Welcome back to Day Two of our Introduction of our 2018 #BAMRbassadors!
If you have no idea what we're talking about, head to Day One.
Congrats to these 17 #BAMRbassadors;
2018 is going to be a year of many (more) happy miles because of your participation!
3 kids (21, 14, + 10); Sylvania, OH
"I recently ran the Detroit Marathon with a friend, her first. There is no greater feeling than sharing finish line hugs and tears!"
2 kids (10 + 7); Newmanstown, PA
"AMR has helped me figure out how to balance work, family, and running, and taught me a ton about fitness and getting stronger."
10 kids (19, 17, 16, 14, 12, 11, 9, 7, 5, + 3); Harriman, UT
"When I started running eight years ago, the running community slowly became a huge piece of my life: I had a place that I felt like I belonged! I would love to connect with women who need a Tribe!"
4 kids (13-year-old twins + 2 stepkids, 18 + 12); Salt Lake City, UT
"I finished my first 50K (!) last weekend. When I came into work today, a co-worker said I am not the same person I was 4.5 years ago, when I started running. She said I am just 'f*cking amazing.' I have to say I agree. AMR/TLAM was a HUGE part of that transformation."
2 kids ("15 2/3" + 12); Edmond, OK
"Run Like a Mother completely changed my life. I was a wannabe runner on my journey to my first half-marathon, and picked up the book before going on vacation for my anniversary (sorry, husband!). I spent the entire time laughing, reading, feeling an instant connection and validation that I never expected."
3 kids (16, 12, + 9); Blaine, MN
"This is a Tribe that brings out the best in women: accepting each individual where she is at, providing support and community to lift her up, and sharing in the successes and difficulties of training, mothering, and womaning in general."
1 kid (6); Los Angeles, CA
"What running has given me is nothing short of amazing. Confidence, health, mental balance—and most surprising—identity. I am a runner. I feel like an athlete. Me, the chubby girl with frizzy hair marching along with a saxophone strapped to her. I'm not belittling my former band-geek self, mind you. I'm just simply amazed at what she's morphed into."
2 kids (6 + 3); Lincoln, RI
"While training for my first marathon last year, I was in your traditional training plan with a group of 24 ladies who have become some of my best friends.Together, we have been together through all things; not just running, but depression, injuries, spouses, babies/teenagers, races, politics. YOU brought us together. These are 'my BAMRs', thanks to you."
3 kids (16, 15, + 9); Boiling Springs, PA
"Honestly, I already feel like I am an ambassador for AMR. I'm ready to make it official!"
2 kids (3 + 1); Decatur, GA
"The BAMR community is fiercely inclusionary, and it would make my heart swell to beckon others in. And I'm not going to lie: I am dying to meet more members of the community in real life!"
A flock (3 grown sons, 3 wonderful daughters-in-love, + 4 grandchildren); San Antonio, TX
"AMR is the best example of the power of community I have ever been a part of. I have been part of leading women's ministry in our church for years and years, and AMR is what I wish that ministry could look like."
3-ish Kids (1 adult son + 2 glorious grandchildren); Austin, TX
"I was held in the arms of this community long before I ever signed up for a training program, attended a retreat or made what have become lifelong friends. I want women of all ages, abilities and attributes to enJOY being a part of such a community. Whatever I can do to facilitate that: Bring it!"
3 kids (12, 8, + 5); Tempe, AZ
"I can't wait to help women understand the importance of putting themselves and their mental + physical health first; it's as important as keeping their houses clean. (And I have to remember that myself as well!)"
2 kids (20 + 17); Wyndmoor, PA
"Unconditional love and women supporting women...the way life should be!"
3 four-legged kids; Westminster, CO
"In six years, I went from weighing almost 300 pounds to today, when I have completed numerous 5Ks + 10Ks, 14 half-marathons, and 4 full marathons. I am slower runner, but all runners need encouragement, positivity, and support in all areas of life."
2 kids (9 + 9 months); Omaha, NE
"The AMR Tribe has virtually connected thousands of women who are very different but very much alike."