Friday, April 9, 2010

runner envy?

Yesterday, when G and I left for our run, Dizzle and Doodle were peeking out of my bedroom window. Doodle asked, "Mom, you going running?" I yelled back, "Yeah. I'll see you later."

When I got back, J told me what happened once I ran off. Doodle started crying.

Not because she was hurt. Not because she was overly tired. And definitely not because she missed me. Instead, it was because she wanted to go on a run. Seriously. She told J, "I wanted to take a run with Mommy." She's bummed that she missed out and has been letting me know ever since.

I told you I was brainwashing them. And now, apparently, my three-year-old has "runner envy" ...

42 comments:

gmontalvo13 said...

too cute! i was like that with my mom when i was little...then when i was 8 or so i would always try to one-up her!

ajh said...

You are a great role model! That is very cool!

Michelle said...

Wahoo! That is awesome! Way to set the example!

Alison B., "Runbuggy" said...

My dad has been running since before I was born. When I was little I used to ride my bike with him while he ran. I NEVER thought I'd be a runner until I started at 20 yrs old and never turned back! Definitely another great benefit to running is setting an excellent example for our kids!!

saundra said...

That's a great story. I hope my child will feel the same when he's a little older.
I usually read blogs in my google reader so this is the first time I saw your new design- nice! I like it!

Judi said...

So cute! I really do think our running rubs off on the little ones. I am really enjoying running with my kids. I can't wait to do our 5K in a couple months. I am hopeful both of the girls will participate. My 7 year old is a struggling a little more than my 10 year old but I think that is to be expected.

Erica said...

cute!! So awesome to want to be like Mom, little missy often wants to "run" to the park now instead of walk!! I love it!

Anne said...

How sweet :)

Running Diva Mom said...

That's awesome! It's so great that our little ones want to be included in the journey. They think that our addiction is NORMAL!!! :-) You're a great role model!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

awwww! so sweet. That's so nice that you are passing on your love of running to her. That's rare.

Tortuga_Runner said...

You little on has runner's envy, I have mom envy. I hope my little ones want to be physically active, you like most other posts read, are truly a great role model.

Shannon said...

I love that your daughter associates running with fun. You are setting a great example!

Claudia said...

I can totally relate to that.
I just recently started running and ran my first Race at the beginning of April and my Kids (10 & 7yrs old) already said that they want to participate in the race next year. My 10yr old now has also joined me in our Couch-to-5k running group and she can't wait to get out and run everyday.
It's amazing to see how my running has changed how my kids think about being fit.

Staci Dombroski said...

That is so cute!!! My five year old likes to run a little with me :)

Vikki said...

That's awesome! My kids love it when they go on a run with me. My 8yr old has done a couple 1 mile races since she "trains" with me. I learned at the WDW Princess Half that I also need to sign up my 3yr old for races, when available, unless we want to deal with a total meltdown for the rest of the day!

Carly said...

Awww...that is too cute!

Emily said...

adorable! ps-if my cough is gone by tomorrow, I would totally do Cherry Blossom as an easy run. But if your friend gets rid of the bib before then I understand! I'm pumped to be in the city for the race either way!

runningwithsass.com said...

aw that's too cute!

Michele said...

Too cute!

Monica said...

That's a good envy to have. Way to set a good example for your children.

Courtney said...

That is adorable. I guess you'll have to take her on your next run :)

Kim said...

awww... Too cute!

Erin G said...

That is such a cute story!!

akjenniekt said...

that is really cute:)! It'll be great when she's old enough for you too to go out on runs together:)

Brianna said...

She'll be beside you before you know it - and, heaven forbid, maybe even pass you at some point! My 5 year old son says, "When I race with you, I'll wait for you at the finish line!" and my 3 year old daughter already sprints up-hill on our "walk" to the park. I love that we're raising the next generation of runners. Nice job!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

oh my goodness i love this! what a positive influence you are to your little ones!
have a great weekend with the girls in DC :)

Katie A. said...

That is so cute! I'm excited you're starting them young! My plan is to do that too, so they can grow up and get big contracts with Nike and then I will get cool free clothes and shoes ;)
Happy Friday! Good luck this weekend! Hugs!

Molly said...

love it! Thanks for linking up my giveaway...have a great weekend!

S Club Mama said...

awww that's so cute!

And thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my blog. That makes me feel good. :) Thank you

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Too cute! You have a future runner there! I signed up my daughter for the 1K after my 10K at the end of this month because she keeps saying she wants to run with mama.....too sweet! I a hoping she gets the runners bug.....I would love to run a race with her when she is old enough!

Marlene said...

Aw, that's cute! You're going to have to start being sneaky unless you want a constant tag-along!

Robyn said...

Aww. My roommate has run 4 marathons and had total runner's envy cheering me on during my half.

MCM Mama said...

Too cute! Wish my kids were jealous.

Sarah said...

Awww my 3-year old does the same thing!

Rene' said...

that is totally my three year old, although she still wants me to push her in the jog stroller. she calls it mommy time. unfortunately she is getting way to heavy:(
P.S...just got my first running skirt from RunningSkirts.com. i love it, it is black with white dots. Can't wait to wear it tomorrow:)

MJ said...

awww...that is so sweet.

kilax said...

Ha! It's best to start young ;)

Cynthia O'H said...

That's what happened to me on Tuesday. It was 8:15, cold (just a few degrees above O), and dark. As soon as I started to change, one boy started bawling and the other went to hide in his room. I gave in immediately and took them along.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That's such a cute story! I can't wait until my boys get old enough to really "run" with my husband and I!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

That is too cute! I am all for the brainwashing. I was so proud the other day when my 4-year-old ran around the house telling our company she was running "five half miles like Mommy."

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You know you are doing something right when you can get your kids to like exercise because they think it's fun! I remember riding bikes with my parents during 4H meetings (fitness days) and having a blast! I didn't see it as exercise then and now I know it is but I still love being active. I hope my kids love it for a life time too!

You are doing a great job!

Jill said...

My 4 year old does the same thing. Makes me sad because he can't run with me but I love that he wants to RUN! So exciting.