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Light footed: sometimes things suddenly are easy!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
running mom

I noticed it immediately when I ran out the door this morning: I was light footed!

Instead of my usual slogging across the street, my steps were light and airy. What a wonderful feeling!

Usually running is hard work for me


I almost couldn't believe my luck, and it made me realize that most of my runs are quite hard work. With my mind egging my body on: 'Go on then, lazybones! You can do it!' and my body angrily going: 'Yeah, yeah, hold your horses. I'm doing it, aren't I, but I don't have to like it!'

But now my body was enthusiastically carrying me along, and I almost felt as if I had to reign it in a little. After all I had many miles to go before I could sleep.

Can motherhood be like that?


Why can't motherhood be like that? Sometimes I find it hard going indeed, especially now, after weeks and weeks off summer vacation.

But today's run has given me hope!

If it can happen during a run, it can happen during parenting.

3 comments

  1. I find that motherhood; much like life goes through seasons. I have some really easy years and some really challenging times that test me to no end.

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  2. Raising children can be tough as times as well as pleasant, heartbreaking, and happy. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6.

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  3. It does seem as though we have stretches that are hard going, but when we commit to working through them we are often reward with the light-footed stretches. Thanks for the encouragement this week!

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