High Five Friday – Mom edition

Well it’s Friday again! which means thanks to Meg we have to do another HFF!

I really want all the moms out there to know that I have so much love and respect for you. As a mother I know what you go through, sacrificing whatever you have to for the benefit of your family. You GO girls!

There areΒ far too many momsΒ in this running blog community to link each and everyone of you (I’d be so upset if I missed one) so I just want to let you know that if you are a mom and you try your best to maintain a fit lifestyle this High Five is for you :)Β *palm smack*

double High Ten for the single moms out there and army wives! I respect you more than you know. You’ve got a tough job and I admire you for all your courage to do it alone.


I would like to invite ANY moms that visit my blog today to supply the link to their blog in the comments so that others can visit you and read your awesome stories – so link up!!!!!


Since this post is all about moms I thought I’d link up a few of my popular old posts that pertained to being a mother and/or helping moms get fit:

here’s my pregnancy weight loss story for those of you that haven’t read it.

not a mom but considering it? read this short reason why you may want to rethink it πŸ˜‰

want some help losing your after baby belly? – these are the things I did :)

Are you a mom that doesn’t run yet but wants to start??

– check out how I fell in love with running

and just because I love him so much – a Logan post :)


Today’s Friday Lyrical Quote (Thanks Christi) comes from one of my favourite bands: Radiohead from the song “Pyramid Song

There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt – I think this quote is so true, as most times when we’re afraid to do something once we do, it becomes less intimidating and we look back thinking, why did I doubt myself? why was I scared? πŸ˜‰ I think it pretty much sums up motherhood. We got this πŸ˜€Β 



1. what is one thing you were really scared to do but afterwards found it really wasn’t all that bad….maybe you even liked it?

for me being a mom was definitely something I was so scared to do but I love it now! also, I was super scared to scuba dive but once underwater I was so happy and so proud of myself for pushing through my fears and doubts to gain a new experience. :)

2. moms out there – link up :) and tell me one obstacle you’ve overcome by being a mother.

I have definitely learned to be more patient….and Logan is still trying to make me even more so πŸ˜‰ It’s been a struggle adapting to his needs but as I learn more about his needs, I learn more about mine and thus can take the appropriate steps to try and change for the better.Β 

3. For any men reading – let me know something you love about your wife or mother :)

I love that my mom has never needed a man in her life and has always provided us with a strong courageous role model :) thanks mom!Β 

27 thoughts on “High Five Friday – Mom edition

  1. Great post! A link-up gives me mixed emotions at the moment because I finally bought a domain name for my blog and it’s causing wonky problems until it gets settled. Hopefully by tomorrow it’ll work again! This is the new address (once it actually works).

    My kiddo is 6 months old – and I finally feel like I’m really BACK with running, but I still have 30 lbs to lose before my mountain climb in July. πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Mandy :) and thanks so much for your comment on my old post-prego post πŸ˜€ and the link you gave doesn’t work yet but I’ll definitely look forward to when it does – congrats on the new site!

      and 6 months isn’t old at all, you have tons of time for body recovery….it took 9 months to get there πŸ˜‰

  2. I’m always afraid of getting into the water for a tri. Once I’m in and start swimming I’m ok but it’s that leap that’s always a toughie for me!

    Being a mom is the same way! You know you have tough decisions but you can look back on the ones that worked out well and use them to go forward.

    • Oh Coy that’s awesome that you continuously push yourself through that – must feel so great when you’re done! πŸ˜€ I feel the same way before speaking in public but then love it once I get going :)

    • I’m sure your body will be even better! as I wasn’t fit prior, nor during pregnancy and only just started now πŸ˜‰ and thanks so much Sophie, I find most if not all of your posts inspiring!

  3. Moms DO deserve a huge high five! I’m in awe of my mom for putting up with all my smelly diapers haha
    That first picture of you and Logan is precious, he makes one heck of an adorable giraffe baby :)

  4. moms out there deserve a gagillion high fives…its one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs out there I think! (im not even a mom yet, ha!)

    i think the scariest thing I ever did was actually start my weight loss journey..it wouldve been much easier to continue on as I was but I pushed myself to do it anyways…probably another thing was giving up on journalism school even though i had worked very hard to get there…that kind of writing makes me miserable!

    • I remember when I first read about it on HRG :) you have come such a long way and you’re right – the hardest part is starting! look at you now!!!!! HIGH FIVE πŸ˜€

  5. Starting running was a big scary thing for me. I started running to train for the Wasatch Back Ragnar. It’s a super tough race and I trained out of fear! I never expected to fall in love with the sport.


    I would say the obstacle I have overcome as a running mother is depression. Running has helped me with this SO MUCH.

    High five to you, Ali! You are an awesome mom.

    • Wow Amylee, you know as much as I am shocked, it doesn’t surprise me (there’s a contradiction for you) that you tackled a huge race relay right away πŸ˜‰ hahaha you are so admirable in that way, you take on huge goals and surpass them πŸ˜€

      and running has also helped me with depression and anxiety ….I always wonder why I didn’t start sooner.

  6. Great post! I’m so glad that you started your healthy lifestyle and that you gave up smoking! It is the one thing I wish I could change about my grandmother, but at this point she’s 77 so I doubt she will stop.

    High Five to all of you moms out there!

    • Thanks Jamie and yes, I am glad I got rd of the cigs too – which is something I truly believed I’d be stuck with forever.

      When you come down (or up I guess) here I’ll give you the book I used to quit and you can pass it on to your Grandmother. It’s never to late to make a healthy change!

  7. Give me your stomach right this second..WOW!! What a fun idea for the AMAZING moms out there! LOVE your pictures!

  8. What a sweet post! You’ve got an inspirational story… I agree, definitely worth saluting moms who find time to stay fit, it’s a challenge! One thing I’ve overcome so far is learning to stop moving ahead on my to do list of chores, or whatever, and taking time to read, play, and give my daughter attention… some days it’s harder than I’d like it to be, but I don’t want to take these days for granted. Link ups a great idea, here’s mine: http://mommyrunfast.wordpress.com

  9. Being a Mum really teaches you endurance. You never get to quit. Mastitis? Too bad – you have to feed the baby regardless. The flu? That assignment that you said you’d type for your son is due the next day so just take some anti-inflammatories and harden up. Just sick of their whining? That’s just one of the prices you pay for that little bundle of joy.
    Honestly a marathon is kinda easy after you’ve raised a kid or two or three.


  10. High five back at ya!!
    My kids have taught me to manage my time. I used to be sooo busy before kids, I just didn’t manage my time well. Now I really am busy and if I want to get stuff done I HAVE to manage well.

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