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Why Mom Runs?

Marathons, Parenting - Anupriya kapur - August 13, 2015

Now that the “running season” has started and most of us are out on long runs during weekends, it got me wondering how our kids really view us and our running. What exactly is their perspective on this little hobby of ours! So I asked ten runner moms and this is what their little ones had to say. I can’t deny I had fun making this post. Cute and candid responses 🙂

Please click on the artwork to read, it will open up and click on it again to enlarge (this is the best I could do, sorry for the inconvenience!)
Just in case you are not able to click the image, here’s the text –

Vaishali Kasture   Son (7) – Mom runs because it makes her very happy.

Seema Pillai Daughter (11)“Office is boring – so you want to have some fun”. Son (13) — ” Because you want to be fit and happy”.

Priyanka Sehgal Mehta  Son (8) – because she wants to be fit.  Daughter (5) – because she wants to bring medals and certificates home.

Preeti Daughter (11) “My mom suffers from a disease known as mad person disease. She claims she runs to keep the craziness away. Which sort of proves my point about mad person disease. My message to all you kids out there who have moms who run – I feel you”

Sangeeta Son (11) Because she likes to run and so that no clothes are SMALL for her.

Sonia Son (11 ) She is always running against time to manage home and work. Now she runs on roads to help her remain fit, release her tension and encourage others.

Tanya  Daughter (4.5) – She likes to run because she likes to eat well and sleep well and then become strong.

Nipa Daughter (10) – to escape from her kids, but we always catch up. Son (8) To stay healthy and be able to keep up with us.

Sayuri Son (10)  because she not get angry on me. 2) because she likes to wear running clothes. 3) because she like to be fitness.



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Why I run

Fitness, Fitness related, For the soul - Anupriya kapur - June 5, 2014

post1_2Completing any run whether a short or long distance, is an achievement which is mine alone; no one else can claim it! I am my only competition! The feeling of fulfillment is just something else – something one understands only when one experiences it. But despite that, it has never been about how good or bad a runner I am. Running is about so, so much more. If asked, I don’t even know what I’m trying to achieve by running; it’s as if I’m compensating for lack of something. Compensating for things that could not be. And compensating for things I know will never be.

There are days when the weather is perfect and I’m feeling strong, those are the days I don’t want to stop. It’s no longer about pushing myself, it’s about the pure joy of being in that state and not wanting to come out of it. The state where the body is in a mechanical motion and the mind is free to roam anywhere. It’s here that I fill in the gaps in conversations. The conversations that I can’t have with others. The conversations that I’m unable to have even with myself while I’m busy with my daily chores. It’s a place where I can be myself without pretensions, and not playing any part.

With every run I feel my body getting stronger, the endurance increasing. I never knew that feeling strong felt so good. Training for any run requires discipline, regularity and determination; and I always pleasantly surprise myself by being able to set a routine and follow it. As I do this, I notice my son taking pride in it and I hope my example leads him to be physically active and fit through his life as well.

There have been and there could be more niggling injuries that may keep me away from my running shoes time and again. But that’s alright, with so many benefits for both the mind and body – this is one recreation that I will never give up. Run I will!


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