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Honoring Motherhood: Through Our Eyes


 

TPR Nutritionist, Cortney @eatwell.runbetter



What does being a mother runner mean to you?


Being a mother runner means being strong & resilient. I want to show my kids that you never stop chasing your goals.



How has your running changed as a mother?


I have a 2.5 year old girl and an 8 month old boy so my training looks a lot different right now. I am still breastfeeding which means I have to time my training around his eating schedule. I can't always finish the workout I had planned, but I know these tiny humans need me more than I need a run right now. I take more easy days and I am more diligent about my strength training.







 

TPR Coach, Rachel

@rachelrunspa



What does being a mother runner mean to you?


Being a mother runner means being strong! Being stubborn in my goals but flexible in my methods. It serves as an example to my kids to value my health, have discipline, and have a passion outside of my family.



How has your running changed as a mother?


After becoming a mother, running became an even more important part of my identity. Motherhood is all-consuming, and it helped me remember who I was before I became a mom. I started to appreciate my time more. And had to get much more creative and flexible about fitting in my runs. It meant running at odd hours, tons of stroller runs, and more treadmill miles. Being a mother has given me strength that I didn’t have before (mom superpowers ), and I’ve become a better runner.





 


TPR Coach, Dana

@keep_the_joy_in_runing



What does being a mother runner mean to you?


Being a mother runner allows me to be the best version of myself. I hope to show my kids the benefits of being active in life while enjoying the journey.



How has your running changed as a mother?


As a mother runner, I quickly learned how to shuffle, adjust and pivot without giving up. My kids see me setting goals, working hard, and believing in myself. I often use my time running to reflect on the day while being thankful for my family.












 

TPR Strength Coach, Kim

@kimrunsthemitten



What does being a mother runner mean to you?


“Mother runner” is an endearing term that describes the grit, toughness, dedication, and balance that it takes to be a mom and a runner in one. We have the duty and obligation to keep these tiny humans alive while maintaining ourselves and providing an example for our children to emulate. We are tired, but we run; we have to ensure dinner is served, but we still run; we have to help with homework, but we still run. We prioritize and balance the two lives into one. This is what makes us mother runners!



How has your running changed as a mother?


I love sharing miles with my kids. Some miles were finished while pushing a single stroller. Some were finished while pushing a double running stroller. Then, back to a single. Now, I finish miles with them running next to me. My journey has included my kids from the very beginning—we did it together. It is important to me to show them that mom can have goals, aspirations, hopes, and dreams. I accept challenges, train to become better, overcome failure, and always hold my head up high no matter the outcome. It is essential to teach my children that they are capable of greatness if they are willing to work for it.

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