Mom Sexy Fridays: Runners Are Mom Sexy (and ANYONE Can Be One)

No, you aren’t hallucinating — this is a Mom Sexy Fridays post. I know, I know — it’s been forever since I’ve had one go up, but give me a break, ok? I’m doing the best I can since I went back to work full-time a little over 4-months-ago (I’m LOVING my new job, by the way.)

And since it’s been so long since I’ve had someone guest post and help spread the Mom Sexy love, I can’t think of anyone better to get me back on the bandwagon than Sarah from In the Trenches of Mommyhood. She’s totally one of my best bloggy peeps (even though it’s been rumored that the two of us are nothin’ but trouble when we get together.)


Sarah & her boys

Sarah had a mind once.  Now she has children.
With a husband and three sports-loving sons, Sarah’s Boston trenches are full of balls – literally and figuratively.  She is a habitual nail-biter, Coke Zero drinker and cabernet-lover, and her personal blog chronicles her oftentimes guilt-riddled working motherhood journey and her quest for non-pee-smelling bathrooms.
Check out Sarah’s blog In the Trenches of Mommyhood and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


I just completed my third half marathon this past weekend.  I know, I can’t believe it either.

I never thought running could be Mom Sexy, but trust me, it is.

Well, not the actual physical act of running. I’m more of a trudger than a runner. Or, for that matter, the immediate aftermath: sweatiness and shortness of breath are NOT Mom Sexy!

But you know what IS Mom Sexy?

Feeling strong. Feeling confident. Feeling proud because you can run 13.1 miles (in a row!) without stopping.

And running does that for me.

Another Mom Sexy benefit to running is this: ALONE TIME. How often do we, as overworked and underappreciated CEO’s of our Trenches, get to have 30 minutes or an hour to ourselves, to do something beneficial for both our mental and physical health?

Running gives you this time.

And you know what? Anyone can be a runner.

Let me repeat that. ANYONE can be a runner.

Yes, you. And you. And you.

Have you ever stood at the finish line of a race, whether it’s a 5k, a 5-miler or heck, even a marathon?

Runners come in all different shapes, sizes and ages.

How’s that for Mom Sexy?!

Do you think you want to be a Mom Sexy runner? Check out my blog section titled Sarahviz Runs for motivation and guidance!

(And pssstt…I hear The Mommyologist herself has started the Couch to 5K program!)


  1. 1
    Shell says:

    Another marathon? You are awesome, Sarah!

    Two of my favorite peeps in the same place. xo

  2. 2
    Marta says:

    Congrats on the half marathon! That is a big achievement. I still think I prefer my online time in my bed in front of Mad Men, but I do see how running is mom sexy!

  3. 3

    Nice job!! I agree – running is definitely Mom Sexy. I contemplated running a half last summer, but then realized how much running I would have actually had to do in order to train for that, ha! But maybe next summer, once baby #2 is here and fully settled into life, and I have some semblance of physical endurance back. 😉

  4. 4
    Heather says:

    You are my idol, Sarah!

    And I totally agree that anyone can be a runner. I mean if I can do it that pretty much says it all.

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    Robin says:

    I’ve been contemplating getting back into running… Maybe I should. I really do need to get my mom-sexy back.

  6. 6

    Wow Sarah! I’m impressed. I recently started a return regime to pre-pregnancy fitness with 3 mile walks every morning and it seems to be doing the trick! Scary how difficult it is to shed weight after the little one!

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