Mama D, Mama K (CD5K), Where I'm at now...

Confidence comes from…

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There is nothing like the feeling of confidence. Confidence that’s needed to successfully take on physical and mental challenges. Confidence that’s needed when you’re staring in the face of a new goal. After completing my first 10K with a fellow Mama, I realized that this confidence can only come from the support of being surrounded by mighty and inspiring women. I think about the Mamas with more than 3 (or 4!) children and the Mama who is studying for a big exam this weekend as she works toward her Doctorate. I think about the Mama who is working through tough changes in her family and the Mama raising chickens for her brood. I think about the Mama who has spread the word about our running club and has brought the most new members to the track. I think about the Mama who sets the pace and the Mama who sets the goals – all of these women bring a power that is matchless. We draw strength from each other through laughter and encouragement; with each step we get stronger. It’s no wonder then that Mama D and I ran a stellar 10K (our official time was 1:03:19) – we had the strength of more than 10 women carrying us through!

Pre-race jitters:
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Coming toward the finish (smiling!):
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Crossing the finish line:
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A big round of applause and a GIANT thank you to ALL of the Mamas who sent us texts of encouragement before, during, and after the race. You are the reason we killed our run!

-Mama K

P.S. No, no, don’t worry, I didn’t report the wrong time to try to make ourselves look better than what we are (just a bunch of sloggers). The 10K started exactly 10 minutes after the half-marathoners got off and running which is why you see the race clock at 1 hour 13 minutes. Be inspired today!

Strength in Numbers picture found here: http://popsop.com/2011/03/the-body-shop-australia-celebrates-the-100th-anniversary-of-international-women%E2%80%99s-day-with-the-strength-in-numbers-campaign/

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