Category: Fitness

Read about fitness for moms and moms-to-be. Whether you prefer running, walking, hiking, biking, strength training, or swimming, you'll find the best products and tips to keep you in tip-top shape.

Ready For Summer!

* Thanks to Poolmaster, JoJo Maman Bebe, and Zoku for sending fun summery products. Even though I live in the Arizona desert (where the sun is intense and temperatures soar!), I always look forward to summer! I love the long, lazy days of swimming, reading, sleeping in, staying up late, writing, eating watermelon + cherries, […]

Gear Up For Swim Team Guide

I never thought I'd be a swim team mom. As a child, I took swim lessons from my city's Parks & Rec department and paid a quarter to swim at the public pool near my house, but I┬ánever learned the four strokes. Nor did I know the "language" of swim - IM (Individual Medley), DQ […]

How to Give to a Good Cause (without spending any money)

Today, my 6-year-old and I ran 2 miles. Simultaneously, we helped send a girl in the developing world to school for two weeks. We didn't fundraise or send in a check. We took our legs, our lungs, and our hearts - and hit the pavement. This is how it works. Download the Charity Miles app on your phone. […]

10 Tips for Training for Your First 10K

I ran my first 10K yesterday - my longest run ever! After kissing three little blonde heads, I walked out the front door into 44 degrees and glorious rays of sunlight. One foot in front of the other, I prayed and breathed with each step. If you've circled a 10K date on the calendar and […]

Fall Hiking Products for Families

As the weather cools, we Arizonans breathe a sigh of relief. We sit out in the garage, with a bowl of tortilla chips and medium salsa - playing with chalk and riding bikes until the orange sorbet sunset surprises us. We hold out hope that soon we will be able to pull out our boots […]

GIVEAWAY: Moving Comfort Endurance Capri

Tomorrow, my half-marathon plan says that I need to run five miles. It will be my longest run - ever. I'll be wearing a Nike v-neck shirt, New Balance tennis shoes, and Moving Comfort Endurance Capris. These capris are super stretchable, ultra-comfortable, and fantastically flattering. They lift the butt and hold in your stomach. Plus, […]

running - back at it

Tim and I sat down a few weeks ago to put together a fitness schedule. We've been running on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. We also try to add in a "bonus run" on the weekend - either that or a hike/long walk. Tim pushes the girls in the double jogger. I run alongside. We've […]

Dangers in the Wild (Mountain Lions, Bears, Rattlesnakes, etc.)

We go hiking as a family often. In the mountains. In the desert. Across rocks and over hills. We breathe fresh air. We activate our muscles. We observe plants, flowers, and animals. We soak in the sun, splash in the water, talk without distractions, and are filled with peace. When we tell friends & acquaintances […]

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