having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power;
physically vigorous or robust.
Yep, sounds about perfect for our first ever AMR Marathon Challenge, suitably titled #FindYourStrong. Through training for 18 weeks for marathon, you’ll definitely find your physical strong. Your legs are going to carry you a ridiculously far way; your lungs are going to become more capable and efficient; your blood will pump more efficiently as ever cell in your body gets marathon-ready. (And if I were a biologist, I’d somehow link this to the badass ATP tattoos above, but alas, I’m not…
This week, we relive the Nuun Year: No Limits 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon Challenges via a range of comments from the 500+ participants. Recorded just before Sarah went in for ankle surgery, we talk about her broken joint, throw in a few songs (list below) and banter on about really important topics like Sarah’s dislike of caged birds, what a floating “h” is, and the last time we ate at a Taco Bell.
Have a great race, Challengers, and Happy Mother’s Day to all! (And remember: registration for our #FindYourStrong Marathon Challenge opens on Monday the 11th!)
Fight Song by Rachel Patten
Tightrope by Walk the Moon
Harlem by New Politics
Back Home by Andy Grammer
I Lived by One Republic
Mainstream Kid by Brandi Carlile
Geronimo by Sheppard
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson
Silver Lining by First Aid Kit
The Things I Regret by Brandi Carlile
Best Day of My Life by American Authors
*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…
Spoiler alert: I finished the Pittsburgh Half Marathon last Sunday. That was about the only part of the race that went according to plan.
The night before the race, however, was all I’d hoped for. Twenty mother runners gathered at Bravo in the North Hills for pasta and pizza and beer. There was a metric ton of laughing. There were some nerves because a couple of mother runners were tackling new-for-them distances and just a smidge anxious — and there were experienced hands to help them focus their nerves. This Tribe is a force for good, you know?
Four of us discovered that we all went to the same very small liberal arts college, which is something that has never ever happened to me before…
On today’s Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday profiling Katie Arnold, a mom of two girls who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
My running history: I’ve been a runner my whole life. I ran my first 10K when I was 7, started trail running in college a zillion years ago, and took up ultra running in 2012.
My writing history: I’ve been an editor and writer with Outside Magazine for almost 20 years (gulp–I started when I was 10, child prodigy!). I created and write the Raising Rippers column on Outside Online, about bringing up adventurous children. And I’m working on my first book, a memoir about ultra running as a path through the grief of losing my father…
I’m no podiatrist—or philosopher who can wax on beautifully about feet and how they root you to the earth—but I do know this: Your feet have to be 100% healthy for running to even stand a chance in your body. (Lord, how I, three-time stress fracturist, Morton’s Neuroma host, bunion sufferer, plantar plate strain recoverer, know that.)
Because here’s the deal. Your body? It’s a kinetic chain. What happens in your second metatarsal can influence how your left hip rotates. Or the height of your foot’s arch can influence how much of an arch your lower back has. Or a bad bunion can influence how you swing your arms…