The process of running

running mom
The problem with a 45 minute run is that you can't do it any faster. It's about the process, not the speed. You'll never hear a proud runner proudly say:

'Today I ran my 30 minute run in just 15 minutes!'

Life as a mom can feel rushed

In a way this knowledge brings me a kind of sweet peace. As a mom, I'm often rushed, trying to get the kids to school on time, getting dinner on the table and my work done. I speed through my day like a modern Speedy Gonzalez, always on the go, always going somewhere. But sometimes going nowhere.

An endurance run brings peace of mind

An endurance run puts an end to my hastiness. I start out rushed, but halfway through I realize there's no point in rushing. The results are in the process of running.

This is a lesson that applies to motherhood too.

You can't hurry motherhood

You can't rush of hasten motherhood either. You can try of course, but your children's growth doesn't care about rushing moms. Children grow in their own time. It's about the process.

And if the process drives you crazy, just go for a long run!


Dr. Elise Ho said...

There is so much pressure that we put on ourselves, and that society puts in us, that we get ourselves so overbooked and so highly scheduled. What we really need is some down time.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for posting at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Hope to see you at the new party this week!

PaulaShort said...

What a great post. I love your insights and encouragement within.
Thank you bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.

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