My little boy lights up my whole world, I’m sure all mums say that about their kids.
If you’re a parent then you will also likely want to do your very best to make sure that your children live their best possible life.
Run For Your Life is a means to this end. It is two pronged.
It not only provides me with a business that I love, sharing my love of running and helping others, but also enabling me to show my son – and my community’s children – that running is normal.
Exercise as an adult is part of everyday life, it’s not just for the elite, for the skinny, for the fast, for the young.
It is for anyone who wants to lace up their shoes and go for a run, regardless of whether it’s a run-walk 2km or a marathon.
One day I hope my son will run with me and not pack a tantrum 100m into it (as happened last year). He comes to parkrun with me, but these days it’s because of the playground (and ace flying fox) that is beside the run HQ.
Even though he doesn’t run yet, he sees that it’s fun. He cheers me on and has cycled beside me when we were scoping out the parkrun course in Rotorua.
Creating a business that allows me to work from home means I can walk him to school, pick him up and take him to the playground or for a ride on his bike.
I won’t need to arrange school holiday programmes for him as I can adjust my work around him.
But my number one why for doing what I do is to help women like me. I know what it’s like to have no self belief, to have no confidence and low self-esteem. I know what it’s like to be overweight, a complete beginner to both running and races.
I do what I do because I want to change women’s lives for the better. I already have and I want to change thousands more.
If this sounds like you please join me in my private women-only group. You will be among the first to find out when my new programme is available – and I promise you that you will not want to miss it.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2