The proof is in the running

I've been running steadily for three times a week now, and doing yoga once a week, and through no fault of my own I've gotten faster! And even though I run for peace (of mind), not pace, I can't help but feel pleased.

I like improving and getting better. And I like the fact that my improvement is so tangible. Whereas in motherhood I sometimes feel uncertain whether I'm doing it right, running gives me proof.

And sometimes that's real nice.


Suzi said...

There is nothing easy about motherhood and sometimes there is nothing easy about running. Like anything, there are good days and bad days. I love the good ones in both arenas and can only hope to learn from the bad ones.

Cyndi said...

Well said, I love this!

I love reviewing my prior month's stats and seeing the improvement in pace over just 30 days. Sometimes it's slight and gradual, and other days I'll go out and just BE faster and feeling good. But I'm all about the numbers for 'proof' - and with motherhood, it will take years probably to see if we did it 'right'!

Nice post!

Unknown said...


This is Rose writing from I visited your blog and liked your content.

Would you be interested to send us a guest post on any of the issues related to the topics that you cover in your blog. We will publish it in our site

In return with each guest blog we will give one link in the author's byline back to your blog. We only ask that the guest post ( we prefer it be a news coverage, sources can be Google News, CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo News, BBC and others) be a unique story and not be published in your blog.

HULIQ is indexed by Google News and Google requires that the length of the unique news is at least 5 paragraphs. We desire it to be at least 6 paragraphs if possible. And that all need to be a unique content. Once you send us a new story totally unique we will immediately publish it with you link in it, and within 15 minutes it should be indexed by Google News.

Also, please structure author byline as follows:

author's name:
author's e-mail:
author's blog url:

Please let me know if you may have any questions about

If you want to consult the topic with me first that's perfectly fine as well.

Many thanks
[email protected]

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow I can totally relate to that. Maybe that's why I love running - b/c it is tangible and you can show improvement in areas of pace and distance...whereas with mothering - well, you just never know how to gauge yourself and if you are doing okay, improving, etc. Happy mother's day!

jenn said...

Well written. I wish I had the time (and a babysitter) to try running. I have been working out after my daughter is in bed, but I have to do a dvd or get on the elliptical. I do yoga once a week also.

Stephanie M said...

That is very encouraging- thanks. How far do you run the 3 times per week?

Stephanie M said...

ps. I did yoga for the first time ever this morning :)

Run DMT said...

I swear yoga and other types of muscle conditioning really do make you faster. It feels good when it happens, doesn't it?

© all rights reserved
made with by templateszoo