Many Happy Miles FAQ
FAQ: GIFT CARD PURCHASE + REDEMPTION
How do I purchase Many Happy Miles as a gift?
Super easy: click the appropriate button above for your recipient. Both are for an annual membership of Many Happy MIiles; we simply need to charge a little extra for international shipping.
You'll be prompted to enter the recipient's information. You can also give them a special message. After you complete your purchase, they'll receive an email with a code so they can register for free.
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].
How do I redeem a gift card?
If you've been gifted a Many Happy Miles annual membership (lucky you!), simply hit the button above that applies to you.
At the top of the page, it asks "Have a code?" Click there, and enter the code you were sent via email.
Then you'll be prompted to enter your details, and you'll be enrolled in Many Happy Miles!
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].
FAQ: MANY HAPPY MILES
Why did you create Many Happy Miles?
Can we answer a question with a question? Yes? Okay, thanks.
Does this sound familiar?
Get really excited about a race; sign up for the race; train consistently for months; cross the finish line; and then, shortly thereafter, wonder one—or more—of the following:
○ How did I just race ____ miles, and now I can't even rally to walk the dog?
○ Did I (unwittingly) trade my daily mojo for a race medal?
○ When was the last time l opened the drawer for my workout clothes, let alone put on a sports bra?
○ What do I do now?
We've heard screeching-stop, post-race scenarios so many times—and experienced it ourselves—we wanted to create a fun, accessible program that not only fills in the gaps between races, but also helps you improve as a runner.
And if you're someone who prefers not to race, we also thought of you during our Many Happy Miles development. This program will lend structure—and some instruction—to your running, not to mention an army of teammates who will happily help you out the door when you'd rather not go. You'll be introduced to new workouts + ideas that will enhance your lifestyle for 12 straight months.
What kind of runner will thrive in Many Happy Miles?
If you're just finding your running legs, you're perfect for Many Happy Miles. If you've been classified as a Masters runner for a decade+, you're perfect for Many Happy Miles. Run with a group? You can stamp Many Happy Miles on it. Push a stroller? Yup, you—and the tot—will love Many Happy Miles.
Additionally, you can be a walker; a run/walker; or a runner, and Many Happy Miles will fit seamlessly into your fitness journey.
Why? Many Happy Miles is not about the intensity of the workouts or the total mileage; it’s about the happy mileage: a full year of comprehensive programming that makes you feel more balanced, strong, confident, patient, productive, and forgiving.
You'll enjoy a fresh take on workouts each month; steep discounts on our favorite gear; expert guests who will help empower you with tips + ideas for your running + life; guest coaches to push and challenge you when you need it and the support of + connection with like-minded women who will inspire you to continue for many happy miles.
Is this a training program for a specific race distance (5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon)?
No. The workout focus in Many Happy Miles is regular sessions (running, cross-training, strength circuits) that keep you motivated and moving, no matter what is on your life/work/family/house/garden/grocery to-do list.
The longest weekend run is 90 minutes, and all the workouts can be adapted for walking or for a run/walk pattern.
Okay, but can I race using the Many Happy Miles workouts?
Certainly, you can run a 5k or 10k if you’ve been consistently following the Many Happy Miles workouts for two or three months, but specific race-focused workouts are not included in the monthly plans.
If you're running a half-marathon or marathon and/or want to really root down in a training cycle for a specific goal, the Train Like a Mother Club, with its range of training plans created by expert, accessible coaches, is the best place for you to do that.
The good news? In Many Happy Miles, you'll receive (occasional? –don’t want to imply that it’s ongoing or regular) discounts to Train Like a Mother Club programs, and the Many Happy Miles workouts will be waiting for you—and your potentially waning motivation—after you cross the finish line.
I plan to run two marathons this year and need to be on race-specific training plans: Why should I join Many Happy Miles?
There is so much more to Many Happy Miles beyond the monthly workouts.
- Regular expert guest speakers—everybody from running-focused physical therapists to a holistic nutritionist to a pelvic floor physical therapist—will drop in and enhance your running + life.
- You’ll get steep discounts on our favorite gear, as well as on merchandise in the Mother Runner Store and programs in the Train Like a Mother Club.
- The monthly challenges will enhance your marathon training (there’s no such thing as too many planks, right?).
- You’ll have early access to Another Mother Runner Retreats and other events.
- Did we mention the welcome gift? A gorgeous tumbler to keep your coffee hot, your water cold, and your rosé just right.
- Finally, the monthly workouts will be a perfect place to land when you’re out of marathon training; you won’t lose your running groove, as often happens after a long race.
How much guidance will there be from coaches?
In Many Happy Miles, Dimity + the MHM team are ready to rah-rah-rah for you + help you integrate all the MHM programming into your running + life, but we are not able to tweak the monthly schedules, answer race-specific questions, or otherwise deviate from the MHM focus.
As such, we will NOT individually amend any monthly workouts to accommodate races, vacations, or injuries. (That said, you will have access to an army of smart #motherrunners, and you are welcome to ask the community for advice.)
How does membership work?
Many Happy Miles is an annual membership, and you can join at any time. You can purchase it all at once ($170); make two payments ($90/each); or opt for four payments ($47.50/each).
Membership works like this: the month in which you purchase your membership is your first month of twelve. So if you join on January 10, 2020, you'll have access to all twelve months of 2020 Many Happy Miles. If you join on March 20, you'll have access to materials from March 2020 through February 2021.
Exception: If you join on the 26th of any month except February (the 24th of February), your membership will start on the 1st of the following month.
You will be notified by email at the beginning of the month before your 12-month Many Happy Miles membership is auto-renewed so you can cancel if you’d like.
I subscribed in 2019. Will I automatically be renewed?
Yes. That said, you will receive an email at the beginning of the 12th month of your membership that will explain your options for the upcoming year (autorenewal or cancellation).
How do I prevent my subscription from auto-renewing?
You will receive an email from us at the beginning of the 12th month of your membership; in it, there are details on how to cancel your membership for the following year.
Please note: do not cancel your membership before your last month begins, or you will lose access to that month's materials.
Will I still have access to all of the content and materials I paid for in 2019 even if I cancel for 2020?
Yes. The 2019 materials will be on the Many Happy Miles website, under your account. That said, if your credit card fails or expires during your membership and you do not update it, we will cancel your account and you will lose access to the Many Happy Miles materials and community.
Can I join for less than 12 months?
No: Your membership to Many Happy Miles is a full 12 months; the programming is a complementary package that is best experienced on an annual schedule.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
We are unable to offer any refunds on Many Happy Miles annual membership. Trust us, once you experience a month in MHM, you won’t want to leave!
You will be notified by email two weeks before your 12-month Many Happy Miles membership is renewed; at that point, you will have the opportunity to adjust your payment plan or cancel your membership.
What happens if I get injured?
With plenty of physical-therapy exercises and strength training, we're going to do our best to see that injury doesn't happen.
But if it does, being a member of Many Happy Miles will greatly benefit your recovery.
○ Each month of workouts will have options for translating the running workouts into non-impact workouts. (So if you can elliptical, bike, or walk, you're good to go!)
○ The expert guests will focus on a variety of topics, including physical therapy, gratitude, and nutrition , which are keys to getting stronger, both mentally and physically.
○ Being connected to an empathetic community is incredibly helpful to fill the holes that come with being sidelined.
How do I access the materials?
Upon registering, you will get a username and password; upon entering them to the private Many Happy Miles site, you will have access to the site.
On the site are: the PDFs of the monthly workouts + challenges; exclusive podcasts + videos; and a page full of discounts. New in 2020 is our very own Many Happy Miles app, where you can also access all every aspect of the program to successfully implement the MHM program into your life!
I’ve seen Many Happy Miles socks on social media. Do I get a pair of those?
Those sweet striped socks are for people who joined Many Happy Miles in 2019 and are returning for 2020. (If 2020 is your first year, don’t worry: We’ll have a great returning gift next year as well!)
Do you have more details?
Of course! If you'd like to do a deeper dive, please check out this video we did recently,. You can also email us with questions. Thanks!
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