Women who take up running to help in a weight-loss journey never fail …Women who take up running to help in a weight-loss journey never fail to inspire us. Take Kelli Unkel, a mom in Grosse Pointe, Mich., who has lost 20 L-Bs since July. She's been training … Read More
Before I ever had children, I had a very distinct reaction every time …Before I ever had children, I had a very distinct reaction every time I saw a pregnant woman. I’d think, “Oh, that poor gal, she has to get that baby out of her!” Strange thing, … Read More
When we tell the title of our book–Run Like a Mother–to folks, they …When we tell the title of our book--Run Like a Mother--to folks, they either chuckle or ask, "what does it mean to 'run like a mother'?" It's a question with infinite answers. We think Megan … Read More
Yesterday I started off my taper for Portland Marathon (10/10/10) with an, ahhhhhh, …Yesterday I started off my taper for Portland Marathon (10/10/10) with an, ahhhhhh, rest day. Obviously the length of a taper varies by the race distance: You don’t take a marathon-rest of two weeks before … Read More
Dimity has known Sally Kuzemchak, 38, a registered dietician (RD) in Columbus, Ohio, …Dimity has known Sally Kuzemchak, 38, a registered dietician (RD) in Columbus, Ohio, and mom of two boys, since they were both child-free (and impoverished!) employees at SELF magazine way back when. While Sally’s knees … Read More
Training runs aren’t just about conditioning your body and toughening your mind. Often, …Training runs aren’t just about conditioning your body and toughening your mind. Often, once you have the energy to reflect back on them, they provide valuable lessons to take with you on race day. Things … Read More
Dorothy Beal, a Virginia mom who is about 30 weeks pregnant with baby …Dorothy Beal, a Virginia mom who is about 30 weeks pregnant with baby #3, is proof-positive that speed is something that can be honed and improved. Dorothy ran her first marathon in 2003 in 4:20, then … Read More
Yesterday I bought yogurt with a sell-by date of October 10—a.k.a., the same …Yesterday I bought yogurt with a sell-by date of October 10—a.k.a., the same day as my marathon. This always freaks me out: If a dairy product can go bad by the time I need to … Read More
As with so many blogs, I found Jill Conyers’ by following one blog …As with so many blogs, I found Jill Conyers' by following one blog link to another (the mommy-runner blogosphere is like an amazing castle with countless rooms!) A 43-year-old mom of two, Jill is training … Read More
The title in my iTunes of my playlist for Sunday’s half-marathon was titled …The title in my iTunes of my playlist for Sunday's half-marathon was titled Return to Eugene because the race--the inaugural Eugene Women's Half--covered much of the same paths as the Eugene Marathon I ran last … Read More
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