I realize that over the last few months I have not talked about running very much. In fact, I have talked about it so little that I am beginning to feel guilty about my title for this dear ol' blog. Fear not, Marathon Bird is still running. Some weeks I get more runs in than others; one day I might be pounding the pavement and the next day be a hamster on a treadmill; sometimes I am faster and sometimes I feel like sludge.
I still love this whole running thing. I really do.
In fact, I am about to participate in my 11th half marathon this weekend. This running thing, it's addictive.
I have not always considered myself a runner, but now I do. Running has changed me both mentally and physically for the better. I run for many reasons, most of all because it challenges my body and frees my mind.
As a mother, I want my daughter to have confidence, a strong self esteem, and to be healthy and active. I also hope she develops a love for running. One of my dreams is participating in running events as a family, from Kids' Ks all the way up to Half or Full Marathons someday.
Someone who shares a passion for running recently gave me the opportunity to host a special giveaway. I am so excited to share this with YOU...We Are Girls Who Run. The story is not only about girls of all ages who find joy and confidence through running, but also about the importance of having a positive self-image, making healthy choices, and expressing feelings. This book is a celebration of all the wonderful qualities that girls possess. The illustrations are vibrant and imaginative as well, truly making the story come to life. Something else that makes this book special is that it is written in English and in Spanish. I think it would be a treasure to have on your child's bookshelf.
I feel so lucky to be able to share this book with YOU. If you would like a chance to win a copy of We Are Girls Who Love To Run, all you have to do is leave a comment (one per person please). That's it! Tell your friends and feel free to mention this giveaway on your blog to help spread the word. Since my half marathon is this Sunday, I will draw TWO names--that's right, Brianna was so generous to share TWO AUTOGRAPHED copies--@ 9:00 PM CST, Sunday April 6th.
Good luck friends!