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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Release N Run Leash for free from Rad Dog in consideration for a gear review. All opinions are mine and honest in nature

If you've been anywhere near me, then you know that Miles is a huge part of our lives. If you haven't met Miles, here is a picture of him when he was just a baby pup. Miles is a Mountain Cur.

Now, he will be 2 in December, and he's still just as adorable. He thinks he's a huge lap dog. He loves to lay on the back of the couch. It's ridiculous, but we love him.

He is my running buddy, but he's also Hubby's hunting dog. This means that he's outside a lot. When I run with him, he's usually on a leash. When he's with Hubby, he's usually off leash once they are in a safe place away from traffic. Hubby uses a tracking collar, but he needs a leash when they get near roads, or when he needs to make sure that he stays out of certain areas.

I wish we would have had the Release N Run l…

Trail Running, Fear, and Me

For a very long time, I let fear (and comparison) stop me. So the fact that I'm still running, pushing past my comfort zone, and finding a stronger me feels good - really good. (Don't Let Fear Stop You)

But I won't lie, it's not easy. And there are some days that I have to literally give myself a very persuading pep talk to get out the door. Sometimes Hubby chimes in with encouragement. Sometimes I'll think of Lil Man and how I don't want him to be held back from doing things that he enjoys because of fear.

Look at what I would have missed this week if I would have let fear stop me?

And with every run, I learn something new about myself. Trust me, I learned a lot when I feel (It Was Bound To Happen).

I am so thankful for a supportive husband. And I'm glad that I'm pushing past the fear and becoming a stronger person because of it. 

I know sometimes people think that (moms especially) who spend time exercising are being selfish for being away from their family. Let me clarify, most of the time, I am exercising while my family is still asleep. Those other times Lil Man is either with me, or having some freedom away from me at the gym - when he isn't having some daddy son bonding time. 

But what I am learning on the trail, on the road, and in the gym is spilling over into my 'everyday' life. Because I am learning that I really am stronger than I thought I was... mentally and physically. 

So yeah - for me, I'm becoming a better Mom and Wife because of the lessons that I am learning on the trails, the road, and in the gym

Are you pushing past any fears in your life? 

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  1. Good for you for getting out there. I hate that some accuse moms of being selfish when they take care of themselves.

    1. Me too... and it's not selfish at all!


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