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Hump Day Giveaway: Our Brand-New Running Pendants (!!)

To me, Dimity is much more than a writing/business partner. While I joke she’s my “other spouse,” some days, she feels like a friend, and on others she seems like a sister. And like any good sisters, we borrow things from each other. Last weekend, when I was cold at the airport flying home from San Antonio, I slipped on her down jacket. (Remember: She was going home to Colorado.) She’s always quick to drape a scarf around my neck as we head out to sell at an outdoor race expo. Two pairs of wonderfully long jeans in my drawer are courtesy of Ms. McDowell.
And she’s always great about letting me wear her jewelry…

 
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#26: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

#26: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

We’re amassing quite the collection of you might be a mother runner if shots; check out the gallery here. 

 
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What Would Another Mother Runner Do? The Case of the Missing Shoes

What Would Another Mother Runner Do? The Case of the Missing Shoes

Previously, on What Would Another Mother Runner Do (WWAMRD), we’ve debated whether Jessica should run a half-marathon pregnant and pondered the plight of Jenn, who realized she had two right shoes at the start of the run portion of a sprint triathlon. Our latest installment explores the dilemma of Alison, the mother runner of one who hosted our Montclair, N.J., Mother Runner party last spring. Here’s her story:

It’s Saturday afternoon, day before the New York City Marathon. I was obsessing a little over what to wear the next day; it had been so unseasonably warm that I hadn’t trained in cold weather gear and had planned to wear shorts and a tank, but now they were predicting 30-degree weather while we waited to start in Staten Island, then 20 mph winds while we were running…

 
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100 Miles in 24 Hours…On a Treadmill

100 Miles in 24 Hours…On a Treadmill

Dimity and Sarah stammer in amazement at the accomplishments of this show’s guest,  Emily “Emz” Toia, who recently ran her second 100-miles-in-24-hours fundraiser on a treadmill. This 36-year-old mother of one tells the gals how she ran ’round the clock—yet kept the treadmill console covered with a towel the entire time so she couldn’t see the mileage or pace readout. Dimity peppers Emily with questions, including ones about bathroom breaks and “output.” Emily talks about why 4:00 a.m. was the toughest time to run, and why she, “enjoys these weird, long runs.” But to kick things off, the gals travel back in time to 1859…

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Winners of Yaktrax Run

Winners of Yaktrax Run

We’re in San Antonio for our last mother runner hurrah of the year and I am, in advance, adminiring the runners of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half and Full Marathon on Sunday. The high is supposed to be 84. Hot, humid 84. Far from ideal running weather for this Minnesotan/Coloradan, and far from ideal weather for Yaktrax Run.

Hopefully these 3 winners of the Yaktrax Runs will be able to put them to good use soon. Here they are–and the most exotic places they’ve run:

Amy Auner: I can honestly say that the most exotic place I’ve ever run was in Las Vegas for the Rock and Roll Strip at Night Half Marathon…

 
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