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#282: Real Moms Run Milestone Races

In this epic episode, Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin chat and laugh with four mother runners who chose to celebrate banner birthdays or anniversaries with running races! First up is mom of four Angela Rodriguez, who is fete’ing turning 40 by running her first marathon. Listen as Angela and Sarah bond hard at being rule-followers when it comes to training plans. Next is Malia, who chose to celebrate her 40th by running 40 races in the year following her bday. She shares how the scheme came to her while running a race on her birthday last October, knowing she wanted “more of ‘this’” in her life. Malia talks about the importance of doing races with family members and friends, including a tale of how she ran every step of a half-marathon with a posse of 10 gal-pals. Find out how doughnuts figured prominently in her year of races—and gain great racing advice from Malia. Then comes Kim who, get this, ran 40 marathons by her 40th birthday after only taking up running at age 30. This fitness/strength instructor opens up about how the Boston Marathon bombing profoundly changed her perspective on running. Kim tells the wonderful tale of her 40th marathon—and how it was the birthday party this Yankee Doodle Dandy had always longed for. (Complete with Diet Sunkist and Swedish fish.) Last but most definitely not least is Holly, who tells of marking her 25th wedding anniversary by holding a 25K race—and baking 25 pies to share at the finish line! There’s lots of talk of pies (be prepared to drool along with SBS) and some about running. Finally, find out what “KTMA” stands for and where it’s engraved.

In intro, Sarah shares tales of badassery in the final stretch of her marathon—and a chilly local pond. The super-fun interviews kick off at 12:02.

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4 responses to “#282: Real Moms Run Milestone Races

  1. Great listen! Personally, I am not a milestone type of runner, but these stories were wonderful.
    I do have comment on Coach Amanda’s advice to Angela. It was unclear when the 20 mile training run before the 20 mile race should take place. IIRC, Angela was planning to run 17 the weekend before her 20 mile race. That should be taper time.

  2. Fun show! Especially loved hearing from Kim who I remember from when she used to call into another podcast (Running with the Pack) as soon as she mentioned winning the Utah Grand Slam I knew it had to be the same Kim!

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