The Running Mom – Healthy Lifestyle Advice from a Single Mom
Monthly Archives: April 2011

I was faced with a hard decision for this morning’s run.  I wanted to bring Z along, but I was worried that pushing the stroller that long would be difficult.  More importantly though, I didn’t know if he’d be content for over an hour and half in the stroller.  I haven’t taken him past 4 miles yet so I wasn’t sure what to expect if...

I took the past 2 days off from running because I came down with some really bad knee pain.  Oddly enough, I don’t think the pain and swelling I had were directly related to running.  On Saturday evening, I was on my feet (on hardwood floors) for about 6 hours while I was baking treats for Easter.  That was after having run 8 miles in the...

I’m very excited to have my first guest blogger today! BJ in Catonsville shares his experience running with his daughter for the first time. Check out this little cutie pie ready for a run! I love running.  I love my kids. So what could be better than running with my kids? These thoughts have been passing through my mind for several months...

Well it was supposed to be a rest day, but this mama felt the need to go for a solo 4 mile run this morning anyway.  I know I shouldn’t do that, but it was in anticipation of the goodies I will be consuming throughout the rest of the day . If you know me in real life, you know I love Bakerella and have made her cake pops on many occasions....

I don’t think I’m going to know what to do if it’s warm and sunny on race day because it seems like all of my best runs keep happening on the cool rainy days! It was about 45 degrees and misty when I headed out for my 8 miles this morning.  The weather was perfect.  It started to really rain right as I was finishing up which was a nice...

My iPhone took a tumble on the last mile of my run this evening.  When I’ve been running alone, it’s mostly been chilly so I can put the phone in my jacket pocket without it causing any issues.  It was a hot 82 degrees this evening so no jacket.  I wore it on a belt clip and it decided to come out flying out towards the end of my run.  The...

I have heard this term used in different ways.  It can be the simple fact that you’re more hungry in general because you’re running and burning a lot of calories.  For me, I usually use it to refer to that awful feeling when I suddenly become insanely hungry while I’m running.  Runger is not fun and it can sneak up on you and majorly distract...

It’s rest day so no running, but lots of stuff to do.  We’re headed to a family dinner in a little bit and I made these yummy raspberry-filled shortbread cookies. I have been so excited to make this recipe since I bought a mini bundt pan at Target a couple weeks ago.  Hubby approved so hopefully they’ll be a hit at dinner! ...

I was so pumped for today’s long run.  I was so excited about it that yesterday I laid my outfit out and revised my running playlist on my iPhone.  I knew it was supposed to rain today so I was expecting a wet run.  I unintentionally woke up at 6am and couldn’t fall back asleep so I figured I ought to hit the road.  I didn’t bring Z along...

Yesterday’s 3 mile run was much better than Monday’s.  My hubby was home so he came along and that helped pass the time too.  Family runs are my favorite .  I love when my husband crosses in front of the jogging stroller and Z yells out “Daddyyyyy!” My husband says “yes, sir?” and Z giggles.  It’s too cute. I tried a new health...