Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pacers: they're good for runners ánd moms!

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They come in very handy for runners: pacers.

Pacers are who run along to provide the right pace. All you have to do is follow their lead.

They kind of set the bar.

As a mom you can have pacers too!

As a mom you can use pacers too! You just wanna be really careful who you choose. For example, I would not recommend Angelina Jolie as your personal mom pacer! She's got a gorgeous figure and looks great all the time, while travelling all over the world with her six kids and shooting movies left en and right.

These are the kind of pacers you need like another kid's drawing on your living room wall.

Choose the right pacer

So it's very important to choose the right pacer. One you know you can keep up with. And one who doesn't make you feel like a big fact failure.

Is there someone you like as your pacer?

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Multitasking during my run. Yes, that's a thing!

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I run 6 days a week.

One of my runs I liked to call my 'city run'. It used to be my most interesting run in terms of different views.

I wrote this post about it!

My 'City Run'

During my city run I run along the railroad track, trains thundering past me. Then I have to cross three bridges, and at the end of my run there's this little harbor with boats! After the boats it's only a few minutes and then I find myself in a shopping center, which I pay no heed of course. Because after all, I'm a serious runner!

To let my body know it's time for a break I walk to a local Starbucks and have a cup of coffee. After my cup of coffee I usually run home.

I need some sticky buns for the kids

But this time I thought it was a good idea to buy some sticky buns for the kids, to have for lunch. So I walked along the market place, surrounded by all kinds of merchandise and smells of french fries and fish. I was almost ready to run home when I stumbled upon a booth with sweet little dresses for about 15 dollar!

I didn't get sidetracked. I was multitasking

Some might say I got sidetracked, but personally I'ld like to think I was multitasking.

Which just goes to show how much motherhood and running can offer each other. Running teaches moms valuable lessons about pacing themselves, and motherhood teaches runners to multitask.

It's a win-win combination.

Also, I look really good in that 15 dollar dress!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Therapeutic running Humpty Dumpty style

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Who doesn't know the story of Humpty Dumpty who fell off a wall? His sorry tale inspired me to write my own little poem.

It's about the power of running when you don't feel good ; )

Therapeutic running

'The Little Stay At Home Mom sat on a wall, due to Summer Vacation she had a great fall.
Life as she knew it, fell to smithereens,
as the kids played havoc and games.

And all the king's horses and all the king's men, 
couldn't put The Little Stay At Home Mom together again.
So she said to herself: 'I'll go out for a run!'
I'll find my missing pieces, and it will be fun.

Running made the Little Stay At Home Mom whole again,
and when the kids shouted and whined at her she said: 'Yes I can!'

The End

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Head on the run

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jim fixx

I was happily running along when I felt this little pinch in my left shoulder.

What kind of music do I want for my funeral?

Within minutes I was convinced this was the end of me, and wondered which songs I wanted to be played at my funeral.

Is this how Patrick Swayze felt in Ghost?

Also I wondered if this was how Patrick Swayze felt when he turned into a ghost in the movie Ghost, and he didn't know he'd turned into a ghost. What if I had turned into a ghost, but I just didn't know it yet?! I mean that would be really bad!

And how about Jim Fixx?

And how about Jim Fixx?! He loved the run and wrote one of the books that go me to run. Didn't he end up dead on the side of the road because he had a heart attack?

Anyway, at the end of my run I'm not sure if my body got a decent work-out.

But my mind definitely did.

It ran all over the place.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Runner's dilemma: it's raining. Should I go for my run, or not?

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I heard it while I was still lying in my warm and comfortable bed.

It was raining.

And not just a little drizzle. If I hadn't planned going for a run, I would have appreciated the sound of the rain spattering across my bedroom window.

But I did want to go for my daily run.

So I was not amused.

When in doubt put on your running shoes

When in doubt you should always put on your running clothes and shoes. That makes everything easier. So that's what I did.

Once I did that, I stepped outside.

It really wás raining... And I thought to myself:

'Should I skip my run? Or should I just go?'

The answer to the question

In the end the answer to this question is easy. Because, like the Swedes of was it the Danish say:

'There's no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothing.' 

So I went running.

In the rain.

Because I won't melt or anything. I'll just get wet.

And that's alright.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The decision to be a runner

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The decision to become a mom is irrevocable, and you only have to make it once.

Even if you've sent your kids to a boarding school, far, fár away, you'll always be their mother. Of course you cóuld say: 'Today I'm not a mother,' but who are you kidding? Your striae tell a different story.

This is where motherhood differs from running.

The decision to be a runner, you have to make time and time again

The decision to be a runner is a decision you have te make time and time again. Every time you have to decide to put on your running shoes and running clothes and go out there. And once outside you have to decide to put one foot in front of the other in a fast tempo. Not only that, you have to make sure that for a short moment you're airborne, because otherwise you're just a very stressed wanderer.

You could stay on the couch, with your hand welded to a bag of chips, and say you're a runner, but you'll get a lot of disbelieving looks!

To keep your identity as a runner you have to activitate it regularly.

When The Mother and The Runner connect

But sometimes the mother and the runner collide. The mother moans: 'I've been running all day, what with all the kids!' but the runner longs for fresh air and the feeling of happiness that running provides for her.

In this case you have to make sure the runner walks all over the mother, because then the two unite into a wonderful phenomenon:

the Running Mom.