Articles written by: Audra Rundle

Marathon Mom: Reap What You Sow
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Marathon Mom: Reap What You Sow

Dear Marathon Mom, I’m planting a garden for the first time this year, and I’m starting to design my garden and plan what I’ll plant where. I’m really trying to increase my self-sufficiency with foods, knowing that will also inspire a healthier diet (you can’t grow ice cream, right?) Can […]

Marathon Mom: I’ve Lost My Identity! I Can’t Run Anymore
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Marathon Mom: I’ve Lost My Identity! I Can’t Run Anymore

Dear Marathon Mom, I joined cross-country in junior high and have been running ever since. It’s been more than 20 years, and running has become who I am. It’s my identity. It’s my only real hobby and passion outside of my family, and I’m perfectly okay with that. I love […]

Marathon Mom: How Can I Squeeze in Long Runs when I Have Kids?
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Marathon Mom: How Can I Squeeze in Long Runs when I Have Kids?

Dear Marathon Mom, I’m a mom of two (twins, age 18 months) and I just signed up for my first marathon since entering motherhood. Now reality is setting in, and I’m wondering how the heck I’m going to squeeze in training – especially long runs! Any ideas or suggests are welcome! Thanks, […]

Marathon Mom: I Want This Baby Weight GONE!
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Marathon Mom: I Want This Baby Weight GONE!

Dear Marathon Mom, My son is four months old and I’m still hanging on to an extra fifteen pounds from my pregnancy. I’ve been running for about two months now, but I am only up to about 15 miles a week. My body just hurts a lot more when I […]

Marathon Mom: We’re starting a family. How will it affect my running?
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Marathon Mom: We’re starting a family. How will it affect my running?

Dear Marathon Mom, I‘ve been a runner since I was a teenager; now, at almost 30 years old and two years of marriage, I think I’m also ready to become a mother. My husband and I have been talking about it for a while now, and we’re hoping to get […]

Marathon Mom: I’m injured and I’m going crazy. What to do?
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Marathon Mom: I’m injured and I’m going crazy. What to do?

Dear Marathon Mom, Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. At least, that’s what it feels like. I’ve had a nagging hip pain for about two months and finally broke down and went to the doctor. It’s a small stress fracture. The doctor ordered me not to run on […]

Marathon Mom: Can I Run A Half Marathon On Very Limited Training Time?
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Marathon Mom: Can I Run A Half Marathon On Very Limited Training Time?

‘ Dear Marathon Mom, I have three kids, ages 4, 3, and 6 months, and I made a New Years Resolution to run my first half marathon in 2014. I’ve been a runner for about 8 years, running a lot more regularly some years than others. Currently, I’m only able […]

Marathon Mom: As a single mom, can I train for a marathon while raising my family?
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Marathon Mom: As a single mom, can I train for a marathon while raising my family?

Dear Marathon Mom, I used to be a runner…and then I had kids. I hate even writing that, since it seems like such a cliché, but that is exactly what happened to me. I have a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. I was still able to run with my […]

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Marathon Mom: First Time Mom, First Time Runner

Dear Marathon Mom,   I am a first time mom to a 6-month-old girl. I keep seeing moms out jogging with their kids in the stroller, and my curiosity is getting the better of me. I really want to try it out – it actually looks fun. I even have […]

Marathon Mom: I had my baby – how soon can I run again?
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Marathon Mom: I had my baby – how soon can I run again?

Dear Marathon Mom, I just had my baby at the end of November. It was a long 40-weeks – 24 of them in which I could no longer run. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting to start running again until after my 6-week follow-up with my doctor. However, I have three more […]