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Happy Mother Runners Day

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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.”

 

Running with kids mother's day

Claire reaching 6 miles for the first time in a race. She was so proud!

 

A family that runs Disney together, finishes with vastly different times! Ha! First 10K for Seth and first legit kids race for Lucy.

A family that runs Disney together, finishes with vastly different times! Ha! First 10K for Seth and first legit kids race for Lucy.

 

Lucy running kids race

 

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!

 

 

 

 

awwww- baby Naters!

 

 

 

 

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What a bunch of troopers! (get it?)

 

 

 

 

Sometimes being silly before the run helps ease the nerves.

 

 

Momma K and her 19th half marathon! An inspiration to everyone who meets her.

 

 

Way to get out there, Mom!

 

Doggy mommas gotta run too!

 

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day, Mommas!

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Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

I'm not a running mother but I do hope that I have kids that will want to run with me someday! I love all of those pictures you shared - I don't think I'd seen all of your kids in one picture together!

Melanie

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

I am so excited that my picture made your blog. I feel like one of the cool kids. It is great when the kids pick up one of our good habits, not that I have any bad ones.

Angie @ Jack + Noosa

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Aww the last pic of your daughter running was precious. I wish I liked running with people but I just can't. I get distracted.

patty

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

Totally understand! It feels different with the kids, though.

MCM Mama Runs

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

One of my kids runs with me sometimes. I would love to get him running more.

Love all the pictures!

patty

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

My oldest went out and ran a few times by himself. "I just felt like running" Total Forrest Gump moment! ha!

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

What a great post! I loved seeing all the pictures of the moms and their kids running. My oldest son did a couple of races with me before he went through that not wanting to be around me stage... I hope he comes back to it.

patty

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

Awww, kids do that to us, don't they? I hope he gets back to it someday too.

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