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from the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother

 
 
 
 
 
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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 Some Woolie Goodies from Icebreaker

    Merino wool is Ma Nature's perfect way for climate control—and comfort. Win a trio of running gear, including a zip-top, cap, and socks.

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  • Add in a Chase Beanie + baa-liciously cushioned socks, and your extremities are happy.
 
 
 
 
 
Winners of GU Gels and Chomps

Winners of GU Gels and Chomps

Overall, my training for the Victoria Marathon is going well. Coach is mixing in lots of interesting speed play, even on longer efforts. Challenging, but usually the workouts don’t leave me a puddle on the pavement. Except for last Sunday’s run.

Nothing too intimidating on paper (well, online, actually: Coach Bri utilizes Training Peaks): total distance of 6.25 miles, with a gradual 2-mile warm-up, then 30 seconds of speed alternating with 30 seconds of easy pace for a mile before moving into some faster half-miles. Molly and I set out at the leisurely time of 8:00 a.m., blithely unaware of the temperature–which, by Portland standards, was hot enough to make bacon sizzle…

 
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Throwback Thursday: A Former Four-Eyes Is Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis

Throwback Thursday: A Former Four-Eyes Is Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis

As we’re finishing up our third mother runner book, we’re going green this summer and recycling some of our blog posts. This post originally appeared on our site in August 2011. [Read: I don't currently have PF. I kicked it to the curb in late 2011.]

I started wearing glasses at the age of 2 ½. As my mom tells it, she was sitting across from me at the kitchen table while I was eating a sandwich. Each time I brought the PB&J up to my mouth, my right eye would track in toward my nose. An opthalmologist I’d end up seeing a great deal over the coming years, Dr. Ostriker, diagnosed me as being cross-eyed…

 
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Under that wool long-sleeve on Dimity (right) lies another layer of Icebreaker wool.

Hump Day Giveaway: Three Icebreaker Wool Tees

I envy people with well-organized homes: Once I’ve parceled out my energy for mothering, meal preparation, laundry, work, running, and the occasional socializing, I don’t have much left over for organizing or decorating. So digital photos rarely get printed out and framed; the kids’ toys are a hodgepodge jumble of Legos, Zoobles, Magic Markers, and Groovy Girl accessories; our few silver candlesticks or vases are the color of the bottom of my kids’ feet after they shoot baskets barefoot in the street.

But one task I’m dedicated to: swapping out my winter clothes for summer ones, even if it only means moving my few colorful cotton skirts in front of the charcoal grey and black one or stashing sweaters into an under-bed box…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Nikki Scott, 36, knows intimately what it means to return to running after a life-altering event. This Canadian mother runner of two boys—Marcus, 4, and Riley, 3—had spinal surgery nine years ago after the truck she was riding in flipped off the highway and rolled down an embankment. “I was told I would heal but would be in so much pain that I’d never be active or able to run again,” recalls Nikki, of White Rock, BC. Not only did she recover, this BAMR has tackled numerous races—even ultra marathons—throughout the past several years.

Best recent run: A few weeks ago my 4-year-old son came with me for his first real run…

 
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What Would Another Mother Runner Do? Peachtree Road Race Edition

Just the other day, I was lamenting we hadn’t run a What Would Another Mother Runner Do? column. Then, boom, one lands in our inbox! (Gee, maybe I should have lamented not finding $100 bills on my runs or not winning the lottery…) In this on-going series, a mother runner lays out a true-life tale–whether it’s dislocating her hip during a marathon; forgetting to pack a sports bra for a lunchtime run; or debating running a half-marathon while preggers–then we chime in about what we’d do if we were in her running shoes before asking you what you’d do. Here are all the WWAMRD we’ve previously run, if you want to catch up on the series…

 
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