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Get Motivated: Mom Runs Marathon After Giving Birth to Six!

Jenny Masche recently ran a marathon and it's one for the books. No, she didn't break any records or finish first, but the point is that she ran it. See, Jenny completed the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego on May 31 and waiting for her at the finish line 5½ hours later were her six children: Sextuplets, who were not even a year old at the time.

The babies, all six of them, were born by Cesarean section and Jenny went into cardiac arrest during the delivery. So how did she go through surgery, heart failure, and figuring out how to raise six kids all while training for a marathon? Jenny recently told the Today show her simple training strategy, “As soon as I put them down at 7 o’clock at night, I’d literally throw my running shoes on and my friend and I would go and run for like two hours.”

Most new moms just want to hit the sack themselves so I am totally impressed! Now, on nights when the very last thing I want to do is go for a jog, I think of this story and it kicks my butt right into gear.


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