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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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    Loud.

    I—Dimity—just found this post hidden away. I don't even remember writing it, but so little has changed. Except now my son has a keyboard.

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Martini Fridays: Like I Asked Five Minutes Ago

Martini Fridays: Like I Asked Five Minutes Ago

 

So far August is not covering itself in glory.

This has long been my least favorite month. It’s usually the hottest, for starters, and I’m much better at pushing through the 20 degree days than I am the 80 degree ones. It’s also the time when summer vacation is starting to wear on everyone’s nerves. My kids still have a month or so before school starts—they don’t get out until late June and don’t go back until just after Labor Day—but my classes will start in two weeks and I need to get on top of syllabi and work email. By the third week in August, I’ll fully turn into Yelling Mommy, who can be set off with the slightest eye roll…

 
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10 Secrets to a Successful Long Run

10 Secrets to a Successful Long Run

As we’re finishing up our third mother runner book, we’re going green this summer and recycling some of our blog posts. This post originally appeared on our site on August 23, 2010

Just call me the Britney Spears of running as, ooops, I did it again: Ran longer than intended. Got myself all turned around in a hilly, deserted cemetery and ended up running 20.5 miles instead of scheduled 18. Yet I felt great on the run and afterward. It got me thinking about what I’d done so I could repeat it on other go-long forays leading up to the Portland Marathon. Here are my top 10 secrets to successful long runs:

#1: Ate well and didn’t get parched the day before…

 
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Hump Day Giveaway: 2 (!) TriggerPoint Performance Therapy Ultimate 6 Kits

Hump Day Giveaway: 2 (!) TriggerPoint Performance Therapy Ultimate 6 Kits

 
You’re cruising along in life and in running, feeling like the rock star you are, and then somebody comes knocking.
Hello, it’s your old friend Shin Splints!
Haven’t seen you in a while, so I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m IT Band Syndrome!
Your feet seemed lonely, so I—Plantar Fasciitis—decided to keep them company.
And suddenly, a different sign is posted in your body and mind. (This is a sign, I—Dimity—know all.too.well.)

The comprehensive TriggerPoint Ultimate 6 Kit, when used correctly, regularly, and with focus, can release nearly every muscle you use for running…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Joselyn Vaughn, 37, is a mother runner and romance novelist, and she usually writes running scenes into her books. “In most of my books there is a character that goes for a run to sort some things out,” says Joselyn, who lives with her husband and three kids in Michigan. Perhaps another mention of 26.2 will make an appearance in an upcoming novel — Joselyn is running the Sleeping Bear Marathon in Empire, MI this fall.
Best recent run: I made it through 16 miles this morning and 11 was on the treadmill. I had some stomach issues at the start, so finishing the distance I wanted felt pretty good…

 
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Susan giving a royal wave in a 2012 half.

What Would Another Mother Runner Do: Stress Fracture, or Not?

This installation of our on-going series of mother runner dilemmas came to us from a longtime member of the tribe, Susan DiLeo. If you’ve been on our Facebook page or Strava discussion boards, you probably feel you know this compassionate, dedicated runner who lives in New Jersey. We have been all sorts of excited to hang with Susan at November’s Philadelphia Marathon (which is shaping up to be the marathon/half-marathon for mother runners to convene at this fall!) This edition of WWAMRD is about, alas, an injury–and whether or not to ramp up training for a race, or not. Read on! 

Susan has spent most of this year ignoring shin splints, employing the logic that as long as running felt better than the splints felt painful, she’s keep hoofing it…

 
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