• Healthy Habits

    Postpartum Runner

    So I haven’t written anything in a while – I’ve written a hundred things down in my head to be honest, If only there was this device that recorded everything that I wrote in my head ,lol… Ok , Maybe not. So this is the start of my postpartum body post – After Paul’s birth I was desperate to get back to running and being fit. Honestly I was so terrified when I found out that I was pregnant in the first place that I told myself that any excuse to take it easy was a ‘no-no’ It was painful, hard and looking back I definitely did not take enough…

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    My 5-day streak with the Mind Uplift Tool: PART 2

    ASICS is enabling everyday athletes to see the impact of sport on their own mind with ASICS Uplifter. This will capture the impact of different sports across 10 emotional and cognitive metrics, showing how they impact mood and brain function. PART 2 –  SO I finished my 5 day running streak! Yay! Yes it took me longer than 5 days but honestly – I’m a mom and I don’t think I’m going to get the opportunity or energy to run for 5 days straight again very soon, lol. SO I finished my 5 day running streak! Yay! Yes it took me longer than 5 days but honestly – I’m a…

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    My 5-day streak with the Mind Uplift Tool: PART 1

    ASICS is enabling everyday athletes to see the impact of sport on their own mind with ASICS Uplifter. This will capture the impact of different sports across 10 emotional and cognitive metrics, showing how they impact mood and brain function. PART 1 –  Honestly, I’ve been struggling. With Motherhood, and probably a form of postpartum depression. Lily is 18 Months now and Paul is 3,5 years old. And things just suddenly feel like they have become increasingly hard. So tiring and physically and mentally demanding to be a Mom, that I fear I’m strong enough to run any endurance race, but the race of motherhood has me at my knees some days.…

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    IF YOU ARE A NEW MOTHER RUNNER – KEEP GOING!

    From the moment I found out I was pregnant wit Paul to the moment I couldn’t run anymore, shortly before birth to him – all I could think about was getting back to running, getting back to my pre-pregnancy form. Only at some 12 months postpartum I could truly say that it was quite a journey, it was not a pretty journey, but it was worth it. I kept running for 37 weeks of pregnancy with Paul and I still believe it helped me have such a fast birth and helped me recover fast. But it was still a fight. After giving birth all I wanted to know from the doctor was…