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Heather (Virginia)

I am a mother of five children, one darling daughter and four dashing sons. When I am not wrangling with their schedules, I can be found teaching my 25 piano students, substitute teaching or RUNNING! I am a ten time marathoner with 5 dreamy "Boston" races under my belt. I run for peace. I run for fun. I run to eat. Speaking of eating, I have a passion for chips and guacamole, hummus and CANDY (any kind will do). I love being inspired. Music, nature, words, strangers, friends and a loving Heavenly Father grant me inspiration daily. How grateful I am for it.


Shasta (Texas)

Howdy from the great state of Texas! I am married to my best friend and we are enjoying every day with our 3 silly children. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and not sweating the small (or dirty) stuff! I believe that life is 90% attitude and 10% what happens to you.


Shannon (Oregon)

I write from my home by the sea in Seaside Oregon. I am dedicated to improving the lives of women and children and I love to serve others. I have worked as a domestic/sexual assault crisis worker, trauma recovery specialist and in many other capacities. Currently I follow my passions by writing for BillionClicks.org, FamilyShare.com, spending time with her family, serving at church, running on the beach and being a generally all around positive person.


Rebecca

I grew up in the northwest and am currently settled in Utah with my husband and four sons. I love writing and especially love learning from other people's inspiring examples. I teach preschool and also work at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. I love reaching out to struggling youth. In my spare time I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet. I also enjoys reading, hiking (in perfect weather conditions), and spending time with my family.


Hilary (Utah)

I love anything coconut - especially coconut ice cream! (I felt like I should start with the most important information first!) My husband and I have been married for 21 years and have four beautiful, fun-loving daughters. My favorite thing in the whole world is to be with my family - it doesn't matter if we are working or playing - I just love being together. I am also a scrap-booker, singer, songwriter, wanna-be-cook and dessert lover. We love living in Utah.


Run n’ Click!



 

Weekly Click Report:  8,280

Yes, clickers we added to our click counter with a combined total of 8,280 clicks!  That is a whole lot of posivity!  I’m curious…  What did you click about last week?

I’ve been clicking while running on the treadmill.  It takes my mind off of the fact that I can’t breathe.

 

(You can’t tell from the picture, but the first woman has a clicker in her right hand.  I know, I know you can’t see it.  But I’m certain she does…otherwise, why would she be so happy about being on the treadmill?  It’s the clicker…she’s clicking…clicking and running - THAT is why she is so happy.)

Today I ran to a treadmill workout called Runnervals.  It is awesome and it is HARD.  Ouch.  It burns the lungs.  It sets my quads on fire.  It pushes me past my limit.  Ouch. (again.)

So, when the going got tough today…

I clicked.

Whenever the trainer on the DVD would tell me I had 20 or 10 seconds left, I would click each second on the countdown.  Clicking really took my mind off the pain and squelched the desire to quit.

When my husband saw me after the workout he said, “Wow.  You must have really worked hard.”  (My beet-red face was a give-away.)

Clicking kept me going!  It felt like a reward as I worked hard.  And now I get to go record all of those clicks…(over 300 of them!)

And that’s not all!  I was really tired after my workout, and I didn’t want to do more.  But my arms need a little help so I motivated myself to do a few pushups by telling myself that I could click for each pushup I did without stopping.

20.

Yay for me.

 

After completing the 20 pushups, I picked up my clicker and celebrated each pushup with a click.

Running and clicking…that’s the way for me!