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…
The ladies travel (virtually!) from Portland to Sochi to Florida, where their guests Kristin Smith and Jessi Schacht recently ran a ZOOMA half-marathon on Amelia Island. Kristin, fresh off a marathon (as in, 6 days prior!), and Jessi rave about all aspects of the all-women’s race, from the bounty of port-a-lets to the champagne at the post-race party, and even participants huddling together to stay warm at the unseasonably cold start line. The running partners talk about their “very conscious decision” to run the final the miles together rather than beating themselves up to hang with the 2:10 pacer…
I suspect many of you are reading this as you’re trapped inside for yet another day. Or, if you can get out into the elements, it takes you 10 minutes to pull on the layers you need to stay warm: First the wool, some more wool, then some fleece, and top it off with a jacket hearty enough to combat ice and snow. Phew!
Whether you’re inside or out, join me in daydreaming about running the newest ZOOMA women’s race: Napa Valley, land of bright sunshine (remember that?) and rolling fields striped with fruit-laden vines. The half-marathon and 10K are scenic out-and-back courses that pass wineries and vineyards, with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains…