#RunFor Family – Asmeret’s Story

I have been honored to work with Dick’s Sporting Goods on an amazingly inspiring campaign called #RunFor. This campaign is all about the sharing the different reasons why we run. This campaign will lead up to me running in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Half Marathon! (In 39 days… EEK!) Each week they are releasing a new video telling the stories of different runners and the reason why they run. I shared last week about Lisa and Sally. This week’s story hit really close to home for me. If you read my health story you know that while I have struggled with my weight my whole life my “A-HA!” moment came after having my daughter in 2010. I knew that I didn’t want her to struggle with the same health and weight issues that I had to struggle with. I knew I had to set a good example for her. So I began running and eating right. And it was all she knew. She would bring me my running shoes and tell me “Go Mama GO!” when she was like 18 months old. She loved running with me and watching me run. Now she is 3 and she still asks me to go running. It has become a part of our lives. Not only to a run to set a good example for her, but I run to be healthy for her and  my husband. They motivate me to be the healthiest I can be so I can be around longer to share life with them.


This week’s #RunFor video is about Asmeret – A mom who wakes up at 3:30am to run everyday so she can be around to care for her kids. Like I said, I totally get this one. I wake up at 4:15am four days a week to go to CrossFit before my daughter wakes up. Being around for her, and showing her what it is to be strong and healthy, makes it all worth it. Check out Asmeret’s Story:

I really do love these videos, they are SO inspiring. This is the third video in the 13 video series. If you have missed any just hop over to the Dick’s Sporting Goods #RunFor page to catch up.

Are you an early morning runner/gym goer?
What do you #runfor?

This post is part of a paid campaign with Dick’s Sporting Goods. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


12 thoughts on “#RunFor Family – Asmeret’s Story”

  1. Love this! I run for me, therefore running for my kids. I stuggled with post partum depression during all 3 of my pregnancies, but it was really bad during #2. I had pre-eclampsia and my son was born at 34 weeks weighing 4lbs 3oz. He was in the NICU for 2 weeks (which isnt long compared to many, I know) and I stuggled to keep myself going during that time. When my son was 4 months old, I found out I was pregnant with my SUPRISE baby. I also battled PE with him as well, but not to the extent of with my his brother. Over both pregnanies, I gain 100lbs. I turned to running to lose the weight and found so much more. I found my sanity. I found me time. I found something I could control when everything else was out of control…..I fully believe that running saved me and therefore, my family. Im a better mom, wife, friend and overall person because of what I have learned from running. Not just losing 100lbs+ but Im confindent, Im patient….I know now, that things comes to those who work for them, and that hard work will get you where you want to go. Its a path I never would have imagined I would travel and one I cannot imagine not having traveled 🙂


    1. Wow- this is an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing it! I LOVE hearing the reasons why others run and the journey running has taken them on, You’re an inspiration.


  2. Wow! What an inspiring video! (Can’t wait to see the rest of them!). I am an early morning gym goer….I wake at 4:30am 5 days a week to hit the gym, I run and lift weights. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life (31 years) and it really hit me as we’ll after I had my daughter 18 months ago, I don’t want her to struggle like I have. I want health and fitness to be part of her every day life like it has become for me! No child should go through their young years worrying about their weight and yo-yo dieting as I did… sets you up for failure in the end. Thankfully I’m working every day to work past that now… I struggle to run every day I have to constantly remind myself who I want to be, and what I want to become. I know that the struggle is worth the victory!
    Thank you for sharing…..sent over by Skinny Meg 🙂


  3. So glad Skinnymeglead me in your direction can’t wait to read more of your blog. I live in Pittsburgh. Be prepared for lots of hills.


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