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 #121: How to Run a Sub 2 Hour Half Marathon
Sarah and Dimity bring back Coach Greg McMillan to the show to discuss the in’s and out’s of running the highly sought-after goal of a sub-2:00 half-marathon. Greg talks about how much time is realistic to shave off a finish time from one half to the next (imparting good news for newbie runners!), as well as clueing listeners in to realistic 5K and 10K results as predictors for for half-marathon success. In his reassuring Southern twang, Greg emphasizes the importance of staying mentally, as well as physically, strong and alert during the entire 13.1-mile course. This podcast provides the details—and motivation—to aim for a 1:XX half-marathon finish!
In the intro gab-session, find out how Dimity spent her epic-in-a-different-way Saturday and why Sarah now has a giraffe in her house.
Another Mother Runner Radio #120: An OB/GYN Gives Advice for Active Moms [Rerun]
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, about health advice for active moms. 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 over-sharing about her shaving habits. Talk about TMI!
Another Mother Runner Radio #119: (Running) Streaker Paula Harkin Bares All
Dimity and Sarah reconnect with Paula Harkin, the Portland mom of two, “proficient” runner, and coach who trained SBS for the 2007 marathon that kicked off Run Like a Mother. Main topic of conversation: Paula surpassing her 2000th day of of running at least a mile a day. The mother runners delve into the origins of Paula’s noteworthy running streak, the speedbumps along the way, and if it shows any signs of ending. Much to the TMI delight of Sarah, Paula shares the gory details of a fibroid-fueled episode that nearly sidelined her. Dimity and Sarah also have Portland Running Company co-owner share insight about hurdling the intimidation factor of shopping at a running specialty store. And you might be wishing for the podcast version of Smell-O-Vision during this episode.
Another Mother Runner Radio #118: Solutions for Summer Running
As temps are heating up across the country, Sarah and Dimity answer your questions about sweaty summer running concerns. Hope it doesn’t rub you the wrong way, but they spend quite a bit of time talking about chafing. They move on to myriad tips on how to have enough fluids for long runs (one important take-away: Do as Dimity says, not as she does). They also cover sunscreen, the importance of slowing down, and acclimatization (glad they didn’t have to blurt out that mouthful of a word, though!).
Another Mother Runner #117: Dinnertime Survival Advice from Sally Kuzemchak, R.D.
Dimity and Sarah kick off the show talking about recent running adventures—straight up mountains for Dim, and around San Francisco for SBS. (The mother runner version of The Country Mouse and The City Mouse!) Then the ladies welcome Sally Kuzemchak, a registered dietician and mom of two in Columbus, Ohio, who wrote the recently released Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. Like her blog and her book, Sally delves into solving real-mom kitchen dilemmas, such as having no time to cook or deciding what’s for dinner. Sally helps re-brand Dimity’s kids as “choosy,” not “picky.” Several yummy recipes from the book are discussed, so have a napkin handy to wipe away the drool!
Another Mother Runner Radio #116: 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 #115: 2nd Annual Summer Reading Show
With Dimity hard at work on the Another Mother Runner duo’s third book, Sarah is joined by Ellison Weist, her occasional running partner and self-proclaimed, “book bully,” for the second-annual summer reading podcast. Sarah and Ellison reminisce about how books brought them together, then they move onto recommendations for big, engrossing books to soak up this summer. The Portland runners rave about The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and encourage listeners to read Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers before tuning into the new HBO series. Sarah shares Dimity’s two most recent reads, including one that could be a mother runner motto: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.
Another Mother Runner Radio #114: Father’s Day Special with Team Maddy
To celebrate Father’s Day, Dimity and Sarah welcome Rick Van Beek to the show. A Michigan father of three, Rick participates in running races and triathlons pushing a customized stroller containing his 15-year-old daughter, Madyson, who has cerebral palsy. Rick tells the mother runners how he morphed from being a two-pack-a-day smoker to becoming half of Team Maddy. The father runner tells a sure-to-make-you-laugh anecdote of the unintentional hand gesture Maddy sometimes flashes as they pass other participants. And he also shares a candid response about what he’s gained from the 100+ races Team Maddy has completed.
First up though: Find out how Sarah and Dimity each played hooky from work this week.
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.
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.