The gift of running


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.


Stone Cottage Adventures said...

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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Nicole B said...

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.

Karen, the next best thing to mummy said...

I can remember having to do a crossword country run at school the only thing that got me to the end was chasing a certain boys back side #pocolo

csuhpat1 said...

Such a great post. I ran cross country in high school and so did my kids. I don't run much these days but I walk a lot. #littlebitofeverything

Sim's Life said...

Proper chuckled at this post! That's the same thing my daughter would say to me! Sim #PoCoLo

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