Ask a Marathon Mommy: Yakety Yak Running Socks Review

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Marathon Mommy: Yakety Yak Running Socks Review The Marathon Mommy and the Madame Deals girls getting ready to run a 5K at BlogHer13 Disclosure: Gone for a Run provided the products for this review free-of-charge. They have not reviewed or approved this post and the opinions expressed here are 100% mine. I learned the importance of wearing proper running socks early in my running career. And like most of the best lessons, I learned it the hard way - with sore, cramped toes and … [Read more...]

Ask a Marathon Mommy: Sweaty Bands Review

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Marathon Mommy - Sweaty Bands Review The Marathon Mommy and the Madame Deals girls getting ready to run a 5K at BlogHer13 Disclosure: Sweaty Bands provided the products for this review free-of-charge. They have not reviewed or approved this post and the opinions expressed here are 100% mine. I live in Florida, where it's hot 10 months out of the year. And even when it's not hot, it's humid - so sweat control is essential all year long! Have you ever been running or exercising and had … [Read more...]

Ask a Marathon Mommy: Choosing the Right Sports Bras

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 Choosing the Right Sports Bras If you follow us regularly on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably know by now that the Madame Deals gals are heading to Chicago for a blogging conference later this month. We will be very busy meeting with brands and other bloggers, attending classes and events, and seeing a bit of the city. We will be on our feet all day! Yet, somehow... I convinced the girls to run the BlogHer 5K Chicago Fun Run with me!!! As you can tell, I'm really excited! And while … [Read more...]

Ask a Marathon Mommy: Tips for Running in Hot Weather

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Tips for Running in Hot Weather I’m a Florida girl, so I run in the heat pretty much year-round. But even for those of us who are accustomed to exercising in warmer temperatures, running in the summer heat requires some additional measures. Here are some tips for running in hot weather: 1. Pick the right time of day. Ideally, you should run early in the morning, before the sun rises. If you can’t run early, run as late in the evening as possible. And remember that whenever you run in … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: The Home Stretch

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Marathon   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 … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Waiting for Answers

Ask A Marathon Mommy 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 … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Eating on the Run

Check out this tips for marathon! Eating on the Run It’s been 8 days since my 26 mile training run, and I feel like I am just about fully recovered. The first 48 hours after the run were difficult. I was stiff, achy, dehydrated, and exhausted. I attempted my first run on Wednesday, and it didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I ran two miles at a very easy, slow pace, and I still had a good bit of pain in my right knee. So I decided to give my body a bit more time to rest and recover. I am afraid … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: You Are What You Eat

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Hi, friends! I'm sorry for my absence from this column. Truth be told, I've been lacking a bit of motivation. My energy level has been poor, and for the past few weeks, I've been crashing by mid-afternoon. During my run last week, I mentioned this to one of my running pals, Myra, who happens to be a nurse. She asked some questions about my diet, and I sheepishly admitted to my very poor eating habits, including: coffee with loads of cream and sugar for breakfast; routinely skipping meals; and a … [Read more...]

Ask A Marathon Mommy: Brrrr…

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Brrrr... To Floridians like myself, anything below 65 degrees is considered chilly weather. So you can imagine my dismay when I woke up yesterday morning for my run, checked the weather, and saw that it was 31 degrees outside! I've done some running in chilly temperatures, but this was my first run in truly cold weather. I did the best I could to bundle up, but I definitely need to do a bit of preparation for my next cold run - especially if the weather is going to be similar for next … [Read more...]