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    First-Ever AMR Retreat!

    Little Rock: Are you ready for the mother runners? We're going to have a badass ball—with a few miles thrown in—at our first-ever AMR retreat. Join us!

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    Crosstrain, XTrain, XT: Call it what you want. Just do it.

    A throwback to Train Like a Mother--or actually, what was left on the cutting-room floor of Train Like a Mother. A space thing--not a content thing. (Good stuff, that crosstraining: we promise!)

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    Fear the tutu!

    Snakes, heights, monsters under the bed? No worries. But a tutu? Be scared, runners, be scared! Click through to send a tulle-laced message to the world.

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    Win a Soleus GO Activity Tracker

    Counts your steps, logs your sleep, tells you how many calories you've burned, puts your kids to bed. Well, maybe not...but the Soleus GO is quite amazing.

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Martini Fridays: counting to ten

Martini Fridays: counting to ten

Fall has officially come to this part of New York State. I know this not just from the color on the trees, the cider in the donuts, and the pumpkin spice in the latte. What really gives the season away is the fact that I can never figure out what to wear for my morning runs.

It’s a great problem to have, mind. And one that I’ll look back on with fondness when we are in the heart of frozen February. And frozen March. And, yeah, frozen April, when I still can’t leave the house in less than four layers of gear.

Thursday morning I set out in my standard shorts and short sleeved top. By the time I got home, I felt like I’d already had an hour-long ice bath…

 
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Ragnar Napa Valley: The Mother Runner Recap

Ragnar Napa Valley: The Mother Runner Recap

Team Bad*** Mother Runner, as Ragnar censored us to be, showed 205 hilly, hot, fun miles from San Francisco to Calistoga just exactly what a mother runner can do. (Which is to say: run hard, laugh harder, sleep little, cheer our guts out, get lost a time or two, live in a porta-potty for a while, and otherwise get our Ragnar on.) Each of the 12 runner had a different experience, and we wanted to capture them all, so we’re excited to share short recaps from each runner. (I—Dimity—put a word limit of 200 on each entry…you can count to see who followed the rules.)

Before we launch into them, though, we want to give a shout out to all of our partners who supported our team both for weeks of training and for almost 38 hours of racing…

 
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Saucony Bullet Capri + Nomad Sport Top = most excellent fall running outfit!

Hump Day Running Giveaway: Saucony Capris and Sport Top

The last few days, I’ve said the word, “Ragnar” so often, you’d think I was a new first-time mom and my baby’s moniker was Ragnar or  my oldest child just got accepted to an Ivy League university by that name! No, it’s the epic relay race Dimity and I ran last weekend along with 10 bada$$ mother runners. Tomorrow’s blog post will tell their (and our) tales and we’re talking about it on this weekend’s podcast, but one detail that might not get included anywhere else is my, um, sleeping attire.

At the last minute of packing, I tossed in the Saucony Recovery Suit I reviewed for Runner’s World a few years back…

 
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Day in the Life of a Mother Runner (New Column!)

Day in the Life of a Mother Runner (New Column!)

Around Another Mother Runner, we’re constantly trying to keep up with you guys–and with social media. So when Amanda, aka MissZippy emailed us and suggested taking over our Instagram account for a day, we happily bit. Great idea–and a great mother runner to kick it off!

 
If you’re interested in taking over our account for a day, we’d love to have you. You can be training, injured, inspired, not so much, a beginner, a marathoner…as long as you want to open the door to your mother runner world, we’d love to come on in and look around. Please email us at runmother [at] gmail [dot] com.

 
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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Anna Benvenuto

The Most Important Mile of My Life: Anna Benvenuto

My most important mile was Thanksgiving Day 2012. My sister and I were out walking; she turned to look and me and said, “So, I’ve been running a little. Want to run for a while?” Having been obese for my entire life and never really run before, I was filled with feelings of apprehension and self-doubt.

 We ran a single mile, during which time I said, “I’m dying,” at least 100 times. I, obviously, didn’t die. The next day we ran two miles. It was exhilerating and set me on a completely new path.

I began running consistently throughout the winter, which is no small feat in Vermont in the cold, snowy darkness…

 
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