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7 Science-backed Reasons Running Makes You a Better Mom

When you become a mom, suddenly your time is no longer your own—and that includes taking time to go for a run. But many research studies show that running makes you a better mom. Obviously, I believe this in my heart—otherwise, I would not have founded The Mother Runners. Related: The Mother Runners coaching services … Read more

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How to Get Your Kids to Start Running

Running brings us so much joy and strength. Personally, much of my strength as an adult came from running as a kid (thanks, Dad!). So, how do you get your kids to start running? My daughter ran her first race when she was 4. And, no exaggeration needed, the transformation in her was remarkable. When … Read more

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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

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Gift Guide for Your Runner Galentine

My husband often jokes that my runner friends, my runner galentine (s), spend more time with me than he does. To be honest, I think they may–at least uninterrupted time without hearing “mom!” “dad!” every second. He calls us the “Ya Ya Sisterhood” and we are, in a way. We connect on a deep level … Read more

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Baby Benefits of Running While Pregnant

Mother runners know that our running benefits our children by teaching them healthy habits for their bodies and minds. But did you know that the benefits of running start in the womb? That’s right, our running while pregnant benefits our babies even before they are born. It’s surprising—especially given the attitude society seems to have … Read more

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My Mother Runner Top Ten Posts for 2020

While 2020 has been a doozy of a year, there have been many bright spots. And a lot of those bright spots are the amazing people who (and experiences that) have taught me something about running, and well, life. So, in David Letterman-style (remember him?), I’m sharing with you my Mother Runner Top Ten Posts for … Read more

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How to Set Running Goals for 2021

Around this time of year, we are looking at making resolutions and setting goals. But how to set running goals is an art form. Set them too low and you lose motivation. Set them too high and you also lose motivation and risk burnout, disappointment, and an imbalanced life.  That happened to me last year … Read more

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An Interview with Pro Runner “Speedy” Beatie Deutsch

The story of professional marathoner “Speedy” Beatie Deutsch is nothing short of remarkable. She went from someone who never exercised to an elite marathoner as a mom of FIVE within a handful of years. In 2016, Beatie and her husband had four kids and exercising wasn’t a priority. In fact, she hadn’t exercised in six … Read more

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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

Kerri Maess is our August Mother Runner of the Month

Mother Runner of the Month: Kerri Maess

Kerri Maess, our August Mother Runner of the Month, started running about 9 years ago with her brother who weighed in at over 300 pounds and wanted to change his lifestyle. She agreed that they both could live healthier lives so they started by casually running races. It quickly escalated to longer distances and more challenging … Read more

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