Running is Overrated. Amen.

by Edie Wadsworth on May 18, 2012

My little Elea Grace (called ‘Goosie’ by her parents) loves to text me in the mornings precisely when I’m on an uphill climb on my morning run.
Which means I get more texting done than running.
Which means I may never run that marathon.
But her texts are pretty much hilarious and are usually chocked full of exclamation points and question marks.
And they’re nearly always about food.
Which confirms her status as my daughter.
The interruptions are so worth it.
And I know—I’m totally a pushover.
Oh, and her texting ‘handle’ is DANCE-DANCE-DANCE!.

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1 Kim B. May 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

LOVE this!!!! Too cute that girl of yours :)


2 kasse May 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’m a part-time follower:) This just made me laugh- sounds a bit like home.


3 Kellie May 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I don’t have a cell phone or text, but that is cute.


4 chrissi May 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Your runs are so much more fun than mine! Love this.


5 Sharon O May 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

That is very cute. Kids can certainly make our lives interesting there seems to be never a dull moment.


6 Theresa May 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I think our girls are probably about the same age! Love those questions!


7 Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

This is really cute…


8 Melanie May 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm

It’s the DANCE,DANCE,DANCE lines that crack me up, like a loud tic blurting out after every line – hilarious!


9 Flower Patch Farmgirl May 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Oh Heavens. I need me a handle. And a toaster waffle.

Ask your mommy to get you toaster waffles, vanilla yogurt and strawberries (you can pick your own, soon!) Pile it all up. SO yum!!



10 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

Your comments always crack me up :)


11 Southern Gal May 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

That’s too cute! How can you run and text at the same time. I’d have to walk or else I’d trip up and fall on my face. I know me. Also, I now realize I have totally spoiled my boys.


12 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

Yeah, it slows me way down—and sometimes I just have to stop and text. But so worth it for the chuckles! And I make them homemade breakfast plenty enough, so I don’t feel bad when they have to fend for themselves. It builds character and life skills, right?


13 Ruth May 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Love this!! Just to precious. You can’t resist!! You will run that marathon-it’s in you.


14 Beth Morrow May 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm



15 Candace May 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Oh I love this. I love even more that you blogged it. But the best part of this post is that you have times listed on your phone and I no longer have the excuse that I just can’t get up earlier to walk/jog. I could be going at 7:30 or 8am…hmmm. You really have given me something to think about. :) I am thinking my kids might be old enough for me to leave while they eat breakfast!! (and if the times are wrong and you really do get up at 4am to run, don’t tell me.)


16 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

Candace, You should meet me sometimes and we’ll go together! Then we can compare texts :) Hope you are well. I loved your recent Q/A on homeschooling, such helpful, honest answers. We should get together with our kids sometime this summer!
Much love,


17 Danise Jurado May 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Ha… Every mommy can relate to this post. :) Well, at least you have lots to smile about as you are running uphill!


18 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:06 am

Yes, I do. I get lots of laughs from them :)


19 Carin May 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

Love this! So funny! Your “more toast” reply absolutely cracked me up!


20 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

Thanks Carin! Hey, I wanted to tell you that I finally took the needlework to get it framed! I can’t wait to get it back and hang it on the walls—I’ll post a pic!
From the bottom of my heart, thanks again for making it—–it is so beautiful :)
Much love,


21 17 Perth May 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

Haha–I love it. Absolutely adorable.


22 Lisa May 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

This totally made me laugh out loud!! Those texts could have been written by my daughter…..who always seems to text me and need my immediate response about such things as cereal and/or toast and/or waffles when I’m driving and can’t respond, and she’s forced to send me 50 texts to illustrate how very urgent her queries are!
Love it.


23 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

That’s funny Lisa! I had so many good ones to choose from. Her standard is, “Mom, what are we supposed to eat??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Gotta love those :)


24 Esther May 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

I think I’m going to end everything I do now with DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!




25 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

I think you should, Esther :)


26 AmyP. May 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I am dying of laughter. Seriously my husband across the room just said “what are you laughing about?”. (so I read the exchange aloud to him.) My favorite is “plz answer”. I picture you huffing and puffing up a hill and then getting that. I said to my husband “I would string my children up by their toes if they did this while I was running” and my 10-year-old daughter piped up and said, “well now you know you are blessed”. Thanks for sharing. Too funny!


27 edie wadsworth May 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

Yeah, Amy, she gives me such a hard time about how long it takes me to answer her. I have to remind her that I can barely breathe, much less text!


28 tara lowry May 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

that text from your girl is sooooooo scary similar to the ones I get from the boys. for real. :)

congratulations….you’ve made me feel normal once again on this journey with theses kiddos!!!

hugs to you!!!


29 elizabeth highsmith May 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

emmy and elea swoony dreamy names
i loath running
i like breakfast out
name the next one dance, dance, dance


30 Kelly May 21, 2012 at 7:11 am

“More toast”. Classic:-) That would become a favorite family line around here!


31 Lori May 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

That is so cute! And, our second daughter has been called “Goosie” before she was even born. Love it!


32 amanda may May 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

So cute…sweet girls you have!


33 Brooke May 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

Ha – this is so cute, and funny! Reminds me of what I used to do to my mother (no texting of course, just calling her repeatedly at work). :)



34 Linda@bushelandapickle May 22, 2012 at 11:27 am

Gave running up when I got out of the army 30 years ago!!! Hated it and we ran nearly every day for 2 -5 miles. Never regretted it. Love how all our girls use messaging. Cute! Hope the breakfast was delicious!


35 Sue May 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

This is so sweet. Her handle reflects her personality in her texting.


36 patty May 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

the dance-dance-dance makes it hysterical! and, um, same requests at my house! “we have NOTHING to eat” is like a yoga chant here. ;)


37 Katie May 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I love love love this! so funny! Thank you for sharing :)


38 Katie May 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I am still laughing about the “plz answer” part….btw! hahahaha!


39 Lemonade Makin Mama June 1, 2012 at 1:06 am

Funniest post I’ve read in a long time! I love it.


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