Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I wanted to put together a list of basics. My must have items when it comes to running. In later posts I will go into more details, but this is just a quick list. I will be discussing how to choose the best running shoes for you, the difference between cotton clothes and dri-fit, and many more running accessories that makes your runs more enjoyable!

The Jogging stroller:
We have a version of this stroller. A must for a jogging stroller is that the front wheel has to swivel! You don't want to be lifting up the stroller every time you take a turn.  I like this stroller it has been great for us.
...but definitely when we decide to have another baby we're investing into this bad boy.... Ahhh... its beautiful! Everyone knows the B.O.B. Strollers rock!

The Nike Plus System:
Notice my fun little widget on the side bar that tracks my runs!?! Well, its AWESOME! It has been a real motivation. I wish it was around back in our track days. I'm a HUGE fan and have talked about it before on my other blog. Check out this post. It explains a little more how it works. 
Good Running Shoes:
Are SOOO important! We typically put 350 miles on each pair. Its great motivation. Put in the miles, get new shoes. Incentives are good.
My current shoes right now are... 
Running Clothes:
Recently I've been getting the good running gear. Its great to reward yourself as you reach your goals. I'll be talking about this soon also. Once I got the top of the line stuff I cant go back. Its made the world of difference. Comfort is key. Seriously, this doesn't have to be expensive. You can find this Nike dri-fit outfit at Ross or TJ Maxx. I love checking Sports Authority for sales as well. You just always have to be on the search. My favorite running apparel at the moment is different versions of this outfit...
Toddler items:
I make sure I have all of "Easy's" comforts with him in the stroller. He has his blanket, binky, snacks, sippy cup... and the No Throw tether strap for me (so he doesn't chuck the cup into the street). It fits around "Easy's" sippy cup which is attached to the stroller. There will be a review/giveaway on this item soon on my Mommy-Momo blog

Obviously you don't need all these items to get your runs in. This is just stuff I've come across that has made my runs easier and fun.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What this blogs all about...

I've decided to start this “Momo Runner” blog both because of my passion for running and what I see so many of us going through on a daily basis. We work so hard to be incredible mothers and wives, yet forget how to take care of ourselves. We forget that health and fitness not only makes us feel better, but also gives us the stamina to really be a part of the lives of our loved ones.

I enjoy everything running does for me, which makes me want to share my experiences with others. I plan to talk with fellow moms who also struggle to get their workouts in. Motivate each other and cheer each other on. I'd love to share workout tips, great articles I find helpful or interesting, healthy recipes, the newest and cutest workout gear, and pretty much my sweat, tears, and success!

Also, from time to time the hubby will be writing guest posts for some different perspective. He was a high school CIF pole vault champ and State Finalist, NCAA National college pole vault qualifier, coached college track for 5 years, and is still an all around work out nut. He has some great things to contribute, so keep an eye out for his comments.

So here we go! I am “Mommy-Momo” and this is the “Momo Runner” blog