I ran miles for smiles.. :)

So I did it... I ran strong... and I finished.. with a smile. :)

I ran miles for smiles..and that's 3.106856 miles to be exact. I really enjoyed the Miles for Smiles Fun Run because it's for a good cause..it's a fun run to raise public awareness about Bingot or cleft and other craniofacial conditions. For me, it's perfectly fine to run even if it takes time, sweat, the occasional ugh! and ouch! to yield one beautiful smile. :)

The uphills were a killer but the weather was beautiful and the event was well organized. I also got a new PR but I'll keep it a secret. LOL I'm going to make a major major effort sooner or later to really work on my speed. I have no idea how to do this, but i think that's what I plan to do and I will do it, whatever it takes. I promised.. I had to check my mileage though. Hopefully soon, those miles will add a couple of cute little miley friends.

That said, I'd been planning to run a bit farther and faster but like the past few days, it never happened 'cause it rained today. :(

In a moment of sheer insanity, I scolded myself cause I wasn't able to run again for the nth time. But then again, eventhough I haven't been running much lately, I felt great.

After a heavy downpour a few hours ago, warmth returned as warm feelings of peace, love, and gratitude fill my heart while my lil brat and I walked outside. I breathed deeply, listened to the beautiful music of Coldplay on my iPod and watched my baby girl run up and down the sidewalk. That made me smile. My baby ran...just ran, and I smiled. I supposed that's exactly what I did last Sunday. I ran and somewhere out there, I made a little child smile. :)It felt perfect. It's a freaking miracle.

I love those precious moments as a mommy, and can I say a running rockstarmomma, when I don't want to be anywhere else and my smile seems to come from deep within.

For me, a smile means a lot.. a true feeling of peace and knowledge that whatever happens, everything is going to be just fine.
I am not a perfect mommy but I'm quite sure I'm not a bad mommy either. I know my baby loves me and she wants nothing more than the best that I can be. I have so much gratitude that God has entrusted me with such a special soul, and I love her dearly. Being a mommy who loves running is so exhausting but it's freaking awesome.

Right now, I feel like I'm in a good place in my life. My life is far from being perfect but I'm happy... I'm healthy and I am blessed.

P.S. It's still raining... and a mosquito bit me! Grrr.. Why can't mosquitoes just suck fat and not blood?? why? LOL Hoh well, I can almost smell the weekend.. have a great weekend everybody!


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