Ask A Marathon Mommy: The Wall

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  Last Saturday, I ran 18 miles. I finished the entire run, but it wasn't pretty. The last couple of miles in particular were quite rough. I was in pain. Everything from the waist down was aching. My hips, my knees, my calves, my ankles, my feet. Even, mysteriously, my pubic bone. Everything. My fabulous pace group leader, Mercedes, practically had to hold my hand as I muttered expletives under my breath for the last half mile. I've heard lots of talk about this thing called “hitting the … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy – Running with Asthma: Just Breathe

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Last summer, I developed a respiratory illness that I couldn't shake. It started with a cold that traveled into my chest, and it kept getting worse and worse. I had a tight cough that kept me awake at night. My chest hurt. And after about two weeks, I was struggling to take a deep breath. I had no energy. My friends told me that I looked pale and sickly. Everything felt off. I was alarmed enough to visit a walk-in clinic on a Sunday afternoon. I'd had similar respiratory illnesses in the past … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Sweet Sixteen

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Yesterday was a big day - my group's 16 mile training run! It was really a beautiful run. Most of it was through a lovely state park, and we got to watch the sun rise as we ran across the pier. I must admit, I was quite intimidated at the thought of a 16 mile run. After all, the half marathon two weeks ago was the longest distance I'd run yet, and I really struggled with the last couple of miles. How could I possibly add on another 3 miles? But much to my surprise, yesterday's run was … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Writer’s Block

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Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. "I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I'm "The Boss" of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, … [Read more...]

RevAbs 90-Day Six-Pack Ab Solution DVD Workout Program only $29 Shipped! ($89 List Price)

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Hurry and check out this dvd workout deal and pay only $29 for RevAbs 90-Day Six-Pack Ab Solution DVD Workout Program ($89 List Price)! A 90-day workout designed by celebrity fitness trainer Brett Hoebel seeks to burn fat, shrink waistlines, and chisel abs in record time. Shipping is included. … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Victory!

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Victory!

Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. "I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I'm "The Boss" of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, … [Read more...]

The Power of One:145th Day

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: What to Wear?

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Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. "I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I'm "The Boss" of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Gels and Chews and Beans, Oh My

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Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. "I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I'm "The Boss" of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, … [Read more...]