Mother runners: they are mighty. Some of the most inspirational women I know are the moms up before the sun, pounding out a few glorious miles on their own because the mommin’ kicks in. Moms run for all kinds of reasons and you can check out a few of them from Sarah. Mother Runners day needs to be celebrated year round!
Happy Mother Runners Day
I have to confess: running for me as a mom was a selfish choice. I wanted to get away from the kids for a bit.
When there are a lot of little ones pulling at your leg and needing your attention, you sometimes feel the need to get away from it all.
I started with a mile a day, moved up to 2 miles and hung there for a while. I just needed 25-30 minutes of sweat, endorphins, and some non-kid-appropriate music blaring through the headphones to clear the cobwebs.
It worked, by golly.
Now those 2 milers have stretched upwards to 20 miles when I trained for the marathon. I’m still running; I’m still enjoying my selfish time, but I’m also seeing an unexpected benefit:
My kids started running.
What?! How did this happen?
“We saw you do it, mom.”
Insert ALL the emoji heart eyes here.
To steal from my favorite running shirt: running isn’t mom being selfish, it’s mom being AWESOME.
Moms: go forth and run and be awesome. Mother’s Day is your day and if starting it off with a race or a quick run is what you need, have a great run!
And I hope you feel absolutely zero guilt over it. You know we’re all about that #NoGuiltLife around here.
I’m sharing some of my favorite running mommas today. I love them and their spirit— and what they are passing on to their children. Because that’s what moms DO!
Happy Mother’s Day, Mommas!
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)