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Reasons to run…

Reasons to run…

Ok…let’s be honest here. We all know those people who love to run. They own more sneakers than pants. I get it. It is good for you. It is a great way to let off steam. I am more of a water person. I look like I won’t move fast on land but get me in the water and BOOM! I am a shark! Ok…not really a shark but a fast fish. I am strong in the water. Having been a lifeguard for many, many, MANY years I know how to use my height and weight to my advantage against a panicked drowning person. I have been known to clamp onto a larger man and stick like glue! I am like a tick. Once I am on I am super hard to get off. It is a matter of survival. You won’t get out of my lifesaving grip.

But I digress. Back to the list of reasons to run.

1. There is a sale at Cinnabon.
2. An armored truck has crashed and there is money floating all over the road.
3. You ate Tunorkey….not sure what tunorky is? Check it out here
4. You have a child about to barf all over your new van.
5. Your Bible study group is making an impromptu stop and your house looks like you have 18 feral children living there instead of the one lovely child.
6. Your dog has somehow managed to acquire a large live snake in her mouth and is making a frantic run for the house.
7. You are side by side with another parent as you both eye the last must-have toy on the shelf.
8. Dead asleep the sound of your dog barfing on the bed makes its way through the fog and hits your brain.
9 You hear “mom…we are out of toilet paper…can I use this towel called guest?”
10. You are being chased by a killer with a knife. Only a knife. If he has a gun don’t bother to run. Why die tired. A knife you may have a chance to get away. So pick up those feet and run like mad!

So there you have it. My 10 reasons to run. Now if you will excuse me there is a donut with my name on it…


  1. Oh, how I wish that I could still run, sadly I am disabled since stroke, on a happier note I used to focus on the bottom of a boy that I fancied when we had to do school road runs#blogstravezgander@_karendennis

  2. This was not what I was expecting when I clicked on this blog at all… It’s so much better. These are actually reasons that might get me running! #thesatsesh

  3. Haha, this made me laugh! I thought I was going to be made to feel guilty for dropping off of the running band wagon – I had a good giggle instead! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    1. beachchairtracy

      I am glad you had a good chuckle!

  4. Hahaha, I don’t stand a chance of any of these, but it’s okay, I’m so unlucky my killer will have a gun so no need to run!
    Saying that, I do a mean 4mph in my wheelchair, and if anyone gets in my way (like to get that last toy) well they had just better watch their ankles πŸ˜‰

  5. Ha ha ha – this is funny and is not the post I anticipated it to be! Thanks for linking up to #thesatsesh xx

  6. Hi Tracy, just the thought of a doughnut or two is enough to get me running. And running shoes are soo comfy to wear with jeans too.


  7. Hahaha brilliant! I’d love to be able to run. If you found a way to make gin the reason to run, I’d probably consider it πŸ˜€ xx
    Best wishes,
    Jennie xx

    1. beachchairtracy

      There is a “race” in Boston called the pub crawl. It is like of like a 5K but you are stopping for adult beverages along the way. That might be up your alley.

  8. So funny! Especially the toilet paper towel!! #coolmumclub

  9. MMT

    So funny – this went a totally different route to what I was expecting! I’m gonna add… ‘David Beckham has been spotted at your local Tesco Express and is giving out free hugs’ πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  10. All great reasons to run, haha. Also when you hear your kids say “watch this” followed by crying.

  11. I too am a swimmer but I’d happily run for a donut #pocolo

  12. Some great reasons to run not what I expected Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  13. Ha ha, so not what I was expecting when I opened this post! Love it, thankfully none of those things are happening right now so I can get away with sitting on the couch eating peanut m&m’s and drinking wine.
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

  14. Vicky

    Hahaha, those are all great reasons to run! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

  15. Haha. Brilliant. Totally not what I was expecting to read ? #TriumphantTales

  16. I ran for cake today. Workout for 2018 is now complete! #DreamTeam

  17. 3 years ago I did so well and really got into running. I did the even I trained for and then stopped. What a fool! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

  18. Hehe, I was not expecting this when I clicked on your blog title πŸ™‚ I use to love running but now I have to promise myself a cake if I go out for a run first! Not doing much good for though. #PoCoLo

  19. Rosie

    I’m getting some chuckles at your reasons to run! Good for you being a strong swimmer, and wow, experienced as a life guard! I don’t dare run anywhere in our area as it is very dangerous, and a runner did get pulled into the bushes and raped – it was on a busy street while people commuted into the city. Also, many people jumped and robbed, right in front of my building, not to mention cars shot full of bullets, and people robbed coming out of church right across the street. So I try to be careful, and wearing running shoes and making sure you can out run someone as good as you can could come in handy!

  20. Marko

    There is nothing better then go out in the woods and slowly run for hours , peace and quite , birds singing , here and there few animals , deer , rabbit , fox ..

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