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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Christine Kurtz

The Most Important Mile of My Life: Christine Kurtz

Before I even jogged my first half mile, some running sage had advised that writing down every run would be motivational. I have logged every mile I’ve run, thousands of them.

But I won’t be flipping through the pages of my many journals to find that most important mile. It only took a second to choose one.

My daughters grew up knowing that their mother was a “runner.” They were ages 1, 3 and 5 when I started running in the mornings while the rest of the family slept.

In the summer of 1983 I was training for my second Cherry Festival 15K race when my middle daughter, Karlene, age 7, said that she wanted to run in the two-mile fun run that same weekend…

 
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#104: Q&A for Early Spring 2014

Before jumping in to answer questions culled from the AMR Facebook page, Sarah talks about her busy running-related morning and Dimity admits to finally “committing” to a workout for her mid-June 70.3 Ironman triathlon. The Ironmother reveals her clever multi-media strategy for getting fired up for intervals. (Hint: It’s a medley involving Kevin Spacey and the band fun.) Then the ladies suggest ways for Jackie (or you!) to like running—or at least like having run.  They talk about importance of the oft-overlooked runner’s upper body, tossing out a bevy of at-home exercises. Sarah shares a plethora of pointers for a lunchtime run, garnered from her running partner who holds down a full-time job…

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Winner of Smith Approach Max Sunglasses

Winner of Smith Approach Max Sunglasses

Portland should be renamed City of Rainbows: It is relatively common for raindrops to be falling and the sun to be shining at the same time. Numerous times, it has been raining in our front yard, yet sunny in the back–and our house is not a half-mile deep.

When I recently tweeted about Portland’s latest quixotic weather, a self-proclaimed “husband to a #badassmotherrunner” replied, “I always say ‘You know you’re in Portland when you need your sunglasses in the rain.’ So true on my lunch run today.”

A perfect situation to sport a pair of Smith Optics Approach Max glasses: With two pairs of interchangeable lenses, your eyes can be protected even in low-light situations…

 
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Martini Fridays: TMI + Other Physical Indignities

Martini Fridays: TMI + Other Physical Indignities

Seven days later, and we’ve happily landed again on Martini Fridays, where Adrienne Martini, recounts her training for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon using the Train Like a Mother: Finish It Half-Marathon plan.

Despite the lovely country pic that leads this post, I’m going to warn you up front that this post contains TMI issues. So if you don’t want to read a quasi-graphic description of things that can happen to the female body, you might want to give this post a pass. Take a minute and give this a good think, especially if you are my father, who has been known to skip over to another mother runner on occasion, if only to see what I’ve gotten myself into this time…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Cassie Jackson, 40 and BAMR of three, started a family-friendly running group earlier this year so that more mother runners could lace up and hit the pavement with their daughters. Cassie, who lives with husband Dan and their daughter, 8, and sons, 10 and 5, in Vienna, Va., is looking forward to running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Best Recent Run: Sunrise 5-miler last week. I was dragging and cold when getting up to get two of my kids to their early morning swim practice, but I knew if I didn’t do it during their practice I wouldn’t get it in…

 
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