the Mother Runner

the Mother Runner

With all of the brainstorming and thinking that I have been doing over the past year about how I can keep up my writing while I am still up to my eyeballs is baby-ness, I’m surprised I didn’t think of this sooner. But a month or so ago I came up with the idea to try a running/health/fitness/mom blog and see how it goes. I am a little apprehensive about it because I have tried to launch a more “creative” writing blog before and it wasn’t as successful as I’d hoped. At least not yet. It turns out that I am not a very good editor, and also that two kids sapped the creative energy I needed to write more creative things. So I’m taking a different tack this time. And can I really go wrong when combining three of my favorite things? If chocolate, peanut butter and ice cream are a good combination, then certainly motherhood, writing, and running will be at least as good.

Here it is. The Mother Runner. ( What can I say about it? It’s my place to write about trying to maintain a healthy, active, happy family. I hope it is interesting to others. I hope it is inspirational to others. I hope to attract some sort of following. So far I have a few easy recipes, some parenting stuff, some scientific studies, and lots of things about running. And so far I really enjoy it. It is still a work in progress. There’s design work to be done (my designer, oddly, seems to be overbooked these days), I still need to figure out how to include more visual elements, and there are lots of other things that will evolve as I get into a groove.

Let me know what you think of it and if you have any suggestions. I am especially interested in ideas regarding visuals — pictures, charts, videos, etc. Anything, really. I’d love for this to be a successful endeavor. Thanks ever so much.

4 thoughts on “the Mother Runner

  1. Very nice. I’ve recently taken an interest in running and since I’ve only ever been a very, very casual runner, I don’t know a lot about the science and methods of it. I’ve glanced through a few posts and so far it’s very interesting to me. As far as pictures go, I think it would be nice to have some in the posts. It could be a generic photo you find somewhere that relates to the topic. One of the few blogs I follow that is written by someone I don’t know has a picture at the end of every post (sometimes more pictures, but always at least one), whether it’s related to the topic of the post or just a picture of some flowers outside her house or a beautiful sunset.

  2. I am thrilled about this! Mostly because I love to run and hope to be a mother eventually… 😉 I’ve checked it out and really just think that you are incredibly talented. If I come up with any brilliant suggestions- or any ideas at all I’ll pass them on. :)

  3. This is cool! I was thinking about the intersection of all these things the other day! Hurray! This is going to be great!

  4. Thanks for the suggestions, Stephanie. I’ve had some other good feedback as well and I’m excited to put your thoughts into action. I hope it turns out as well as I hope. Thanks for all of your support!

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