When SBS and I set out to write Run Like A Mother, we wanted to write a book unlike any other running book out there. A book that, more than anything, would echo the conversations girlfriends have on a run: funny, insightful, helpful, honest.
While we're thrilled the book has been successful--it's about to head into its second reprint--we're not just gonna take that and be done. (During my many mentally untough moments, I tried to convince SBS to chill, but Miss. 7-time-marathoner has endurance like no other.) So we have talked for hours about what the next round of RLAM should be.
We've got some ideas, but, unlike most four-year-olds,we are well aware that this is not all about of us. It is about all of us, from beginning runners to Boston qualifiers.
So consider this giveaway a focus group of sorts. We want feedback on RLAM: the book, the blog, the Facebook page. Some leading questions you can answer, but feel free to pave your own path with your comments.
What topics would you like to see covered, either at all or more in depth?
What topics have you had enough of?
Do you like advice coming from your peers, or should we involve more "experts" (coaches, nutritionists, trainers)?
If you've read RLAM, what's your favorite chapter? Why?
What holes do you see in the book?
Our social network: what posts do you like on Facebook? What posts do you like on the site?
I promise we're not fishing for compliments here. We want honest thoughts: the good, the bad, the ugly. We can take it.
For your helpful responses, we've got a super sweet giveaway: the Skirt Sports Wonder Girl Dress and Under Skirt Capris. You may recall I wore a SkirtSports dress in the Nike Women's Marathon, and I loved it: no chafing, no pulling, just dressed to the nines (a bit faster than my average mile pace). The undershorts I wore, like the capris, kept my inner thighs from turning to raw meat and had two medium-sized pockets that held my essentials.
As we stare down winter, April feels marathons away. If you're north of the Mason Dixon line, this flirty dress and accompanying capris will inspire you to keep moving, if for no other reason than you'll feel fast when you wear them on your first spring fling. If you live in warmer climes, you can dress it up now and have a ball. (And if you don't take home the dress, take heart: Skirt Sports likes everyone to win. If you register on their site, you get 10% off. And they're nicely selling copies of RLAM, so toss one in your cart if you need a copy.)
So wonder girls tell us: how can we better serve you?
p.s. Wednesday drill reminder: 3 ChiRunning DVD's to be given away on Facebook page today. Plus--bonus!--one person didn't claim her Petzl headlamp last week. Her loss, your gain: that'll be up for grabs too. You won't want to miss it, so like us if you haven't.