Beginner running training plan

7 Simple Self-care Strategies for Busy Moms

If we Mother Runners have one thing in common—it’s our struggles with finding time to take care of ourselves. And, while running is certainly a form of self-care, it often needs to be balanced out. The grueling workouts, early wake-ups, and schedule maneuvers running often requires can be downright exhausting. In a dream world, every … Read more

Pro Runner Neely Spence Gracey became a mom in 2018.

An Interview with Pro Runner Neely Gracey

  Neely Gracey is a pro marathon runner for Adidas and a mother runner (mom to 18-month-old Athens). And, she and I have one big thing in common. After having our sons, we both struggled to get back to running. After one terrible run in particular, we both knew something was wrong. Bloodwork revealed whacked-out … Read more

Alyssa Bloomquist

Mom Qualifies for Olympic Trials Training with a Stroller

It’s clear that Alyssa Bloomquist, a speech pathologist in Greeneville, SC,  is a really talented runner. Four months after giving birth, she ran a 5k, not really training for it, and finished in 17:20. What’s also clear is that she is one tough mother runner–looking at challenges not as setbacks but as opportunities to get stronger and … Read more

Rose Wetzel, spartan racer.

Interview with American Ninja Warrior Rose Wetzel

What’s harder than crawling under barbed wire and swinging from rope to rope? Being a mom. That’s according to Rose Wetzel, mom and American Ninja Warrior finalist. I met Rose in college at Georgetown University where she ran track and cross country and was always one of the friendliest people in the room. After college, Rose … 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

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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