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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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    Badass Mother Runner Hoody

    This ultra-soft hoody keeps the chill out and your attitude on display...right where we like it.

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    Watch out Boston: Here Comes Bethany!

    An introduction to Bethany Meyer, a talented writer and runner and mother of four boys, who is taking on the Boston Marathon this spring.

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    Loud.

    I—Dimity—just found this post hidden away. I don't even remember writing it, but so little has changed. Except now my son has a keyboard.

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martini fridays: bad run + syracuse meet-up

martini fridays: bad run + syracuse meet-up

I wasn’t sure how my body and mind would respond to getting back on the running horse — hey, there’s a thought: half-marathons on horseback — after a week away. Would my IT band and growly right calf simply say “Nope” and force me to limp home? Would my brain respond to speedwork with a “Nope” and spend the workout reminding me of how much I suck?

Turns out the answer to both of those questions was, mostly,  “Nope.”

With one exception, the runs have gone well — but that exception was a big one. Last Saturday’s long run was so bad I decided during the middle miles I didn’t really even like running…

 
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AMR Traveling Ultimate 6 Kit, Episode 6: Sciatica

AMR Traveling Ultimate 6 Kit, Episode 6: Sciatica

In this episode of the AMR Traveling TriggerPoint Ultimate 6 Kit, we’re trying to find relief for Susan, a mother runner who is suffering from sciatica. She’s already bailed on  most of her races this fall, but is looking for her redemption marathon next spring…with the improvements she’s already seen with just six weeks of the TriggerPoint releases, we’re confident she’ll be crossing 26.2 when the flowers start to bloom again.

What sciatica is: The official sounding diagnosis? Sciatic nerve pain due to disc degeneration of the lower lumbar spine.

Explanation, please: Each hard in the spine disc is surrounded by a jelly-like substance that absorbs shock to the spine…

 
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Remaining Chances to Party Like a Mother Runner in 2014!

After hunkering down for several months to finish our third book, we are ready to get back on the party train–the Mother Runner Party train, that is. We’ve literally been coast to coast this year–from SoCal to central Florida–and now we’re set to head a bit north, then make a sharp right back out to the East Coast.

First stop: Spokane, Washington. We hear great things about this city-on-the-rise, especially its network of gorgeous running trails; we are headed there to emcee the Happy Girls Run half-marathon, 10K, and 5K. We’ve never been to eastern Washington, so we knew we had to host a party for women runners there…

 
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August in Four Acts

August in Four Acts

As August drenched us in sweat and chlorinated water, I realized missed writing about my life and my running. So here’s a quick catch-up, with the promise—both to myself and you, lovely mother runners—that I’ll be better about documenting my miles here.

In the meantime, here’s a rewind on the month that came and went:

First up was volunteering at Ironman Boulder. A small army of mother runners and I had the privilege of helping in Transition 2, which is when athletes, fresh off a 112-mile bike ride, come in, regroup, change their clothes, and then head out for a short 26.2 mile run…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Wichita, KS mother runner Angie Russell has dreamt of running the Chicago Marathon, and in just another few weeks she’ll do just that when she takes on her second 26.2. ”My first marathon I ran just to finish, but this one I’m running to see what I can do,” says Angie, who has three children with husband C.J. “My goal is to run smart, finish strong and enjoy it along the way. I’ve been training with the Own It plan from Train Like a Mother and absolutely love it. I’m ready to own Chicago on Oct. 12.”

Best recent run: Last week I headed out early for my run under the stars. I left the music and podcasts at home and just enjoyed a peaceful run with a beautiful Kansas sunrise…

 
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