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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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Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
sldc sldc 8 years
She is a stronger woman than I...
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
i saw the story of this family on discovery health channel not too long ago, and it ended with her saying she was going to start training for a marathon. good for her that she followed thru! and BTW, this woman looked AMAZING after giving birth to sextuplets!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Wow, All my excuses seem silly. She has SIX babies and still runs. Good for her! :)
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
exercise gives me more energy throughout the day, but it must be giving Jenny crazy energy. i hope i can be this kind of mom. she's a great motivation for women but also to her children.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
Congratulations to Jenny! What a great roll model for all women!
kia kia 8 years
Stories like this make all my pitiful little excuses to miss a run seem even more pathetic. Go Jenny!
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