My Kids Thought’s on having a Mother Runner

I have to thank Angela from Happy Fit Mumma for finding this very cute and truthful questionnaire for kids, about having a mum that runs.

Check out the answers from my kids Kayla (aged 8), and Miles (aged 6)

What does mum eat before a run?

Kayla: Porridge

Miles: Not too many sweets

Kayla is right because lately, I have been eating porridge.

Miles is referring to the bag of lollies that I bring along for everyone for the run club on Saturdays.

What I eat does depend on the season.  In summer I prefer granola, fruit and yoghurt (like the picture), in winter, porridge.

How far does mum run every day?

Kayla: 5km, sometimes 8

Miles: Sometimes long, and sometimes short

Both are on the mark and know me too well.

What was mum’s favourite race?

Kayla: Great Western

Miles: Run Club

The kids are obviously referring to SAAC, our local running club.

Kayla’s reference is to the Great Western Seppelt’s Classic which happened on the weekend (Sunday 19th July)

It was a combined club run with SACCC (Ararat Run Club).  It was an 8km run around the Great Western racecourse and the surrounding Seppelts’ vineyards.

I’m assuming she thinks this is my favourite race because I ended up being fasted ( SAAC Run Club) female, and I got a prize, which included Seppelt’s bubbly.

My all-time favourite race, however, gez I’m not too sure, but the Geelong Half Marathon is definitely up there.

Why do you think your mum runs?

Kayla: for exercise

Miles: Because it gives you more energy


Need I say more?

What injuries has mum had from running?

Kayla: when she falls over

Miles: 1, maybe 2. Her knee, cause she fell over

I wrote about taking a stack earlier on in the year.

Well, once again I fell over.  Yep, I took another stack.

I was 5km into part 2 of my long run, on Sunday.  I ran 8km (time 39:45) at Great Western (club run), came home and ran another 10.

I slipped, tripped over myself and landed on the ground.  Felt sorry for me (obviously), wasn’t injured (just my ego), and kept going.  Ended up doing 10.8km in 1hr. Still covered 18km.

I am however discovering more bruises.

Do you like going to mum’s races?

Kayla: Yes, because we get to go to different places.

Miles: Yes! because it’s fun, and I get to eat lollies.

We live in the country so we seem to always be travelling to different locations for events. I’m glad they like going.  And trust Miles to say lollies.

Have you learned anything from having a mum who runs?

Kayla: Yes. don’t look back, keep your eyes forward.

Miles: yes, go slow at the start, and fast at the end.

Two very important lessons I learned, glad they remembered them.

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

Kayla: Yes!

Miles: Yes! Because it’s fun.

I can see Kayla being the long-term runner.  I think she will really love distance stuff.

Miles, on the other hand, I think he will drop it, and pick it up again later in life.  We’ll see.

What’s your least favourite thing about having a mum who runs?

Kayla: When she has to work and can’t go running club.

Miles: Getting puffed out.

Yes, there have been times when I have had to work and haven’t been able to go to the club runs. Such is life. Bless her heart for saying this.

I’m not too sure why Miles thinks I get puffed out, maybe he is thinking about himself.

Do you think you’ll run when you are your mum’s age? And how old do you think your mum is?

Kayla: Yes. She’s 35.

Miles: Yes. She’s 14.

I have no idea why Miles thinks I’m 14. Err yes, 14, Kayla is right, I’m 35.

I do hope they are running when they are older.

How would your kid(s) answer? Go find out!

5 thoughts on “My Kids Thought’s on having a Mother Runner”

  1. Oh that is too cute:) They know you very well! I’d take age 14 over 50 anyday if a kid said that to me:)
    I think your kids will be runners, it so hard to see what the future holds. But kids who enjoy fitness in their youth generally grow up to be active even if they switch sports. I think it’s one of the greatest things we can pass onto them!

    1. We are their greatest role model, so we have to set the example, if they see us doing something then they are going to think that it’s ok, so best to set them up with positive examples.

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