another mother runner

a virtual aid station
from the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother

 
 
 
 

T is for tapering (finally!) moms

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Taylor
Mother: 2
I ran: for speed but now I run for those who can’t after I faced a day that I thought I may never run again.  Running is the enjoyment in every step I take, no matter how fast or slow, it is my happy place!

Tia
Tia
Mother of: 2
I started running: in 2008 to help deal with the stress of a health scare. At first I hated it, but I soon fell in love! I’m most proud of myself for running throughout both of my pregnancies. I’m proud to say that I’ve run a half marathon, two triathlons, several 10ks, and many 5ks while pregnant.

Tayarra
Mother of: 3
I ran: in HS and college but never really loved it. After having my 3rd baby boy I decided to make the best me and live life fully. It feels so good reclaiming my body and taking it to levels I didn’t think I would reach again.

Tiffany
Mother of: 1
I love running: outdoors and late at night. Running is my one time of the day when no one can call me, e-mail me, or bug me.It keeps me fit, sane, and happy. I don’t know what I’d do without it!


Tyrna

Mother of: twins
Running is: my way of getting re-centered. I wish it helped with weight loss, but it really just makes me more hungry.
Tracey
Mother of: 2
Advice I love: ”Don’t think, just go.” Sometimes when I am tired, it is extra hard to get out there and do a run. I tell myself if it really sucks I can stop…but low and behold about 10 minutes into it, I am glad that I went.

Tiffany
Mother of: 1
Six months ago my voice said: You can’t run, it’s impossible. You aren’t built to run. Your boobs are too big. You will never be able to finish a mile. Today it says: One foot in front of the other.  Again. Again. Again. I am a runner and I can do the impossible.

Tia
Mother of: 4
My reasons for running: in middle school it was something to do; in high school, it was something that I was good at and could contribute towards team; in college it was to compete and pay for school; in my 20′s it was to lose weight after kids; in my 30′s I have found my favorite reason – I love it!

Tina
Mother of: 3
I race because: I tend to get out the door more often with a goal in front of me. At times, though, the pressure to run because of a race adds more stress to an already stressed schedule and/or mental state.  It’s a fine line.

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Tonia
Mother of: 3
Running is: a commitment to be the best me every single day. On every single run. So, if that means pushing a 140+ pound stroller (seriously, I have a triple), exchanging sleeping in for early morning long runs or logging 10 miles on the treadmill, well then that’s how it is.

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Tracy
Mother of: 3 (these two are twins, with lil sis behind camera)
Running is: the only time I DON’T think. I love it for that.

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Tina
Mother of: 2
Running is: my anxiety relief and the vessel to reach my goals. I found something that I love, enjoy, crave, schedule into the busiest days, and it makes me stronger.  I think it’s cheaper than therapy, although my husband might not agree after seeing what I spend on races and at Fleet Feet.

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Tracy
Mother of: 1 (which, as she says, is enough!)
I’ve started: running many times over the years and stopped many times too.  Since having my daughter, I started again and it’s my time. It’s my time to de-stress, my time to just breathe, my time to just be, to go wherever my feet will take me, to lose track of time, to just run.

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Trish*
Mother of: 1
I love: my treadmill; it makes running possible on week nights. Shannon (in pink) has a picnic dinner and a little TV time while I run. She presses me to get my running clothes on when we get home from work/daycare. That can’t have anything to do with the TV time could it?
*In the middle, surrounding by princesses.

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Tracy
Mother of: 4
I started running when: I turned 40, and realized I wasn’t getting any taller.
I also homeschool my kids, which I love, but found that I needed time when no one was asking anything of me. Running gives me that.

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Twila
Mother of: 1
I run: when I am tired, sad, mad, angry, happy, bored, ate too much, need time alone, or want to watch trash on TV. I ran my first 5k in May of 2009, and am now training for my first full marathon in October of 2010.

Tita
Mother of: 2
Running to me: proves that Nietzsche was right– what does not kill you makes you stronger.  Run a 20-miler, and your next 10-miler won’t even leave you sore.

Terzah
Mother of: 2 (boy/girl twins)
I run because: it keeps me on the optimist side of the optimist-pessimist spectrum. It feels as natural and right as a good night’s sleep.

Tantea
Mother of: 2
When I became a runner: I found my identity. I am a runner just for me!

Tracy*
Mother of: 3
I run: to remember and to let go and so that I can set an example for my children – not to mention, there’s nothing like seeing them cheer me on at a race.
*Picture of Tracy at her first race (11 weeks post partum!) she PR’d her 5K at 27:15

Terry
Mother of: 4
My youngest: is my mantra maker. From the moment he could talk, he didn’t stop! And whenever he is faced with a challenge, he talks to himself to get through. My last race had his little voice in my head, “I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.”


 

 

 

 


Running:
Tiddy
Mother of: 1
Running: keeps me slim, sane, and strong. My Dad talked me into my first marathon at age 23 and ten years later, I’m still going strong!

Tiffany
Mother of: 2
I started running: because I was fed up with being 100 pounds overweight. That summer, I started cutting my proportions in half and walked five miles, five times a week. Now, running is my life and a new, healthy addiction.

Trinity
Mother of: 2
I started running with the C25K a tad over a year ago: I was so unhappy with my state of health since having babies. My children will grow up believing that being healthy is more important than being “skinny,” and I love that!

 

 

 

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