Make no mistake-It takes a Village!

Make no mistake, if there is one thing that I have learned:   it  takes a village to support a runner!

Where would I be without:

Parents:  “You go girl!”

Kids:  “That is awesome Mom!”  “That is a cool medal!” “How far is a 5K/”  “When will you be home?”  “If I come, are you buying breakfast?”

BRF:  “How far are we running this weekend?”   ” Is my shirt on inside out?”  “We really need to leave at 4:30am?”  “Let’s speak about that!”  “Yes!”

Coach M:  “Speedy MB!”  “You make me proud!”  “Practice good form!”  “Did it feel hard?”  “Oh good lord.  Glad you found a bar”  “Well scabs are badass too!”

Hubby:  “I can help you with that bra 🙂 ”  “Where are you going again?”  “Are you running on Saturday?”  “Hi, stinky Skippy!”  “Where is the free beer?”  “Was I supposed to take a picture?”  “Just run faster Skippy!!!”

I also have to thank my girlfriends, awesome friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that shout out and encourage all year-long!  Let’s not forget the nice people at the shoe store who keep my feet happy and customer support at Fitbit.  Can’t forget companies like:  Spandits, MySoxyFeet and SJ Sports jewelry who help keep me cool and fashionable on the run!

So the next time you roll out of bed, lace up, sports bra on, shorts on, shoes and socks on, hair up, Fitbit on, headphones charged, Spotify on, and workout programmed just pause.  Enjoy that cup of coffee and smile.  Everyone else is still in bed.  You my friends are a runner.  Can you imagine anything else?

Really, it takes a village when you stop and think about it.  Who is your biggest supporter?    


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  1. Marcia says:

    Oh good lord indeed! These are cracking me up. Truly it does take a village. Your hubby is hilarious!
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  2. And let’s not forget the spectators & volunteers!

    I have no kids and my parents in general are too involved in the stuff going on in their own lives, but I do have a chiropractor — she’s definitely part of my village!
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  3. I seem to have a big village too! My family, my friends, my coworkers….Altho some of the villagers have been rebelling lately…
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…4 Don’ts and Dos for Injured RunnersMy Profile

  4. STepmoM says:

    We are so proud of you and love sharing in your journey. And yep, that hubby of yours is a hoot and holler! YOU GO GIRL WE LOVE YOU.

  5. You’re absolutely right, it does take a village. It’s amazing to have so much support from loved ones, running friends, running blogger friends!
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  6. This is great it does take a village! Thanks for being part of mine
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Tex Mex Brown Rice Salad with Jalapeno VinaigretteMy Profile

  7. Kimberly G says:

    So true. I am so thankful for my support system that accepts my crazy running habit 🙂
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  8. Darlene says:

    I agree. I have my running friends both in person and virtually.
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  9. It is so true! Runners can relate to other runners. We can talk forever about our runs but when I try to tell a non runner about my run. They are so over it within minutes. It’s like I didn’t even get to the good part and they can’t follow.
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  10. Chaitali says:

    Ha, I love this post 🙂 Blogging friends and running friends definitely help with motivation. And my husband has now taken to asking if I need a glute massage!
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  11. HoHo Runs says:

    Love this! PoPo always says “Didn’t you run yesterday?”. And if I race, “Did you win?” [Eye roll!] My kids are always impressive with the mileage though.

  12. Rachel says:

    You have an awesome village! I include my chiropractor in my village. I swear, without him, I would be in big, big trouble!

  13. MCM Mama says:

    I have a huge village that keeps me running, including my husband who makes lots of comments like yours.
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  14. I have a pretty solid network of local friends,but my social media tribe is the bomb. They don’t roll there eyes (or glaze over) when I mention my 4:15 wake-ups LOL I’m glad you’re apart of it!!
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  15. “Hi, stinky Skippy!” haha! Your hubby and mine seem to have the same sense of humor! lol!
    You’ve got some great support! So lucky!
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  16. Cathy says:

    The support is awesome! Makes it a lot easier. When I ran NYC I had family from VA, Seattle, and Alaska go with me. That meant so much to me and truly helped me get to the finish line.

  17. GiGi says:

    THANK GOODNESS for INSTASTORIES or else I would just make myself laugh -hahahahahaha!
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  18. I love that you have a whole village supporting and cheering you on.
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  19. jill conyers says:

    My husband and my kids are my biggest supporters. In everything! They have this unwavering fait and confidence in me that is sometimes the wake up call I need.
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  20. vicki says:

    I love my village too! I also think it is funny that now that I have told the hubs that people sh*t themselves during a marathon, that I always get a text after a race asking how I did and if I sh*t my pants.
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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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