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Throwback Thursday: Staying on the Clean Eating Track

Throwback Thursday: Staying on the Clean Eating Track


I—Dimity—just reread this post after coming off a week of Midwest AMR-a-palooza, and it still resonates with me like it did in October 2012: avocados, almonds, always paying attention to what I eat.

After our whirlwind, awesome trip to Chicago, where we had a rockin’ house party in Glen Ellyn, and to Fontana, Wisconsin, for ZOOMA Great Lakes, where we connected with so many great BAMRs, I came home kind of depleted. I’ve done this–this squeezing a week’s worth of activities into 72 hours–enough times this year to realize that it takes me at least 3 more days to feel like myself…

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Throwback Wednesday: What’s Your Running Mantra?

Throwback Wednesday: What’s Your Running Mantra?

Here’s an oldie-but-goodie because you can always use a new (or new-to-you) mantra, right? 

Word on the street is that Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity is starting to ship…can you hear my excitement from the keyboard? As you strain your ears, check out the next installment of your awesome motherly feedback that will forever live on this lovely website.
Take It From a Mother: Do You Have a Mantra?

“The old Helen Reddy song, ‘I Am Woman!’ I sometimes sing the lyrics out loud if I need a little extra push”
—Dawn (favorite workout: always the last workout she completed)

“Little steps, little steps…

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Introducing Our 2015 Saucony #26Strong Cadet

Introducing Our 2015 Saucony #26Strong Cadet

We are pleased to be involved again in the Saucony #26Strong program, in which running mentors/coaches are paired with a “cadet” to be trained for her first marathon. Dimity didn’t sign on this year due to her plantar injury, but I–Sarah–jumped on board the #26Strong bandwagon a mere two weeks before I fractured two bones in my ankle. I am still going to coach my Portland-based cadet, Laura Baughman, to the Chicago Marathon, and I plan to cheer her along the course on October 11. If you’re taking on 26.2 this fall, join us in the AMR #FindYourStrong Marathon Challenge. Laura is part of the Challenge, and here’s her backstory…

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Tish reading at NJ party

#162: Tales from Another Mother Essayist (and Runner’s World Exec Editor) Tish Hamilton

Tish Hamilton, the executive editor of Runner’s World, once again joins Sarah and Dimity for a chat. This mother runner of one opines about the wonders of running friends and how hers got her through an unexpected divorce. After reading an excerpt of her brilliant essay in Tales from Another Mother, Tish and the ladies explore various ways to find a BRF. The gals were all pleased no mice were harmed for the recording of this podcast, which makes sense since Tish tells a tale proving she’s most definitely not a Boston Marathon “squeaker” anymore!

*If you’re digging our podcasts, we’d be super-grateful if you’d take a minute (because we *know* you have so many to spare!) to write a review on iTunes…

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Me on liberating iWalk device and BRF Molly being a delightful goof before our "marathon" walk around the block on Wednesday evening.

#BAMRdown: A Progress Report

In the days immediately following my accident in which I fractured two bones in my right ankle, I got verklempt every time someone was kind or helpful. When Hillary, one of the mother runners I was running with, let me hold her hand as we waited for Jonna to arrive with a ride to the ER, I silently sobbed. The next day, when Jonna took me to get my hair professionally washed at the hotel salon, my breath caught in my throat and tears streaked my cheeks. When Jonna hopped in the car to drive me home to Portland (five+ hours, through the night!) rather than put me on a plane, I cried some more…

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