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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

Olympic medalist and mother of twins Lashinda Demus launches #GoWomanGo website
by anngaff
posted January 29, 2014 at 5:11pm

January 29, 2014 – Los Angeles  Lashinda Demus, one of the most decorated female hurdlers of all time and mother to six-year-old twin boys, is very excited to announce the launch of her new website, GoWomanGo.com. The website will be&nb...more

If co-ed youth sport is a Pandora’s Box, then Game On
by Fair Game News
posted January 15, 2014 at 9:39pm

    By Laura Pappano Much of the modern life has evolved — and at breakneck pace — but too many adults in positions of power continue to enforce a maddeningly old-fashioned mindset when it comes to young female athletes and co-e...more

Big 12 Women's Soccer Championship coming to Kansas City, kids camp held in conjunction
by anngaff
posted October 2, 2013 at 11:22am

via release  KANSAS CITY, MO (October 2, 2013) – For the first time, the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship is coming to Kansas City in November and will be held at the new Swope Soccer Village. The inaugural Big 12 Soccer Championship ...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Tiny Baby Completes First Race (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted June 12, 2013 at 9:00am

For Immediate Release (via Fleshmom and the Aviator) TINY BABY COMPLETES FIRST RACE Bend, OR, USA – Jude Eiger Thomas (JET) completed his first triathlon when he successfully exited mother Lauren Fleshman’s womb at 10:03pm on June 10, 2013. ...more

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