Monday, November 5, 2007

Marathon Mommy: Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe is One Fit Mom!


Paula Radcliffe, British long distance runner and world record holder for the women's marathon, took the 2007 New York City Marathon this past Sunday and came in one second faster than her 2004 win!

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What makes her so amazing above her marathon career is the fact that she has a 10 month old daughter! Plus her career was basically absent for the past two years, yet she triumphed and came back stronger than ever.

What made the biggest difference?

Fitness was a priority in her life. She ran throughout her pregnancy all the way up to giving birth to daughter Isla in January 2007. Post baby, Paula stayed true and consistent with her fitness program, despite post-pregnancy obstacles and even an injury.

“…Motherhood has made me much more positive. Isla has made a big difference to the way I think.
Before, I would have got down about an injury setback like this one. But now I'm not just thinking about myself. I can't be depressed.

I have a baby to look after and she doesn't care whether her mum is injured or running. I am happier because she is amazing - and being happy helps the healing process.”














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I hope you find inspiration and courage in this Fit Yummy Mummy's story. Take a lesson from her attitude, her ability to stay positive and her commitment to fitness and make a difference in your life today.

4 comments:

lloydy said...

I love you site and your blog! Yes Paula Radcliffe is an inspiration to us all not just the Yummy Mummies! If you look at pregnancy as an injury, you are totally set back from your normal routines of daily life and how you used to excersie for around 9 months. However doesn't mean to say that you have to stop exercising and forget about being focussed. When you could see Paula being overtaken at mile 25 you could see the determination in her eyes...she was in agony...I know I have done the NY Martahon myself!But she never gave up and all her determination and hard training paid off....she is phenomenal and a role model to all new Mums!
Marathon running is not easy anyway, but Paulas comeback from having a child is a statement in itself.....anything is achieveable if you really want it and that goes for all goals in life!
So now matter how big your goal is; keep going and stay focussed and never give up!

Jamie Lloyd BSc RKC
Fat Loss Specialist and Kettlebell Coach
www.russiankettlebellsuk.com
'Helping sick and tired people reach thier peak'

lloydy said...

For more information on goalsetting and strength training contact Jamie Lloyd jamie@jlpersonaltraining.com

ailene said...

Way to go Paula!!! :)

Rachel said...

Great inspirational story. Love reading about women accomplishing big fitness goals!