The gift of running

February 17, 2018

By running I secretly hope to teach by example. I mean, having a mom who goes for a run every day has got to set a certain standard, doesn't it?

Running is my gift to the my children

I'd like to give my children the gift that is running. A means to battle the blues, a means to gain self confidence and inner balance. A free method to find yourself. Yes, running is definitely one of my better gifts! If I do say so myself.

And sadly I dó have to say it myself, because nobody else will.

That's motherhood for you....

When I asked my daughter Maartje the other day:

'Hey Maartje, are you gonna be just as good as me? You know, running every other day, and being very happy and healthy?' 

'No', she declared firmly, 'because I think running is Stupid.'

So I ran another block, just to show Maartje how well I cope with disappointments.

As a gift.


  1. LOL! What a great post! I enjoy running, but need to find some new / different shoes. I am struggling with foot pain. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. I think that kids definitely notice when mom is being active and taking care of herself, and they will hopefully grow up doing the same. (-- even if they hate running, they can find an activity they do enjoy.) Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty link up.


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