“To get some exercise and help calm my crying baby, I strapped her to me in our awesome sling and took off walking!”
“Staying in shape while pregnant showed me how strong I am and inspired me to challenge myself after pregnancy.”
“Running keeps me sane and gives me the strength to be a better mom. And it’s fun!”
“I am armed with my jogging stroller and have vowed to get back into the groove. I just entered a half marathon.”
Meet Katy, a Mom that Moves
I LOVE not only the feeling I get from running, but the amazing example I’m setting for my 3 girls: how to be fit and stay in shape!!
Last spring, I decided to become a runner. I had been working out with Stroller Strides, and was getting fitter after the birth of my second daughter (not quite a year at the time) and decided it was time to become a runner.
The day before running club started, I found out I was pregnant with my third: quite a surprise. I decided to go for it anyway.
At 15w pregnant, I ran my first 5k ever. At 16w, I ran my first 10k ever. All while breastfeeding and gestating (do you even KNOW how many calories I got to eat?! Awesome!).
I continued running through 25w and just 8w postpartum, was back out there. I’m now training for my first half marathon in June, and LOVE not only the feeling I get from running, but the amazing example I’m setting for my 3 girls: how to be fit and stay in shape!!
“I want our girls to grow up healthy and strong, inside and out.”
“The best running moment of my life – halfway through my half marathon…this is 100% happiness you’re looking at.”
“I want to be strong for her, and show her how to take good, healthy care of herself.”
“My kids see my commitment to myself and my own health, and that reinforces the words we use to talk about making healthy choices.”