Dimity and Sarah recount a brutally hot run they recently survived in Sacramento, showing sometimes they don’t heed their own advice. After their done laughing at their own stupidity (and chafing!), they answer a few questions from mother runners, including how to come back from a stress fracture and how to run races on a budget. Finally the mothers ponder how to stay motivated and gain satisfaction despite slowing down, and SBS admits she’s actually been contemplating stepping up to an ultramarathon. Listen all the way through to hear the debated word of the week.
In an extra-special, hour-long podcast, Dimity and Sarah offer advice and encouragement for gals running the Another Mother Runner Virtual 5K. They talk about the importance of getting a little goofy in a race, yet also fighting like a warrior to make a goal. Songs get woven into the mix, everything from One Direction to P!nk, Macklemore, Flo Rida, Alicia Keys, and Dimity’s fave, The Avett Brothers. Along the way, they cheer on Roz, Karen, Sharon, Jennifer, Connie, and a host of other mother runners gunning for the finish line. Go, girls, GO!
Dimity and Sarah dig in with Danielle LiVolsi, the mother of three who created the delicious and nutritious nut and seed butter called NuttZo. Find out how the textured yumminess made its way from her home food processor—where Danielle whirred together nuts and seeds to provide a hearty and healthy food for her two adopted-from-Ukraine sons—to being Dr. Oz’s number-one must-have food. Danielle also shares details of Project Left Behind, a non-profit she and her husband founded to help orphanages in places as far flung as Nepal and Peru. Before the gals get to the good works, Sarah talks about her mindset for the Vancouver Marathon, which she might be running even as you read these words…
Sarah and Dimity trade training tips as they both stare down starting lines: Sarah is set to run the Vancouver Marathon in a mere week, while Dimity now has less than two months to go until Ironman Couer d’Alene. They share secrets on how to keep workouts—and yourself—feeling fresh. Some of the advice is even packaged in easy-to-remember snippets, such as, “Need a day, take a day,” and “If you’re shoes aren’t working for you, ditch ’em and switch ’em.” Thankfully, the conversation does not erupt into the word Sarah learns how to pronounce.
Dimity and Sarah each talk to a mother runner who ran the 2013 Boston Marathon to hear the story in their own words. Melissa Fryback of Portland dug deep and set a PR (3:43:46) but had barely 20 minutes to celebrate before the blasts, while Katherine Sullivan and her friend Becky Stouder finished just ahead of the terrifying explosions. We cried while talking with these strong women, and we suspect more tears will be had while listening to them. Let them mix with your sweat on your next life-affirming run.