Previously, on What Would Another Mother Runner Do (WWAMRD), we learned of the crafty …Previously, on What Would Another Mother Runner Do (WWAMRD), we learned of the crafty daring of Ellison, who scared off an overfriendly, possibly threatening driver by pretending her Garmin was a wrist-mounted camera transmitting live images and location to … Read More
Even though I went to a Halloween party last night (dressed as a …Even though I went to a Halloween party last night (dressed as a Boston Marathon runner complete with finisher’s medal and bib) and I’m headed to Tarjay today to buy our stash of candy for … Read More
I may not be a supermom, but I’ve pulled off many tricky maneuvers …I may not be a supermom, but I've pulled off many tricky maneuvers as a mom. Carried squirming, shrieking twin toddlers up two flights of stairs to bed. Navigated Trader Joe's on a Saturday morning … Read More
Two weeks ago yesterday, I ran the Twin Cities Marathon; yesterday I ran …Two weeks ago yesterday, I ran the Twin Cities Marathon; yesterday I ran 13 miles as prep for the December 16 Holiday Half here in Portland. I guess some folks, say, for example, Dimity, might … Read More
After Marathons 1 through 7, it took me almost a month to feel …After Marathons 1 through 7, it took me almost a month to feel like my old self again. My legs felt heavy; my pace felt sluggish; I started to drool into my pillow at about … Read More
Our household water usage must have plummeted this week: In recovery-mode after last …Our household water usage must have plummeted this week: In recovery-mode after last Sunday's marathon, I only worked out one day (boot camp yesterday). This meant no sweaty workout wear to launder, and only one … Read More
In the starting corral of Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon, Shannon, a mother runner …In the starting corral of Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon, Shannon, a mother runner friend, and I huddled together in the brisk 28-degree air, trying to find a patch of sunshine to stand in. Flanked by … Read More
It’s Friday night, and it’s dark here in the Twin Cities. When I …It's Friday night, and it's dark here in the Twin Cities. When I woke up at 4:45 a.m. this morning in Colorado, it was dark (and snowing!). Which means this post is going to be … Read More
Thanks to our line of work, Dimity and I have been fortunate to …Thanks to our line of work, Dimity and I have been fortunate to meet so many great women--Joan Benoit Samuelson, Kara Goucher, Deena Kastor, Kathrine Switzer, and Katie Couric. (Oh, wait, sorry, that last one … Read More
Final long run is in the bank for my race next Sunday, the …Final long run is in the bank for my race next Sunday, the Twin Cities Marathon. I've checked the weather once (okay, maybe twice) to start plotting race outfit options. That left an all-important pre-race … Read More
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