Welcome to our Greater Manchester Mom’s Run This Town blog! Our amazing community has connected us to many mother runners who understand the struggle to work out, inspire us get out the door when we just don’t want to and allow us to learn more about running than we thought possible. It is our hope that we can continue to build our running community by sharing stories from our members, sharing tips and recipes for healthy eating, sharing the latest fitness related apps, gadgets and so much more through this blog. It is a pleasure to introduce you to the blogging team that will be working behind the scenes to provide you with real stories and tips and tricks to make staying fit easier, as well as fun!
Without further ado-
Mary Beth S.
39 year old stay at home mom of 3. Lives in Manchester. Loves running, yoga, boot camp, and barre. Also loves reading and watching bad reality TV. Currently training for Wallis Sands and Run To Remember. Never blogged before but enjoys writing and looking forward to this new challenge.
My name is Kate. I’m a mother of a beautiful, spirited, four year old named Mia. I work full-time out of the home as a Social Worker/Home Visitor of at-risk Infant/Toddlers/Families. In any free time that I do have, I run, cook, bake, read, shop, work out, and write. I’m a people lover, and am always looking to make running friends to help me stay focused-and because mother runners generally kick a** as people. I plan on running a half in the fall, and am working to bring up my endurance and speed after injury and weight gain
I am a full time working Mother of 4 busy children! When not running off to baseball games or cheerleading competitions, I just plain love to run – for sanity! I ran, but mostly walked, my first 5K in 2013 and have gone on to run many more races since, including a half marathon.I live in Manchester with my family and enjoy cooking, travelling, blogging, running themed races and planning running outfits! My goals are to run at least 500 miles in 2015 and to crush my personal half marathon record!
You can read more from Debby at her personal blog about lunch packing, www.ipacklunch.com.
I work for a small (but awesome) web design and build company, and spend most of my free time chasing 2 small kids and running with my hound dog mix in Bedford. I run for chocolate, wine, and the freedom of the road. I am training for my second half marathon this year, and hope to finally beat that 2 hour mark.
I am a Mommy of a 2 year old boy and a 4th grade teacher. I’ve been running 5k races since 2010 but after my son was born in 2012 I registered to run my first half marathon and I have run several since. I recently crossed the finish line at the Baystate Marathon in October 2014. I am currently training for my second marathon in June because I just love a challenge. When I’m not lacing up my running shoes I enjoy reading books with my little guy, booty barre class, singing off key in my car and eating!
You can follow Nicolasa’s training and fitness journey on her personal blog: www.shoelacesandbibs.com
Lauren R. Pino, RN, MPH, CPH, CHES -Master of Public Health, Boston University
I am a Mommy of 2, a Registered Nurse Health Coach, Professor and our clinical health and wellness “go-to girl.” I am a survivor of congenital heart disease and will be running the Boston Marathon in 2015 with the American Heart/Stroke Association’s “Tedy’s Team.” When I’m not caring for my patients, teaching in the classroom, or logging miles on the Boston course, I enjoy baking with my kids, trying new restaurants with my husband, Spinning, and finding any excuse to dress up in a costume.
You can learn more about Lauren and her journey to the Boston Marathon by following her Facebook page, “Running with Heart.” https://www.facebook.com/Runningwithheart
Also part of the blogging team is Jennifer M.
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