Chelsea Mae Plummer over at Mae’s Menu asked me to write a guest post for fellow mother runners. (If you haven’t checked out Chelsea’s site, you should, as it is full of easy-to-make and delicious meals and snacks for runners! These no-bake date energy balls are amazing!).
Related: Get Chelsea’s cookbook “Fueled”!
After reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned from others and my own experiences, I wanted to write a piece that saves people from the misery I experienced when my kids were really young. Here are the 9 top habits of smart mother runners.
9 Habits of Healthy Mother Runners
A couple of years ago when my son was 1 and my daughter was 4, I hit a breaking point. I was working full-time from home and had decided to get competitive with my running which demanded a lot of time and energy. Meanwhile, my kids were home with me full-time save for two mornings a week when they had preschool.
I tried to conquer everything that was on my plate without any help. That meant I would wake up incredibly early to train and work late at night. My kids got sick a lot and I caught everything they had—and then some. I was stressed, exhausted, and not doing anything as well as I wanted (from being a spouse, parenting, working, or running).
Something had to give.
Related: 15 obstacles to exercise facing mother runners.
I learned many lessons during that time of how the mother runners who seem to “do it all” actually do it all–with help & tricks up their sleeves. These lessons I learned the hard way.
I share them in my guest post on maesmenu.com.
Check out the 9 habits of healthy moms.
2 thoughts on “9 Habits of Healthy Mother Runners”
Wow, really an inspiring post. My wife was an athlete during her college days. After two consecutive C-sections, she was hesitant to go back to running. I am sure that this post would inspire her to resume her running. I must also consult her physical therapist at https://www.hamsarehab.com/ to verify if she is physically fit to run again.
Best of luck to her!!