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    Why I Run

    A whole bunch of great reasons and beautiful essay. On a hot afternoon, crank the A/C and dig in!

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    Born to run.

    No pressure or anything, though.

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    AMR Club on Strava: Join Us!

    Join the AMR Tribe over on Strava, where you can log your miles, cheer each other on, and find motivation and inspiration in spades. All paces and levels welcome!

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    Win NUUN!

    Our fave way to hydrate on the hot summer—or any—days, really.

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AMR Prove It Strava Medal

The AMR Strava Prove It Challenge: You in? Hope so.

Are you ready to rumble? 

Oh. We forgot. We’re mother runners, not professional wrestlers. So are you ready for AMR Strava Prove It Challenge, the biggest, most badass mother runner Challenge yet?

We are—and have set up so many cool features and have so many perks, we’re busting at the seams to get this party started. But before we spell out the nifty details, let us serve up several reasons why it’s called the “Prove It” Challenge.

☆ We’ve heard from too many of you that you don’t consider yourself a runner. Even though you may have multiple finish lines under your soles, something holds you back from proclaiming, “I am a runner…

 
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Briana Boehmer with Dimity after the Ironman.

How to Plan Your Races This Year

Dimity and Sarah bring on Briana Boehmer, a coach of endurance athletes (including our own Dimity for Ironman) for the past 12 years who is starting work with Training Peaks, to give advice on planning a race calendar for the year. Briana talks about timing races to ensure you bring your A-game, as well as sharing an interesting formula for recovery time between races. (Spoiler: It’s based on time on your feet, not miles under them.) Coach Bri tosses out a few helpful questions to ask yourself if you’re debating stepping up to a new-for-you race distance in 2014. Then she ends with what we all want to hear: some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dimity’s Ironman…

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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Kristin Neal

I desperately searched the sidewalks for the big white sign that said Mile 25, only to discover it was nowhere to be seen. Discouraged, I trudged on. It was (the impossibly long) Mile 24 of my first marathon. I had lost the 3:35 pace group at a crowded water stop around Mile 8, and for the past 16 miles, it had been just me and my inner demons. My parents and sister were running the half-marathon, and my husband and kids were waiting for me at the finish. I was desperate to be done and reunited with them.
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a petite, perky blonde in a neon green T-shirt casually pass me…

 
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Holiday Half-Marathon Running Race Report

The last few years, I’ve been lamenting lost speed. (“Speed” being a relative term, mind you.) As each year vanishes from the calendar, minutes have compounded on my race times. I couldn’t believe I ever used to routinely finish at or below 1:50 for a half-marathon, and it seemed like sub-2:00 hours was becoming a slippery goal to grasp as well. Taking an honest look, I had to admit my times are now routinely 1:58 or 1:59. Fine times…just not what I’d been capable of three, four, or five years ago.

But thanks to numerous track workouts with my training partner, Molly, and core-strengthening barre-style classes at The Refinery, I decided I might have a glory-days-ish time in my (aging) body…

 
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The Most Important Mile of My Life: Alice Minnie White Barnett

The Most Important Mile of My Life: Alice Minnie White Barnett

I remember well the cold January afternoon my two closest friends met me at a local university. It was the beginning of a new year and we were meeting to run our first mile. None of us were runners, and we were still carrying around all the excess poundage we were determined to lose in the coming months.

Barely able to run for 30 seconds and spurred on by our desperate need of a bathroom, the situation was certainly comical, made worse by our own laughter. That was the first of many meetings, miles, and laughter together.

There have been other memorable miles: the first time I felt I could run outside without shame; the first time I ran in the rain, splashing and feeling like a kid again; the thrill of completing my first 5K; running miles in memory of my father; the triumphant final mile of my first 13…

 
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