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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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Martini Fridays: Of Tracks + Tests

Martini Fridays: Of Tracks + Tests

In this edition of Martini Fridays, Adrienne Martini, training for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon using the Train Like a Mother: Finish It Half-Marathon plan, celebrates some spring-like—or definitely not winter still—weather.

Saturday’s “only 8 mile” run felt like 20 miles, which makes me think that I needed the step-back week more than I’d thought. It was one of those Godzilla-stompin- on-Tokyo runs, where I felt as graceful and swift as a giant and clumsy lizard or, more accurately, a dude in a hot and heavy foam costume.

Working in my favor was our recent less-cold snap—I categorically refuse to call 45 degrees warn—earlier in the week…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Mother runner Holly Schurg, 39, trained hard for her first marathon—the 2013 Dallas Marathon—but it wasn’t to be. The December race was cancelled because of safety concerns related to cold, icy weather. The news, she says, was “so, so disappointing,” but this Traverse City, Mich. mom of two—Aidan, 10, and Abbey, 8—is staying positive and looking to future events. She’ll run a race with her son this spring—the Run the Ridge 10K Team Relay in May—and has her sights set on a summer marathon.

Best recent run: Last week I got up for an easy 4-miler and finally the streets were clear of snow and ice—and the temp was 39…

 
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Hump Day Giveaway: Smith Approach Max Sunglasses

Hump Day Giveaway: Smith Approach Max Sunglasses

So this sweet Smith Optics Giveaway has been swirling around in my head all day long. Approach Max sunglasses. Specs that, like all the other Smith Sunglasses, are just the bomb. And by bomb, I mean barely noticeable, featherweight, non-fogging, non-slipping frames with high-quality, interchangeable lenses that epitomize the word performance. (I can honestly say that, for the past year, I haven’t run or ridden a mile without a pair of Smith specs on me, unless I was confident the run was going to start and end in the dark.)

But thing is, unlike, say, sports sunglasses in the 1990′s—hello, my name is Ah-nold, but you can call me Terminator—the Approach Max also epitomize style…

 
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AMR Traveling Ultimate 6 Kit, Episode 1: Plantar Fasciitis

Welcome to a new monthly feature: The AMR Traveling TriggerPoint™ Ultimate 6 Kit. We’re so excited about it—and if you’re injured, we’re guessing you might be too.

Here’s the premise: Something on you—your Achilles Tendon, your lower back, your knee—is hurting significantly. You want and need to keep running, but you’re not sure that hurt-y part is going to let you.  So you tell us about it, and we send you the AMR Traveling Ultimate 6 Kit, excellent and effective self-massage tools for runners. We’ll also hook you up with a TriggerPoint expert for a lesson in self-care and a customized program for your situation…

 
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Laverne and Shirley: not mother runners, but always good for a laugh and a life lesson.

#102: The 2nd Best-of Show!

Because our website was down all weekend, we are releasing this podcast episode on Monday, not Sunday. Enjoy!

The celebration for passing the 100th-podcast mark continues! Sarah and Dimity take you back to their very first running podcast—them being interviewed by a mother runner named Phoebe who poses a stumper of a question. Then Dimity revisits her epic Ironman race, namely the painful start to the marathon portion of the race. Many laughs follow, however, including an important debate about which mother runner gets to be Laverne and who has be Shirley, and SBS being recognized in the nude…

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