14 Things Only Parents of Sporty Kids Understand

I've officially become the parent I swore I'd never become.

You know the kind. The one who hoots and hollers just a little too loud at games. The one who owns an embarrassing amount of spirit gear, homemade and otherwise. The one who spends hours on end in the car, all in the name of sports.

As a marathon runner, I consider myself a sporty person, yet I had no clue what I was in for when I became a sports parent. But, here I am, and I'm not alone. In fact, along the way I've discovered a few things I think many of my fellow sports parents can also relate to.

About the Author

Dorothy Beal

Dorothy Beal is an RRCA and USATF Level 1 Certified Running Coach. She became a marathoner in 2003 and hasn't looked back since. She is the creator of the I RUN THIS BODY™ and #IHaveARunnersBody MOVEments. When not training for marathons or chasing her three children around, you can find her sharing her active life in pictures on Instagram or talking about all things running on her blog at mile-posts.com.
Dorothy Beal is an RRCA and USATF Level 1 Certified Running Coach. She became a marathoner in 2003 and hasn't looked back since. She is the creator of the I RUN THIS BODY™ and #IHaveARunnersBody MOVEments. When not training for marathons or chasing her three children around, you can find her sharing her active life in pictures on Instagram or talking about all things running on her blog at mile-posts.com.

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