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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Running with the flow

Uploaded: Jun 19, 2018
My Mother's Day run ended up being postponed. Our youngest was sick, teething and needed some extra attention. Thankfully over the last month I've been able to sneak in a couple of runs here and there. Each one only 30 minutes long, but they were better than I expected.

With three young kids it's hard to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. I usually talk with relatives on the phone while opening cheese sticks and hunting for shoes. I watch TV while folding clothes. And I read books to our daughter while feeding her younger sister. With young kids it feels like I am always doing something but rarely doing anything with my full attention.

Well, when I'm running, for 30 minutes, I get that. No interruptions. No whining. For 30 minutes I can, at least, for a little while, have the chance to get closer to the state of flow. And, my, how I have missed that over the last few years. Being able to get into the zone and completely focus on running is such a wonderful treat. I've missed it and I'm looking forward to my next run.
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