About a Mother Runner

I’m Elizabeth Heiselt. I write and I run, among other things. I am a mom of two little boys and the wife of the handsome and talented Micah, who has been my running buddy since 2005.

I have absolutely no qualifications to suggest any mastery of running, fitness, nutrition, cooking, or parenting, and in fact, as far as I know, have no areas of expertise whatsoever. All I have is my passion, interest, and a little bit of experience. I am writing here with the hope that anyone who stumbles upon this blog is inspired in some way to keep themselves and their family happy, healthy, active, functional, and sane. Because that is exactly what I am trying to do myself.

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Comment from Heather
Time August 17th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I’m running my first post-baby race (5K) on October 2nd and haven’t officially started training yet. (Just running some mornings and doing other stuff other mornings.) Any quick training plans you’d recommend?

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Comment from lizzie
Time August 17th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

You read my mind, Heather. I’m planning on posting a training plan later this week. I really appreciate any other suggestions of what you want to see on here.

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Comment from Kathleen
Time August 20th, 2010 at 11:54 am

Lizzie-
I LOVE your blog. I am so glad you told me about it; I can’t stop reading it and have added it to my google reader. I’m also going to pass it along to another friend who is also a mom-runner. Looking forward to more reading! Thanks again!

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lizzie Reply:

I’m so glad you enjoy it, Kathleen. I hope it continues to be enjoyable. And thanks for passing it on as well. :)

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Comment from Arianne
Time April 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog :). I love reading about other mothers who are trying to lead and live a healthy lifestyle.

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lizzie Reply:

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you did. I’ll be keeping up on your blog as well!

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Comment from Julia Magnusson @ It’s Not Like a Cat
Time June 8th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

So glad I found your blog! I love it. I ran through both of my pregnancies, including a half marathon at 27 weeks. Good luck w/ your 10K tomorrow!

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lizzie Reply:

Thanks Julia! Good work on the half at 27 weeks! That’s inspiring.

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Comment from Nicole Cloutier
Time March 18th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Hi – we have a NASA astronaut who is a mother runner! She is available for interviews tomorrow if you are interested! visit the link above for background and call 281-483-8645 if you would like to request an interview for Tuesday afternoon! thanks!

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Comment from Jenna Jackson
Time July 26th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

My name is Jenna Jackson and I am the Fundraising Team Manager at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). This year, we’re launching a new event called the Million Mile Run and we’re asking your help to get the word out to your community of runners.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 275 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

To find a cure for childhood cancer, we’re going the distance…one million miles. That’s a long way, but a parent of a child with cancer would go that far (and then some) to find a cure. As a group of moms, I’m sure you can relate. We’d love to get your chapter or all of the chapters of you involved – by participating, blogging about it or however you’d like!

Join us during the month of September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) as we collectively run or walk one million miles to raise funds and spread the word of the need to support childhood cancer research.

How will it work?

10,000 teams (or individuals) x 100 miles = 1 million miles
We are recruiting 10,000 runners or walkers (or teams) who will run 100 miles each (or, for teams, collectively) throughout the month of September.

Pledges/mile x 1 million miles = Millions of dollars for kids with cancer
There is no fee to sign up, but we ask each individual or team to try to obtain pledges per mile. Just think, if we could collectively raise $10/per mile, we would raise $10 million for pediatric cancer research in just one month!

For our first year, we are mostly focusing on the awareness and miles, but of course donations help us continue our research! I’d love to talk more about how you can get involved. Please let me know if you’re available to talk next week.

Warmly,
Jenna

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