I gave my Mom this bright pink tutu on Christmas Eve. All wrapped up in a big Christmas box with a fancy bow:
And included with that tutu, were registration tickets to the most aweseome-sauce 5k color run for that upcoming February.
We would walk that 5k together in just a few months:
So what has happened since Mom received that pink tutu Christmas gift?
Actually, it wasn't good.
Mom was concerned.
Her hip, knees, shoulders, and feet hurt.
She was worried whether she would be able to walk a that entire 5k.
Mom then got serious.
She joined a gym and made friends with the treadmill.
She started walking on that treadmill.
She walked 5 times a week on that treadmill.
3 miles each morning.
I guess you could say that bright pink tutu lit a fire inside her.
She was determined to wear that pink tutu and walk an entire 5k.
As the months passed, something wonderful happened:
She noticed that her hip didn't hurt anymore.
Her feet, shoulders, and knees...the aches and pains were GONE.
Mom was ready for the 5k walk.
And this past Saturday, we walked that walk together.
|Gettin' ready for the 5k. No dye...yet.|
|Rockin' that tutu!|
|At the FINISH LINE!|