Sarah and Dimity are joined by Bethany Meyer, a mother runner of four boys who’s stepping up to her first marathon this spring. You might have heard of it: It’s in Boston…. Bethany is chronicling her training triumphs and tribulations for AMR as part of Team Stonyfield. Like many AMR podcast guests of late, Bethany was a reluctant runner when she first started—as a way to process the pain of her father’s ordeal with prostate cancer—but 11 years later, she’s fully embracing this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” You’re sure to laugh when she talks about how her testosterone-saturated house smells and how it’s littered everywhere with Dorito crumbs…
One section Tales From Another Mother Runner is called In Her Shoes, which is first-person accounts of different running situations and tales. We love running stories as much as—or maybe more than?—running itself, but we had a surplus of In Her Shoes stories…if we put them all in the book, it would’ve been bigger than a dictionary. So we’re going to run these every other Friday for a while.
Kassandra’s miles are harder to come by, thanks to lupus.
I love the idea of training in a very measured, consistent way. But I have lupus, a chronic autoimmune condition. I need to let my body guide me, or I risk making the situation worse…
Welcome to our next round of Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday, where we preview one of the authors in our forthcoming book. While our names are on the cover, the book is a truly celebration of this amazing, badass community: not only does it contain 22 essays from a range of talented writers and mother runners, it has miles of insight, advice, stories, and humor from hundreds of you.
As the publishing date nears (less than two weeks!), we’re casting the spotlight on tall old me (Dimity); next week is Sarah’s turn.
Important Schedule Note: We’ve flushed out much of the information for our events for the first half of 2015…
The Another Mother Runner duo: Dimity (in orange) and Sarah.
We love connecting with mother runners, especially in person, and we’ll be out-and-about even more than usual in 2015. We’ll be traveling far and wide to promote our third book, Tales from Another Mother Runner, with more than 20 book tour events from Boston to Austin, Georgetown to Georgia. We’ll also be at numerous race expos, including several ZOOMA ones. Here’s a look at how our schedule looks right now…hope our paths cross!
Friday, February 27, 6-8 p.m.
Little Rock, AR
This is it: Your first chance to get our new book in your mother-runner hands! Sarah is honored to be making a return appearance, along with running legend Bart Yasso, at the Detour speaker series being held at Capital Hotel…
Bethany Meyer is gaining ground on the starting line of the Boston Marathon, even if life is more complicated than the training. Bethany is running as part of the team sponsored by Stonyfield Organic Yogurt: to check out the other badass runners on their team and see what’s going on with them, check in here.
It was my favorite part of the Super Bowl. The story unfolded, the music swelled, and my eyes brimmed with tears by the end. It made me want to “Roar” even more than Katy Perry.
The Always #LikeAGirl commercial.
Because being a girl can be complicated.
Dimity posted something on Facebook last week that got me thinking about how being a girl can be complicated…