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 Nine Months Shaped a New Tired Mom

No, not the nine months when you grow and carry a baby in your belly. These nine months revealed a different kind of challenge, and delivered a brand new, mentally robust badass mom. This is a story of an exhausted mom of three who wanted to test the limits of her human endurance, and what she learned during the journey. Wait a minute, can a busy mom with average fitness possibly get through swimming 3.8K, biking 180K and running a marathon 42.2K at the end? A mom that was never a swimmer or biker, and at best, an average runner? A mom that was beaten down by life? I had struggled with a mountain of responsibilities for years, and I was bagged, read my previous post. I was anxious and tired



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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