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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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    Join us for Nuun Year: No Limits Challenge!

    What's a Challenge, you ask? Fifteen weeks of camraderie, community, an innovative training plan delivered in your inbox daily, cool finishers' gifts (including this cool medal + tee), and so much swag, you'll hardly believe it. (Think Nuun, GU, Balega socks...) 10K and Half-Marathon Challenges start on January 26, so don't delay in signing up!

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Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday: Terzah Becker

Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday: Terzah Becker

 In less than 2 months, our third book, Tales From Another Mother Runner will be released…and the seams on our capris are popping, we’re so dang excited. The book is a truly celebration of this amazing, badass community: not only does it contain 22 essays from a range of talented writers and mother runners, it has miles of insight, advice, stories, and humor from hundreds of you. As we prepare to launch, we’re going to profile an essayist on Thursdays.

First up is Terzah Becker, a Boulder-based runner and mother of 8-year-old boy/girl twins. 

Running history: I’ve been a runner on and off since I was 12 years old, starting then because I didn’t like the adolescent chub I suddenly put on…

 
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Day in the Life of Another Mother Runner: Angela Amick

Day in the Life of Another Mother Runner: Angela Amick

Even if it feels like the holidays were three years ago, they were actually more like three weeks ago, which is when Angela Amick (a.k.a. mommyangela3 on Instagram) document her #dayinthelifeofAMR: a day where we hand over our Instagram account to another mother runner and see what she’s up to. In Angela’s case, quite a bit: as a mom to three boys, one of whom has Down Syndrome, and an almost marathon finisher and a good little elf, she barely sat down on this Saturday. (Cheer her on this weekend, as she runs her first 26.2 at the Walt Disney World Marathon!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in taking over our account for a day, we’d love to have you…

 
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Bethany Takes on Boston: Let the Training Begin! (Kind of.)

Bethany Takes on Boston: Let the Training Begin! (Kind of.)

As Bethany Meyer starts her Boston Marathon training with some resolutions—which don’t really include running. To remind you, Bethany is documenting her training twice a month here on AMR, thanks to Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, who generously offered us a number for a mother runner in the Boston Marathon.

I stir cherries into my rolled oats. And proceed to choke down the first bite. Blech. Bland. I had hoped the cherries would sweeten the oatmeal, but no. The second bite doesn’t go down any easier than the first.

After two plus weeks of my kids on break and my husband home more than I’m used to, every ounce of me is yearning to get back to a routine…

 
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The incredibly adorable coin purse Molly sewed and embroidered for me for Christmas.

Letting My Best Running Friend Take the Lead

Last summer, my best running friend (BRF), Molly, and I saw the musical, “The Book of Mormon”; we guffawed, grimaced, and gasped together the entire show. One song in the first act, in particular, struck us both: “You and Me (But Mostly Me).” Walking outside during intermission, Molly and I wiped away tears of laughter and quickly honed in on the toe-tapping song, in which the charismatic, headstrong missionary, Kevin, brags about he’s destined for greatness, while his bumbling, self-sabotaging sidekick, Arnold, will stand next to him and watch. At almost exactly the same time, Molly and I each blurt out, “just like us!” We shared a hearty laugh before heading back into the theatre…

 
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#44: Baby, It’s Cold (and Snowy and Icy) Outside! [Repeat]

[NOTE: This episode originally aired in early 2013. Have no worries, Sarah and Dim will be back next week with a fresh episode!] Given the Arctic temps that have gripped Denver, it was only natural that Sarah and Dimity talk winter weather—and how to dress for exercising in it. Along the way the gals laugh over their experiences running in cold and slippery conditions; Sarah goes way back into her personal archives to talk about when she discovered her inner badass runner (when she was a long way from being a mother). Dimity shares a painful story that’ll make you wince—and think twice about venturing out onto icy conditions…

 
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