Mom Pumping While Running a Half Marathon
Nothing Stops This Dedicated Mom From Pumping — Not Even a Half Marathon
Running a half marathon is a major accomplishment whether you're a mother or not. But when you decide to tackle those 13.1 miles just a few months postpartum, it takes the incredible feat to an entirely new level.
Anna Young, who nurses her 5-month-old daughter, didn't let the demands of running a race stop her from keeping to her schedule of pumping breast milk. In an incredible photo that is inspiring moms across the internet, Anna can be seen boldly pumping alongside other runners as she continues her trek with a backpack for the gear in tow.
Some competitors lack the coordination to even sip water without breaking their stride, but Anna incredibly pumped while still making her way toward the finish line. She explained that she had to leave for the race at just 4:30 a.m. to make it to the start on time.
"I nursed my daughter before I left my house, pumped after running the first 8 miles and nursed her after I made it past the finish line," she said on the Occupy Breastfeeding Facebook page alongside the powerful photo. "This group and Le leche league motivated me to find a way to run my race and take care of my daughter."