Saturday, 16 June 2012

ME time

My Mummy Kilometre counter has just cracked the 300km. Considering I have been running for over 9 weeks this is by no means "high mileage" in the world of running

In the world of being a mummy however, this is a LOT of "me time". In fact I have spent 31.63 hours covering these 322 kilometers. Thats an average of more than 3 hours per week I have spent away from my family and my responsibilities persuing my own interests. But I don't feel even the slightest bit guilty and here's why:

My running helps me cope
No matter how busy, stressful or chaotic life gets everything always seems manageable after a run. Running gives me time to put my life in to perspective and organise it in my own brain. Of course everything will be easier to deal with when you are pumped full of endorphins! If you want me at my best. . . catch me after a run.

Running gets me going
Its terrible to admit but running forces me to have a shower and get going with my day. The problem with being a stay at home mummy is on the days that we don't have anything on it is SO tempting to laze in the PJs all day long. My runs add a bit of structure and pressure to my day i.e. I have something to achieve in Little A's sleep time other than washing and cleaning!

"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it"

I am setting an example
I spend my days trying to teach and guide our little guy and considering actions speak louder than words then the best way to encourage my son to live healthily and embrace physical activity is to do it myself.

Running makes me a good wife
(if not shooting your husband is a measure of being a good wife)

"Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands"
Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

The secret to a successful marriage. . . who would have thought!?!?


  1. I love this post! I can completely relate- running is a great way pound out stress, and I come home energized. I'm definitely a better mom (more patient, etc) and wife for it. Glad you're finding all of these benefits already-- great job on 9 weeks of running!!

  2. Thanks for dropping by. Nice to hear from another happy mummy runner!!!