When co-author Sarah Bowen Shea told me a few months ago that she had just finished a book aimed at marathon running moms I was intrigued. Being the father of a toddler myself, I have experienced first-hand the turmoil that bringing a child into the family can unleash. For women, the birth of a child is a sort of dog-pile of changes – from caring for a new baby, to finding body parts in new shapes (or perhaps misshapen), to dealing with massive sleep deprivation – and that’s all on top of new round-the-clock baby care. Where does that leave marathon running moms?If you want to know the answer to the question, pick up a copy of Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity. Co-authored by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, the book is an essential resource for any mom that wants to start or continue running after the arrival of those little bundles of joy (and complications).
McDowell and Bowen Shea are not shy to dive into the sometimes messy world of motherhood. Sure marathon runners are accustomed to talk of Porta-Potties and diarrhea, but how about newly leaking body parts, breast feeding concerns, or how moms might go about finding a running partner.
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