OK, maybe I’m jumping the gun. After all, I didn’t get to run yesterday because the kids had a snow day. Yes, I got a walk in and I shoveled snow, so it’s not like I didn’t move, but I’m still in search of a 13 mile run. (Didn’t happen on Wednesday because I spent the day transporting cellos and a bass. Long story, but the short story is sometimes being a mom comes before being a runner.)
Anyways, I’m linking up with the Friday Five with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for five things it’s fun to do in the spring in Washington, DC.
Last night I sat down after a long day of running around and happened to read Carla Birnberg‘s post. She is one of my favorite people I’ve gotten to know in the blog world and her posts often make me think. Yesterday’s post was about what she and her daughter would put in their “emotional” first aid kits. I loved how her daughter immediately knew and that it was totally different from Carla’s choices.
It got me thinking. What would I put in my emotional first aid kit?
- Running shoes – This one is kind of a no-brainer. I suffered from postpartum depression with my first child and running helped me turn the corner. To this day, anytime I’m struggling a short, easy run can put me back in a place where I can cope with whatever is going on.