Running for me time

 Mina and me getting ready for our morning run.  Photo credit:  Maisy, almost 5 years old.

Mina and me getting ready for our morning run.  Photo credit:  Maisy, almost 5 years old.

I haven't run in over a month, but woke up early today inspired to do so.  I enjoy the quite of the neighborhood, the bright blue crisp sky, and making my dog happy.

I love that I get to do something for ME and escape the morning breakfast chaos as I head out into the neighborhood.  It's a happy feel good activity for me.

My motivators: 

1.  No one is asking me for anything. 

2. I get to listen to music I can't listen to in front of the kids (Good Hip Hop- Spotify) .

3.  I wear my most favorite comfy running pants (Dog walker pants from Lululemon) . I use the excuse of running in the morning to wear them all day.

4. Mina gets a healthy puppy trot in.  She loves it and she must be pretty darn cute too, because when people pass us, they break into a grin of joy seeing that happy Mina. I like that she brings smiles to faces so early in the morning. 

What are your happy places to escape the chaos?  How do you get some me time in?  I love comments, so don't be shy!

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I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.