It’s been a couple of days since the first race now and the sense of accomplishment is still strong. This is the first week since January that I have no scheduled group runs. But I do still need to run this week because I have another 5K on Saturday. I’m hoping that my time will improve with this race. But even if it doesn’t, I just want to cross that line again. This morning my sweet baby girl was still a little sleepy when she woke up. Normally I hear her in her room talking and playing before I go pick her up out of her crib. But this morning she was crying so I knew she wasn’t quite herself. Once I got her up and dressed, she would hardly let go of my leg and would just look at me with that precious smile. Every time she hugs and kisses me or just smiles, I am reminded of how much I love being her mommy. She’s the reason I’m trying to get healthy. I want to be a participant in her life, not just an observer. I want to run and play with her, go on walks and hikes, and play ball. And someday I hope to be able to play with her children. Everyone has a reason to get and stay healthy. So discover your reason and take the first steps toward good health today. Talk to your doctor and find out a good starting point for you and then go for it! You have nothing to lose but pounds!