Running is a mom's best friend

October 26, 2007
One of the most important reasons for me to run is the feeling it gives me. Although motherhood comes with its own rewards, the end result, a well adjusted adult, will only be visible eighteen years down the line.

As it's impossible to run the New York Marathon on a day's notice, it's equally impossible to pick the fruits of your work as a mom on a day's notice. Both endeavors require your continuing personal investing. And did I mention you have to invest?

So on the days when the children behave like, well little children, and I'm wondering if I'm doing a good enough job, when the current results are disappointing and the future is uncertain, running gives me instant confirmation and a reward for a run well don.

While I'm running I think to myself: 'See me run! While other people are sitting at home, I'm running all over mother earth. I'm doing it! I'm interesting, I'm hanging in there, even though I would like to sit down, I don't. See me go!'

For a few moments I'm not a struggling mom, I'm a runner. And when I get home, I'm pleasantly tired and I know who I am again. I no longer feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog day.

Running is like a friend, who's alway there for me. I only have to go see him!

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