Train for a race with a stroller

How to Use Heart Rate Zones Running with a Stroller

Recently I interviewed mother runner, Alyssa Bloomquist, about how she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon doing track workouts running with a stroller. How in the world? All of us know that running with a stroller is really difficult and trying to hold a fast pace is nearly impossible. The trick was paying attention to … Read more

Finding time to exercise

11 Strategies to Bust Barriers to Exercise

Mother Runners know that none of the barriers to exercise have been as steep as the ones present in parenthood—demanding schedules, sleepless nights, illness, feedings, separation anxiety, the list goes on. Before becoming a mom, it was just me and my willpower. But now, other human beings are in the equation and it requires a … Read more

Best foods to eat during your period

What to Eat During Your Period

It can be a vicious cycle—that menstrual cycle. It makes you feel sluggish and tired, craving terrible foods, keeping you from running and getting your workouts in. Or, heaven forbid, you’re on it come race day! There’s no magic pill to give you your energy back (or your happy-go-lucky disposition)…but you can eat foods to … Read more

Erica Hopper is an elite marathoner, mom and chef. She tells the secrets of keeping a kitchen ready for healthy meals at any time.

5 Ways to Have a Healthy Kitchen

I’m very excited to share this guest post by Erica Hopper, mom, sub-3 hour marathon, and chef on how to have a healthy kitchen. Erica and I actually met while racing the Knoxville marathon where she went on to place in the top three. She’s very talented at all she does and shares her secrets here: “I would eat … Read more

Intermediate Marathon Training Plan

Ten Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

We are all real runners… …regardless of how much we run, how far, or how fast. But it’s much easier to tell that to others than to believe it for ourselves. Why? Because of Imposter Syndrome. Those with Imposter Syndrome doubt accomplishments as real successes and often pass them off as flukes or good luck. … Read more

Running postpartum

Why Having a Baby is Like Blood Doping

Did you know that running postpartum can give you a competitive edge? In 2007, Paula Radcliffe won the New York City Marathon—NINE months after having a baby. In 2011, Kara Goucher ran a personal best in the Boston Marathon, placing fifth, less than SEVEN months after having her baby. That’s crazy, right? Well, it is, and … Read more

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