Jenny Masche gave birth to sextuplets and ran a marathon a year after. How did she manage thát, you may ask while you grit your teeth thinking you were ecstatic when you were dressed before noon after a year?!
“Because they’re good sleepers,” Jenny Masche told Meredith Vieira during an exclusive interview on TODAY Thursday in New York. “As soon as I put them down at 7 o’clock at night, I’d literally throw my running shoes on and my friend and I would go and run for like two hours.”
What interests me about Jenny is the connection she sees between running and parenting!
“The marathon was so fun for me — until I hit 21 miles,” Jenny recounted. “Then you hit a wall. You push through and you’re so exhilarated.”
"It’s not unlike raising six children through the first year of life," she added.
“I hit walls taking care of them sometimes. I don’t want to get out of bed. But then you push past them and there’s something exhilarating on the other side.”
It has been a lot of work, the Masches admitted.
“Laundry is a never-ending process,” Jenny told TODAY. “We get them up, we feed them, change them, play with them, go for a nap, get them up, feed them, change them, play with them, they go for a nap. The routine is definitely the key to our success.”
So I'm sure you can see Jenny and I have a lot in common! We both see the connection between running and motherhood.
Now if only I could run a marathon...