Thursday, May 25, 2017

Every Day Inspirations

Remember when I posted a few months back that I was asked to be one of the Brooks' Run Influencers?! If not, you can read all about it HERE (or know that the gist is similar to a brand ambassador with a different title).

Every month they send us an update (what they call the "Run Down") on what's going on in the Brooks world - whether it be in the racing scene, with new products coming to market, etc. Seeing as Brooks’ mission is to “inspire others to run and be active” they suggested the crew share some of our inspirations and I thought it was a PERFECT idea for a post.


If you didn't know it already, there are some pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC people all around us (even if sometimes the evil in this world tries to make us forget that fact). And I'm talking normal, every day type people - not professional athletes or the Mother Teresa's of the world (even though those people are amazing too). I thought I'd take a few seconds to share some of the people in my life who are DAILY inspirations to me (and I encourage you to do the same).


Kelly Roberts: I've mentioned Kelly's AWESOMENESS a few times on my blog, so if you don't know her yet, YOU NEED TO! She is a tell-it-like-it-is, down-to-earth, bad-ass lady! Not only does her tenacity to chase goals inspire me on the daily, but the fact that she is trying to change society's perspective of "strong" one sports bra run at a time is AMAZEBALLS! PS If you haven't put the WORLD WIDE #SportsBraSquad Day {June 24th} on your calendar, add it NOW! We are ditching our shirts and insecurities, so GET READY WORLD! It's time to WOMAN UP!

Pavement Runner: Brian's tackling the San Francisco Marathon Ultra AGAIN! If you don't know what this is - you start at midnight the night before the San Francisco Marathon... run the course backwards... then join everyone at 6am to run it again in the 'correct' direction. Not only that, but he's doing it to raise money for the SF Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (if you're interested in donating, head HERE). Oh yeah, and he's doing all the training between his full time job and being a dad (with two amazing kiddos and an awesome wifey) - sometimes starting as early as 3:30am to get it all in. The hubby and I'll be joining him for part of the adventure and can't wait to be a small part the journey!

Ivie Anne: It's like no challenge is too crazy to undertake. Last year it was 12 marathons in 12 months (yup, she ran a marathon every month in 2016) and this weekend she's tackling her first ULTRA marathon! She'll be running the Nanny Goat Ultra on Saturday, looking to complete her first 50 MILER! I can't wait to follow as she SMASHES this next goal!

Mis Padres: Uh, DUH! I mean, they're the best parents I've ever had... But in all honesty, my dad is one of the most hard working guys I know. He gives of himself and his talents to the community, to his causes and to those in need and is willing to help at the drop of a hat. And my mom, well, she's the definition of STRONG. She won't let a myriad of health issues keep her down (at least not for long anyway). They are my rocks (and they obviously ROCK MY SOCKS).

YOU: Yep, you are an inspiration to me! All of you who are taking life by the horns, loving yourself when society is telling you that you don't measure up, marching to the beat of your own drum, taking care of yourself (body, mind and spirit), working on becoming the best you that you can be... Guys, this life is hard, but WE'RE DOING IT! We are persevering and we will make it! I am proud of you! Thank you for being a source of continued inspiration!


Who (or what) is a source of inspiration for you?


SD Mom said...

You are pretty good at this inspiring others thing yourself! xo

Unknown said...

Just wanted to post, that you are such an inspiration as well!! Hope you have a fab day

Unknown said...

You inspire all of us every day Carlee!

Bree at Clarity Defined said...

I love this post!! Some serious inspiration right here and YOU are definitely a serious inspiration to me. :)

Also, you look SO much like your mom!

San said...

I love that your parents made this list! Mine would definitely be on my list as well :)