Mother Runner Problems #642

You know you are a mother runner when this conversation happens:

Me to Lilly: {while snuggled up to Daddy in bed} – Mommy went for a run this morning while you slept.

Lilly to Me: “Shocker”!

Sai to me: {Said while laughing out loud} “shocker, Mommy went for a run!” – Is that what she just said?

However, really…she was saying that she had “soccer”….absolutely nothing to do with me running. SHE has soccer day camp today 🙂 We had a good laugh.


This morning I got up at 6am to go for a run and was out the door by 6:17….slightly sluggish moving. I had 5k on tap for the day and with the temps getting up to +28C (82F) I thought a morning run would be best. AND, Sai was home 🙂

I changed up the route and when in a completely different direction as I thought a little change might be good. I also decided to throw in a little speed work and start some fartlek’s….that didn’t last too long 😉

My legs felt like lead but my body kept moving and I managed to pick up speed during my last kilometre which was a great feeling.

july 14 run

Once I got home and was stretching is when we had the above conversation with Lilly (our 5-year-old). After a good laugh, we got ready for the rest of our day. And…take Lilly to soccer!

Ever have a family member surprised that you ran before they woke up?

How’s the heat/temps where you live?

Happy Tuesday!

18 thoughts on “Mother Runner Problems #642

  1. Thanks for the good laugh. I figure I’ll come clean about trying to teach my almost-two year old to say “run fast mama” when we run with him in the stroller….I feel like only another running mommy would understand how excited I’ll be when he actually says it unprompted on a run! : )

  2. Gosh, on Sunday my guy panicked when he woke up and saw I wasn’t home. He told me he was afraid someone kidnapped me. Next time, I’m leaving a note.

  3. I use it as leverage often! LOL On the weekends, I get my long runs done before my 12 year old daughter is ever out of bed. She’ll usually ask “Did you run?” once she gets up. Ha! To which I reply, “Yes, baby. I ran x number of miles while you were sleeping.” 🙂

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