Monday, March 5, 2012


"But Mama - I am a gorilla. I eat bugs. Not people food. I need bugs for dinner. We can use gummy bears for bugs can't we?"
"Wheeeeeeree is myyyy piiiiiiigleeeeetttt? Wheeeeeere is iiiiiiitttt?"
"mama mama mama mama mama mama" *clump clump shuffle shuffle*
"did you make me a sna--"
Shut the door.
BSB (don't judge!) and my first footfalls hitting the pavement means my alone time has started.
It feels so much better than I thought it would to run. Run away until I am ready to run right back.
3.5 k in 26 mins. Not too shabby.
Arriving back on my street I sprint back to the chaos. Refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the day.
But so glad for the chance to do something for myself.


  1. You have managed to sum up exactly why I run, or, what drove me to run when I first started escaping. It's hard to find a legitimate reason to leave the house alone amid the chaos. Especially one that doesn't cost the family any money.

    Your post made me tearful. Thank you.

  2. Yayy! You should make that a story for 'chicken soup for the mothers soul '