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Author Topic: Thanks for the shout-out to the single ladies!
fullmoonbo-
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Post Thanks for the shout-out to the single ladies!
on: February 6, 2013, 15:05
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I look forward to hearing from other single moms--temporary ( deployment?) or longer term! I find it SO hard to make time to run--largely because between working and taking care of our home, etc. I feel horrible about taking any time away from my kid--he gets little enough with only one adult as it is. Support is so key--hope to find some here!

sherylmurp-
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on: February 8, 2013, 16:40
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It's definitely a juggle.   I am lucky because I can usually run on my lunch hour at work, then fit in a run or two every other weekend, when my daughter is with her dad.   Flexibility is definitely key to being a single mom.   I keep running clothes and shoes in the car and will run during her dance class, playdates, basketball practice, etc.   Good luck to all!

dimity
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Post Re: Thanks for the shout-out to the single ladies!
on: February 10, 2013, 18:56
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You're so welcome! We are so in awe of women who can solo parent and still take care of themselves...muy impressive, friends. 

cr_scarb

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Post Re: Thanks for the shout-out to the single ladies!
on: February 11, 2013, 07:14
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Single mother here training for my first full marathon. I could easily train for halfs because a long run of 10 was so much easier to fit into the weekend; however, I'm finding it harder to schedule a 20 miler than actually running it. Additionally, the lil man (3) does not cooperate with a jogging stroller. He won't sit still long enough for 3 miles, let alone 20.

R5Samantha

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Post Re: Thanks for the shout-out to the single ladies!
on: February 11, 2013, 07:35
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My husband travels for work ... he's only gone for between 14-20 days at a time, but it's tough sometimes. I am lucky though because when he's home though, he's home (which is between 10-14 days at a time) ... and my three kids are all in school full time.

Juggle is a great word. From doing laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, caring for the kids, pets, school events, play dates, etc. On any given day I have three or more balls in the air at one time and remembering to take time for myself some days is a chore in itself.

My crockpot is my best, most favourite kitchen appliance. It's so easy to make a healthy meal with no fuss and it frees up a lot of time.

~Samantha

“We don’t quit at the end, this is where we finish strong… we don’t get to the finish line and stop. This is where we give it even more than we started with!” - Jillian Michaels

runner16

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on: March 30, 2013, 09:33
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Hey there, ladies! I have been a single mom since my son was 1 (he is 19 now!). I admire all of you fitting in working out while your children are so young. I did not workout regularly until my son was around 12. Partly a time thing, but I was also dealing with pretty debilitating depression. Since he was in middle school though, I have made running and crosstraining a priority. I am definately a better mom for it, and had plenty of energy to deal with the teen years. He is a freshman away at college now, so I have entered another stage. I can plan my workouts around my schedule, not anyone else's. I still have to juggle, though, as I have a full time job, as a teacher. Life is all about finding a balance. but I wouldn't give up my workout time for anything. Good luck to all of you! You can do it, and it is so worth it!

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