Since I became a mother, my life has completely changed. My goals, my focus, my motivation, my concerns, my entire life.
I’m Eva, and I’ve been living for 38 years in a life where everyone is looking for something that makes them happy and motivates them.
I found my motivation and my moment for running after becoming a mother.
I felt so many new sensations when I had a child, but at the same time, I suddenly found myself taking on a whole new responsibility in my life forever.
Many duties to do and my own personal time has been reduced exponentially.
Since my 20s, I have found the real fuel I needed in the sport.
I love running, indoor and outdoor training (whatever training, such as HIIT).
Since that age, good and bad things have happened in my life.
However, I never gave up running or training because it made me feel happy and more confident.
It was and is like medicine for me.
In 2019, I ran my first half marathon. I had been training for it for two months. I adjusted my diet and most importantly I kept telling myself “I can do it, I will do it”.
I achieved one of my goals and then I was left wanting more. I always say that running or any other kind of sport is like an addiction because you need to improve, that is, your body needs it.
It’s just crazy!
Nowadays, I work full time far from my home, which makes me feel too tired.
However, I made a deal with my husband to organize our day around our son so that we can have some time to ourselves.
Sometimes it’s hard because I’m exhausted, but I go to the gym or go for a run just because it’s my time to be alone.
In fact, it’s my therapy.
After the lockdown, I created a running profile on Instagram to share my passion with others.
I could see how many other female runners there are and, more importantly, how many other mothers share this passion and explain their stories about being a mother.
We are women!
However, we don’t have to spend all our time at home doing housework because we deserve to have time for ourselves.
My workouts are two days a week with HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) training and two days for running.
Maybe when my son grows up, I will have more time.
But for now, it’s enough for me, so I want to be with my son as well.
I’m just grateful to write my little piece.
I hope it will inspire others to follow their passions and find their moments of solitude.
Your mind and body need it.