The Running Mom – Healthy Lifestyle Advice from a Single Mom

The Running Mom – Healthy Lifestyle Advice from a Single Mom
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Two weeks ago, I started to come down with a cold thanks to the millions of germs my 3.5 year old likes to bring home from preschool.  I thought that was the perfect time to try out some Recovery Bits – 100% chlorella algae.  I’ve had such a great experience with Energy Bits that I’ve been wanting to see how well Recovery Bits work. ...

This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow I’m still going and how much I’m still walking...

Zain is back in preschool so that means I have a tiny bit more time to actually blog.  This summer really flew by.  We wrapped up our summer with a trip to St. Thomas.  We weren’t planning on going on vacation this summer because it was hard to squeeze one in with my husband’s grad school schedule.  We ended up booking our trip 8 days before...

My heart rate training is continuing to go well and I’m finding that I really love this method.  Before I started the Maffetone Method, I felt pretty disappointed in my running shape.  I struggled to maintain a pace that was once easy for me.  When I attempted speed work, it felt like it was too hard on my body to try to run any faster and it left...

It’s been about 3 weeks since I took the plunge into heart rate training with the Maffetone Method.  The beginning really sucked.  It was hard for me to figure out how to run slower than I was already running to keep my heart rate where it needed to be (147bpm is my max).  I had to work on running slower, not running at my usual pace then being...

Just when I thought I couldn’t get any slower… Up until recently, I’ve been totally oblivious as to how to do any sort of heart rate training. I read things about zones and percentages of heart rate max and my eyes start to glaze over. My Garmin 610 has a heart rate monitor strap that I’ve worn from time to time. I don’t really know what to...

I just posted last week about my introduction to double stroller running and how it hasn’t been easy. Since I know it’s not easy, you’d think I would plan better than to do a silly thing like go for a 10 mile run with that beast. Not so much. My husband and I planned to run together with the kids Saturday morning at a local park for a change...

You may remember from my previous stroller running posts that I am quite a stickler for the rule of waiting until baby is 6 months old to take them out on a run in the jogging stroller.  I had planned to wait until Ezra was 6 months old to run with him, but one day (at 5.5 months old), I was out for a walk with the boys in the BOB Duallie and I decided...

Last Thursday, my husband asked me if I wanted to run in a 5K in our neighborhood on Saturday.  My immediate answer was “Hell no, I’m too slow for a 5K.”  I’ve been wanting to hold off on running a 5K until I can improve my pace a little.  I haven’t run an official 5K race in 2 years.  The last one I ran was the Baltimore Women’s Classic...

Do you have a goal you want to accomplish this year? I do. I’m working on a campaign with FitFluential and Under Armour to help redefine What’s Beautiful. My goal is to get my body back into better running shape.  After having Ezra in December, I worked my butt off to get back into shape for my first post-baby half marathon, only to have a health...