The theme for today is Five "Good" Things and there is so much Good around me that I had to think hard about this one. To keep with the running thing which is what this blog is mostly about, I decided to list five good things about being a BAMR. Not sure what a BAMR is? Check out Another Mother Runner.
My kids think I'm pretty cool. And they want to run "just like Mommy". Not that they don't love video games and computers too, but I can't help but feel some pride when I watch them run along the side walk. They have a nice little stride developing.
I have developed my BAMR squad of equally if not more badass Mommy BRFs (best running friends). What's even cooler is our kids love each other too. We get each other and are able to share our triumphs and catastrophes. Fellow BAMRs just understand.
When I get a medal at a race, my kids think that means I "won" the race. Sure, I should probably explain to them that I didn't, but if I got a medal, that means I finished, which means I did win. Because finishing is better than not starting. This is an important lesson in running that my kids have helped me learn.
Being a BAMR gives me "my" time. If a Mom ever tells you they want to be with their kids 24/7, go ahead and tell them to STFU because they are full of shit. I love my kids to the moon and back but I can only hear them say Mommy so much before I start to lose it. Keepin it real, yo.
I get to inspire other BAMs to become BAMRs. I love it when moms see that I'm getting it done, and think that they can do it too. Of course you can! I don't win races, I'm not a size 0, I don't cook dinner every night, my house is not spotless. I'm. Not. Perfect. But hell yeah I can run a marathon and be a good mommy. And I will always be a work in progress.
Your turn! Tell me something good from your week!