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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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Winner of His-and-Hers 110% Flat Out Sox

Winner of His-and-Hers 110% Flat Out Sox

On the calendar, last Sunday was Father’s Day, but in our house, we’re celebrating tomorrow. You see: When I booked a trip to take the kids solo to see my parents in Connecticut, I neglected to look at the calendar. Thus, oops, my husband, Jack, was on the West Coast on Father’s Day while his entire family was on the East Coast.

Jack was a great sport about it (as he is with all my travels), and it felt special to be with my 87-year-old father, who has seen better days, health-wise. But still I had some guilt–especially when I realized none of us had left a card for Jack in Oregon.

Perhaps as a make-good, I should give him a pair of 110% Flat Out Sox to ease the pain of his recurrent plantar fasciitis…

 
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Martini Fridays: Hugs, Cat-Sized Bugs, and Other Important Things

Martini Fridays: Hugs, Cat-Sized Bugs, and Other Important Things

 

The last two weeks could most charitably be described as “intense.”

They didn’t start that way. Early in the fortnight, I stuck to my loose schedule of runs. Shortly before I was to head out for interval day—because we all need an interval day even if we don’t particularly want one—I called my mom. She’d called that morning at 1 a.m. Neither my husband nor I had heard the phone ring, and she hadn’t left a message.

I’d talked to my mom the day before because my 80-year old stepfather was having surgery. Yesterday, all was well. Until it wasn’t. My stepfather, a label that doesn’t convey how special he was to me, died during the night…

 
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A Runner’s Parable: Saturday’s Long Run

A Runner’s Parable: Saturday’s 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 March 15, 2011

For me, Saturday’s long run felt like a living parable. No, I wasn’t a tortoise, a crow, or a prodigal offspring. My tale felt like one about a mentor who inspires a fledgling, who then surpasses the guide without even realizing her own capabilities. (There’s a Grasshopper in there somewhere…) In my version of the story, I’m the mentor who almost got dusted, yet I hung on to a shred of wisdom I should have imparted…

 
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#86: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

#86: You Might Be a Mother Runner If…

 
Need another laugh to get you through the day? Check out the You Might Be A Mother Runner If…Gallery.

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

A stand-out hurdler in high school, as well as a collegiate runner, Maine mother runner Carrie McEneaney, 37, returned to running in 2011 after having her second child. These days you’ll find Carrie, an avid baker, running a variety of distances, including several summer races. She’s signed on for the Kennebec River Rail Trail Half Marathon this coming weekend, Bath Heritage Days 5-Miler on July 4—“and maybe the MDI Marathon on October 19,” she says.

Best recent run: I’ve been lucky and had a good string of great runs. I think having a positive attitude helps with that. My last 13-miler of this training cycle was a nearly perfectly executed progression run where I got faster every mile…

 
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