Let's say you are a highly motivated mom. Running may be just the ticket to fitness for you. But even the most gung-ho athletes among us can use some help to stay warm and active in January.
See Mommy Runconnects running moms with kindred spirits in their area. Brainchild of Andrea Vincent, a DC Mom and runner, the site matches moms with similar paces and workout times. The founder started the site in 2004 to match women and with running and walking groups. After all, as Vincent says, moms are important role models. So far there are more than 30,000 members with 3,300 groups on the roads and running. The site is packed with tips and advice for novices and serious runners.
Calories burned 100 for each mile run. (3 miles at 10 min per mile = 300 calories)
Besides burning tons of calories, running can be a great family activity (To read up on baby joggers, check out my review) Besides a stroller, you'll need to keep baby warm in the cold months. I like the machine washable Bundle Me from JJ Cole. Available in four colors this cozy snuggle bag will keep baby happy on blustery morning jogs. $49.95 infant and $59.95 for toddler
Post run, keep baby's skin moist and supple with Mustela's baby products. I pick the Mustela Gentle Baby Soap with Cold Cream Nutri-protective for the chilly months. The special formula uses natural palm extracts and Mustela Cold Cream and is a dream for babe's with delicate skin. $29.99 for lotion and soap set.