I must be meshugenah: I’ve never run more than five miles at once, but I just signed myself up for the a nine-plus mile race, Columbus Hot Chocolate 15K this November.
It gets crazier: Though…I’ve dabbled in running since high school, I’ve never really loved it. In fact, of all the workouts I’ve committed to in my lifetime, running was always my least favorite. Unlike the group fitness classes I loved (Zumba anyone?), running had just been something I did for exercise on my own—not something I could ever… >> Read More
Breastfeeding moms are truly great multitaskers who often don't get enough--or any--credit. It's about time they did, right? Emily Sabato, a mom of four, recently breastfed her 9-month-old…daughter, Hadley, while running the TCS New York City Marathon. Let me repeat that: She breastfed while RUNNING A MARATHON. Whattttt. Sabato’s wife, Chris Hermann, got photographic evidence of the amazing moment. Sabato told The Huffington Post she’s been running for over 10 years--and has raced in 15 half marathons and four full marathons since 2004. She… >> Read More
I was the middle school kid cut from every single athletic team. No sparkly uniforms or “spirit days” for me. But, thanks to my parents' perseverance, I became a gym devotee in high…school. Fast forward 20 years. After giving birth to two healthy children, I had three second-trimester miscarriages. During those dark days of overwhelming grief, I felt called to some kind of embodied practice, but I couldn’t bear to walk through the doors of a gym with my still pregnant-looking body. Instead, I headed outdoors. At… >> Read More
Running a triathlon seems like something someone does on a far away alien planet to me--which is why it's even more impressive that one mom breastfed her baby right after finishing a triathlon. Like…it's no big deal. Katrina Bolduc recently crossed the finish line of her first triathlon post-baby. As you can imagine, she was absolutely relieved and overjoyed when she finished--because she also saw her husband and 7-month-old son Grayson. So what was one of the first things she did (besides hydrate)? She breastfed. Her husband took a… >> Read More
Often times, when someone has a baby, most of the attention is understandably on the actual pregnancy and birth itself--however, we often forget (or neglect ourselves) when it comes to the post-baby…body. One mom knows this only too well. After having two babies 15 months apart, Olympic hopeful Stephanie Rothstein Bruce realized the hard way that her post-baby body was just...different. Post birth, she developed diastasis recti, which is when the abdominal muscles split during pregnancy to make room for a growing baby, creating a cavity in… >> Read More