Ali on the Run Show Episode 157: Motherhood Mondays with Julia Berteletti and Laura Green

“I’m wearing these massive pads that are like six inches deep and waddling around the house. I think I thought the first week would be rough. But it was a month out and I’m still rocking these massive pads. I was never told about that.”

Every week on these Motherhood Mondays episodes, I’ve asked my guests, “Who’s in your village?” I feel so lucky to be able to say that the two women on today’s show — Laura Green and Julia Berteletti — are in my village. Laura lives in Boston, and is mom to 10-month-old Jack. She’s a part-time physical therapist and the “community boss” for November Project, and is “very creative” about how she gets her work hours in while Jack does a part-time nanny share. Julia lives in Denver, CO, is mom to 8-month-old Max, and works full-time in an office while Max is in daycare. On this episode, we talk like we do every day, sharing perhaps too much about everything from breastfeeding, identity loss, and body image, to giving birth, relationships, emotional labor, and that first postpartum poop. We also talk about schedule-related anxiety, postpartum running, and guilt.

Thank you to Sweaty Betty for sponsoring Motherhood Mondays on the Ali on the Run Show! Go to and use code ONTHERUN for 20 percent off your purchase.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Getting to know Laura (3:00)
  • Getting to know Julia (8:20)
  • Breastfeeding and boob stuff (13:20)
  • How prepared did we feel for the postpartum period? (21:47)
  • Relationship stuff (35:00)
  • On postpartum running and body image (55:00)

What we mention on this episode:

November Project

Laura’s childbirth story via Wisconsin Notes

Kristin Mallon on Episode 136 of the Ali on the Run Show

Lauren Fleshman on Episode 103 of the Ali on the Run Show

Work, Play, Love with Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas

Boston Marathon

Brogan Graham

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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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