“Thank you doesn’t seem like enough!”

Hi Dean and Nancy,

Today I ran 2 miles…I have NEVER run 2 miles, not at once anyway! You have no idea how this has changed me. Well, okay you do, but I have to make my point:) Just before I started Bootcamp I asked Robb what he thought of when he thought of me. He said he thought of a climber stuck in a mommy’s body. After Elias was born I never thought I would get the body I had before back. I am not just talking about being “skinny”. Who cares about being skinny. I was spending hours a day on the couch with a heating pad or hot water bottle (or both) because I was so achy. My knees, hips, back…..I felt like an 80 year old lady. Gone were the days of hiking and climbing and my ability to move….to be strong. Today I ran 2 miles….sprinted at the end….kept up with Robb…but more importantly I could have kept going. This is not about the joy of running, but instead, the joy of moving. The joy of playing with my kids…even after all the chores and a night of little sleep. The joy of waking up in the morning and not dreading the pain and exhaustion the day will bring(not to mention the night before, etc) Thank you doesn’t seem like enough, but it is all I can give you. So, thank you….I can’t wait till August! Bring It!!! Ha Ha:)

Have a wonderful recovery week:)
love in Christ,
Chris (ed. – who is expecting another little one, congrats!)

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