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Top Reasons Girls & Young Women Need Sports
by Pretty Tough
posted November 13, 2014 at 12:24pm

(Original Post) I remember being told by my male gymnastics coach once when I was younger: “You run like a girl.” As I walked back towards the end of the line after finishing my vault routine, I recall thinking to myself: “But I am a gir...more

Training Log: 7 Weeks Postpartum via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 24, 2014 at 10:17am

  Monday: 50 minutes light progressive run (still tight from Saturday) Tuesday: 8.3 miles 7:40-8:00 Wednesday: 30 min recovery Thursday: 8.3 miles w/ 2 miles fast (6:25, 6:21) & 5x 1 min fast, full jog recovery (5:35-5:55) Friday: 45 min progre...more

Weighing in via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 20, 2014 at 10:19am

If you clicked on the link to my blog thinking that I was going to tell you how much I weigh post-baby, I'm sorry I misled you. I was going to write about the "weight" issue, pregnancy weight, and post pregnancy weight and why I think we (men, ladies, hum...more

Alyssa Milano Expands Touch Brand to Include a Maternity Collection
by A Glam Slam
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:13pm

Alyssa Milano is expanding her Touch by Alyssa Milano brand to include its first collection of maternity wear. Touch originally launched in 2007, offering female fans a wide array of fashion-forward, sports-licensed apparel and accessories, acro...more

How Sports Can Prevent More Fergusons
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 6, 2014 at 2:48am

Russia’s Natalya Antyukh and I have competed against each other many times on the biggest of stages. We respect each other as competitors, and when the race is over, we know the best woman on that day won. (August 31, 2011 – Source: Michae...more

Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier
by Sports Girls Play
posted August 10, 2014 at 3:38pm

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but find it very helpful to revisit at this time of the year! Our kids go back to school soon but many of our mid-west friends have kids who go back to school this week.  For us the first week of s...more

Game On! Campers Making Sports News: Congrats to Lexi S
by Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:57pm

Congrats to Lexi S for completing her first 5K on July 26, 2014, running in the Big 10 race. According to her proud parents, she ran in the spirit of her Game On! team Wisconsin, which by the way also happens to be her dad’s alma mate...more

Pregnancy running log week 31, 32, 33 via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted July 9, 2014 at 9:42pm

One unfortunate event occurred during week 32...I am now unable to handle running on the road. The ligament pain when logging miles outside is just too much for me, plus the humidity is so high right now I struggle to breath throughout most of the run. Th...more

The Great Dilemma: Public Schools vs Private Schools via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted June 21, 2014 at 10:06am

The twins are on a swim team that practices at a private Jewish school in town. Of course, we parents have lots of different conversations while watching our kids practice together. One of the topics that came up the other day is whether to send c...more

Pregnancy running log 7 months via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 18, 2014 at 8:04pm

This week was a challenge. My husband was gone from Sunday-Saturday to Eugene for NCAA Track and Field Championships so running was (sort of) the last thing on my mind. I was more concerned with how I would manage single-parent mode all week at just a few...more

Working Parents who Travel: Get Some Face Time via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted June 10, 2014 at 8:57pm

The Twindigs’ birthday is June 5th. This year, after being sick with an infection the weekend before, I decided it was best to withdraw from the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5th and celebrate my babies’ birthday while getting my s...more

Pregnancy running log week 29 (whew!) via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:11pm

Monday: 5 miles (did my new morning loop. A bit of ligament pain! Argh so frustrating. I am so slow I feel like a turtle!) Tuesday: 5 miles (basically a repeat of Monday. Yay me.) Wednesday: 40 min on the treadmill. No ligament pain, slept a little late...more

Free Printable Summer Camp Packing List
by Sports Girls Play
posted June 6, 2014 at 3:09pm

I originally posted this list a few years ago, but it continues to be a very popular post, so I decided to give it a quick update – especially as we start getting my daughter packed for camp. Summer is here and I know there are athletes all over t...more

Pregnancy training log week 28 via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 1, 2014 at 9:41am

Monday:50 min run. Hot, many walk breaks. Felt horrible. Maybe went 5 miles if lucky.Tuesday: 65 min total (35min run, 25 min elliptical with intervals of 3,2,1 x2) I tried running pick ups on the treadmill yesterday and it was just too much for my pelvic...more

Welcome back third trimester! via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half (half in the am and half in the pm) to see if it helped my energy levels throughout the day. For about two days I think I felt pretty g...more

A Mother’s Day Celebration of Female Athletes
by Pretty Tough
posted May 8, 2014 at 8:38pm

(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2014, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.) Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That...more

Tired via @MegganFranks #runchat
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 18, 2014 at 8:27pm

Ok, I have a confession. Running 50 mpw midway through your second trimester while putting in 45-50 hr work weeks will really knock you on your butt....epecially if you have to be in single parent mode most of the week (my husband has a ridiculous travel ...more

Running for two
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 2, 2014 at 10:07am

Most know now that Houston and I are expecting our second child in August this year. I am started to look and feel very pregnant, my belly is about twice as big as it was with my first child and I am running short on wearable clothing. I have continued to...more

Women's Global Event Returns!
by DiscGolf4Women
posted February 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

This record-breaking Women's Disc Golf Event returns in 2014...more

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