We're excited to return to our regularly scheduled Tales From Another Mother Runner Thursday and to keep the #TAMRTour momentum going. (TAMR rhymes with BAMR, btw.)
Kristin is going to join Sarah, and Susan Schorn, another TAMR essayist, for a rockin' night in Austin on March 26th at the Texas Running Company. Don your best boots--or your running shoes!—and join us. RSVP here for a free, fun night full of prizes, laughs, and mother runner connection.
My running history: I jiggly jogged after having babies but started running in 2003 in the middle of my divorce.
My writing history: I have been a contributing editor for Runner's World since 2004. I have done freelance work for USA Today, Parents, Glamour, O Magazine, and write regular columns for Tribeza and Living Faith. I am the author of seven books.
"Running with Joo-ey” focuses on: When we tap into our inner joy (sounds like Joo-ey when my African coach says it) we are able to run for the love of running and break free. We run the risk of ruining the things we love when we forget why we love them. Running is like that. The best way to go running is not, "I need to run" or "I have to go run" but "I get to go run." Our best running partner is Jooey.
About that podcast reading: Dimity here...Kristin and I worked through a couple revisions of her great essay, and a piece of it that didn't fit into the final version in the book resonated deeply with many of you--and us--when we had her on the podcast. So here it is...
Gotta-have gear: good shoes. Not too old not too new.
Favorite pre-race meal: a breakfast taco, with egg, cheese, spinach, and avocado
Recent memorable run: Two hours in cold pouring, slant rain. I didn't have to go, I wanted to. What's wrong with me?
Recent horrible run: Same damn run
Next up on my running calendar: A 50K on trails in May in California
Quick, easy ask from us: If you have purchased and found the time to read Tales From Another Mother Runner, we'd love, love it if you could take a minute a put up an honest review on Amazon, which, for reasons we don't totally understand, is huge in spreading the TAMR word and helping women find the book. Thanks in advance!