My Journey in Motherhood

This is a story about my journey in motherhood and how I transformed myself from a sleep-deprived, depressed mother of three children, living in foreign countries while completely lost in life, looking for meaning in my own uprooted life, to a strong, driven, passionate and happy Ironmom. This journey has taken me from very dark places to inspire others to bust through their own self-limiting thoughts by challenging myself and finding out what my body and mental strength can achieve in full distance triathlon.

We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Tired Mom Runs serves as a vessel to project my passions and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me and how I have channeled difficulties into possibilities of growth and wellness.

At its' darkest moments, my adventurous soul took a deep dive into postpartum depression. I will also talk about how running saved my life and guided me back to the light, and how cultivating my lifelong passion for exercise guided me back to living my life to its fullest.

My mission is to help mothers find their guiding bubbling light and helping them find their true potential and happiness.

Mom guilt. Mind Games. Excuses. Self-imposed limitations. Lack of confidence. Self-doubt. No subject is off-limits.

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Xo, Marjaana

So, sit back, relax, and read on.


How I Became "Tired Mom Runs" And How I Rediscovered My Passion

My curiosity took me around the world and deep into depression, but I also found the silver lining. This is my story from being a promising athlete, to devastatingly losing my dreams and identity. It is a fairytale of becoming an adventurer in life, to becoming an expat wife and a mother, and a survivor of postpartum depression. And ultimately, how I overcame depression with one short run at a time. I've traveled the world, seen some of the richest and the poorest countries, some amazing sceneries, and lived my life to the fullest. I thrive on change and challenge, but motherhood brought me to a halt I did not expect and struggled to cope with. Until I rediscovered my passion. As long as I c

Introduction to Tired Mom Runs

You may or may not know me. Give me 5 minutes of your time and I will introduce myself. This is me in 2014. The most tired version of myself. Utterly exhausted by life. Don't worry. It gets better. During the next few months, I will share my story and life learnings in more detail, but first I wanted to tell you why I am doing this. I have been mulling this idea about how nobody is in this life alone. Although someone keeps telling you we are born alone and die alone. Utter bullshit. We all share this planet together. We share life experiences in a very profound humane way. However lonely life at times gets, there are always someone out there who in a deep level understands the pain we are e



Marjaana Rakai (MSc Kinesiology) is a running and skiing coach, personal trainer and nutrition specialist, and the Founder and CEO of Be Sisu Fit. Marjaana is an age-group Ironman Athlete, cross-country skier, and a runner. She loves to teach women and men to run & ski & take charge of their health

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