As I closed in on mile 5, the second podcast kicked off with its Valentine theme. The podcast hosts, Dimity and Sarah of Another Mother Runner, interviewed Denise Dollar who founded Heart Strides. My mind started to wander into the concrete blocks just ahead of me as I thought of the women that Heart Strides helped. I shifted my focus to all women, then all people who might need a life time out to take care of themselves. Oftentimes, we can put so much energy into someone, maybe a sick child, or into something, such as our jobs, that we lose sight of pouring energy into ourselves. Balance is not easy to find; it is not easy to maintain, but when we're balanced our energies are put to better use.
So, today, on this Valentine's Day - don't forget to be kind to yourself.