The Challenges of Being a Runner Mom

It must be really challenging for a pregnant runner to stick with the usual training routine. With the additional weight and physical changes, more expecting moms tend to let their passion for running go but a mother runner shares to us how she maintained running while on her pregnancy, post -partum challenges along the way, and how fulfilling it was to run carrying another person inside her womb.

I felt pretty badly, but one thing kept me going – my heart was exploding with joy because I realized how much I love running. I had tears in my eyes because I had a beautiful baby and I love running. What could I ask more?!

Also, while running, I realized that I don’t want to go back to who I was.  I can’t. My life is different now and everything has changed.   I realized that I have to run forward.   I have to find out who I am going to be now that I am not longer the same person or the same runner.  It is intriguing challenge for me. I see it like an invitation to go further and deeper, in search of who I am, and what I can do, given my new life and my new body.

Read more of her touching story at Runner’s World. 


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