If you think being a sponsored runner, documenting your running journey, sharing your ups and downs while looking fresh and sweaty in the latest, best gear is a privilege reserved for those who fly by you in a race, who never seem to struggle with motivation, whose splits typically start with a “7″ or lower, it’s time to update your maps, mother runner.
Because we—and our premier partner, Saucony—have schemed up an incredible opportunity for one mother runner: a year of being a Saucony runner.
Or more accurately, a year of being another mother runner in Saucony. (#AMRinSaucony, because we’re so #hashtagsavvy…
Hey Mother Runners–
You may have seen us chatting up our latest Challenge on Facebook and other social media venues; we wanted to put out all the details again today because it starts in less than a week! Our collective limits start expanding on January 26th, and w e won’t be able to accept any new entries after Sunday night, the 25th! Check out all the good stuff below, and we hope to see—and help you—stretch your limits soon!
xo– Dimity + Sarah
There’s a limit on how many grocery bags you can carry from your car to the house. (My pinky is stronger than I thought!)
There’s a limit on how fast you can drive a car—even if there’s no police in sight, as Dimity recently relearned…
Bethany Meyer hits her first speedbump on the road to Boston. 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.
“I am a runner, thank you very much, Doc.” Nicole Blades’ voice flooded through my headphones. I pounded up a hill wearing a smile, listening to the journalist reading an excerpt from her essay in Tales from Another Mother Runner.
Halfway through a four miler, the podcast distracted me somewhat from the freezing temps. It was 16 degrees on a Saturday afternoon, but the wind chill made it feel like 5 degrees…
The Another Mother Runner duo hosts a pair of active moms—Rebeccah “Bec” Wassner and Melissa Lasher, two of the three gals behind the Athlete Food website. The two gals share insight in how eating healthy doesn’t have to be a Herculean undertaking. Pro triathlete Bec describes her favorite gluten-free fueling and re-fueling foods, while Melissa shares an easy pre-workout energy booster. Talk turns to always-have-on-hand ingredients and sauces to spice things up. With all the yummy food suggestions, Sarah and Dimity drool through much of the second half of the podcast. Find out why an off-hand comment about slicing off a fingertip turns out to be psychic!
*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…
I’m desperately trying to embrace the new training regime.
You may be asking yourself: what new training regime? To which I say: don’t you follow my every utterance on this very website? I mean. Really.
To make a long story short: I decided to work with a coach — Sara Dimmick, in case you wondered — for the first few months of 2015 just to see if she can help me run the fastest Pittsburgh Half in May that I possibly can. After that race, I’ll revaluate.
For now, however, I’ve given myself over to letting someone who knows what they are doing plan what I do, running-wise…