Michele Gonzalez

Ali on the Run Show Episode 87: What’s New With You Week with Michele Gonzalez

“I felt relieved. I knew mentally and physically, I was not ready to be on that starting line.” —Michele Gonzalez

The last time Michele Gonzalez (AKA “NYC Running Mama”) was on the show, she was gearing up to run the 2017 Boston Marathon. During that episode, Michele and I joked about someday being pregnant at the same time — and now here we are, both expecting babies this fall! Michele is a full-time working mom of two, and her third child is due in November. On this episode, she talks about her pregnancy, what her running looked like over the past year, and whether she has any postpartum running goals. She also shares her secrets for snapping those gorgeous sunrise running photos!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Michele shares all the exciting news about her pregnancy (1:45)
  • How Michele’s recent running goals factored into her decision to have a baby right now (8:30)
  • How Michele dealt with and got through a tough running year in 2017 (11:45)
  • Whether Michele has any big postpartum running goals, and the pressure she felt in the past to return to running and racing soon after having a baby (16:00)
  • Michele opens up about whether she’s worried to take time off from work post-baby (21:00)
  • Michele’s best advice for getting back into the workforce after taking time off to raise a family (28:45)
  • Michele shares her secret to getting those gorgeous sunrise running shots (31:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Michele Gonzalez on Episode 19 of the Ali on the Run Show

Mary Johnson, Michele’s coach

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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