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J is for jubilant moms

JSnowden 11.2013Jessica
Mother of: 1
My running experience: I started running to help lose weight and signed up for my first big running event (Princess Half Marathon 2014) to help me maintain my 110 pound weight loss. I keep running because it makes me feel like superwoman and because I love that now my kid sees me as a active, runner mother instead of the tired, hypertensive mommy I used to be.

2013-05 JDRF trail run w NataliaJen
Mother of: 2
I love to run: because it’s something I get to do for myself.  I’m a goal driven person who is always ready to find a new challenge.  Running can offer so many different challenges!


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Julie
Mother of: 2
I run because: I was recently diagnosed with MS. Now more than ever, I need running in my life. It keeps me physically healthier and stronger. And mentally, there is nothing like running to help me forget that I have a crippling disease.  

Jess S  Jess
Mother of:1
My daughter is: my cheerleader and my trainer when I am lagging on getting out the door. We love running around Japan and I get to do it with her. I ran my first race — Cherry Blossom 7 K here at Camp Zama, Japan and the next weekend (on a whim) did my first Half Marathon in Tokyo, the Eco Marathon!

Jessica G  Jessica
Mother of: 2
I started running: to lose the baby weight, but fell in love with the sport. It’s taught me so much about myself; I am stronger, faster and more determined than I ever gave myself credit for.

Jessica E  Jessica
Mother of: 3
Being a mom and running: have taught me that for all the flaws I see in my body, it is STRONG — it can care for children when sick or going on 48 hours of no sleep, and that those bigger thighs that I used to hate so much are strong enough to carry me for 12 miles on a random Sunday and still be able to walk the next day.

JulieJulie
Mother of: 1
My running journey began: in late 2009, when I joined Team in Training to train for the Disney World Half Marathon. I started out walking/training in honor of my Dad who has Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I completed my first half in Jan 2010, despite the unnaturally cold/snowy conditions in Orlando!

JoEllyn JoEllyn
Mother of: 1
I started running: when I discovered I had been suffering from postpartum depression for close to two years. I decided it was time to get moving and it was the best thing I ever did!

Jill
Mother of: 4
I used to run: then stopped when I had some health issues. I got started back on track with diet and exercise about a year ago, and have lost 60 lbs. I have begun doing 5Ks again, and wish I had never stopped!

Julie
Mother of: 3
Since having kids ten years ago: I’ve slowly gravitated towards identifying myself as a runner. Once they got out of the jogger it really became my time for me and my way to connect with other runners and friends. And even though I still participate in other sports, running remains easy and fast and uncomplicated.

Jessica
Mother of: 2
I was never: an athlete, but both of my roommates in college were runners. Running was always something I really admired but never thought I could do. I started active.com’s couch to 5k January 7, 2012. Since then I have run a 5k, 10k and am training for my first half and full marathons!!

Jess
Mother of:2
I started running again: three years ago (I downloaded Run Like a Mother for my Kindle), after a 5-6 year hiatus after I was pregnant with my first son. I never considered myself a runner until recently, despite the fact that I ran track in high school.
 

Jodi
Mother of: 4
My biggest training commitment sacrifice: I just cut my very long hair. I feel like one empowered badass. My post run morning routine will be oh SOO much easier.

Jami
Mother of: 1
I started running: in 2004 and have done lots of 10K’s, several halfs, and one full marathon — the Nike Women’s – to which I also did not do any hill training (ouch!).

Jacki
Mother of: 2
I started to run: to get in shape for adult league soccer. Now I can’t even imagine taking time away from running and racing to practice my soccer skills. I have converted.

Julie
Mother of: 1
My favorite day to run: is on my birthday. For the past several years I have celebrated by going out early for 7 or 8 miles along the ocean on A1A. I keep the ipod at home, and just enjoy the blessings I have received.



Jenelle

Mother of:1
Running is about: pushing myself, improving, and taking myself out of my comfort zone; all for that satisfaction of achievement at the end. It is my time to switch off from my day to day life and let my mind and body free.

Jennifer
Mother of: 3
Started running: a year ago because I’m racing against Lupus — I know it will eventually take me down, but I am not going without a fight!

Jen
Mother of: 1
Proudest running moment: was running a Boston qualifying time and PR eight months after giving birth.

Jacqui
Mother of: 2
Most interesting thing about my running: I started training for a marathon in December and prior to that I hadn’t run since I was forced to run a mile in high school.

Judith
Mother of: 3
My claim to fame: I can run at least two miles in my sleep. I run for fun in the hot, hot sun, and in the ice and snow, and in any weather imaginable.

Julie
Mother of: 2
Running is: still my favorite way to sweat and lose weight, even though I’m doing more cycling these days because of a foot injury.  Nothing beats a long run in Oregon misty rain on Oregon dirt.  Nothing.


Jennifer

Mother of: 2
My last run was: four miles, just me and no jogging stroller with a 27-pound toddler in it. I felt as fast as the wind.


Jude
Mother of: 2
I run because: It’s good medicine. Honestly, it’s not my recreation of choice, but for the record, neither are birthday parties for 6-year-olds.


Jennifer

Mother of: 2
I race because: Nothing beats the excitement when everyone takes off!

Jill
Mother of: 3
I run like a mother because: I want to show my kids that if you do the work, your dreams can come true.



Jen
Mother of: 2
I run like a mother because: It’s the fastest, cheapest way to get exercise right out my door.

Jessica
Mother of: 1.5
Running is my: peace of mind. I truly self-medicate with running.


Jen
Mother of: #181, #182 and their sister(#183?)
I race:  because if I didn’t have training schedules for races, I probably wouldn’t keep up the running so well.  And I love that my kids see me racing.


Jalene
Mother of: 2
Some of my best running memories are: long runs with my boys riding their bikes next to me and carrying my water bottle and Clif Bloks and telling me, “You look great.”  Well, I know what I look like and it’s not great— but I love the company and inspiration.

Junko
Mother of: 3
I run because: for a few moments of my day, it’s only about me and the road.


Julie
Mother of: 2 crazy boys (her description, not ours)
When I go a few days without a run: my husband gently suggests I make time for one.


Judi
Mother of: 4
Right now: I am helping my 10 and 7 1/2 year old train for a 5K to do together in May, and I am working towards another 1/2 marathon in May. Life is good, but life is better when I run!

Jenny
Mother of: 2
I run: to be free, just me and my ipod or my running partner. No dishes to wash or meals to cook, shoes to tie or noses to wipe. Just me.

Jennifer
Mother of: 2
Running is: a huge part of my life. I don’t know how I could survive being a wife, mother of two small children, a blogger, and a full-time communications professional without it!


Jolene
Mother of: 2
I suffered: for years with major depression. Running has made me learn to cope without medicine and been a way to cleanse my soul.

Julianne
Mother of: 2
I just finished: my 19th marathon, half of which I trained for while
pushing my boys, ages 2 and 3, in a double jogging stroller.

Jenni
Mother of: 3
Shocker: I actually like the ‘mill. My gym has ipod hookups and a personal TV screen on each treadmill, so if I need to put in a long run I download a movie (Harry Potter) or TV I need to catch up on (The Office) and run happy!

Jenn
Mother of: 2
I’m training for: my fourth “first” marathon.  2007: Made it to mile 17 of Chicago Marathon before it was called because of freak heat wave. 2008: never made it to starting line due to injury. 2009: made it to starting line, but had to drop out at halfway point. Another injury. 2010: This is the year!

Joleen
Mother of: 2
I run to: get away from the demons of the past, to combat the stress of being a working mother, to set an example for my kids,  to chat and catch up with my friends. But mostly I run because it brings me joy.


Jessica
Mother of: 3 living children and one angel
I didn’t run: until I lost Kenzi in 2007. I started to run and I found a release in running. I felt like I could outrun the pain of my loss, even if it was only while I was running.

Jessica
Mother of: 3
I run because: I’m more patient, relaxed, focused, balanced, and happy. I’m also a Pilates teacher and I really believe in the importance of a strong core and being intentional with the way we move our bodies, especially as mothers.

Jess
Mother of: 2
I was never a runner until: I had two toddlers. My runs became an escape to sanity and a time to jam out to music and lift my spirits. As the weight came off, it became addictive, creating a happier me, happier mother, happier wife!

Jill*
Mother of: 5
I refuse: to let the Air Force and Navy running teams beat me in a race, even if I have to kill myself to beat them.
*A self-described Army wife extraordinaire. Accurate, no?

Jamie
Mother of: 2
I just started running: last November and will be doing my first marathon at the end of November. I recently ran my first half marathon. It was such an amazing experience. I was on a “runner’s high” for a week.


Jennifer
Mother of: 2 daughters
I tore this quote out of a magazine once: “I’ll keep running because it lets me be selfish.  It’s the only thing I do that’s just for me, and nobody else.” It’s been my motto ever since and gotten me through 5 marathons.

Jude
Mother of: 4 girls
I run: for health, sanity and getting out of the house. It is an emotional outlet, but I really love the trail runs. Just did a 24km on the weekend–jogging interspersed with walking–and finished in 4hrs 17min.

Jackie
Mother of: 3
I discovered I was a runner: by accident. When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, my first thought was “I need to sign up for that 3 Day walk!” From there I went on to sprint triathlons, and found I loved running-the one leg I thought would be the most challenging. I’m about to take on my first full marathon.

Jenean
Mother of: 1
My dad was: always a runner and I was daddy’s girl.  I ran cross-country in high school, but then discovered boys, rock n’ roll, Tom Robbins books and world travel.  Running (and my dad) just weren’t cool any more.  After I got married and got a “real” job, I started gaining weight and feeling like something was missing.  I came back to both running and my father. Now we run together whenever we can.

Jenn*
Mother of: 3
Being a single working mom with 3 kids: presents some definite obstacles with training and raising money. But I decided running the NYC Marathon was a great opportunity to teach my children about charity and getting outside your comfort zone.
*She’s the shorter one. The taller one? Boomer Esiason; she’s running the 2010 NYC Marathon in honor of his foundation, which raises money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

Joanne
Mother of: 3 sons
Running is: my antidepressant.


June
Mother of: 1 “impossibly cute but impossibly impossible 2-year-old”
I started running: because I was tired of being a couch potato, and because I wanted to prove to myself that I could. I actually like the treadmill, imagine that!

Jodi (#382)
Mother of: 2
Seven years ago: I met with a neurosurgeon who diagnosed me with a herniation of my L5 as well as degenerative disc disease. He suggested surgery, which I did. The doctor said I would not be able to run again. Well, that was all it took!

Jill
Mother of: 1 daughter
I run like a mother because: it makes me feel strong, beautiful, present, and positive. I want to be a good role model and instill the same qualities in my sweet little girl!
**pic attached of Jill’s first family outing in her cool jogging stroller!

Jennifer
Mother of: 2
I started running: about 7 years ago as a Lenten sacrifice(!), and wound up loving it so much I kept on going. I have lost about 50 pounds along the way!

Jill
Mother of: 2
I run for: alone time, moments of clarity, time with God, great endorphin-induced conversation, a challenge, my kids, and the people I meet along the way.

Jennifer
Mother of: 2
I have had many a run: since I started where I channel whatever has frustrated me in the course of a day and run it out. This has lead to quite a few PR’s :)

Jessi
Mother of: 2
Since I started running: I have not only meet amazing women but learned it isn’t how fast or how far you go. It’s that you went

Jennifer
Mother of: 2
My favorite things about running are: the minutes of solitude if gives me, and the way it makes me remember how powerful and unstoppable I am!


Julie
Mother of: 5.5 (One on the way!)
I started running: because I needed to drop the 70 pounds I gained when pregnant with my twin girls. I kept running to de-stress and to have some healthy competition against myself.

Mother of: 1 son “13 going on 33″
Running and training: are like my religion. They’re where I go to find what I know to be honest, true, and pure. If I work hard, I will be rewarded.
**Jen is the blonde with her brunette BFF of 35 years
Jessica
Mother of: 2
I started running last July with the Couch to 5K running plan and ran my first 5K three months later, placing third in my age group! I talk about this plan everywhere and completely love how it changed my life.
Jenn
Mother of: 2
I’m always struggling with: balancing work, the kids, taking classes, getting my run or workout in… oh, and there’s a husband to think about. I’ve completed four half marathons, and I’m now thinking of running a full!
Jennifer
Mother of: 2 superheroes
My kids: see me as a mother runner. What a great reward! After each run, they ask me how far I ran. It doesn’t matter if it is 2, 6, or 9 miles, they are always impressed. I run to be a better healthy mother!

Jen
Mother of: 3
Three years ago: I couldn’t run two laps around the track.  Since then I’ve had boy #2, run a half marathon, had boy #3, and raced in my first triathlon. Now I’m getting ready to run my next half.
Jenny
Mother of: 1 son
Try as I might: I cannot run with a stroller but truly admire all those mothers (and fathers) who get out there every week with their kids in tow!

 

Jessica
Mother of: 2
My favorite place to run: is in Cape Cod, Mass. where I grew up, and my favorite place to run there is in Falmouth on the Shining Sea Bikeway. The scenery is stunning and makes the miles click by that much faster!

Jen
Mother of: 2
I started running: in Jan 2011 to help lose weight (lost 70 pounds, at goal) and in the process gained confidence and respect for myself and the strength that I possess.

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