With all that running after kids, is it any surprise that the fastest woman in Jerusalem is a Jewish mom of five?
Beatie Deutsch, who moved from the United States to Jerusalem, killed it at…the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon this past Friday. She finished at an impressive 3:09:50, officially making her the fastest Israeli woman. Deutsch, who wore a skirt and head covering, was the fifth-fastest woman in the race and placed 25th overall. In a Facebook post she wrote after the race, she said how she never thought her time… >> Read More
It is two days before my first marathon ever, and the only thing I am thinking about is my race-day shirt.
I hadn’t run more than 4 miles up until March of this year, when I got a credit card…fraud alert that New York Road Runners had charged me $250 for winning a lottery entry into the marathon. I had just turned 40, and this wasn’t the type of birthday lottery I imagined winning, but it made sense. My marathoner dad, Dr. Harold Galena, had only started running when he was 40. A road-running… >> 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