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Over the din of our iPods and kids’ bickering, we heard you mother runners asking us to do a radio show. You told us you want to listen to us chat as you run–or fold laundry or cook dinner. Well, here goes.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #113: Questions and Answers

On this week’s running podcast, Sarah and Dimity dive into a new batch of questions culled from the AMR Facebook page. The mother runners steer Emily away from potato chips and toward Nuun to satisfy her sodium cravings after sweat session, then debate the next step up—salt tablets. They dive into pointers for running while pregnant, then the next step from there: tips on running form while pushing a stroller. Along the way, they also weigh in on the debate regarding when—if ever—to try a marathon. The show wraps with perhaps the tastiest, most-fully baked analogy rationalizing the importance of a pre-race taper.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #112: When To Stop Training for a Race

Sometimes training is the easy route: Dimity opens up about her decision to stop swimming-biking-and-running in her pursuit of Ironman 70.3 Boulder triathlon. From that bold decision springs a conversation between Dimity and Sarah about the reasons why to stop training for a race, including injury, time constraints, and lack of enthusiasm. They sprinkle in comments from other mother runners, like this from Krystal: “Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in what I feel I should do, rather than what I want to do. It takes a lot to simply admit that right now is not the time, and even more to actually act on that realization.”

The ladies kick off the show tell the tale of getting lost on a recent urban excursion, mistakenly tacking on extra miles to a run.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #111: Tips for Getting a Great Race Photo

Dimity and Sarah aren’t embarrassed to admit that snagging an awesome race photo is one of the top five reasons they run a race. You too? Then listen up as the ladies have loads advice and anecdotes about how to look your best—and blitziest—in action. Find out why the mother runners insist you wear a running skirt or capris—black only, please—and why you need to save the race tee for another day. Sharing tips they learned from interviewing a professional photographer, the gals tell you how to avoid sharing the frame with a shirtless, pot-bellied dude (or other random racers) and what not to do when you cross the finish line. And they spend a lot of time describing the perfect arms-in-the-air, I-am-triumphant pose.

But first: Find out how Laura Ingalls Wilder and Steve Jobs made an appearance in the life of Sarah’s family—and other end-of-school-year madness.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #110: Cheers! Adrienne Martini Serves up Debut Half-Marathon

Sarah and Dimity are joined by Adrienne Martini, mother runner, college professor, and author, who is fresh off running her first half-marathon. Adrienne reveals why she ran laps for many of her training runs, and how she kept herself entertained on long runs. The newly minted half-marathoner shares the internal dialogues she had with herself before runs, when she struggled to escape the orbit of her house. Recapping her race, she talks about why Mile 7 was both a relief—and a hurdle. First up, though: Listen to Sarah marvel at the joy—and blue ribbons—her 8-year-old twins are discovering at the local track.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #109: AMR Prove It Challenge Accompaniment

Dimity and Sarah recorded this nearly hour-long podcast to inspire, motivate, and entertain women as they undertake the completion of the AMR Strava Prove It Challenge. The words of racers populate this special podcast, along with 30-second snippets of about 10 songs. Along the way, Little Dimity makes a guest appearance, and hear how one gal recently ran with Boston Marathon legend Kathrine Switzer. The mother runners suspect this will be a podcast that gets put on frequent rotation.

To take part in our upcoming 13.FUN Challenge, click here.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #108: Talking S#!t with Author Mary Roach

The mother runners were thrilled to welcome Mary Roach, best-selling author of clever non-fiction like Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers and Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal. Like food through the digestive track, the conversation moves from top to bottom, but it fairly quickly centers on poop. But not before talking flatus (that’s fancy-talk for “fart,” folks). Perhaps most satisfying for SBS is when Mary validates Sarah long-held theory on her parasympathetic colon. The introductory chitchat even dwells on a tush-related topic: Dimity shares her attempts to cure her son of constipation, which is most likely the root cause of his frequent bedwetting. (The book the gals mention several times is called It’s No Accident.)

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Another Mother Runner Radio #107: Time Management Tips from Jill Farmer

Dimity and Sarah suspect you’re in the same proverbial boat they often are: drowning in seeming “must-do’s” and “gotta-get-done’s.” So they brought on Jill Farmer, a time- and life-management coach in St. Louis, to help unravel the busy cluster of mother runners’ lives. Jill shares some insightful, yet delicious simple, solutions on how to shed some stress and get more done in a day. (Including making sure you have enough time for your all-important runs!) We love that she even uses running terms, like “bigger strides, longer goals” as analogies for accomplishing more in life. But before the mother runners dive into the de-stressing discussion, find out where Dimity and her family went for spring break—and why it didn’t feel very spring-y.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #106: Two Friends + Boston Marathon 2014

With Dimity on Skype, Sarah is joined in the studio by Dana Sullivan and Santha Cassell, two longtime BRFs (best running friends) who both ran the 2013 Boston Marathon. These Portland moms talk about the journey—months of hard training and several marathon attempts spread out over a few years—that lead them to the Hopkinton, MA, starting line. Then they share their experiences on April 15, 2013. (Spoiler alerts: Neither Santha nor Dana reached the finish line and neither were injured in the blasts.) The four mother runners dive into Dana’s decision to return to run this year’s Boston Marathon—and why, mid-training-cycle, Santha decided against it. This show is a moving tribute to running friendships and perseverance.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #105: Demystifying the Track

With spring racing season upon us, the mother runners decided it was time to banish any intimidation you might be feeling about track workouts. Dimity and Sarah welcome Carl Leivers, a certified USA Track and Field certified running coach in Atlanta, to help make track workouts less daunting and more “enjoyable” (that being a relative term…). He deciphers all those numbers—e.g., 10 x 400, 6 x 800, 4 x 1000—as well as helps the gals figure out what all the lines mean. He gives pacing tips, including a pointer that’s especially welcome to Sarah. Plus, find out what Dimity’s going to yell at SBS the next time she catches up with her at an airport.

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Another Mother Runner Radio #104: Q&A for Early Spring 2014

Before jumping in to answer questions culled from the AMR Facebook page, Sarah talks about her busy running-related morning and Dimity admits to finally “committing” to a workout for her mid-June 70.3 Ironman triathlon. The Ironmother reveals her clever multi-media strategy for getting fired up for intervals. (Hint: It’s a medley involving Kevin Spacey and the band fun.) Then the ladies suggest ways for Jackie (or you!) to like running—or at least like having run.  They talk about importance of the oft-overlooked runner’s upper body, tossing out a bevy of at-home exercises. Sarah shares a plethora of pointers for a lunchtime run, garnered from her running partner who holds down a full-time job. The mother runners reveal what supplements they take—and which ones they are fazing out. Finally, find out what Dimity has in common with Patti Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker.

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