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
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