BSC 500x300 collageSarah and Ellison Weist co-host this first of two extra-special podcasts building excitement and anticipation for the Olympic Marathon Trials, which take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 13(and will be broadcast live on NBC starting at 1 p.m. EST). On each podcast, Sarah and her co-hort talk with three “everyday” mother runners who qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials and will be running them: On this episode, it’s Becki Spellman, Shaluinn Fullove, and Cynthia Fowler. Although most runners can only dream about running 26.2 miles as fast as these gals do, Becki, Shaluinn, and Cynthia talk about experiencing the same guilt over leaving their families for runs and the importance of making a weekly plan to fit in their workouts. All three mother runners talk about their goals at the Trials and about the effort they’ve put in to get to the starting line. Inspiration and advice abound!

Another Mother Runner thanks the women’s running apparel company Oiselle for connect them with these amazing women: All of them are part of Oiselle’s Haute Voleé team.

*Here are links to the three books Ellison (a.k.a. The Book Bully) recommends in this episode:

My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Crooked Heart: A Novel by Lissa Evans

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