Huge thanks to Stonyfield Organic Yogurt for giving us—and Bethany—the opportunity to share vicariously in the excitement of the Boston Marathon. The AMR team is ROOTING for you, sweet B! Go get it!
Dimity and Sarah talk training and racing, giving answers to questions freshly fielded from the Another Mother Runner Facebook page. The veteran racers give tons of tips about building mental toughness and staying positive in a race. During this discussion, Dimity shares an interesting admission about the final miles of a race. The mother runners offer advice for staying loose on a long, post-race roadtrip, then the talk turns to toenails—black ones. When Dimity and Sarah start talking about how to set realistic time goals and how to train while traveling frequently for biz, they start to get a bit punchy…
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.
While training for her first ultramarathon, Stacy ran a few too many miles.
Training for my first 50K, I connect for a long run with a bunch of experienced trail runners, including one woman who runs much faster than I do…
We’re excited to return to our regularly scheduled Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday and to keep the #TAMRTour momentum going. (TAMR rhymes with BAMR, btw.)
Today we’re profiling Nicole Knepper, a mother of two in Plainfield, Illinois (or, as she says, “middle of absolutely nowhere!”).
My running history: I started running as conditioning for gymnastics and ran track in junior high for a bit. I rransitioned into running for stress relief. In college, it was my favorite workout. Kept me sane.My writing history: My book Moms Who Drink and Swear, came out in 2013. I still see it as a fluke, but I’m working on the proposal for another…
The mark the two-year anniversay of the Boston Bombings, we wanted to rewind to this post, originally published on April 15, 2013. Here’s to safe races everywhere this spring—and always.
1:30 on Monday: I read a text from Sarah when I got out of Pilates. “Did you hear re: bomb blast at Boston Marathon?”
First, I wanted to throw up.
And then I got teary.
I was teary when I heard about the Aurora massacre. Those shootings were close to me geographically, but my lifestyle didn’t transport me into that theater.
I was more teary when I heard about Sandy Hook. Those shootings were far away, but my lifestyle dropped me right into that elementary school…