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 58: AMR Virtual 5K Accompaniment
Dimity and Sarah recount a brutally hot run they recently survived in Sacramento, showing sometimes they don’t heed their own advice. After their done laughing at their own stupidity (and chafing!), they answer a few questions from mother runners, including how to come back from a stress fracture and how to run races on a budget. Finally the mothers ponder how to stay motivated and gain satisfaction despite slowing down, and SBS admits she’s actually been contemplating stepping up to an ultramarathon. Listen all the way through to hear the debated word of the week.
Another Mother Runner Radio 56: AMR Virtual 5K Accompaniment
In an extra-special, hour-long podcast, Dimity and Sarah offer advice and encouragement for gals running the Another Mother Runner Virtual 5K. They talk about the importance of getting a little goofy in a race, yet also fighting like a warrior to make a goal. Songs get woven into the mix, everything from One Direction to P!nk, Macklemore, Flo Rida, Alicia Keys, and Dimity’s fave, The Avett Brothers. Along the way, they cheer on Roz, Karen, Sharon, Jennifer, Connie, and a host of other mother runners gunning for the finish line. Go, girls, GO!
Another Mother Runner Radio 55: The NuttZo Lady
Dimity and Sarah dig in with Danielle LiVolsi, the mother of three who created the delicious and nutritious nut and seed butter called NuttZo. Find out how the textured yumminess made its way from her home food processor—where Danielle whirred together nuts and seeds to provide a hearty and healthy food for her two adopted-from-Ukraine sons—to being Dr. Oz’s number-one must-have food. Danielle also shares details of Project Left Behind, a non-profit she and her husband founded to help orphanages in places as far flung as Nepal and Peru. Before the gals get to the good works, Sarah talks about her mindset for the Vancouver Marathon, which she might be running even as you read these words.
Another Mother Runner Radio 54: Training Tips from Two in the Thick of It
Sarah and Dimity trade training tips as they both stare down starting lines: Sarah is set to run the Vancouver Marathon in a mere week, while Dimity now has less than two months to go until Ironman Couer d’Alene. They share secrets on how to keep workouts—and yourself—feeling fresh. Some of the advice is even packaged in easy-to-remember snippets, such as, “Need a day, take a day,” and “If you’re shoes aren’t working for you, ditch ’em and switch ’em.” Thankfully, the conversation does not erupt into the word Sarah learns how to pronounce.
Another Mother Runner Radio 53: The Boston Marathon Tragedy through the Eyes of Two Mother Runners
Dimity and Sarah each talk to a mother runner who ran the 2013 Boston Marathon to hear the story in their own words. Melissa Fryback of Portland dug deep and set a PR (3:43:46) but had barely 20 minutes to celebrate before the blasts, while Katherine Sullivan and her friend Becky Stouder finished just ahead of the terrifying explosions. We cried while talking with these strong women, and we suspect more tears will be had while listening to them. Let them mix with your sweat on your next life-affirming run.
Another Mother Runner Radio 52: Runner’s World Editor Tish Hamilton Talks about Squeaking into Boston Marathon
With mere hours to the start of Boston Marathon, listen as Sarah and Dimity talk with Tish Hamilton, executive editor of Runner’s World and mother of one, who is about to run her 10th Boston (and 42nd marathon!). The gals gab like the longtime pals they are, about everything from Tish “squeaking” out yet another Boston-qualifying time to her fitting in runs as a solo parent. The ladies all admit they’re not willing to give up wine and ice cream to get faster. And Tish lets Sarah break a rough revelation to dear (read: hopelessly naïve) Dimity.
Another Mother Runner Radio 51: Kara Goucher Talks about Running Boston Marathon, and Answers Your Questions
Kara Goucher in the house! Dimity and Sarah gleefully interview Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher as she preps for her third Boston Marathon. Kara answers questions from @TheMotherRunner Twitter followers, like about running while pregnant three years ago and how her training has changed since then. She talks about cooking dinner for her husband, Adam, and son, Colt, nearly every night—then often debating cookie v. brownie for dessert. When talk turns to staying mentally tough, Kara admits why she now races in sunglasses. And she shares her new mantra for racing Boston.
Another Mother Runner Radio 50: Coach Christine Answers Virtual 5K Training Questions
Sarah and Dimity bring on Coach Christine Hinton to enlighten all of you who are now four weeks into training for the AMR Virtual 5K—or training for any race. The ladies talk about how to maintain an even pace while running and how to get over a sucky run. (Everyone has ‘em!) They delve into the topic of best foods for fueling and recovery methods. And they shed light on the burning question of how to get faster. But first they talk about Dimity’s ailing toe—and the bit of bone that’s bugging it. (Gag!)
Another Mother Runner Radio 49: What’s for Lunch—and What Should I Do?
The ladies launch into a discussion about lunch-making fatigue: Dimity suffers from it, and Sarah has recently discovered a few cures. After reliving encounters with various lunchmeats during their formative years, the mother runners get to the meat of the show: answering questions from their Facebook community. They give Amy advice on how to stick to a training schedule despite constant roadblocks; they tell Shannan how to fit in cross-training. And they debate the merits of massage during a training cycle versus post-race. As usual, the duo is true yin and yang.
Another Mother Runner Radio 48: Music and Answers
The show opens with Dimity’s big confession of which singer she’s groovin’ to these days (we won’t spoil it for you), while Sarah admits to loving slightly more racy tunes (and to letting her children watch “Glee”!). At long last the mother runners move on to providing answers to questions, including one from Karen about adapting to altitude (Sarah admits she sucks at running on high) and Christina’s query about staying “race ready” over the summer even if she’s not on a training plan. They also talk about how to train your kids to survive your absence during runs. Along the way, they stumble onto the episode’s pronouncement—“oeuvre.”
Another Mother Runner Radio 47: Taking the World (Marathon Majors) by Storm
Be prepared to be inspired by the lovely guest Sarah and Dimity talk with on this episode: Sandi Borgman, a mom of three who has run the World Marathon Majors (New York, Chicago, London, Boston, and Berlin marathons) since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She ran her first half-marathon after her diagnosis about a decade ago, and she’s gotten faster over the years. (Except for the London Marathon, which she ran pregnant!) Now if she could only decipher how to register for the Tokyo Marathon, which was added to the Majors’ series a mere month after she completed the “final” 26.2. Next up for Sandi: Boston 2 Big Sur this spring. Watch out, world!
Another Mother Runner Radio 46: The Mothers Answer Fresh Questions
Dimity and Sarah’s version of a call-in show: answering questions from gals on Facebook. They assure Sue it’s okay to walk during a race; counsel Laura on coming back from a sprained ankle; give Shelly advice on how to race two half-marathons close together (this conversation leads to an interesting debate between our mother runners); and mull over ways for Adrienne to keep track of laps at a track. (They want your help with a solution for that question.) But before they dive into questions, they relive the Disney Princess Half-Marathon…and vow to smile more.
Another Mother Runner Radio 45: Time for Another (Mother Runner) Q&A
Enough with Sarah and Dimity: We invite mother runners into the conversation, in the form of questions culled from our Facebook page. We tell Nicole she really should ease back into running after an injury with a run/walk program; we give Letty and Alissa the 411 on marathon prerequisites; and we talk a lot about acceptance of size, shape, and pace when self-described “bigger and slower” Carolyn asks about making peace with bringing up the rear. But first the gals share their excitement about heading to Disney Princess Half-Marathon! (Shhhh, don’t tell Sarah’s kids: Mom’s fibbed, saying she’s heading to Houston.)
Another Mother Runner Radio 44: The One Where They’re Both Injured
The unthinkable—but the inevitable—has happened: Dimity and Sarah are injured at the same time. The mother runners talk about what’s causing them pain and keeping them awake at night, then they divulge the treatment alternatives they’re pursuing. Based on personal experience, they share the importance of listening to your gut and finding a trusted practitioner (giving rise to a new category in our AMR Connect forums). But first Dimity tells about making a treacly kid-toffee that even her 9-year-old daughter dubbed, “too rich,” and the gals discover the correct pronunciation of, “nonpareil.”
Another Mother Runner Radio 43: A Chat with Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run
Find out why Dimity dubbed this, “our best podcast ever!” Chris McDougall, author of the bestselling book Born to Run that spawned the barefoot running movement, dishes with Sarah and Dimity about the movie adaptation of B2R, his favorite running route, and the topic of his next book (which he admits to being “1.7 years” past deadline). Chris reaffirms the importance of running for fun and pleasure.
Follow along as a conversation about the 100 Up drill morphs into an idea of training for incarcerated individuals, and idle chitchat about running in Oregon leads to a possible side business for the trio. And find out what state is, “steps away from greatness™.”
Another Mother Runner Radio 42: Don’t Let the Weather Get You Down!
The ladies channel their inner Sam Champion and talk about running in the rain and wind. Sarah draws on her hundreds of hours spent in the Portland rain for practical tips, while Dimity gives great advice on how not to feel pushed around by the wind. But first they share tales about baking cakes for their respective Aquarius husbands, and falling on their butts in Salt Lake City. Ultimately the show takes a turn into enchanted landscapes, complete with ferns growing in trees and lines from a Robert Frost poem. An epic storm of a podcast!
Another Mother Runner Radio 41: Wheezes and Sneezes: Our Talk with an Allergy Doctor
Dimity and Sarah talk to David Fitzhugh, a doctor specializing in allergy and immunology in Chapel Hill, N.C., because it sometimes seems they’re the only mother runners not suffering from allergies or asthma. (Knock on wood.) Dr. Fitzhugh assures the gals that “everything that wheezes isn’t asthma,” and he shares numerous suggestions to managing symptoms if it is. He also gives the 101 on gluten-intolerance, which he believes is more common than some folks think. Not to be outdone by Lance and Oprah, we talk steroids.
Another Mother Runner Radio 40: Baby, It’s Cold (and Snowy and Icy) Outside!
Sarah and Dimity kick off their now weekly podcasts (yes, we’ll now be coming to you every week instead of every other!) by talking to Michelle Yezycki, a triathlete extraordinaire. This Hyland’s Masters athlete talks about thriving on, rather than merely surviving, the emotional rollercoaster of a race. The ladies also discuss work-life balance, debating whether all things can ever really be equal. And find out what fitness element SBS has finally added into her training.
Another Mother Runner Radio 39: It’s All about [Work-Life] Balance
Sarah and Dimity kick off their now weekly podcasts (yes, we’ll now be coming to you every week instead of every other!) by talking to Michelle Jezycki, a triathlete extraordinaire. This Hyland’s Masters athlete talks about thriving on, rather than merely surviving, the emotional rollercoaster of a race. The ladies also discuss work-life balance, debating whether all things can ever really be equal. And find out what fitness element SBS has finally added into her training.
Another Mother Runner Radio 38: Reflections on Our 2012 Races—and Sports Pride
Sarah and Dimity intended to spend the half-hour looking back at their 2012 races, but, like an exciting, uncharted run, the conversation took some unexpected turns. Dimity laments about lice, while Sarah offers been-there, picked-that advice. Then, Sarah’s seemingly simple question about proudest race moments evolves into an intriguing dialog about the feelings and emotions the mother runners feel after a race. And Sarah reveals her 2013 marathon.
Another Mother Runner Radio 37: Running while on Vacation
With Sarah headed south of the border for a family get-away, the mother runners talk about the in’s and out’s of exercising while away from home. They talk about the guilt of taking time away from the family—and about the necessity of getting that alone-time. Dimity and Sarah weave in helpful suggestions culled from their Facebook page, including the best ways to find routes in new locales. And, as a bonus, find out what a “stricture” is—and why Sarah loves a life without them.
Another Mother Runner Radio 36: Eat Smart to Run Better
Dimity and Sarah serve up a conversation with Cassie Dimmick, a sports dietician and certified running coach in Springfield, Missouri. She’s also a mother runner who knocked 45 minutes off her marathon PR by making a few simple changes to her diet and training so this woman practices what she preaches. According to Cassie, our gut needs to be trained just like muscles and heart do, so she talks about how to be well fueled for a run and how to deal with GI issues during and after a race. Once this podcast hits, we predict a spike in sales of apple sauce. Oh, and find out about Sarah’s new baby.
Another Mother Runner Radio 35: Magic Fingers: The Power of Massage
While Sarah and Dimity don’t get massages nearly as often as they’d like, talk is cheap so they chat with Angella King, a massage therapist in Portland, Oregon. Angella clues mother runners into how often to get massage (budget allowing), along with the different styles of massage and when to slot them into your training. Angella touches upon self-care technique, including using tool like The Stick and a good ol’ tennis ball. She also talks about the importance of speaking up when you’re on the table—“you’re the boss.” (We’d like to point out, however: In her personal relationship, Angella is the boss: Even her new fiancé has to book an appointment and pay for her healing touch on his triathlon-training muscles!)
Another Mother Runner Radio 34: Help for the Skin You’re in
The mother runners invited Dr. Brooke Jackson, a respected dermatologist and the founder of the Skin Wellness Center in Chicago, on the show to talk about skin issues like chafing, sunscreen, showering in the winter, and adult acne. Turns out the good doctor has run 10 marathons, done 8 triathlons, and is the adoptive mother of three kiddos. Sarah and Dimity quickly discover this lady has a lot of insight and wisdom to share about racing, training, and skincare, along with giving Dimity a new favorite allusion for life as a harried mom: a lazy Susan.
Another Mother Runner Radio 33: Ready, Set, Go: It’s Race Day!
Recorded days before heading to the Twin Cities to run the marathon (Sarah) and 10-miler (Dimity), the gals reminisce about memorable race day mornings—including such beauties as when SBS kept gagging while brushing her teeth before the Nike Women’s Marathon. Then the mother runners read the final chapter of Train Like a Mother, which counts down the days and minutes leading up to the start of a race. But the not-to-be-missed moment of this podcast is when Dimity uses the phrase “freeballing.” (She later admits she meant “freewheeling.”)
Another Mother Runner Radio 32: Supermodel, Super Mother Runner
Sarah and Dimity chat with supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, who, at 5’ 10”, is the pipsqueak of the trio. The founder of the non-profit Every Mother Counts, Christy has switched from strutting the catwalk to running to raise awareness for global maternal health. Christy talks about the mission and roots of her organization as well as training for her second consecutive ING New York City Marathon. This mother of two also shares the painful significance of the distances 26.2 miles and 5K to pregnant women in developing nations. And as proof Christy was Skyping from the Big Apple, listen for a few NYC taxis honking during the show.
Another Mother Runner Radio 31: The Gals Gab about Disneyland Half-Marathon and Other Races
Despite just seeing each other—and their families—in Disneyland over Labor Day, the gals have a lot of catching up to do. Listen in as they recount their debut runDisney race, which they both adored. But find out why they each ditched their respective pace groups and how Dimity cleverly had Sarah’s son climb an obelisk at the Magic Kingdom to keep him in her sights, post-race. Talk turns to Dimity’s recent “aquabike” race and Sarah’s final 20-miler for the Twin Cities Marathon. Be forewarned: Dimity’s bum-crack comes up in conversation!
Another Mother Runner Radio 30: Golden Child: Gals Chat with Founder of Altra Zero Drop Footwear
Sarah and Dimity can’t imagine blazing a marathon in 2:45, let alone age 12 (yes, 1-2), but that’s what Golden Harper, a co-founder of Altra Zero Drop Footwear did. This wunderkind (who’s now, we reckon in his late 20s) tells us about the origins of these revolutionary shoes (they are the ones we sport at expos and that Dimity wore in Disneyland Half-Marathon)—and how he still cooks with the toaster oven he baked the flat-from-heel-to-toe outsoles in. Find out why Golden says natural running is particularly, uh, natural for folks just starting out.
Another Mother Runner Radio 29: Eavesdrop on an AMR House Party
Thanks to modern technology, the second half of this podcast allows you to be there as Sarah and Dimity read from Train Like a Mother and chat about their work together in front of a lively audience near Portland, Oregon. This episode was recorded at one of the house parties the gals hosted this spring to promote the publication of TLAM and to bring mother runners together. As you listen, decide for yourself: Is Sarah that drunk, or not?
Another Mother Runner Radio 28: Behind the Scenes with a Race Director
After Dimity recounts a recent tumultuous stay at a Wyoming dude ranch (“woah!”), she and Sarah welcome Brae Blackley, founder of the ZOOMA women’s half-marathon series, on the show. Brae, a mom of two, tells us how she morphed from being an attorney to a race director who didn’t sleep a wink the night before the first ZOOMA half. She takes us behind the scenes to explain race logistics, like permits and water stops. And Brae tells us how ZOOMA personnel handle it when “a person with a penis” (Sarah’s poetic term!) runs one of her overwhelmingly female competitions.
Another Mother Runner Radio 27: Answers to More of Your Questions
Sarah and Dimity serve up answers to several questions related to long runs, including training v. racing pace; how much you can slack off during marathon training; alternative fuel sources; and how to talk back to that evil voice in your head that tells you to walk at the end of races. Dimity also recounts her recent return to the wonderful world of triathlon.
Another Mother Runner Radio 26: Sage (Rountree) Advice About Yoga
Sarah and Dimity get their “om” on with noted yogini and triathlon coach Sage Rountree, author of “The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga.” The gals discuss the best type of yoga for runners (you Type A’s might not like the answer), and they touch on the hot button issue of hot yoga. Sage shares easy, post-run stretches that’ll open your hips and release your lower back (oh, yeah, right there!). And Sarah feels a release: Sage gives her permission to stop fretting about her tight hips and hamstrings.
Another Mother Runner Radio 25: The Ladies Reminisce About Running Together
Together at last! On a recent visit to Portland, Dimity and Sarah finally get to record a podcast sitting within spitting distance of each other. (Thankfully the mikes served as spittle-shields.) In honor of the occasion, the mother runners relive runs they’ve taken together—from a sweltering 10-miler along the banks of Lake Michigan to the Nike Women’s Marathon (the genesis of their books) and a few Seattle-area jaunts. And Sarah admits to contemplating getting a tattoo.
Another Mother Runner Radio 24: Run across A-mom-ica
Talk about an epic run: Dimity and Sarah talk to Laura Mount, who took part in a 3,458-mile, 21-day journey across the United States on foot. During the three weeks, Laura ran anywhere from 9 to 22 miles, day in, day out. Sarah and Laura bond over being mother runners of boy-girl twins, while Dimity asks all about the nitty-gritty details of no showers and lots of sweat. (Warning: Laura has a voice as deep as Sarah and Dimity: Good luck trying to discern who’s talking!)
Another Mother Runner Radio 23: Our Breast Podcast
Sarah and Dimity talk with LaJean Lawson, the country’s foremost expert on sports bras and breast movement: This is a woman knows about ta-ta tamers. The ladies cover such topics as the biggest mistakes women make when it comes to sports bras and the best ways to minimize bounce. Along the way, LaJean enlightens us about how much large breasts really weigh, and she confesses to having done a 180-degree change on wearing two bras at one time. (She, ahem, supports it in certain situations.)
Another Mother Runner Radio 22: You Asked for It: Another Q&A Podcast
Dimity and Sarah answer questions posted by their Facebook community, like whether to wear headphones in a race or not and what running gear is splurge-worthy. They spend a lot of time talking maintenance miles, fancy-talk for running while you’re not on a training plan. Interspersed throughout: disagreements on name pronunciation, the mother runner version of, “tomato/tomahto; potato/potahto,” as well as Sarah’s applicable anecdotes from the recent Boston Marathon.
Another Mother Runner Radio 21: The Importance of Rest
Sarah and Dimity talk about nothing—doing nothing, that is. Rest is a crucial part of an exercise program, whether it’s a rest day during a training plan; recovering properly after a race; not overdoing it on “easy” days; or getting enough sleep. The gals cover all these forms of rest as they crack each other up. This podcast also reveals such personal details about Dimity as her family dinner routine, her bedtime, and her astrological sign.
Another Mother Runner Radio 20: Strong Women Lift Weights
Sarah and Dimity host guest Ashleigh Kayser, the beautifully buff personal trainer and mom of 4, who designed the at-home strength training plan in Train Like a Mother. Ashleigh leads the circuit training class that Sarah grunts-yet-laughs through twice a week, so the truth comes out about one mother-runner’s weak spots. Ashleigh highlights the imbalances most runners have, and how they can overcome them with some multi-muscle moves (which Dimity remembers to call, “compound exercises”). She also tells us (and you) how to strengthen those muscles nobody but your doc and maybe your partner sees.
Another Mother Runner Radio 19: Boston Marathon, Baby!
The ladies had planned to talk race-day preparation, but Dimity turned the conversation into a chat about Sarah’s upcoming race, the Boston Marathon. It felt like a gift to Sarah, letting her talk and contemplate her choices for the race—from what she’ll wear to when and where she’ll eat the night before and how to ensure she stays present in the (glorious, somewhat painful) moment. Along the way, the ladies impart a few race-day tips—and tell a surprisingly amusing anecdote about Dimity’s mom hiding under a desk during a recent bank heist.
Another Mother Runner Radio 18: So Many Choices!
Giddy from the debut of Train Like a Mother, the mother runners discuss (Dimity might even say, “pontificate”) the options to consider when going for a run: Indoors or out? Which route to follow? Solo or with a pal? Silence, playlist, podcast–or the steady beat of a metronome.
Along the way, discover how Dimity almost loses the podcast’s FCC “clean” rating, and hear her tell about her recent massive wipeout. And excuse Sarah for misquoting “Rain Man.” It’s 82, not 84. She quickly realized her error….but figured it would seem neurotic to correct herself on air. She knows her husband, Jack, will never let her live down the mistake (neither will her producer – make sure to listen to the very end!).
Another Mother Runner Radio 17: Train Like a Mother Coach is in the House
Dimity and Sarah talk training with Christine Hinton, the coach and mom of two who created eight of the nine plans in Train Like a Mother, which debuts March 20. Coach Hinton lets you know it’s okay to bail on an occasional workout; clues you in to must-do sessions; tells you how to wake up your fast-twitch muscles; and talks about why you don’t want to “race” your workouts. Also in this info-packed podcast, Dimity tosses out the word, “ennui.” Look out!
Another Mother Runner Radio 16: A Run Down Memory Lane
The mother runners reflect on their “salad days” of running—from Dimity’s first sprint (in pursuit of a band hat) to Sarah discovering sports in college as an alternative to fraternity-house debauchery. They laugh over Dimity’s failed celebratory cheer in Central Park during the 1997 New York City Marathon, as well as Sarah’s inability to come up with a single standout race moment during her 30’s. This podcast is heavy on chitchat and laughter, light on advice.
Another Mother Runner Radio 15: Lady Doc: An OB/GYN Gives Advice for Active Moms
Sarah and Dimity talk with Dr. Amanda Hurtubise, an OB/GYN in Port Huron, Michigan, who they found through her informed, insightful comments on their Facebook page. This mom of three and beginning-again runner quickly dubs this show about “the fallout of running,” addressing TMI topics like vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, and risk of infection from hanging out in sweaty workout wear. The good doctor also talks about running during pregnancy. The show’s highlight, though, is Dimity oversharing about her shaving habits. Talk about TMI!
Another Mother Runner Radio 14: Tips for Newbie–and Returning Injured—Runners
Whether you recently took up running or are coming back to our beloved sport after some time off, Dimity and Sarah dish out loads of advice you need to know. Dimity is right there with you, staring down yet another return to running after an injury (or two). The mother runners talk about the importance of not comparing yourself to anyone else, incorporating walking breaks, focusing on distance not speed, and finding a running buddy. And the ladies tell you why they envy your fresh, only-just-begun slate.
Another Mother Runner Radio 13: Goal Setting, Goal Keeping
Go for goals: Dimity and Sarah eschew the word “resolutions,” preferring instead to talk about New Year’s goals. The mother runners impart advice and insight about making goals—set the bar high, but not too lofty–and attaining them. They talk about the importance of having a contingency plan for when life backfires on you and your planned workout. Along the way, Sarah nearly laughs herself silly, and Dimity tosses out an award-winning array of pithy aphorisms. (Sarah must be rubbing off on her!)
Another Mother Runner Radio 12: We’re Just Full of Answers: Another Q&A Podcast
As journalists, we’re usually the ones asking questions. But we like the tables being turned and having other mothers pry us for info. In this podcast, we clue you in on how to do speedwork as a newbie; how to maintain your spirit when you’re injured; how to balance proper fueling against fears of weight gain; and how to keep your running group from falling apart during the winter. And we apologize in advance for talking too much about holiday cookies!
Another Mother Runner Radio 11: You Asked, We Answered: Our First Q&A Podcast
This show covers a lot of ground, which is in keeping with the season, when we are all dashing this way and shopping that way. We answer an array of questions from our Facebook community, from how to find a best running buddy to getting your kids involved with our beloved sport to whether you should train for a big race while trying to get knocked up. Along the way, Dimity and SBS ho-ho-ho at themselves and each other.
Another Mother Runner Radio 10: Shoe Business: Find Your Perfect Running Shoe
Let’s start from the ground up: Unless you’re jumping on the barefoot movement, one of the two must-haves for mother runners is running shoes (the other is a sports bra). While Dimity and Sarah consider themselves shoe-geeks (well, SBS does anyway), on this show, they brought on a true professional, Sonya Estes, owner of Runners Roost in Lakewood, Colorado, to talk pronation, cushioning, stability, and all things footwear-related to help guide you to your perfect pair.
Another Mother Runner Radio 9: Post-race Recovery
Congratulations, you’ve crossed the finish line! Now what? Post-race recovery is the oft-overlooked part of a race plan, yet it’s as important to your overall running health as training. After walking you through the steps of a reverse taper, Sarah and Dimity discuss how soon to sign up for another race as well as how to get over the post-race blues. Go ahead, wear your finisher’s medal while you listen—you earned it.
Another Mother Runner Radio 8: Does Size Matter?
Bart Yasso in the house! Dimity and Sarah knew there’s no one better than Runner’s World Chief Running Officer, and general race expo bon vivant, to debate the pros and cons of of big race versus smaller race, so the gals brought their bud Bart on to chat. They let Bart lead the conversation, and it ends with the gals getting a little choked up and teary-eyed. In a word: acceptance.
Another Mother Runner Radio 7: Run-ready Costumes
Sarah and Dimity provide inspiration and ideas for a costume for an upcoming Halloween or Muddy Buddy race. From Wonder Woman to Vikings, the ladies offer suggestions for creative, non-chafing options.
Midshow, the gals are joined by Kelly Lewis, a mom of 3 and creative genius, who flew to a personal best in a recent Disney half-marathon dressed as Tinkerbell.
Another Mother Runner Radio 6: Kill the Hill
Yes, “hill” and “hell” are only one letter apart, but you can make hills less devilish if you follow the suggestions Dimity and Sarah share in this episode. They tell you how to “kill the hill” with simple hill-climbing tactics and shifts in your attitude about inclines. Plus, laugh along as the gals throw out enough 5-dollar words to pay a race entry fee.
Another Mother Runner Radio 5: Gotta Get a Goal
With big fall races happening every weekend, Dimity and Sarah suspect mother runners have been reflecting (read: obsessing) on their race goals. Listen as the ladies reflect on their own personal goals – those met and those unmet (ouch!) – and share the wisdom of setting multiple goals. Along the way, hear the gals struggle with math computations and pronoun agreement.
Another Mother Runner Radio 4: Drink Up; Eat Well
With fall racing season rapidly approaching, Dimity and Sarah remind the tribe about the importance of staying well hydrated and fueling—before, during, and after running. Learn what the phrase, “doing a bunk bed” means in Sarah’s family (hint: it has to do with peeing!), and find out whether or not Dimity is “a good cooker.”
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Another Mother Runner Radio 3: How to Prepare for Relay Races
Dimity and Sarah share strategies and anecdotes about running The Mother of All Relay Races, Oregon’s Hood to Coast. The lessons learned can apply to any relay race—or life in general, including managing expectations, staying hydrating, eating real food, and peeing by in the bushes.
Another Mother Runner Radio 2: Don’t Let the Summer Knock You Down
Heat, humidity, and a summer schedule tapping your motivation? Dimity and Sarah tell you how to overcome bumps in your running road. (And Dimity talks about why she’s going to “run naked” in her next race.)
Another Mother Runner Radio 1: It’s Time to Run Like a Mother!
They write, they blog, they Facebook, now hear them talk! Listen to Dimity and Sarah share how to run like a mother. Hint: All that’s required is the right attitude, not necessarily ankle-biters.
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