ve had at least 10 quality minutes with my spouse before I start falling asleep on the couch.

So I just wanted to post a little encouragement to my making-it-daily partners — and anyone else who may have committed to making something daily, or weekly for that matter.

I wanted to post something to serve as a little reminder of how awesome you are. It’s from a blog called Pigtails Pals and Ballcap Buddies. This particular post just spoke to me — and I hope it speaks to you. (Linked above; pasted below.) It’s from a mom who was inspired by her daughter. I think we all need to be reminded of this every now and again…

There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up full of awesome.

You knew you were awesome. You loved yourself.

You thought you were beautiful, even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers.

You loved your body, and the things it could do.

You thought you were strong. You knew you were smart.

Do you still have it?

The awesome.

Did someone take it from you?
Did you let them?
Did you hand it over, because someone told you weren’t beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough, good enough?

Why the hell would you listen to them? Did you consider they might be full of shit? Wouldn’t that be nuts, to tell my little girl below that in another five or ten years she might hate herself because she doesn’t look like a starving and Photoshopped fashion model? Or even more bizarre, that she should be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold?

Are you freaking kidding me?

Look at her. She is full of awesome.

You were, once. Maybe you still are. Maybe you are in the process of getting it back.

All I know is that if you aren’t waking up feeling like this about yourself, you are really missing out.

It’s day 76: Go be awesome today!

Running log below.

Gotta run!
Kristen R.

 I plan to blow by 200 miles this week.

Next time I update this that 200-mile mark will be in the bag. I’m excited to make that happen.

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KHP - This is a Taco Soup recipe that I photographed yesterday for our newsletter.  It was a really busy day so I did version for us too.  I have a similar project for the department to do today.  Trying to make things count this week.

KHP – This is a Taco Soup recipe that I photographed yesterday for our newsletter. It was a really busy day so I did version for us too. I have a similar project for the department to do today. Trying to make things count this week.



About Kristen R.

Counting down to 40, while juggling motherhood, marriage, the corporate grind & middle-of-the-pack running. It's OK to point & laugh.
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7 Responses to Kristen R: Awesomeness check

  1. khpixler says:

    Thanks for keeping everything in perspective and helping us keep the moral high. I am feeling pretty awesome today:) I have a lot to tackle but it should all be pretty enjoyable. I have some work planned but I am trying to turn it into a kids craft too.
    My long run yesterday was a minute slower in pace than last week but I got it done. Apparently yogurt for dinner is not the best meal prior to your long run. Matt is doing really well with his challenge is having fun. He is going out mountain biking this morning for his workout. It is good for his soul.
    I am so excited you are hitting 200 this week!!! Nice work, it is neat to see your weekly workouts increase. Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

  2. wwwmama says:

    Awesomeness! I was thinking about such things this weekend. Happy St.Pat’s Day!

  3. lehorse says:

    Love it got me all prepped to get up tomorrow for number 77 feeling full to the brim with awesomeness 🙂

  4. Pingback: Claire: Awesome Am I | Making It Daily

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