The Obstacles That Moms Build

Several months ago, Sarah and I joined the FB group for the Roseville/Rocklin Moms Run This Town. It’s been pretty amazing to see this group of women be partners in crime and the best cheerleaders to everyone in the group. As welcoming and awesome as everyone seemed online, we never joined in on any of the runs. These ladies are amazing. But most of the mamas in the group are SUPER fast.

Sarah and I are not.

We’ve mentioned it before…we’re pretty okay with the fact that we’re slow. Slow still gets the job done. But it’s hard to get the nerve to join in one of the scheduled training runs knowing full well we could never keep up. 

Pretty hypocritical of us. We have dreams of every single one of you joining #TeamCCM for a run or event and then we didn’t even take our own advice. We’re total jerks.


This past weekend, thanks to Sarah forcing us both out of the house, we headed out to join their virtual run for a 5k, 10k or even a half marathon. (And can we get a shoutout to the rain holding off for the actual run even though it completely DUMPED rain as we pulled out of the driveway and we almost gave up.) Since it is more of a “virtual” run, you complete your miles on your own. (Well, or with your rad running buddies that you made thanks to MRTT.) Sarah took pity on me and my dental woes, and we took it pretty easy while (slowly) rocking a 5k route of our own making.


But it was after everyone was done and gathered back at the park for raffle prizes and a potluck breakfast, that Sarah and I had a chance to observe all these super awesome ladies, and we really started thinking.

Every roadblock we had put in front of ourselves and the very reason we didn’t go on the various group runs are the very reason we started #TeamCCM in the first place. We didn’t want moms to feel this way. We wanted all the mamas to have a safe place to get their run and fitness on. We wanted a supportive team that would help us all reach our fitness goals, no matter what those goals may be. All shapes, all sizes…all fitness levels. There’s room for everyone. And everyone has a place. Clearly we were missing our own point.

I still have some healing to do and need some time to get back into the swing of things, but we’ve decided to get out of our own way. Step out of our comfort zones. Join this group of awesome ladies who DON’T EVEN CARE if you’re the tortoise or the hare. (I’m resisting the urge to delete that sentence because it rhymes.)

Even better than all these running epiphanies (okay, just as good) I won a mug from Brittany Garner Design (a local mama and a MRTT member) in the post-race raffle. We maybe laughed pretty loud and got VERY excited that I won. (I mean, the excitement is pretty self-explanatory.) 

 Also, and not completely unrelated, I’m gonna need to buy this. Stat.



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  • Reply
    Brittany Garner
    February 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Ummm I AM SUPER SLOW TOO. I’m so glad you love your mug and I’m bummed I was too sick to attend. Looking forward to meeting you at some point! :)

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    February 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Welcome! I am so glad you made it out and hope you will again! Sometimes we separate our ideals from our reality because of plain old fear … yet you overcame that to join us – rain or shine! Next time it might even be a little easier ;)

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