Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Find your play

I was interviewed by a writer for Runner's World today. It was fun! She was really great and personable. I was worried that I would be boring and there wouldn't be much for her to write about, but it turns out that between my running, losing over 75lbs, being mom to a large family, how we came to adopt nine kids, etc. etc.... there was a lot to cover. There will be follow up interviews (she wants to talk with Josh, my parents, and a kid or two), and I guess at some point a photographer will come. How fun is that?

The plan is for the article to be the lead story in the "Human Race" section of Runner's World for the May 2012 issue (for Mother's Day). I was told that if they happen to hear about a mom of 15 that made it into the Olympics that I could get bumped, but they didn't expect that. :)

One of the things that I said is that I hope that all of my kids find their "thing"... something that challenges them, that they love and are passionate about, and something that makes them feel the way that running makes me feel.  And then later this afternoon I stumbled across this quote that fit so perfectly!

"There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be. - George Sheehan 

How awesome is that? Running is my play. Running is my self-renewing compulsion (LOVE THAT). And running definitely helps me become the person I am meant to be.

19 comments:

April said...

Wow! Congratulations on your Runner's World interview! What an honor!
I love that quote! Running is my play as well.

Rene' said...

Running is defintely my play and compulsion. That quote is awesome.
Congrats on runners world. that is so exciting. you truly are an inspiration.

Zaneta said...

That's so awesome!! :) Congrats!! Can't wait to see the article!
LOVE that quote! :)

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

Wow! Congrats on the interview. I can't wait to read all about it!

Lisa@The Daily RUNdown said...

You are an inspiration, truly.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Congrats on getting to be famous soon! I can't wait to see you in Runner's World and what a great quote to share!

Kevin said...

Looking forward to what you had to say in Runners World. Nice job!

MCM Mama said...

So cool! Love the quote too.

Lacey Sue said...

BEYOND cool!!! So awesome!!! Your incredibly inspiring and I can't think of a better person for them to do a article on!! AWESOME!

Dina said...

Wow congrats! Love the quote! Can't wait to read the article! But then again I can cause my baby will be almost 6 months old by then. :(

Stephanie Anne said...

sooo cool!! i cant wait to read it!

Caroline said...

this is wonderful Erin!
I cannot wait to read it!
What a perfect mom/runner you are for this issue!
you better get several copies and frame that!
I am so happy for you!
and your kids will be so proud!!!

christa said...

Love Runners World, can't wait to read it!

Meaghan said...

Very very cool!!! Can't wait to read it!!

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see the article!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

I totally can't wait to read that article! :)

Teamarcia said...

How cool is this? You are perfect for the Human Race feature. Congrats! Love that quote too!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Catching up on here! So stinking cool about Runner's world girl!! Seriously AWESOME! You are awesome!

Jill Will Run said...

That is an awesome quote!

And I can't wait to see you in RW! I'll point at it and say, "I know her!" (Kind of... unless we meet in person at some point!)