Thursday, February 10, 2011

I believe

I believe that the mind is more powerful than the body.

I believe that you can do anything you want to do, you just need to believe it too!

I believe in God and the power of Faith.

I believe in love at first sight.

I believe in pushing your limits.


Such a powerful word with some many connotations.

When Sport Girl Jewelery was hosting a ONE WORD contest to win a necklace, I knew exactly what I was going to get-
The package was so pretty, I did not want to open it! Ok...I did but-
Top Tag: BELIEVE Bottom Tag: I was born to do this
The bottom tag says: I am not afraid (it is on the reverse side of I was born to do this)
Words really cannot express how emotional I get some days thinking about all that has happened in the last couple of years--It brings me to tears, happy tears. One of the biggest changes for me was how I felt about ME. I never used to believe in me. I never thought I was good enough. Now I know I really can do anything I want to do and that I do deserve to be happy. Not because I lost weight and physically changed but because I found the strength to struggle, to learn, to get back up and fight, to push myself, to accomplish...these are the lessons that changed me. These are the lessons that shaped me into the fighter I have become.
So I believe-

This necklace is very special to me and I plan to wear it all the time. When I am having doubts creeping into my head on a long run, I will let the gentle tinkle sounds of the tags be a reminder to me to believe. When I am feeling less than motivated, I will let my fingers wander to my neckline to feel each tag and remember what my goals are.

A BIG thank you to Sporty Girl Jewelry for this beautiful and very special piece!
If you have something special to celebrate of just want to wear your love for the sport, please visit their website!


Speaking of BELIEVE--
can you believe this???

Yours truly is on Run Like A Mother this week in their recurring feature Follow This Mother!

I am so humbled and honored to be chosen and I hope you will check out their site.

It is a great resource for the active Mom: fun & fabulous giveaways, recipes, inspirational and motivation tidbits with a ton of funny stories!!

 If you run and your a Mom, I am sure you already have their book, right?? If not-add it to your reading list.


Jason said...

YFRA goes to you.

That one word says so much it is out of control.

And while I tweeted this I am going to say it here too:
Chuck will NEVER be in Run Like A Mother.


TRI714 said...

very inspiring. Great efforts, great results. I TOO BELIEVE.

Emz said...

jL -

I love this.
I may need to borrow this post idea.


Katie said...

this is awesome. i love the thoughts behind the necklace.

Barbie said...

You made me cry - for all those thought's you had were thought's I too once had. But not anymore - you just have to BELIEVE.

Aimee said...

I loved this post! I love the word "believe" and the phrases you chose for the necklaces. Just awesome!
I may have to look into getting a necklace/charm type thing with "believe" on it for when I race in Ironman Arizona!

Running Mama x5 said...

Love this post!! If I ever get a tattoo, that's what it will say...BELIEVE. I have a similiar (though not as dramatic) story. I've lost 60 lbs in the last 2 years and I plan to do my first 1/2 in May. Can't wait to check out your feature on Run Like a Mother.

Running Mama x5 said...

Love this post. If I ever get a tattoo, it will say BELIEVE. Can't wait to check out your feature on Run Like a Mother

Carly said...

Lovely necklace!

My Life and Running said...

How funny... I've been wanting to put "believe" on my next RoadID! :) Love the necklace - took a peek at their website, such pretty things!

Congrats on Run Like a Mother!

Kelly said...

Great post...Congrats on being featured (and winning a gorgeous and meaningful piece of jewelry.)