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AMR Year in Review: September-December 2012

AMR Year in Review: September-December 2012

And we’re concluding our AMR Year in Review today. Here’s part I and II if you missed them. We’ve got a couple more Why I Runs lined up through the end of the week; we’ll see you all on Monday! Happy 2013!

September 2012

Highlight from Julia: In September I ran a 5k, on a bet! I have asthma and have never ran. Did not believe I could ever do it. I am now a Believer. I ran a 5k, I quit smoking and have signed up for a Warrior Dash in June.

Highlight from Shelly: This year I got to make a check mark next to a bucket list item: I ran my first half marathon and raised money for St. Jude and ran for all those sweet faces…

 
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Polly and Sarah, her running pal, and their collective five kids represent big time. "It was the first time my 3-year-old had biked 5 miles and the first time my 2-year-old rode in a jogger," she said, "Fun was had by all--and we got our run in."

AMR Year in Review: May-August 2012

Aaaand we’re continuing on with our AMR 2012 Year in Review. Check out January-April here. 

May 2012
Highlight from Jaye: In Jan 2012, I took a month off due to plantar fasciitis. I ran my first half-marathon in May with PR of 1:47 and 1st full on Oct 20th in 4:00:18.4!

Highlight from Ashleigh: I was able to race again after having two kids and a traumatic brain injury in 2009 that left me partly paralyzed from a hit and run while crosstraining on my road bike. Cyclist vs. BMW: I lost but also won. I now have such a respect for life and myself.

Highlight from Tracey: Running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May with my running partner, who moved to Texas and came back for the race, and pushing her to a PR…

 
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Deborah nails the Big Apple and a half-marathon;  her marathon dreams in NYC were delayed thanks to Ms. Sandy, havoc wreaker on the East Coast.

AMR Year in Review: January-April 2012

Oh, that we could all have running year’s like Mandy’s. We asked for your highlights of the year on our Facebook page, and it lit up like a Christmas tree. But Mandy? Well, check her out.

My whole year was a running highlight! My first 10K, 25K, 2nd half-marathon, first full, 3 5K PRs (breaking 25 minutes when I had never broken 27!), and running every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning with a running group consisting of family and friends who are like family! [Take a breath, friend, take a breath!] Started a runner support group on Facebook and reached 1,000 miles for the year! Crossing the finish line of that marathon with my dad was the icing on the cake! I get teary eyed looking back on all my running memories from 2012! I know 2013 will be great too!

2012 was pretty great for you guys too; here’s a small compilation of achievements and pics to remember the miles that will remain on your brains for many years to come…

 
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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.

If you’re digging our podcasts, we’d be super-grateful if you’d take a minute (because we *know* you have so many to spare!) to write a review on iTunes…

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Why I Run: Jessica Russell

Why I Run: Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell lives in Oakland, California with her “patient husband and energetic 4 ½ year old twins.” She works full time as the director of alumni relations at a local arts college. She has run “three very slow marathons and 10 half-marathons.” She completed her first half iron-distance triathlon this past summer and dreams of completing her first full Ironman in 2014.

When my alarm goes off at 5 a.m. I ask myself why I run. When it is pouring rain and my shoes are soaked, I ask myself why I run. When my iPod dies half way through a 12-miler, I ask myself why I run. But nowhere do I ask this question more than during a marathon…

 
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