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What’s it like to run 100 miles at once? How do you train for something like that with children? How does fitness change after becoming a parent?
In this podcast, I speak with Suzy Goodwin of Run Lift Mom podcast about all things running and momming!
Meet Suzy Goodwin
Suzy is the marathon running Mom of 4 kids under age 7, including triplets that made her a Guinness World Record Holder in 2016
As Host of the Run Lift Mom podcast, Suzy interviews subject matter experts and shares tales from her ultra running adventures.
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In This Episode
- Running in various seasons of life
- Breaking down large goals into manageable pieces
- Tactical tips on running with a stroller
Running in motherhood
Running is a lifetime sport you can take into motherhood. You will need to change your mindset around pace, goals, and time for long efforts!
Having kids does not mean you’ll never see another personal record again- you’ll just need to train creatively for it by utilizing focused time management strategies.
Big Hairy Audacious Goals
“I broke it down into small, mentally manageable pieces” – Suzy Goodwin, on how to approach a 100 mile race
Suzy discussed breaking down each mile of her Guinness World Record race as well as a 100 mile ultra marathon into bite size pieces. This is advice you can use in any program, even as a beginner!
If you have a goal to tackle a 60 or 90 day program, break it down to months, weeks, and days as needed. Small wins create momentum!
Suzy provided tactical tips for running with a stroller (25:00) such as pre-planning routes, owning a flexible mindset and an acronym for head to toe good form:
- Wrists: relaxed, neutral with appropriate handlebar height.
- Abdomen: tight core
- Shoulders: down, relaxed. Away from your ears.
- Hips: aligned, be aware of pelvic tilt
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
She is quickly becoming recognized for her expertise and influence in her field!
Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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