About

November 6, 2011 § 15 Comments

Hi!

I’m Martha; a 41-year-old mom to twin girls who runs to stay sane and fit and balance the damage I can do with a bag of Oreos or a non portion controled bowl of ice cream (or two).

I consider myself a yogi having practiced for the past twelve years. Although I was blessed with a very bendy back, I struggle with core strength and still find it hard to get into the most binding and/or complicated (read beautiful/power filled) poses. Still I try, always returning to the mat for another go.

I love books and read when I can, but in my crazy busy world have become a a huge proponent of audiobooks (terrific tucked into my pocket when doing the dishes, folding laundry or just about any other mind numbing “mommyland” chores).

I write because I must; because it’s my outlet and my love. I am learning not to judge my work (not allowing myself to delete old posts) and am accepting that my job is to write and let the words speak for themselves.

I began Running in Mommyland as a way to document my life as I trained for my first marathon in March 2012. It’s been quite the adventure earning me new friends from across the globe and a serious addiction to social media (in all of its new and changing forms).

The marathon came and went (5:14) and was the culmination of a lifelong dream. New dreams and goals have been laid and I will run my next marathon (Miami 2013) in better shape, with a better plan and with a speedier time. and though struggling with a quadrecpt injury has forced me to reassess Miami 2013, I know for certain there will be another marathon in my future.

I should mention that I am not a doctor or a specialist of any kind. All of my opinions about training and health, food, fashion, child rearing, writing, etcetera, are my own.

Glad to have you visit and message me anytime!

XOM

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§ 15 Responses to About

  • I think it’s so interesting to read blogs like yours – I’m single with no kids, and I always think it’s hard for ME to balance my running life with the rest of life. Kudos to you! 🙂

    • Running in Mommyland says:

      Liz! Thanks for the input! I used to be a single girl living in New York, measuring the miles that I ran by the number of blocks I’d gone. It is definitely different now; different excitement and challenges! Like I said, I love your blog and added you to my favorites! I’m a terrible cook, so maybe I’ll bake up some your recipes that I know the fam will like! 🙂

  • eandme says:

    You can certainly do it! What marathon are you training for? I ran Cleveland, but I only have one baby.

    • Running in Mommyland says:

      Thanks! I’m training for the Duke Tobacco Road Marathon at the end of March 2012! I’m so excited, but really wish life would stop getting in the way so I could get some really long runs going! BTW, I agree with you about the Bob. It’s an amazing stroller, my kids were just too darned big by the time we bought it! 🙂

  • Wow what an inspiration! I don’t have kids and feel busy, so I can only imagine trying to train for a marathon while juggling it all! Good luck training 🙂 Glad I ran into your blog!

  • Hey – just found your blog from examiner.com. I too am training for my first full marathon (I attempted last year but got injured) and am also wanting to have kids next year so I’m going to follow along. Keep running!

  • Lori says:

    Good for you! I am on a similar journey- my first marathon is in March 2012 too! I am a 36yo divorced mom of four, so I understand the struggles. I am just starting a blog to keep me accountable and chronicle my journey as well!

    • Running in Mommyland says:

      Thank you for your comment! I’m excited to read your blog too! Mine has definitely become a really important part of my life. My outlet!

  • You GO GIRl!!!! Love the BLOG!!!! YAY!

  • I just stumbled upon your blog and love it. So excited for your journey and totally understand your struggles. I’m a Mom of 2 young boys and haven’t really trained for anything since they were born. I’m trying to be better about taking care of myself and over the past year I’ve discovered a new passion (surfing) and rediscovered an old one (running) and have started a blog too as my creative outlet! Can’t wait to read more.

  • Hi Mommyland – thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you have a pretty wonderful blog yourself, and I can’t wait to read more great posts!

  • I hear about the 15 pounds to lose – the more I run the more I eat – I’m sure I gain weight when training for a half! Good luck this month!

  • I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Love your blog, and I love remembering my time with my twins and my two older kids through your words. http://rundogcat.me/2012/06/25/i-feel-kinda-like-sally-field/

  • ilene says:

    I loved reading this! My first marathon was also the culmination of a lifelong dream – and our times were off by a minute of each other – LOL! I just love reading your blog – you have such an interesting POV. xo

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