I recently read a great post on This Mama Runs for Cupcakes. Sue posted an interview she did with her children all about having a mom who runs. I decided to sit my crew down and ask them the same questions! It was pretty funny to hear their perspectives. Cakers is my 9 year old daughter who once told me “I love everything about track except for the running and sprinting”. NoNos is my 7 year old son who runs like the wind. Bop is my 4 year old son who is sweet and sensitive and has yet to unleash his athletic ability. My 2 year old, Viv, repeated everything Bop said. Every. single. thing.

What does Mommy eat before a run?

Cakers: Salad

NoNo: Shakeology

Bop: Ramen Noodles

I normally eat a slice of toast with peanut butter before a run! The kids are usually asleep when I leave the house. Now how about a meal of salad, ramen noodles and Shakeology??

How far does Mommy run each day?

Cakers: 10 miles

NoNo: 4 miles

Bop: 100 miles

NoNo was spot on! I usually try to run between 3-4 miles.

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Do you like going to the YMCA? Why?

Cakers: NO! Childwatch is boring

NoNo: Only if I can bring my Kindle

Bop: Yes! I want to play with dinos and horses

The older two have been to the Y with me precisely 1 time in the last 6 months. I usually go when they are at school!

What is Mommy’s favorite race?

Cakers: The Mini marathon

NoNo: The one with your friend in Noblesville.

Bop: Indiana race

This was a difficult question for me to answer. I think it would be the Monumental Half Marathon in 2013.

Why does Mommy run?

Cakers: So she can be fit

NoNo: Gets her energy out

Bop: Sometimes in the morning only mommies run.

NoNo gets it again! Mommy runs to get energy, stress, sadness, anxiety, background noise out. I run to experience peace, quiet, solitude.

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Does having a mom who runs make you want to run?

Cakers: Yes

NoNo: Yes but I don’t know if I will.

Bop: Yes. I want to run around the block when I grow up.

I LOVE all of their answers. I hope they all love to run when they are adults.

What else does Mom do?

Cakers: Beachbody, eats healthy food.

NoNo: Exercises in the basement

Bop: Eats mommy food and drinks coffee

The life of a mom wrapped up in a few word! And laundry…lots and lots of laundry

What is your least favorite thing about having a mom who runs?

Cakers: Nothing

NoNo: When she’s gone

Bop: Nothing

Most of my running has no impact on the kids as I’m out and back before their sleepy heads are up asking for breakfast!

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Do you think when you are 36 you will be a runner?

Cakers: Yes!

NoNo: Yes!

Bop: Yes!

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This interview with the kids was so fun! To all of my mother runner friends, sit your babies down, ask them these questions and share!

 

8 Comments on Is your Mama a Runner?

  1. Haha, I love it! You eat mommy food and drink coffee! Because you clearly do nothing else with your day 😉 Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Haha, I love it! You eat mommy food and drink coffee! Because you clearly do nothing else with your day 😉 Thanks for the shout out!

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