“You are one beautiful mama”

The past few weeks, life and rain have gotten in the way of my regular training schedule and I’ve missed one run a week for the past 3 weeks.  I’ve been doing okay missing it, but I really do need it to stay on top of my training for the marathon.  Thankfully, my long runs have still been going well.  After not running the past 2 days, I set out on a 5 mile run with Zain in the jogging stroller this morning.

I’ve gotten my share of stares, car and truck horn honks, whistling, etc while running.  Nothing around here has ever been as bad as the Paris gawkers and the Rome romancers though.

I felt slow and tired as I usually do when I take 2 days off in a row – another reason I don’t like missing my runs.  As I was struggling up a hill, a car goes by and the passenger sticks his head out the window and says “you are one beautiful mama!” I couldn’t help but laugh.  I felt anything but beautiful at that moment so it was a nice little ego boost.  Honestly, I find it annoying and rude when cars and trucks give me a honk as they go by, at least this guy gave me a compliment!

Sunday, I will attempt to conquer what will most likely be my longest run before the marathon – 20 miles.  Just typing that makes me nervous.  I will do one more 20 mile run before the race, but if that run happens to be going well, I’ll try to push it to 22 miles.

Today marks one month until the Baltimore Marathon.  I cannot believe it’s almost here.  I’m beyond excited!

Happy running!

For my fellow running moms, what are some of the funniest things people have said to you while running?


  1. says

    I pushed both my kids for 5 1/2 yrs. When I started running with them my daughter was 3 and my son was 6 months old. Today she is 13 and he is 11 yrs old. I became quite known throughout my small town as “the lady who runs with the double stroller.” I haven’t pushed them for 6 yrs but I do still run. And to this day people STILL come up to me and ask if I’m still running while pushing my kids in the stroller. H-e-l-l-o people children DO grow up and I think it would be a little hard to run and push them around town today.

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