For my birthday, the year after our daughter was born, Patrick looked high and low for a book for me about balancing motherhood and running. It took him a while, but he finally found ‘Run like a Mother’ by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. I enjoyed this book immensely. Their advice comes from first hand knowlege and is based on their own experiences.
The first time I picked up the book, I wasn’t quite ready to get back to running…I needed the baby to start sleeping through the night first! Now that she’s been sleeping through the night for 4 months, I’ve nearly recovered from 18 months of fractured sleep. With a decent night’s sleep it’s a lot easier to feel like goin g for a run.
So over the next week, I’ll be re-reading ‘Run Like a Mother’. I enjoyed the stories, the inpiration and the conversational style of the book the first time around, and I’m sure I’ll get even more out of it this time around.
Are you a running mom? How do you balance your work, family and running lives?