Alas, although today is Hump Day (yay!), there is no Hump Day Giveaway (boo!). We kind of blew our wad this week on the Ragnar Relay Contest with amazing prizes, so head back there to be one of 22 winners who get to join Team Dimity or Team Sarah in early October.
Sarah and I were talking about our mission today, and I thought an easy way to get us started would be to create a word cloud. (And I won't lie: I'm bushed. I'm in the thick of Ironmother training. Had a 4:30 am alarm on Tuesday for a swim/run combo, and another one this morning for an easier 90-minute session on the bike. Have a few more tough days before we head to the east coast, where we'll party in New Canaan, CT and Montclair, NJ—RSVP through those links if you can join us—and my training will bake for a bit.)
Our mission statement, version 1.0, was to inspire and encourage you to run like a mother. Then we wrote Train Like a Mother, and changed the name to Another Mother Runner to have an umbrella, so to speak, to huddle under with you badass mother runners. And although we love our phrase, a virtual aid station, which we integrated with the relaunch of AMR, I'm not sure that is exactly a mission statement.
Anyway, here's the cloud. I pretty much love it, although I realize the smaller words are tough to read.
So the question, so nicely highlighted at the bottom of this cloud, is this: if you were Sarah and me, how would you frame the AMR mission? And if you want to delve in further, we welcome your input: What kinds of AMR things do you like most? What would you like to see more of?