As a runner mom, I often find myself combining my two worlds. Just because I want to go for a run doesn’t mean I can just stop being a parent. And it’s silly and impractical to hire a babysitter or call family over to watch my baby so a quick 30-minute run on the treadmill.
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Most people start off running for health, fitness, and weight loss benefits. But the more we fall in love with the sport, the more we want to improve when it comes to our performance. This means nailing proper running form and increasing our average pace. And for some, this means getting to run a 9-minute
Running during pregnancy is beneficial for both mamas and baby. It helps keep our weight in check, is great for mental health and reduces the risk of gestational diabetes. There is even research that suggests it can reduce heart defects in babies. The only thing that gets in our way—besides lack of energy some days
Can you run a half marathon while pregnant? Better yet should you? The first is a question many expecting mamas might be wondering—better yet Googling. The answer to both is yes and yes. I ran not one, but two half marathons pregnant. Not only did I make it through to the finish, but I had
In exactly one month I will be transformed into a regular Disney fan to a Disney Princess Half Marathon finisher. And I already feel ready. The thing about half marathon training is it really flies by. With what seems like the flick of a wand, it’s magically the last 4 weeks of a
I am a tough pumpkin. Literally. After coming across the information for The Great Pumpkin Run I knew I had to do this one. Besides all the cool swag given to runners, it seemed like the perfect fall race. But of course, running a 5k wasn’t enough for me. I read about the Tough Pumpkin
Being a mom further makes us push ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves. That means being strong (both body and mind) so that we are able to chase after our little ones. And just because we had a baby doesn’t mean our relationship with running has to end. Investing in a good jogging