To celebrate our first four stops on the Tales From Another Mother Runner Tour (#TAMRTour for short…TAMR rhymes with BAMR, btw), we’re going to profile four essayists on the East Coast who are going to be celebrating with us in person.
First up this week is Adrienne Martini, who you already know from Martini Fridays.
A few things before we get to Ms. Martini:
—She’s going be at the party in Andover, MA (RSVP here!) tonight, and at the party in Syracuse, NY (RSVP here!) on Tuesday, March 10.
—While Adrienne has to head home to her 2 kids and 1 husband and 1 corgi, we, along with other writers, are going to be in Freehold, NJ on Wednesday, March 11 (RSVP here!) and in West Hartford, CT on March 12 (RSVP here!)
Finally, if you can’t join us, but have purchased and found the time to read Tales From Another Mother Runner, we’d love, love it if you could take a minute a put up an honest review on Amazon, which, reasons we don’t understand, is huge in spreading the TAMR word and helping women find the book…
Sarah and Dimity welcome Kristin Armstrong, the well-loved Mile Markers columnist for Runner’s World. This mom of three teens, including girl twins, tells how she was a “nerd child,” not tapping into her running side until after she had her children. (Dimity dubs this, “delayed-onset athlete syndrome.”) Kristin details how her friends pulled her into running while she was going through a difficult divorce. The author now trains for ultramarathons, saying, “an ultra is a matter of your head and your heart.” Kristin reads an excerpt from her joyful essay, then talk turns to faith and running, with Kristin revealing running connects back to the Source, which for her is God…
When we picked Amy Blake to be our #AMRinSaucony for the year, we also promised regular chances for you all to be #AMRinSaucony.
And we’re happy to announce, during these wintery days of March, that we’ve got the first one queued up…and given the forecasts/snow days/delayed starts lately, it seems like it’s not a moment too soon.
Because we want to know what puts a Spring in Your Step. (Get it? Spring in the dregs of winter? Aren’t we clever?)
Here’s how it’s going to work:
1. Take a picture of something that puts a Spring in Your Step. Could (Does it have to have a Saucony product in the picture? Not necessarily, but we’ll obviously encourage it…
Y’all—note how we’re pulling out the Southern now—know that Sarah and I will be at the very first little AMR Retreat: Run + Refresh, but we wanted to introduce to you the other mother runners that will be there to run, teach, connect, advise, help, and laugh.
Also, wanted to remind you that we have a special deal going on; through March 15, we’re offering 15% off all overnight packages to the AMR Retreat: Run + Refresh, taking place April 16-19 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Register here for AMR Run + Refresh Retreat; enter promotional code REFRESH15 by clicking the “enter promotional code” link near the green “Register” button to access the 15% discounted prices…
For the past week, it’s felt like my whole body has been shot up with Novacaine. I’ve been numb, but not in the whee-it’s-go-time way I should’ve been.
When I wrote my essay in Tales From Another Mother Runner last August, this March felt so far off. Kind of like it wouldn’t ever really come. But the clock kept marching forward, and here we are.
The words that I wrote in the bright light and long days of last summer are now in the grey light of this winter day.
And right now, the words feel like a smelly, scary elephant lurking around everything I do and think with AMR. That’s not how I want to feel around these parts…