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N is for negative-splitting moms

10milerNicolasa
Mother of: 1
I’ve always loved running: but didn’t do it on a regular basis until we had trouble trying to conceive.  It became my stress reliever and the way I coped with another month of a negative pregnancy test.  Here I am on the other side of it, having had our miracle baby, and training for my first half marathon.

IMG_1068 copyNicole
Mother of: Twins
I enjoy: the silence that the two hours of gym childcare provide for me. I use the time to run away all of the stress and worry from the day before, and prep myself for the craziness that the rest of the day has in store for me.

Nettye  Nettye
Mother of: 2
I run: for the joy and accomplishment, and for me time with God. No phone calls, no emails, no precious children calling my name or tugging on my leg. It’s wonderful! Through running, God is teaching me about discipline, endurance, awareness and gratitude.

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Mother of: 5
I have learned: to love treadmills. Any run is a good run.

Nicole
Mother of: 2
I started running: in January, 2011 because I was 50 pounds overweight and miserable. The first time I ran five minutes straight, I called my sister to tell her and was so proud I almost cried. In June, 2012, I ran my first half-marathon and was so proud I did cry!

Nancy
Mother of: 3
I run: to keep the stress away! I just joined a newly formed running group called Hell on Heels so that I will get myself up at 5:00 am to run before each day gets too hectic!

Nicole
Mother of: 5
I run to keep myself: from running away from home. Running keeps me on an even keel, when life is bumpy.

Nicole
 Mother of: 2
I just committed: to start running with my best friend! I’m pretty excited (about new shoes and running shorts), but a little nervous, too!

Natalie
Mother of: 2
Running has: saved my sanity. It’s hard taking care of kids 24/7. Running is my time.

Naomi
Mother of: 3 self-described rugrats
I run like a mother because: it’s the only way I know how.

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Nicole
Mother of: 2 blondies
I run: no matter what. Even if I only have 20 minutes, I focus on improving my 5K time and get a quick 3 miles in for the day.

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Natalie
Mother of: 2 of, “the sassiest girls ever”
After a lackluster performance in a recent 5K: I told my husband that maybe I should just stop running. My six-year-old freaked. “No, Mommy! You CAN’T stop running!” I’m not the only one who knows it’s the key to my sanity.

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Nicole
Mother of: 2 girls, 3 boys
I run: because it keeps me sane in the hustle and bustle of daily life. By running I get to stand still.

Nikki
Mother of: 2 future marathoners
I run (and bike and swim): so I have something to race for! Training for an event keeps me busy, and I absolutely LOVE seeing my family cheering me along the race route and at the finish! My kids have even crossed the finish line with me… makes me cry every time!
**Photo is of Nikki entering the finish chute of my first sprint triathlon, September 2007

Nikki
Mother of: 2
I ran my first half marathon six months ago (2:01:45): and I am now training to break two hours. I am the one in the blue shirt and my husband is on my left after just having run the Cleveland 10 miler. Our boys (12 and 15) were still home asleep.

Nancy
Mother of: 2
I ran sporadically: my whole life, but got serious about it when my grandmother (of meager means) left me $100 in her will. I wanted to put it to something meaningful, so I bought a pair of running shoes. I think of her every time I run.

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