August 24 2016
There are so many takeaways from the amazing performances in Rio this year.
Sarah Canney, Rochester, NH
For a long time, I ran simply to burn calories—but then running became more than that. Running was (and is) a chance for me to test my physical and mental limits, to see what I am capable of. I was really timid and shy in high school. But when I started running, I learned to quiet self-doubt and to trust my own strength. In a way, I discovered who I could be. I hope my kids see me working hard and pursuing big goals and feel like they can do the same.
Mom-tested trick for fitting in a run:
When you’ve got three little kids all on different schedules, you’ve just got to roll with it.Sometimes being flexible means getting up super early so I’m available during the day. Other times if I’m up all night with the baby,it means running on the treadmill during nap time or packing up all three and the triple stroller and heading to the trail. Sometimes it means not running at all.
Go-to piece of gear:
My Oiselle bras! The fact that they aren’t super compressive means that when I get back from a run all sweaty, I can easily lift the bra and nurse the baby.