5 Ways running and motherhood have changed me

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Two important influences in my life are the fact that I became a mom and a runner.

Together they've changed me as a person!

So this post is about the 5 ways Motherhood and Running changed me.

5 Ways running and motherhood changed me


  1. Becoming a mother has made me humble. Before I had children, I knew exactly how you should raise them! For example: I was never going to use a pacifier for mý kids! Right.... And toddlers throwing tantrums in the supermarket? Why, that was just bad parenting! But five kids later, I know parenting isn't all that easy. Now I give moms with screaming kids a look of sympathy.
  2. Running has turned me into a person who cares about getting enough exercise. Before I became a runner I didn't even thínk about the important of moving my body. Except from the couch to the cupboard to get me some cheetos. And a mars bar.
  3. Both running and motherhood have taught me not to compare myself to others. It's downright depressing! Because I'm not one of those great moms who do arts and crafts all the time. And I'm not one of those runners who run fast.
  4. Motherhood sometimes made me feel like my body wasn't my own. For the longest time I had squatters living inside my body too. And once they finally came out, they took their dinner straight from my body: my breasts. Running gave me my body back! It made me feel like I owned my own body again.
  5. I'm happy to say that motherhood and running made me a better and more wellrounded person! They made me a kinder person, less judgemental and much healthier!
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9 comments:

  1. If I didn't become a mum, I'd doubt I ever would have became a runner.
    I'm glad I am a runner because I love it.

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    1. That's an interesting point Matilda! I wonder if I would have become a runner if I had not become a mother first! You've given me something to ponder...

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  2. Oh my, #4 is so so so true. I love all five of these!

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  3. I agree - running gave me my body back, too. I tried running before I had kids but I didn't stick with it until I was a mother. I'm definitely a better person because of both! (found you via SITS ;))

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    1. I only started to run after I became a mom too! Before that, I didn't really care enough I think.

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  4. I'm not a runner but I do agree with more exercise it has helped me be more fit and have more energy to deal with the difficulties in motherhood.

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    1. Yes, exercise is a great way to blow off some steam.

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  5. I did not even think of running when raising my kids, I had to have all my kids ready for school by 6:30 Am and off to a full time job. Of course that was back when exercise was not thought of that much. Now on the other hand, I cant run, but yoga is good.

    Thanks for stopping by this week. Have a great Labor Day!!

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    1. I always do the school run, running! That way I can combine getting the kids to school and squeezing my run in at the beginning of a busy day.

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