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How to Motivate to Run if You're a Working Mom

Run and Train Like a Mother

We are pumped to share one of our fave stories from Fitness Magazine here on FitSugar!

Five years ago, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea immersed themselves in running while training for the Nike Women's Marathon together. While they had support from one another, they realized that there weren't many resources to help working moms balance race training with life.

"There is a huge community of women just like us: women who get up before the sun rises, lace up, and head out," McDowell says. "We wanted to write a book that spoke to those women — our tribe — that addressed the various reasons why we run." And that is how Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving — and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity was born. The pair's new book, Train Like a Mother, is in stores now and "fills in the gaps." You'll find motivation tips, "motherly advice," funny anecdotes, and nine busy-woman-friendly training plans for races from 5Ks to marathons.

We laughed, nodded in agreement, and dog-eared countless pages while reading Train Like a Mother, but nothing stood out quite like the running bucket list. It's like a fitness game full of fun challenges that you can start today! Here are a few bucket list items from the authors to get you started — check out the book for more or brainstorm your own ideas that will inspire you to "run this mother!"

Read on to get the bucket list!

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