My own style

Why am I so slow?

Sometimes I'm running and I feel quite happy. I look around me and admire the trees around me, a cute little horse and beautiful flowers.

He's faster than me

But then I hear the light footsteps of a fellow runner who easily passes me by. Suddenly I feel my ambition rising and a voice inside me says:

'You're not going to let him just pass you by?!'

'Of course not,' I say, and I move my feet faster. But the distance between me and him just grows and grows, until he's just a little speck on the horizon.

My running style is slow

Discouraged I plough on. Suddenly I don't care anymore about the things around me. I can only think: 'I'm slow. I'm a very slow runner.' And crankily I ask myself, how after six years of running I'm still more like the tortoise than the rabbit. Then I remember: the tortoise won the game!

Just like in motherhood, it's important to appreciate your own style as a runner. 

So don't get intimidated or discouraged by supermoms who bake cookies all day, and happily read to their children for hours on end.

Just as you're not a bad runner, you're not a bad mother.

In both cases you've just got your very own style!

Comments (1)

  1. Everyone definitely has their won style and way of doing things. It is also really important not to compare yourself with other people.