Happy almost Mother’s Day, Mother Runners!
What do you have planned with your family? Are you racing or walking or running with the kids? Let us know what your Mother’s Day run day will look like this year.
- 5/2: Race Cheats
- 5/9: Mother’s Day
- 5/16: Mental Training Tips and Tricks
- 5/23: Free Topic Tuesday
- 5/30: Grade your month
Happy Mother Runner’s 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 selfosh 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.
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!