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    First-Ever AMR Retreat!

    Little Rock: Are you ready for the mother runners? We're going to have a badass ball—with a few miles thrown in—at our first-ever AMR retreat. Join us!

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    Badass Mother Runner Hoody

    This ultra-soft hoody keeps the chill out and your attitude on display...right where we like it.

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    Watch out Boston: Here Comes Bethany!

    An introduction to Bethany Meyer, a talented writer and runner and mother of four boys, who is taking on the Boston Marathon this spring.

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    Join us for Nuun Year: No Limits Challenge!

    What's a Challenge, you ask? Fifteen weeks of camraderie, community, an innovative training plan delivered in your inbox daily, cool finishers' gifts (including this cool medal + tee), and so much swag, you'll hardly believe it. (Think Nuun, GU, Balega socks...) 10K and Half-Marathon Challenges start on January 26, so don't delay in signing up!

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Yaktrax Run: The solution to snow-day woes.

Hump Day Running Giveaways: 3 Pairs of Yaktrax Run

Here in Portland, Oregon, winter usually involves overcast skies, rain, and above-freezing temperatures. Except when it doesn’t. Once every two or three years, Old Man Winter blasts our usually verdant landscape with snow and ice. Given that we don’t own a treadmill and I don’t belong to a health club, precipitation-covered roads mean I can’t get my run on.

Frozen rain, in particular, is my nemesis. When our older daughter was two, the city shut down for nearly a week; the roads were impassable to anything that didn’t sport studded snowtires or chains. I tried my best to power walk on the double-decker wintery sandwich of snow-ice-snow-ice, but it was sheer lunacy…

 
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Most Important Mile: Anonymous

Most Important Mile: Anonymous

 This Most Important Mile arrived via email a few weeks ago. I checked in with the mother who wrote it, making sure she was ready to publically share the trials of her daughter and family. She was, she assured me, but asked to remain anonymous to protect her daughter, so we’re honoring that wish. “One of the hardest parts of this whole experience is sharing,” she wrote back, “We (the proverbial “we”) live in nice areas, we have (generally speaking) happy, well-fed families. We have resources and good schools, etc. But drug abuse makes folks uncomfortable. As does mental health. It’s hard to find that really good friend to listen and commiserate; it’s a problem that’s not in many families’ repertoire for coping…

 
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What Would Another Mother Runner Do: NYC Marathon on a Broken Toe?

What Would Another Mother Runner Do: NYC Marathon on a Broken Toe?

 

In this on-going series, a mother runner lays out a true-life tale–whether it’s dislocating her hip during a marathon; forgetting to pack a sports bra for a lunchtime run; or debating running a half-marathon while preggers–then we chime in about what we’d do if we were in her running shoes before asking you what you’d do. Here are all the WWAMRD we’ve previously run, if you want to catch up on the series. Today’s entry tells the tale of Rebecca Lee. 

In March, I signed up for the New York City Marathon on a charity entry; I decided to fundraise for Team Hole in the Wall, a cause very dear to my heart…

 
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Kelly and daughter, Carly, looking proud and #26Strong after Philly finish.

#139: How Philadelphia Marathon Was #26Strong

Dimity and Sarah wrap up their involvement with the Saucony 26Strong program with a conversation with their cadets: Kelly, who completed the Philadelphia Marathon, and Alison, who spectated and cheered at Philly rather than running due to injury. Kelly recounts running the first half with Adrienne Martini by her side (alas Dimity was out due to injury as well), including a clever potty-break and reminders to stick to her run-walk pattern. Kelly gives a lively recounting of, “embracing the back of the pack,” including friends she made along the way. Dimity adds to the fun with details of cycling much of the route with Kelly’s 12-year-old daughter, encouraging signs and all…

 
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Martini Fridays: How do you spell “Schuylkill?”

Martini Fridays: How do you spell “Schuylkill?”

Like I mentioned earlier this week, the upside to leaping into a half marathon with little time to prepare for it was that my mind wasn’t full of thousands of worries, which had had weeks and weeks to grow. Instead, I was able to focus on just one simple mantra: This Isn’t My Race.

Which isn’t to say I was completely disinterested in the result, just that I found freedom in having only one job, which was to slow Kelly down for the first half of her much longer journey. I reasoned that I could always bail at mile 12 or so if my body just gave up and Kelly would still be well set up to run on…

 
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