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We’re guessing Christina Noonan’s honesty about starting running after having stopped for awhile will resonate with many mother runners. This Bloomington, Ill. wife to Wes and mother of twin girls Abby and Alex, 5, is determined to stick with it this time (we have a feeling she will, too!), and she’s even helping other moms like herself stay strong and embrace an active lifestyle through her role as a Beachbody coach.
We’re guessing Christina Noonan’s honesty about starting running after having stopped for awhile will resonate with many mother runners. This Bloomington, Ill. wife to Wes and mother of twin girls Abby and Alex, 5, is determined to stick with it this time (we have a feeling she will, too!), and she’s even helping other moms like herself stay strong and embrace an active lifestyle through her role as a Beachbody coach.

 

Best recent run: My best run so far has been my fastest 5K. I ran it in 37.26 and knocked about a minute off my previous pace.

On Persevering: I recently began running after stopping (again) and I am pretty happy with myself so far. This time I refuse to let the voice in my head tell me I’m not a runner. I would run for a few days, then start getting a sore back, sore feet, etc., and just quit! It’s challenging for me, so it’s easy for me to say, “Oh, it’s just not for me.”  That is just an excuse to stop. I try and remember I’m not racing against anyone. It’s me, myself, and I out there doing the best I can. When I get frustrated, I remind myself that everything in life worth fighting for doesn’t come without hard work and dedication.

Favorite indulgence? Pizza and beer!
Favorite indulgence? Pizza and beer!

Next time on a run, I won't ... Not have a plan. Here's why: The other day I had a terrible run. I was very unprepared. I went out not knowing how far I wanted to go, just knowing I wanted to run. Started too fast, wore myself out, ended up running the furthest ever, but my body wasn’t happy afterwards. I was trying for 4 miles, and just couldn’t do it. I was broke down mentally.

Worst running-related injury, and how did you cope? I have never had an injury really, but am dealing with the aches and pains I hear most runners get when they first start out. Like I mentioned before, that’s what has stopped me in the past. So I’m hoping to mentally and physically be able to push through and fight back, safely of course.

What do you like most about being a Team Beachbody coach?Everything! I get to help other people achieve their goals by running monthly challenge groups, and helping other moms like me understand that after kids does not mean we should stop taking care of ourselves. Working from home is a huge plus because I never miss a moment with my twins.
What do you like most about being a Team Beachbody coach? Everything! I get to help other people achieve their goals by running monthly challenge groups, and helping other moms like me understand that after kids does not mean we should stop taking care of ourselves. Working from home is a huge plus because I never miss a moment with my twins.

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