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E is for endorphin-filled moms

amrttcdaEmma
Mother of: 1
Something about your running experience:  I’ve always been an athlete, but not always a runner.  I did gymnastics through college and then just felt a huge void in my life without that competitive edge.  So, I started running and I’m so happy to have rediscovered that competitive high!

EstrellaEstrella
Mother of: 1
In 2010: I was an overweight mom with a little known autoimmune disease. After convincing my closest friends to run Six Miles for Sjögren’s in my honor, I became determined to become a runner too. I started out with the “Couch to 5k” plan and in December 2012 I ran in my first half marathon!

Emily F  Emily
Mother of: 2
I started running: when my daughter was born in 2006 and I was “over 30.” I needed to get in shape and found running to be the most efficient workout for a full-time, stressed-out, working mom. I soon found that running made me feel calm, invincible, and balanced.

Eanista
Mother of: 4
It is easy to run: out my front door and explore my neighborhood. I run to keep the stress down in my life (a husband, four kids, and a full-time job), although I started running to support my mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer a little under one year ago.

 

Elizabeth
Mother of: 2
I started running: in college, and have continued, off and on, for the past 30 years. I run first thing in the morning, usually by 6AM, and it is the best way to start my day. It is as necessary as brushing my teeth and as natural as breathing at this point in my life.
Erin
Mother of:2
Running is: my time to reflect — my very rare “me” time. I always run alone and after a long run I feel more positive and like a better mom because I took that time out to stay healthy and in shape.
Erica
Mother of: 3
Running: changed my life! It helped bring me out of a deep depression and I love that I inspire my children, family and friends doing something I lovedoing!

Emily
Mother of: 2
I run: because being a mom is hard work, and having a goal that is not parenting, or laundry related, is a really great feeling!

Eileen
Mother of: 4
I love: setting goals and reaching them. Running has pushed me more than I imagined, and set free the creativity I need as a writer.

Erika
Mother of: 1 daughter
I love to run because: I love the accomplishment of achieving a difficult goal.  It stretches my mental, physical and emotional endurance.

 Emily
Mother of: 3
Running is: my form of meditation, sanity, peace, and quiet that is just mine. Unless I have the jogging stroller with me.

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Elinor
Mother of: 1 ‘roo
Running has: always been about me–my health, my mental well-being and satisfying my competitive drive–for the past 20 years. But now it’s also for my son: setting a good example for and instilling healthy habits in him.

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Elisa
Mother of: 3 boys
I don’t hire a babysitter: to get my haircut. I hire one to run. The hair can wait.

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Erica
Mother of: 4
My running mantra is: I Run Because…I Can (also the name of my blog). To me, it’s like what “forget about it” is to Donnie Brasco: my response to friends and family who don’t run and don’t get it but like to question why I do it.

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Elena
Mother of: 1
My running: has been like a roller coaster. I started strong with two marathons in two years, then took it back a few notches, then almost to a grinding halt. I am on a new Run Like A Mother mission: this will be the year that I re-harness my inner runner. Next race:  The first ever Wilson Bridge Half Marathon in September!

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Elizabeth
Mother of: 1 (“crazy little boy with a knack for finding trouble.”)
Becoming a mother: taught me I was strong enough to run. After a drug-free labor, I realized I could do anything if I just breathed my way through it. I started by running just one mile, and I haven’t looked back.

Elizabeth
Mother of: 4
My grandfather: was the US 10,000M champion from 1946-1948 and was the first American to finish behind Emil Zatopek in the 1948 Olympics. I am not as fast or fiercely determined, but I am truly happiest when out there each morning on the boardwalk along our city’s beautiful beach.

Elizabeth
Mother of: 2 “beautiful little girls who are my inspiration”
I have decided: ”Runner” is a title you give yourself, and I’m giving to myself now.  Anyone can run if they just decide to go and do it.
Emily
Mother of: “one drama queen” and “one laid-back little boy”
My running experience: has been all over the map, but recently I settled into long-distance running. During my second pregnancy, I agreed to run my first half marathon six months post-partum. I didn’t rock it, but it made me want more.
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