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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 a Soleus GO Activity Tracker

    Counts your steps, logs your sleep, tells you how many calories you've burned, puts your kids to bed. Well, maybe not...but the Soleus GO is quite amazing.

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Martini Fridays: Hugs, Cat-Sized Bugs, and Other Important Things

Martini Fridays: Hugs, Cat-Sized Bugs, and Other Important Things

 

The last two weeks could most charitably be described as “intense.”

They didn’t start that way. Early in the fortnight, I stuck to my loose schedule of runs. Shortly before I was to head out for interval day—because we all need an interval day even if we don’t particularly want one—I called my mom. She’d called that morning at 1 a.m. Neither my husband nor I had heard the phone ring, and she hadn’t left a message.

I’d talked to my mom the day before because my 80-year old stepfather was having surgery. Yesterday, all was well. Until it wasn’t. My stepfather, a label that doesn’t convey how special he was to me, died during the night…

 
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A Runner’s Parable: Saturday’s Long Run

A Runner’s Parable: Saturday’s Long Run

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 on March 15, 2011

For me, Saturday’s long run felt like a living parable. No, I wasn’t a tortoise, a crow, or a prodigal offspring. My tale felt like one about a mentor who inspires a fledgling, who then surpasses the guide without even realizing her own capabilities. (There’s a Grasshopper in there somewhere…) In my version of the story, I’m the mentor who almost got dusted, yet I hung on to a shred of wisdom I should have imparted…

 
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#86: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

#86: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

 
Need another laugh to get you through the day? Check out the You Might Be A Mother Runner If…Gallery.

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

A stand-out hurdler in high school, as well as a collegiate runner, Maine mother runner Carrie McEneaney, 37, returned to running in 2011 after having her second child. These days you’ll find Carrie, an avid baker, running a variety of distances, including several summer races. She’s signed on for the Kennebec River Rail Trail Half Marathon this coming weekend, Bath Heritage Days 5-Miler on July 4—“and maybe the MDI Marathon on October 19,” she says.

Best recent run: I’ve been lucky and had a good string of great runs. I think having a positive attitude helps with that. My last 13-miler of this training cycle was a nearly perfectly executed progression run where I got faster every mile…

 
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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Jessica Pinkall

The Most Important Mile of My Life: Jessica Pinkall

I was not born into a family of runners. As a matter of fact, I grew up hating to run. I played numerous other sports as a child: basketball, softball, volleyball, and gymnastics (my height got in the way of that one) and ended my high school career on the dance team. I had, and probably still do, the worst form when running.

My enjoyment of running was found when I participated in a local radio station’s version of The Biggest Loser contest. The trainer I had at that time incorporated cardio into our workouts and a couple times a week, I ran on the treadmill. After the weight started coming off, I really began to enjoy running…

 
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