Adrienne Martini is up to Week 5 in the Train Like a Mother Half-Marathon: Finish It training plan, and the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon—and spring—feel impossibly far away. Check out her previous posts.
When you live in a place where winter is a force to be reckoned with, you learn to make peace with it. Or, if you can’t make peace, you move south.
We actually lived in the south—in Texas and in Tennessee—for just over a decade. And while there are many things I miss about both places (migas and dogwoods, among others) I do not miss the endless, punishing summers.
I’m a cold weather gal…
Okay, technically, this is Hump Day + 1 Giveaway, but this week is all topsy-turvy for Dimity and me as we have jetted cross-country to the Magic Kingdom. Adding to the excitement: I flew on a red-eye flight, partially set up our booth (#535, btw) at the runDisney Princess Half Marathon expo, then partied with about 200 mother runners at Fit2Run. I fell into bed around 11 p.m., the alarm set for 6:15 a.m. (that’s 3:15 Portland time, people!) to finish setting up our space at the expo. I won’t go into every nitty-gritty detail, but I will overshare this nugget: There’s no time budgeted into my bursting-at-the-seams schedule for a shower…
Although we’ve been tossing pixie dust and glitter around here plenty lately, it’s hasn’t been truly legit.
Because today, we are thrilled to announce that Another Mother Runner has formally partnered with runDisney, and we’ll be a staple at future the Tinker Bell Half Marathons and Princess Half Marathons.
What does this mean to you? Well, if you’re at the Tinker Bell Half in Disneyland or Princess Half in Disney World, you definitely need to stop by our booth and say hello and let us shower you with mother runner pixie dust…
We asked (on Facebook), and you told us: Here is a compilation of the songs that are guaranteed to make you move your feet, no matter how little sleep you got last night or how undertrained you feel. We’ll admit: It’s a bit of a mash-up, but the variety will keep you on your toes.
If you’re on Spotify, here’s link to this running playlist.
Girl on Fire: Alicia Keys (Oh, you know we had to start with this one!)
Roar: Katy Perry (We can hear you all from here.)
Fighter: Christina Aguilera (For when you feel like quitting.)
Let It Go: Demi Lovato
Can’t Hold Us: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Raise your hands with us…
I’ll just put this out there, and hope I am not alone: by about 3 p.m. on days that aren’t as smooth as I’d hoped, I’m prone to calculate how many more hours it’ll be until I’m prone in my bed. As the kids get older, I do this less regularly, but give me a crappy Thursday, and around 1 p.m., I’m thinking to myself, In less than 8 hours, you’ll be in bed, Dimity. Less than 8 hours. You’ve got this.
If you just did some sleep math, that means I’m in bed around 9 p.m.. Yep, even on I’m-a-rock-star days, that’s stil my preferred bedtime, which makes me, you know, so not a rock star. I may be lame, I may be missing out on Olympic action, I may not know what’s going on on The Bachelor, I may be snoozing while all the cool kids are ramping up, but I am definitely one thing: well-rested—and I wouldn’t trade that for anything…