Thank God for running

When life hands me lemons, and I really hate lemonade,
Thank God for running.

When the kids are fighting about who's looking 'funny' at who,
Thank God for running.

When I see dear hubby's eyes glaze over when I reveal my innermost thoughts,
Thank God for running.

When I've just cleaned the floor, and the kids walk in with muddy shoes,
Thank God for running.

When I've cooked yet another delicious meal, and the kids cry without even tasting: 'Yuck, I don't like it.'
Thank God for running.

When people tell me: 'What a waste of your education, staying home with your kids all day. What on earth do you do all day? Watch Oprah and As The World Turns?'
Thank God for running.

When I meet an old friend, and he asks me: 'How are you doing?' and I have absolutely no idea,
Thank God for running.

When the sun is shining and it's beautiful outside and I really want to enjoy the day,
Thank God for running

Thank God for running,
for keeping me sane and offering me peace of mind and happiness.

Take it and run thursday


Anonymous said...

Okay, you just had me all teary eyed! As a full time mom (with 2 degrees), it really hit home for me.

Anonymous said...

and I've also heard those comments about why do this with your education?, and what do you do all day, anyway? ...

No Longer Using said...

so creative! agreed on all counts-- i'm not a mom but i am thankful for all the moms out there!!!!

Bethany said...

I needed this post today!!! "Thank God for Running" is how I felt about 30 minutes ago. Beginner Runner, new Mom w/ a full time job, training for my first half! Bad morning and all I could think about was my lunch run and it was perfect. Thank you(and the Runner's Lounge) for this post and Thank god for Running!

Marlene said...

Love this! Great (unique) post.

MCM Mama said...

I am so there with you. Nice post.

The Happy Mom said...

Maybe I should start running! :)

Great post, I think it's so important for every woman to have an "outlet" to help them stay sane!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this one... I totally relate to the dinner issues.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

That was beautiful. It is so wonderful that you have something you are passionate about that you have just for you.

Enjoy that time!

Aka Alice said...


Ari from said...

Thanks for stopping by and dropping your card ... I'm so pleased to have discovered your blog.

I used to run, but haven't for some years. Just today I started thinking about it again, and finding your blog may be giving me that extra nudge I need.

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