We already knew moms are pretty much the most badass people on earth, but this mom really deserves some special recognition. Anna Young decided to run a half-marathon five months after having a baby—a major feat in and of itself—but add on top of that the fact that she pumped while she ran ... and, well, give her all the awards.
The breastfeeding mom from Salt Lake City shares in a Facebook post that she had to leave the house at 4:30 a.m. for a 6:45 a.m. race and that she nursed her infant daughter right before she left. But since she didn't really know how long it would take her to complete the race, she brought along a hand pump just in case.
Young ended up needing to pump around mile 8 when, unknown to her, a race photographer caught her multitasking like a boss. When she later saw the picture online, she was surprised, but decided to share it with the Occupy Breastfeeding Facebook group.
She writes, "This group and Le Leche League motivated me to find a way to run my race and take care of my daughter."
To date, the post has garnered over 11,000 likes and over 2,000 shares with women everywhere cheering her on.
The incredible mom tells Huffington Post, “Even though I was nervous about pumping during my race, I hope it helps other mothers to not be afraid to nurse their children in public. I want other moms to see that you can still take time to do the active things you love and nurture your baby. Breastfeeding and motherhood does not limit what I am capable of, it only enhances it.”
Photographs by: Anna Young