Well here we are again. Monday. The start of a new week, the day we get to decide that we are going to rock this week. No matter what gets thrown our way. We will ROCK this week.
I feel like the optimism that I have about this week is a direct result of the fact that I had a FANTASTIC running weekend. Ok, well..I might have gotten the date wrong of the 5K I was going to run this weekend. For some reason I thought it was Sunday. Why I don’t know. No one has a 5K on a Sunday! So instead of going for my 5K PR, I just ran long. A total of 13 for the weekend.
Like most of you, a lot of what I blog about comes to me while I’m running. Today’s post is no different. It actually made me laugh out loud as I was running by myself. I’m sure people passing me thought I was going nuts. Oh well, I kinda am. So here are 15 ways to tell if you, are in fact, a Mother Runner.
|You Might Be A Mother Runner If…|
1. You find yourself running to the tempo of “Bob the Builder” which you can’t get out of your head.
2. Your runs frequently include a stop to visit the Clydesdale that you pass on almost every run.
3. You can run, push a stroller (or a double) and open a bag of fruit chews at the same time.
4. You wake up just early enough to get out before the kids wake up (knowing they might wake up 15 minutes later but who cares, you’re out!)
5. You make your grocery list on your runs
6. You find 30 spare minutes between work and a child’s practice so you sneak in a run
7. You go for a run first thing in the morning knowing full well, a shower is NO WHERE in the plan
8. You wear your running gear all day hoping that a chance to run appears.
9. You would push a triple stroller carrying 3 tweens if it meant you got to run.
10. When you finally do get that shower, you’re not alone.
11. Sometimes you go for a run just because you know it will put your kids to sleep
12. Sometimes your runs end with family runs
13. You ask for help taking a post run picture and it’s not quite right.
14. You think about what it would be like if THEY could push you in the stroller
15. Your kids climbing on you is the closest thing to stretching you get.
So those are mine.
Your turn. You might be a Mother Runner is…