Thursday, March 17, 2016

I ran with my son and it was awesome

There’s nothing I like better than running by myself. It is my me time, my thinking time, my time away from dealing with that thing called “adult-ing”—making critical life decisions, planning lessons, writing blog posts, listening to podcasts or just listening to myself breathe. 
In fact, I’m the first one to tell mothers to RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! Get away from the family, make sure you have some time to yourself and don’t feel guilty about it. Take a bath—alone. Use the bathroom—alone! 
I grew up in a family where women did and still do everything, many times to the detriment of their own health. For that reason, I am a fierce advocate of moms getting used to being alone with themselves and not having any qualms about it. If mommy is healthy and happy, chances are the family is too. That’s how I like to live my life.

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11 comments:

  1. So much joy in that photo! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Lovely photo, but the link to the article doesn't work I'm afraid!

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    1. I fixed it! Thanks for letting me know!

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  3. Aww! Treasure those moments!! And I'm quite impressed that he ran 7 miles!!!

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  4. Love this! And that photo of you two is the greatest thing ever!

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  5. Thank you for being a great role-model to all women! Before children I was fit and ran many miles daily......after 4 children your body takes a toll and it is very frustrating to not show in your body all the hard physical work you do w/ your workouts. You have definitely inspired me to just keep at it. Make it a great day!

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  6. I read that you are training for JJ100!! I hope you have a wonderful race. I ran it in 2013 and highly recommend it. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  7. My kids love coming for a run with me, they are 4 and 5. We only get between 1-2 kms. I can't wait to do a fun run with them one day! xRenae

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  8. I love the example you're setting. I love your passion and positive attitude. I didn't start running until after age 50 and did so because I was training for several sprint triathlons . Upon telling a "professional trainer" at our gym that I planned on competing in sprint triathlons , she looked me up and down and said "you're not a runner" It only encouraged me more as in "Watch this" And go figure , I am "substantial" but I am also an endurance person with a plan and have done very well running . Did my first 1/2 marathon last June and training to do it again

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  9. So funny. Recently signed up to do a 5k having been a couch potato for the first 30 yrs of my life and yesterday my stepson came with me to do some training and it was totally awesome. Such bonding time for just him and me. Loved it. Love the blog Mirna. From Scotland!

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