Mine are great motivators. It might be raining, windy and rank outside, but it's better than staying in with them.
I did actually laugh out loud at this. I'd love to go out earlier but my partner doesn't work and would cut my balls off in my sleep if I fucked off running in the evenings while the kids were still awake.
Oldest is only four. Can't get him to run anywhere. But he's cycling loads so that's ok with me.