McDonalds Run

Time for myself, as a mom of five, is as scarce as a kid who doesn't want a happy meal. Luckily running provides me with some 'me-time'. But sometimes I feel I have to use my time running, as a time to do some parenting too.

So I invited my thirteen year old son Jan along for a run. And I decided to put his company to good use, and run along some neglected dirt tracks I normally avoid. Being a lovely woman and all.

'It's great you came along Jan,' I told him, 'because I'm a bit scared to run this way all by my lonesome.'
'Huh?' he murmured.
I didn't wanna scare him so I explained: 'I'm afraid someone is gonna steal me.'
Jan found this hilarious.
'Yeah, you can laugh now, but you wouldn't think it so funny if you had to go to the police station to tell them your mommy got stolen!' I replied haughtily.
Jan laughed so hard he almost fell off his bike.

After about thirty minutes I spotted a big yellow M, and I knew we had reached our destination. I ordered a cup of coffee for myself, and a coke for Jan, and nearly got robbed blind because they charged me for three cokes!

After we finished our drinks, I ran home in twenty minutes. I would like to brag and tell you I purposely ran a negative split, but I just took a short cut.

When we got home Jan looked at me and said in a tone of voice I can only describe as disappointed: 'You didn't even get stolen, mom.'

'No I didn't' I said, 'but mommy did almost get robbed!'

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Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I loved your post. How great that your son went with you on your run. My oldest used to ride his bike while I ran. I miss getting to do that together now that he is off in the Army.

Sarah said...

That is great that your son comes running with you! My daughter is just starting to get interested in running...can't wait for the day when she can do 3 miles with me!

Angelica said...

Following you from FF, hopefully I can get inspired to run, I work out but the most I can run at a time is 4 min or less lol! Slowly working my way up.

Anonymous said...

LOL. What a funny post.

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Jules said...

Hmmm...good idea for a run! Mickey D's. ;)

Happy Gramma said...

How well I remember the days of never having time for myself. I had 6 and I had to hide in the bathroom to find some peace and quiet. That didn't even work most of the time. "Knock, knock, knock, Mama???" They were great times too and I look back fondly now, My kids are all married now, so I have plenty of quiet now.
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Tree said...

LOL That's cute! I have mentioned being "snatched up" to my kids on occasion too.

I'm a bit late, but I'm coming over from our last Friday Follow! Following you now with both of my blogs. Would love to have you stop over and visit me when you get a chance.

Yuri said...

At least you guys didn't give into buying a full out combo. That would have negated the benefits of your run. Great time to spend with your son nonetheless.

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