Monday, December 17, 2012

Mamavation Monday

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I was doing really great last week.  I went and got fitted for running shoes and I was able to get lots of exercise in.  When I got back from the gym on Thursday night I started thinking about a fitness challenge I could post on my blog.   I went to bed excited to get started on it in the morning.

On Friday morning after I dropped my older son off at school I heard the news of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Sandy Hook, my hometown. I was in shock. This was only 20 minutes away from where I live now, a place where I have so many good childhood memories.  I spent the day pretty much glued to my tv and facebook.  I had to keep sending friends messages that were a mixture of, “Thank God they’re okay.” and “I’m so sorry for your loss.”

It was a tough day and it is still tough.  I have lost all my motivation, I haven’t been running and my house is in disarray. The shooting is always in the back of my mind, I feel sad and angry.  I wrote a post about growing up in Newtown and a bunch of the great memories I had, that seemed to help.  Writing this is helping, too.

It was hard to drop my son off at school this morning.  I gave him a big hug and a big kiss and I am counting down the minutes until he comes home (about 23 more.) I know we will all get through this, it’s just a matter of time and healing.  Things will be different but, I know I won’t feel sad and angry forever. 

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This post is sponsored Dole and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway

13 comments:

  1. I am forcing myself to go to the gym at 4 this afternoon, meet me there if you want! love, Mama Gaga

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  2. Thanks Gaga, I'm planning on going after dinner. I already put my workout clothes on!

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  3. Sarah, I'm so sorry for your friends' losses. What a tragic situation!!!

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  4. I'm so sorry for your friends' losses. It's such a horrible, unthinkable tragedy. *hugs*

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  5. It has been hard for everyone but I cannot even imagine how hard is for you. Hugs

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  6. Such a horrible, horrible situation. Sorry you are so personally affected by this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and any friends who lost their loved ones.

    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily

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  7. Thoughts and prayers for you and your friends and family!

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  8. I can't imagine what it must have been like for you to have to drop your child off at school after that. I am thankful that all of mine are preschool age. My 4yo will be going to Kindergarten next year and this scares the hell out of me. I still can't watch CCN without crying.

    I also had a hard time staying on track last weekend, but have really BROUGHT it this week :)

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