Something clicks—maybe it’s an ailing parent, or a pair of jeans that no longer fits, or the realization you haven’t taken care of yourself in months, if not years—and you resolve you’re going to be a runner.
So you lace up and head out.
But it doesn’t feel as easy as other people make it look.
In fact, it feels nearly impossible.
Then you get _______________.
(Fill in the blank: intimidated, sore, overwhelmed, unmotivated, frustrated.)
And that resolve disappears as quickly as a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.
Sound familiar? We’ll help you find that resolve again—and, more importantly, help you make running into a habit…
Sarah and Dimity are joined by Bethany Meyer, a mother runner of four boys who’s stepping up to her first marathon this spring. You might have heard of it: It’s in Boston…. Bethany is chronicling her training triumphs and tribulations for AMR as part of Team Stonyfield. Like many AMR podcast guests of late, Bethany was a reluctant runner when she first started—as a way to process the pain of her father’s ordeal with prostate cancer—but 11 years later, she’s fully embracing this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” You’re sure to laugh when she talks about how her testosterone-saturated house smells and how it’s littered everywhere with Dorito crumbs…
One section Tales From Another Mother Runner is called In Her Shoes, which is first-person accounts of different running situations and tales. We love running stories as much as—or maybe more than?—running itself, but we had a surplus of In Her Shoes stories…if we put them all in the book, it would’ve been bigger than a dictionary. So we’re going to run these every other Friday for a while.
Kassandra’s miles are harder to come by, thanks to lupus.
I love the idea of training in a very measured, consistent way. But I have lupus, a chronic autoimmune condition. I need to let my body guide me, or I risk making the situation worse…
Welcome to our next round of Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday, where we preview one of the authors in our forthcoming book. While our names are on the cover, the book is a truly celebration of this amazing, badass community: not only does it contain 22 essays from a range of talented writers and mother runners, it has miles of insight, advice, stories, and humor from hundreds of you.
As the publishing date nears (less than two weeks!), we’re casting the spotlight on tall old me (Dimity); next week is Sarah’s turn.
Important Schedule Note: We’ve flushed out much of the information for our events for the first half of 2015…
The Another Mother Runner duo: Dimity (in orange) and Sarah.
We love connecting with mother runners, especially in person, and we’ll be out-and-about even more than usual in 2015. We’ll be traveling far and wide to promote our third book, Tales from Another Mother Runner, with more than 20 book tour events from Boston to Austin, Georgetown to Georgia. We’ll also be at numerous race expos, including several ZOOMA ones. Here’s a look at how our schedule looks right now…hope our paths cross!
Friday, February 27, 6-8 p.m.
Little Rock, AR
This is it: Your first chance to get our new book in your mother-runner hands! Sarah is honored to be making a return appearance, along with running legend Bart Yasso, at the Detour speaker series being held at Capital Hotel…