Staying active during pregnancy: Beth Rodden Climbing Pregnant study

Pregnancy and childbirth is a natural process, and many active women want to stay active as mums-to-be and new mothers.

How long to carry on climbing or running, how to adapt, and how to get active again after childbirth are personal choices, but when professional climber Beth Rodden became pregnant she felt there wasn’t enough information to support her to make those choices.

So Beth worked with two doctors to create a medical survey on climbing pregnant and post partum experiences to create the information she wished she had (the study also includes comparison notes from female runners).

I love Beth’s approach to enabling and supporting other women, you can read more about her experiences and the Climbing Pregnant study in her blog…

Climbing Pregnant: Medical Study Results

Fernanda Maciel runs up and down the highest peak in America in under 24 hours!

Yesterday I came across this awesome article on Redbull written by Ben Johnson about Fernanda Maciel the first woman to run up and down the highest peak in America in under 24 hours.

At 6,691m high, Aconcagua is incredibly steep covered in snow and ice, as well as that, at that hight Fernanda was also having to battle far thinner air and altitude sickness – no easy task! What makes this story amazing for me is Maciel’s determination and perseverance – her first two attempts failed (read more about that here) but she kept going and set record on what was her third attempt.

For the full story and more pictures click here!

Strong is the New Pretty, Kate T Parker Photography

Kate T Parker has produced a powerful set of photos of her daughters, titled ‘Strong is the New Pretty.’

“I wanted this series of images to show their boldness, their strength, and the beauty in them, as they are…”

Strong is the new pretty, the book, will be published by Workman Publishing spring 2017. Meanwhile you can see more photos from the series at Kate’s blog, and follow her on Twitter @ktparkerphoto.