6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

TIART-Tribute to the Running Mom

The theme this week at Runner's Lounge is Salute to Running Moms.... Of course this topic warrants a response on my part. For those who don't know we have 2 adorable blue-eyed boys Blaine is 3 1/2 and Easton is 15 months and the reason I started running (Baby weight be gone!). This morning I am TIRED so my inspiration is a bit lower than normal post-caffeine mornings. But I am ALWAYS up to write a poem so here goes.

Tribute to her...the Running MOM
She laces up her sneakers and hits the road,
After washing and folding the laundry load.
Two bites for kiddos and one bite for her,
Running is a an escape when life is a blur.
Thigh that rub and boobs that bounce,
Each step moving toward goals by the ounce.
She is strong, healthy, amazing, the best,
If only her kids knew long run=rest.
During the day she wears a strong face,
Desperately trying to keep up the pace.
The finish line is not always clear,
Coming home she is greeted by little cheers.


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Wonderful poem, and happy early Mother's Day!

Sarah Jane said...

Well-written! Hurray for our little ones and our escape - running!

Velma said...


J said...

Not a bad poem for not having any coffee! I don't know how all the moms do it out there. I have trouble sometimes just keeping my life together!

Being Robinson said...

Fabulous poem! I'm with J, in awe of running moms! Mad props to you, fo 'sho.

Rookie on the Run said...

Love the poem! So true, every bit of it. I especially liked the "if only her kids knew long run=rest".

Felice Devine said...

Great poem! Way to go writing, running mom!

Jill said...

Thank you for that! I was totally laughing at the thigh and boob part. What a great poem! Thanks!

IzzyBubbles said...

Great poem!! I'm amazed by all you running moms, I can barely manage being a running wife! Hope you have a great mother's day!

Ashley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the poem!!! Like words right out of my mouth!