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    Why I Run

    A whole bunch of great reasons and beautiful essay. On a hot afternoon, crank the A/C and dig in!

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    Born to run.

    No pressure or anything, though.

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    AMR Club on Strava: Join Us!

    Join the AMR Tribe over on Strava, where you can log your miles, cheer each other on, and find motivation and inspiration in spades. All paces and levels welcome!

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    Win NUUN!

    Our fave way to hydrate on the hot summer—or any—days, really.

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Bolder Boulder Race Report: A Morning Win

Flashback to 2007: Sarah and I are kicking off our training for the Nike Women’s Marathon, a process that will spawn the Marathon Moms blog on Runner’s World (no longer available); a Marathon Moms feature in the magazine; and, eventually, Run Like a Mother and another mother runner.

Ben, my second kid, was just one year old then, and in order to gauge where my post-baby fitness was, I ran the Bolder Boulder, the popular Memorial Day 10K. I hadn’t run a race in over two years, and I remember feeling very overwhelmed by the whole situation: the crowds (even though the waves are very organized, 55,000 people covering a 10K course means quite a bit of bobbing and weaving); the hills (I had stuck to the flattest paths possible while training, and the hills weren’t kind); the fact that I felt so wasted after 6…

 
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Veronica (center) with her best friend Ashley (left) and another friend at last year's Run for the Fallen.

Running in Memory

Running has this subtle, special way of bringing up memories of lives that have passed, lives that we want to honor. That feeling grows exponentially on Memorial Day, which is dedicated to the military who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We are fortunate to cross paths with many mother runners at our parties, at expos, and online; one of them is former ROTC member Veronica Griffith, 31, who lives with family in Chapman, KS, near Ft. Riley, where her Army husband, SFC William Griffith, is stationed.

We wanted to tell her story, knowing that threads of it weave through so many other important stories around our country today…

 
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#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…

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Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta Winner

“Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.”

On Thursday, that was not The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but the lament of myself and another mother runner, Kathy, when we chaperoned a field trip with our 3rd-graders. We went to the Bull Run Watershed, the lovely, protected area from which Portland gets its water supply. It was a bright, sunny day with temps that climbed into the  high 70s. We tromped through an old-growth forest, and we got a tour  underneath a dam of one of the area’s reservoirs, lead by an employee named Chad.

Blockaded behind the massive dam, the tree-rimmed reservoir was a tantalizing tease…

 
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Martini Fridays: The Long Drive Home

Martini Fridays: The Long Drive Home

She’s baaack: Adrienne Martini, of the popular Martini Fridays, will be documenting her summer running every other week (biweekly, I believe that’s called) until July 7, when she starts in on her 13.FUN journey, and then she’s back to add an olive to our Fridays on a weekly basis. (You can join her—and us—in 13.FUN by registering here.)

Journey with me, if you will, back into the halcyon days of two weeks ago, when yours truly had just finished her first half marathon. I’ve talked on and on about race day, what I’ve failed to talk about was the week immediately after the race, which was epic in its own special way…

 
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