Somewhat Wordless Wednesday: I Wish I Could Make Time Stand Still


Last week I got to spend the day with my youngest daughter, Amber. She had been sent home from daycare the day before because she was running a fever, so I had to take a day off of work to care for her.

We had such a great day together!

As I pulled her around the block on her sled, I came to the realization that it was likely that last time I would ever pull one of my toddlers around the block in the snow. So I pulled her around four times and worked up one helluva sweat. We giggled and laughed the whole time, and I didn’t care that it was work.

Kids grow up so damn fast.

I tried to think back to the last time I pulled Sierra and Brooke around the block – I vaguely remembered a time when I pulled the two of them in a chain on their sleds, while holding the leash of our now-deceased dog, Molly. That day was a distant memory, just as my day with Amber last week will soon be a distant memory.

I wish I could make time stand still, don’t you?

Show me your sweaty happy face, and I’ll show you mine…

Finding the motivation to exercise isn’t very easy… Especially in the middle of winter.  Who wants to bundle and layer up every single piece of work out clothing you own just to go for an icy run?  But the thing is once you’re out there, or after you’re done, you feel SOOOOOOOO much better about yourself, don’t you?  I know I do.

This is why I’ve begun to take pictures of myself either during a workout:

Sweaty Happy Face

 Or immediately after:


To have that permanent reminder on my phone of how good a workout makes me feel.  That way the next time I have a bad case of the “I don’t wannas” I can look at my camera roll on my phone, see all of my sweaty happy faces and say – oh yeah!  That’s why I run/swim/spin/lift.

Show me your sweaty happy face, and I’ll show you mine – just tweet with the tag #sweatyface.