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    Why I Run

    A whole bunch of great reasons and beautiful essay. On a hot afternoon, crank the A/C and dig in!

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    Born to run.

    No pressure or anything, though.

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    AMR Club on Strava: Join Us!

    Join the AMR Tribe over on Strava, where you can log your miles, cheer each other on, and find motivation and inspiration in spades. All paces and levels welcome!

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    Win NUUN!

    Our fave way to hydrate on the hot summer—or any—days, really.

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Keeping Running Workouts in Perspective

Keeping Running Workouts in Perspective

When it comes to marathon training, I don’t look very far down the road. I don’t literally run with my  head down (well, okay, maybe when I’m burnt out), but I do metaphorically. My coach usually lays out my training schedule a week at a time, yet once I see what day the long run lands on, I don’t study the workouts like vocab list I’m cramming for the SATs. Instead, I rarely look more than a day or two ahead.

Like last week: No use fretting midweek about Saturday’s double runs (prep for next month’s Ragnar Relay!). The week’s long run fell on Wednesday (given that I work from home and it was summer vacation, my schedule has some bend and give…

 
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Mother Runner Race Day

Mother Runner Race Day

This sweet description of the morning of a race landed in our inbox recently, and we wanted to share. Sara Evanchick, 35, is a stay-at-home mom to a 3.5-year-old munchkin  in Upstate New York and is, in her words, “just starting to dip my toes in the world of being a health and fitness coach.” Despite the hectic race morning that we all know too well, Sara notched a 5K PR. Guessing part of her morning-long warm-up contributed to the success.

Wake up 2 hours early, so you can get dressed before anyone else is awake.
Put your running shoes on, even though it’s early. Because if you don’t, you could very well forget and slap on your flip flops, with all the chaos of trying to get the door…

 
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#124: Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity in Kids

Sarah and Dimity engage in a conversation with Nancy Sherwood, Ph.D., who specializes in helping parents support activity and promoting healthy eating in kids, as well as fostering healthy body image in children. This mother runner of two reminds us to be patient with our kids: “It’s a waiting game until kids take up healthier strategies.” Nancy answers a bevy of questions culled from Facebook, including how to get kids to eat fewer carbs and more protein and how to teach them balance. The gals all debate how to lead kids to activity without pushing too hard.
Speaking of pushing hard: Dimity opens the podcast with tales from her most recent epic adventure—hoofing it up to 14,115’ in the Pikes Peak Ascent…

 
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Martini Fridays: Across the Pond

Martini Fridays: Across the Pond

As I type this, I’m looking out of my Inn window at a very small slice of Cambridge. It’s dead charming. I keep waiting for Mary Poppins to float by.

The morning before I left New York, I managed to work in a ten-mile run. Technically, it should have been 13 miles but I couldn’t quite push myself that far because a) it seemed like a bad idea to be completely spent before a seven hour flight and the resulting jet lag, b) I needed the extra time to pack, and c) I just didn’t feel like it. Ten is better than nothing. I just have to keep telling myself that.

The run itself was lovely and, at times, bordered on good…

 
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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Mandy Mitroff

The Most Important Mile of My Life: Mandy Mitroff

I started running 15 years ago, when a co-worker was training for a marathon with Team-In-Training. As I listened to her tales of lost toenails and achy calves, the all-too-familiar “well, if she can do it” sentiment spoke to my brain. And so I started running and haven’t stopped since.

It started with 5Ks and then 10Ks. It quickly moved up to half-marathons. And then to full marathons.

I have since run 13 marathons in places like Pocatello, Idaho with its 5-pound bag of potatoes goodie bag. And the Black Hills of South Dakota, where I was among 99 other ladies slowly making our way down a winding highway…

 
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