Moms and fitness and some super cool (un) shoes

My last couple articles have been focused on running, which has  been a change from what I have been normally writing. It has been kind of good to have my readers there, see this side of me.

My article was titled, “Being a ‘fit mom’ does not mean I have to be a ‘selfish’ mom.

This was actually based on a thought that I have had for years, but after reading a few blogs, articles and posts by friends about moms who exercise as being selfish, I though that it was a good time for me to put in my two cents.

I know how it is to feel selfish for exercising. When I was a first time mom, it was really hard. I was working full-time as a teacher at the time, too, and I didn’t want to take more time away from my kids.

I have found that not only does the 30 min to an hour exercising, not take away from my kids, but it adds to it. I have more energy to spend with them and I am happier doing it.

Here is the link to the article. I’m curious what you think.

My next article was about my favorite shoes, or rather, Unshoes. I have written about them before, but they are worth writing about again and again … until everyone has a pair :). And no, I don’t get paid for this. I really think they’re something special.

Here is the link.


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4 Responses to Moms and fitness and some super cool (un) shoes

  1. Dominick S. says:

    I don’t have kids but I think it is a positive example to set for your kids…one that is missed a little in society. Health and fitness, like most other things should start at home.

  2. I am new to your blog but my friend posted the link to your recent “Being a fit mom” article on FB and then I looked up your blog. I started back to running a few years ago after taking a long break. I am extremely impressed with your race times and how you’ve balanced running and kids! 🙂

    • runariran says:

      Thank you! Good luck in all your running goals! It can be done :).

    • runariran says:

      Hi! I though I had responded to this a while back. So sorry.
      Thank you for the compliment. We moms are capable of much more than we think. I have found running and exercise to be much more enjoyable since I have had kids. It is my “out,” and I know it makes me a better mom.
      Good luck with all your goals!

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