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By Cheryl Bac

What's Your Excuse?

Uploaded: Oct 17, 2013

By now, you may have heard about the Sacramento mom who posted a photo of her toned body with her three kids and the phrase "What's your excuse?" As a marathon runner, I understand the desire to stay fit and challenge your body; however, I take offense at her message.  Why am I not as fit as I was pre-baby?  Why has my fitness routine changed from 12 mile runs to 30 minute workouts?  Because, shockingly, my priorities have changed!

I applaud new mothers who are focused on staying healthy so they can chase after their kids on Saturday afternoons.  And more importantly, so they can be around to see their kids grow up.  But I would say that my excuse for no longer being marathon ready is that I want to spend Saturdays with my son rather than on the road.