Remember this? Yeah, yeah, yeah, so I may have started something and then dropped the ball a little. I do that sometimes. Anyway, for those of you that don't know what this is about, you can get a fill in by checking out Inspiring Woman Inspiring Women #1.
For those of you that do remember this little thing, it has been awhile! It's not that I haven't been inspired. I have. Especially tonight. This Inspiring Woman Inspiring Women post will be short and sweet but the two women I'm sharing with you tonight are ladies that are worth checking out if you don't already know about them. They are both gifted runners that just ran a pretty stellar marathon! And they certainly have inspired me greatly. In fact, after reading their race reports tonight, I'm all charged up and excited to run tomorrow.
It hasn't been too terribly long that I've been reading Tia's blog Runner Mom but I've come to look forward to her posts and reading about her training. I have often thought how nice it would be to go on a run or two with her since we seem to have a few things in common as well as pretty compatible running pace. Tia's got me beat though. She recently ran the Houston Marathon and met her A goal of breaking 3:20! Way to Go Tia! Not only is she an inspiration as a runner, but Tia inspires me with her faith, positive attitude that shines through her blog, and with how well she seems to be balancing motherhood with training. She just wrote a really great race recap that I plan on going back to reread.
Talk about some raw natural talent! Gracie, from How I complicated my life today, continues to amaze me. I don't read a ton of blogs these days. In fact, I'm pathetic with blog reading so I have a lot to catch up on Gracie. And trust me, after her 3:09 marathon this past weekend, I plan on reading closely to see what exactly this girl has been eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kidding. Kind of. Reading Gracie's race recap tonight made me want to just stand up and cheer! And, Gracie, if that is what you call hitting the wall, then WATCH OUT WORLD! Here comes Gracie! I've been reading her blog for awhile now and she inspires me for more than her running. She usually makes me laugh and I'm drawn to her sense of self-confidence. Thanks for sharing your life with us Gracie!
As I said in my last Inspiring Woman Inspiring Women post (the first and only):
"So, here's my invitation to you to join me! Grab this picture and link up (until I figure out how to create a button...anybody??) and choose a few women bloggers that have inspired you and that you are willing to share with US! Even posting a picture, or just a sentence about these inspiring women in your life...easy, meaningful, AND the rest of us get to meet new and inspiring women in the blog world. Let me know if you do it so that I can link you on my next IWIW post!"
Maybe I won't wait so long this time before I do my IWIW #3. In the meantime, thanks for sticking around even though I'm a horrible blogger these days. This marathon training and motherhood gig takes a lot of time and leaves me pretty pooped at the end of a day.