Together at last! On a recent visit to Portland, Dimity and Sarah finally get to record a podcast sitting within spitting distance of each other. (Thankfully the mikes served as spittle-shields.) In honor of the occasion, the mother runners relive runs they’ve taken together—from a sweltering 10-miler along the banks of Lake Michigan to the Nike Women’s Marathon (the genesis of their books) and a few Seattle-area jaunts. And Sarah admits to contemplating getting a tattoo.
Talk about an epic run: Dimity and Sarah talk to Laura Mount, who took part in a 3,458-mile, 21-day journey across the United States on foot. During the three weeks, Laura ran anywhere from 9 to 22 miles, day in, day out. Sarah and Laura bond over being mother runners of boy-girl twins, while Dimity asks all about the nitty-gritty details of no showers and lots of sweat. (Warning: Laura has a voice as deep as Sarah and Dimity: Good luck trying to discern who’s talking!)
Sarah and Dimity talk with LaJean Lawson, the country’s foremost expert on sports bras and breast movement: This is a woman knows about ta-ta tamers. The ladies cover such topics as the biggest mistakes women make when it comes to sports bras and the best ways to minimize bounce. Along the way, LaJean enlightens us about how much large breasts really weigh, and she confesses to having done a 180-degree change on wearing two bras at one time. (She, ahem, supports it in certain situations.)
Dimity and Sarah answer questions posted by their Facebook community, like whether to wear headphones in a race or not and what running gear is splurge-worthy. They spend a lot of time talking maintenance miles, fancy-talk for running while you’re not on a training plan. Interspersed throughout: disagreements on name pronunciation, the mother runner version of, “tomato/tomahto; potato/potahto,” as well as Sarah’s applicable anecdotes from the recent Boston Marathon.
Sarah and Dimity talk about nothing—doing nothing, that is. Rest is a crucial part of an exercise program, whether it’s a rest day during a training plan; recovering properly after a race; not overdoing it on “easy” days; or getting enough sleep. The gals cover all these forms of rest as they crack each other up. This podcast also reveals such personal details about Dimity as her family dinner routine, her bedtime, and her astrological sign.