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

Beginner 5k Training Plan

A Practical Guide to Stop Leaking While Running

The other week I had an onslaught of mother runners randomly asking me on Instagram how they could stop leaking while running. I realized this is a common problem among mother runners that need to be practically addressed. Research shows that one in three women leak during exercise postpartum. Another study found that almost half of … Read more

mother runners running in a pandemic

Survey | Moms Get Creative to Keep Running, Manage Stress of Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has turned schedules upside down, the impact on mothers has been substantial. But a survey I conducted of fellow mother runners has found that a whopping 98 percent of us have continued to run despite increased challenges, such as having kids home full-time and challenging work-from-home situations. Mother runners shared that … Read more

Intermediate 10k training plan

9 Habits of Healthy Mother Runners

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 … Read more

Living and running in a COVID-19 world

Running & Parenting in a Pandemic

Now that you’ve stocked up on groceries, mentally prepared for the kids being home for several weeks, coveted the world’s last toilet paper rolls, and had your race canceled—now what?? Running and parenting during this pandemic, you need to take extra good care of yourself (and your family). There is so much uncertainty with this … Read more

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