treadmill running tips

Smart Treadmill Running Tips for Mother Runners

As running outside gained popularity in 2020, so did treadmill running. Many people discovered what moms of young children already knew—treadmill running is a saving grace when you can’t leave your house. Running on a treadmill comes in handy when your kids are too young to be left alone so you can run, or they … Read more

How to start running after having a baby

How to Start Running Postpartum

Many new mother runners have two things in common: 1. They are tired. 2. BUT, they aren’t too tired to want to run ASAP. But running postpartum requires a bit more than finding the will and the way. (Usually, that’s the hardest part for starting a running habit, right?). No, it requires ensuring your body … Read more

Mother runners deal with mom guilt

How to Get Rid of Mom Guilt

There is something nearly all moms have in common. What? Mom guilt. What is mom guilt? Mom guilt is that pervasive feeling that you’re doing something wrong; that you aren’t being the best mom you can for your kid(s); that you are doing something that could “mess them up.” My mom guilt happened immediately. I … Read more

fit in exercise during the Hollidays

How to Fit in Exercise During the Holidays

‘Tis the most wonderful…and hectic…time of the year! The holidays are crazy. Even as introverts in a pandemic, my family’s schedules are getting packed and to-do lists are getting long. Often the toughest time to fit in exercise for me during the holidays is when we travel up north to visit my family. My kids … Read more

how to get your running motivation back

How to Get Your Running Motivation Back

Nothing can torch your running motivation quite like a pandemic. While many people worldwide picked up running as gyms closed, others were faced with more demanding schedules, debilitating stress and anxiety, and loss of their running community. Then weight gain adds insult to injury making it even harder to stoke that running motivation. Kristen, a … Read more

things not to say to a mother runner

24 Things Not to Say to a Mother Runner

There are so many things not do say to a mother runner. But people say them anyway. For some reason, mother runners’ running habit seems to be a lightning rod topic. Comments about how we spend our time or how our bodies look seem to be totally on limits—and totally inappropriate. But haters gonna hate. … Read more

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