Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mom on the run

I felt as if me and my son Jan (11) hadn't talked in quite a while. During schooldays we always talk on the way to school and back, but during summer vacation he's in his room reading a lot.

So I decided to be good runner ánd a good mom and asked him to accompany me to Zelhem, for a 10K run. Because he was on his bike, I ran much faster than usual, and I managed to run the 5K to Zelhem in just over thirty minutes, which is quite fast for me.

When we arrived in Zelhem we went out for coffee and ice cream and had a really good time together.

Then we ran back home, while Jan talked and talked and talked, while I ran and ran and ran.

When we got back home I felt really good: not only had I put in a very good run, I also felt like I had really connected with my son.

I love this about running! You can be a good mum while you're on the run!


Tall Girl Running said...

You always write very thoughtful posts, Nicole. Thank you for sharing your insight!

Kelly(M&M) said...

I look forward to running and chatting with my kids someday. I think that is a great way to connect! I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks Nicole!

Jennifer Jane said...

What a great idea! I love that he could ride his bike and use all that extra air to do most of the talking. Sometimes I think I would HAVE to be winded not to interrupt, interject, or teach! I Love it.

Elizabeth said...

that is so great..I hope we can do that one day!

Annie said...

That's beautiful. I'm so happy you were able to have that bonding experience with your son.

Marci said...

Our 10-year-old daughter accompanies us on our long runs now also. She carries extra water and just loves to hang out with us. It has been nice. It is great to have a child who wants to spend 2 hours on a bike riding SLOWLY along with her parents. It makes me feel blessed to be her mom.