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L is for loving life moms

185092_419982508063473_1957413115_nLesli
Mother of: 1
Running is: my therapy, my pat on the back, and a healthy example to my daughter…who is so much faster it makes me proud!

photo (1)Leah
Mother of: 1
Running has been a constant: through the ups and downs of life in the past four years. It is the best gift I give myself on a regular basis. I am a better woman because of all the miles I have run.

photo (2)Laura
Mother of: 2
Running is: (and probably always will be) a challenge for me, but I feel like Super Woman when I push myself to the limit.  Nothing better than feeling like a badass post-run!

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Laurel
Mother of: 3
Started running: as a teenager, and have run since then on and off. In 2006 started running “religiously” for several years until it put me on my rump from overdoing it. I nursed my knee and IT band back to 90% health and started running with my now 11-year-old daughter and on a more realistic schedule. Working now toward running my (our) first half in February 2013.

Liz
Mother of: 2
I started running again:  after the birth of my second daughter. I ran a 5k, then a 8K, then a 10k and Half! I’m hooked!  I run to be a better wife and mother – and so I can eat whatever I want!

Lauren
Mother of: 2
I love: hitting the track to do some speedwork! I would much rather do those track workouts than long runs that are 10 miles or more.
Libby
Mother of: 2
I’ve been running: about a year (I started when my youngest turned two).  I have gained more confidence than I’ve ever had in my life and am starting to work on my body-love journey (our bodies are amazing things and we need to love them no matter their shape).

Lisa
Mother of: 2
Since I started running: I’ve inspired several of my friends to run also, and I think that is greatest feeling of all – being an inspiration to my kids and friends!

Lindsey
Mother of: 2
I’ve been running: for about 7 months now and I just completed my first 5K — The Color Run in Philadelphia. I talked seven of my girlfriends into going with me and four of us made up a team called Sexy Mother Runners.  I think fun runs will be my niche, as I’m not in it to win it.

Laurel
Mother of: 1 (and another on the way)
Running: I used to hate running because the Army forced me to run. When I started running for myself and not the Army, it became much more enjoyable. I ran my first marathon (without enough training) on my 26th birthday. Ever since that day I’ve known the importance of keeping up with training.

Lisa
Mother of: 2
Started running: when I was 40-years-old. Eight years later and I have run over 22 races, including one marathon and 17 half-marathons.
Lynda
Mother of: 4
Started running: at 43-years (young). I completed my first half-marathon in March. I am currently training for my first marathon in August.

Lauren
Mother of: 2
Rocks out: during runs so I can literally run away from stress. My neighbors have definitely caught me singing out loud on more than one occasion.

Leanne
Mother of:2
Running is: a group thing. My kids ride bikes alongside me. Setting a good example helps me feel even better about running.


Lisa
Mother of: 4 (including a set of twins!)
I know I’m pushing my limits when: I get that nervous, I-might-have-to-vomit-or-poop feeling during a race. I love it!

Leslie
Mother of: 2*
*Her other son was making her a post-run smoothie.
I race because: challenging and interesting off-road races keep the adventure in my life. Next adventure: the Hagg Lake Ultra in Portland, Oregon.

Lara
Mother of: 2
I started running because of: my fat dog; she had to lose 20 pounds or was going to keel over any day. I figured it wouldn’t kill me to run, so I started with a ½ mile loop.  A few days later we went out and tried it again.  Once I got over the jiggling in my trunk, it started to even be fun!

Laura
Mother of: 5
I run like a mother because: it is the closest thing to the power and exhilaration that I felt birthin’ my babies and now feel catching babies. I also run because I like to eat and drink wine.

Laura
Mother of: 2
I run: for many reasons, not least of which are salty face and stinky cheese.
I am rewarded with both after a 10 miler.

Lisa*
Mother of: 3
Today: was the first day I ran with my 4 year old riding his bike with no training wheels.  He went for 40 minutes and I know it is inevitable that I will soon not be able to keep up with him.  It is now finally time to sell my double jogger!
*twin sister to Lynn, below

Lynn*
Mother of: 2
I am: currently  living in Amsterdam and I get the opportunity to travel often with my husband and kids. Most recently, I’ve run in Bordeaux, France and Copenhagen, Denmark. But my favorite race is The Amsterdam 1/2 marathon. Very flat and fast!
*Twin sister of Lisa, above

Lynn
Mother of: 2 “hey-let’s-see-what-happens-if-we-jump-off-the-deck-railing!” boys
I prefer: marathons over 5ks, trails over streets, fartleks over track workouts, gummy bears over Gu and my family over everything else.

Lulu
Mother of: 2
I love: that my kids will have this image of me in their heads, long after I hang up my running shoes. Which I hope is never; I plan to run until I’m 80 years old.

ANY_CHARACTER_HERE

Laura
Mother of: 1 + 1 due in late June
I run: because I love getting sweaty and dirty and feeling strong.

Lois
Mother of: 1
I started running:
in late 2009, and love that I am doing something so powerful and personal for myself. I also love that I’m setting a good example for my son.

Laura*
Mother of: 1
I was a: gymnast growing up, which meant my cardiovascular endurance was about 1.5 minutes (the length of my floor routine!).  When we had to run 1.5 miles for conditioning, I can remember nearly passing out and complaining the entire time!  Fast forward 8 years, and here I am, just completed my 4th half marathon–with only minimal complaining!
*Laura also makes scrapbooks for runners here.

Laura
Mother of: 1
I ran: on and off for most of my adult life until my daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain malformation, Joubert Syndrome, in April 2009.  I started back seriously as a way to help cope with the stress of having a special needs child. I felt like I wanted to “do” something with my running so I started a fundraising campaign called “Jog for Joubert Syndrome” last December.  My first race was the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K last March.  We raised over $3000 at one race.

Lisa
Mother of: 2
The double jogger is: my new best friend.  I never thought I’d need one with the kids spaced five years apart, but I’ll end up with awesome quads from pushing it uphill, right?

Lisa
Mother of: 2(picture taken after daughter’s first 5k! woo!)
I started running: at age 38, and I’m 42 now. I am determined to get faster and be a ‘runner,’ no matter what. The support from fellow female runners women at races always amazes me. I wish the general female population would be as giving.

Leslie*
Mother of: 3
Running: clears my head and makes me a more patient person and mom. I prefer to go at it alone with my music. Power song? “Imma Be” by the Black Eyed Peas.
*and we love the tee!

Laura
Mother of: 2
I run: for peace and quiet. I originally started running for camaraderie of it,  but the day-to-day runs are usually about being alone with my thoughts.

Linda
Mother of: 2 college-age kids “(that I miss!)”
Inspired by my sister: I began running again after a 20-year hiatus.  I love the challenge and camaraderie that running brings.

Lisa
Mother of: 2
After I had my youngest: I joined a running group in my town, and with no real running experience trained for a 10k. I got hooked. Now, I NEED to run.

Lori
Mother of: 4
As a former hater of running The Mile in PE: I am still a little surprised to be called a runner for a few years now.
Lorna
Mother of: 1
At first, running was just: to get back in shape by doing something I felt I could make the time for and knew I enjoyed. All of the sudden, it became about retaining a part of me that wasn’t tied to being a mommy. Run like a mother– it’ll keep you sane!

Lisa
Mother of: 2
I absolutely love the way: running has transformed my life. I get a natural high from running. I have made numerous friends, reached numerous goals, and love being a running muma.

Leslie
Mother of: 2
I was never a runner: but decided to run the Susan G. Komen 5K for a close friend who had cancer. I then decided to continue with the running to set an example for my kids, and now, I continue to run for myself.
Laura
Mother of: 2
I was challenged to run a 5K: by my sister, who convinced me by asking, “when else can you be alone, listen to music, pray, think, be in nature, and stay healthy?”
Lisa
Mother of: 2
After a year of training and my first 10K: I broke my tibia and tore off my ACL while skiing. It took three surgeries and 16 grueling months of rehab, but I’m back to my old running self, proving I am a mother runner.
Laima
Mother of: 4
Running helps: clear my head and keeps me patient and sane.
Laura
Mother of: 1
I love that running provides: the satisfaction of setting challenges for myself, and completing them.  As a mom, running is one thing I can do for myself, and sets the tone for my day, giving me more energy and patience.
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Liz
Mother of: 2
Why I run: I began “running” after my son was born, when I was 27 years old. I wanted to, of course, lose weight. However, I had many road blocks. I had spinal fusion when I was 12 years old for severe scoliosis. Obviously this did not stop me from being active, but after having my first child my body was yelling “Stop”! I had to attend PT for several months and finally felt good enough to run again, but then I was pregnant again! Go figure!

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