Another Mother Runner

Another Mother Runner

By Another Mother Runner

A family of three podcasts to get (+ keep) you moving without losing your family, job, or sanity! Nearly 1,000 (!) back episodes to enjoy. Every Friday on the original show (launched in 2011), host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to finding your athletic happy place, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: This show covers it all (and then some!).  Many Happy Miles and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: Many Happy Miles is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it celebrates and explores all types of forward movement, whether an epic hike, century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback. The co-founding duo of Sarah and Dimity host AMR Answers, providing insightful responses to listeners’ called-in questions. All three shows are witty and conversational, making them great running partners because the AMR gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

Episodes

All About Pacing with Matt Fitzgerald

This is a fascinating, must-listen episode for all runners, regardless of whether you run races. The topic is pacing—in races and in workouts—and the guest is Matt Fitzgerald, a running coach, multi-time marathoner, and an author of 30+ books including How to Run the Perfect Race. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Coach Liz Waterstraat, Matt tells:  -how pacing is the art of finding your limit;  -how to “gamify” your runs to hone your perception of pace;  -about his 4+-year struggle with Long COVID;  -why relying on a GPS can be detrimental; and, -the secrets of remaining steady with running.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Sports nutrition simplified: Get a 10% lifetime discount at fuelgoods.com/AMR   See for yourself: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR2024 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/2459m 11s

Many Happy Miles: Queen of the Waves

On today’s episode we have an insightful chat with Rhonda Harper, founder of Black Girls Surf, an organization focused on inclusivity and equality in surfing. Co-hosts Dimity and SWF ride the wave with Rhonda, who shares the compelling story of her life’s work, including:  How Rhonda got her start in surfing as a landlocked girl from Kansas;  The strides she’s made in broadening the diversity in surfing around the world; Why you should get into surfing (she swears it’s not that hard!); And what qualities to look for in an instructor giving a first-time lesson. Make your next marathon—or half marathon or 8K—most memorable by joining Better Together in Richmond on November 16. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Insoles for all your active pursuits: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com Stop comparing and start focusing: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2442m 37s

A Sports Dietitian Talks re: Bone Density

Health-conscious folks of any age need to listen to this episode featuring Laura Moretti Reece MS, RD, a board-certified sports dietitian specializing in sports performance-based nutrition and a marathon runner. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin, Laura details:  -the role genetics play in bone health;  -the importance of multi-directional activities, not just running;  -a food-first approach to promoting bone health;  -early signs of low-bone density; and,  -why you should try eating something called natto.    In the intro, proud-momma Sarah talks about her upcoming adventure to see her son perform in his first professional musical. We suggest taking a chug of milk (cow or plant!) every time the guest or hosts suggest something should go on “the hot topic board!”    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Use code amr50 to get 50% off, plus 20% off  your next two months, at greenchef.com/amr50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2458m 37s

AMR Answers: How to Resume Running + Fundamentals of Pre-Run Fueling

This episode is for all the wannabe runners—and want-to-be-again runners, like Michelle, who asks how to resume running after five years off. In response to another Sarah’s question, the hosting duo shares creative, crowd-sourced suggestions for marathon-entry fundraising. Then there’s Shannon, who wants to know if coffee creamer constitutes sufficient pre-run fuel—Dimity and Sarah serve her the truth.    Before the Q&As, Dimity details the epic way she celebrated her daughter’s 21st birthday. Speaking of hiking, here’s the survey Dimity mentions.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all  IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/2435m 4s

The Power of Outdoor Workouts

This episode is ideal for anyone who needs a gentle push out the door or a reminder of the benefit (+ beauty!) of being active in the outdoors. The guest who puts the “out” in “workout” is Tina Vindum, founder of Outdoor Fitness and authof of Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness: Step out of the Gym and into the Best Shape of Your Life. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Molly Williams, Tina talks about:  -why negative ions have a positive effect on both body + mind;  -trail running tips;  -taking a wildflower “safari”; -how to add strength moves into a run or hike; and, -“park prescriptions” and “forest bathing.”   This is a hybrid episode: The intro chitchat with the hosts recounting recent outdoor exploits was recorded in July 2024, while the guest interview (which starts around 07:28) first aired in 2017.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   See for yourself: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR2024 at TifosiOptics.com   Smelling ripe? No sweat: Save 20%  with code AMR20 at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/241h 3m

Many Happy Miles: Her Journey Just To Live

In one of our most inspiring episodes yet, hosting duo Sarah WF and Dimity chat with Michelle Hughes, a Canadian BAMR who is living with a rare form of incurable Stage IV cancer. Michelle has a giant social media following documenting her daily journey just to live, which includes training for some pretty impressive athletic feats (think: swim, bike, and run!). The trio talk about:  Michelle's life as a mom of three young kids living with cancer; How exercise is her medicine;  The chronic cancer pain she endures and how she trains through it all;  Her recent amazing accomplishment--and what else she's got in store.  Read more about Michelle''s journey and her mission here.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Insoles for all your active pursuits: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com 26.2 or 13.1 in Portland! Use code AMR20 for $20 off registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/2440m 57s

Summer Reading Recommendations 2024

Avid and casual readers alike will enjoy listening to this annual episode (12th year running!), in which hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Ellison Weist serve up 14 book suggestions. Before switching to the literary conversation around 08:55, Sarah shares why her son’s life is a bit like Tom Lake these days. Sarah shares why her son’s life is a bit like Tom Lake these days. Need more book-talk? Miles of Books is at the end of the episode, and Coach Liz recommends two books about finding balance in a busy life.   Here are the fiction and non-fiction books the hosts dive into:  James by Percival Everett Night Watch by Jayne Anne Phillips The God of the Woods by Liz Moore The Safekeep by Yael Van Der Wouden Whale Fall by Elizabeth O’Connor The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan Sandwich by Catherine Newman The Stolen Child by Ann Hood Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz Like Mother, Like Daughter by Kimberley McCreight Chasing Beauty by Natalie Dykstra The Friday Afternoon Club by Griffin Dunne Rebel Rising by Rebel Wilson Shakespeare’s Sisters by Ramie Targoff     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   26.2 or 13.1 in Portland! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com   Get Chomping: Get 20% off your first order  + free shipping at Chomps.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/241h 14m

AMR Answers: Going from Half to Full Marathon; Making Small Habits Stick

A must-listen for anyone who debates if they are ready to progress from half-marathons to a full, like Mala. Also for folks like Nicole who want to morph occasional good-for-you behaviors into healthy habits. Finally, if you’re like Meg and want to step up to click-in bike pedals, give a listen.    Dimity regales with tales of the Mammoth March before the host-duo turns to answering questions. Get all the Better Together details.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Enjoy secure access: Get an extra  3 months free at ExpressVPN.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/2440m 29s

Zen and Running with Author Katie Arnold

Everyone will enjoy this introspective-yet-lively episode recorded in front of an audience in Portland, Oregon: The guest is author and ultrarunner Katie Arnold, whose latest book is Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Molly Williams, Katie details:  -why she runs by feel rather than time or distance;  -“eating the grief” after a horrific rafting accident; -subtle shifts in mind and body that helped her heal;  -using music strategically in ultramarathons; and, -how she understands Zen because she understands running.    Katie jumps into the episode almost immediately.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Chic, sporty style: Get 20% off  your first order at Vuori.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2453m 57s

Many Happy Miles: Super (and speedy!) Dad Shaun Evans

Running may be a mostly solitary pursuit, but this episode shines a light on the act of running for others. On the heels of Father's Day, hosts Dimity and Sarah WF bring on return guest and speedy dad Shaun Evans, who races while pushing his son, Shamus, in a wheelchair. Shaun describes what it's like to run with Shamus, now 18, who was born with cerebral palsy, including: —What it was like to run their first Boston Marathon this year; —What the father and son chat about while racing; —Why Shaun will not likely ever race without a wheelchair; and, —What's next for Shaun and Shamus (psst: one of them is going off to college!)...and more! Listen to AMR's other chat with Shaun, plucked from the 2015 archives.  Join us for Better Together in Richmond, Virginia, on November 16. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Insoles for all your active pursuits: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com Take care of your beloved pet: To explore coverage, visit  ASPCApetinsurance.com/AMR Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all IQBar products by texting  AMR to 64-000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/2447m 8s

A Marathoner Talks re: Cancer, Addiction, and Training

This episode is for a wide range of runners, from those stepping up to marathon training to folks who have kicked cancer or addiction. The guest is Dustin Riedesel, author of Looks Like We’re Running, who discovered the power of running after overcoming leukemia and alcohol addiction. Dustin speaks candidly with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Molly Williams about a range of topics, including:  -his rapid progression from 5K to half marathon to marathon;  -how running made him meet his demons and manage stress;  -how goals are like friendships runners form with themselves; -his experience using a pacer in a race; and, -how races allow him to “revisit” his weaknesses.    The host-duo talks about a recent walk/run/swim adventure they shared before the guest joins around 10:22. (Want to be a BAMRbassador? Apply here.)   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run in our shoes: Save 15%  w/ code TOPOAMR2024 at topoathletic.com   Get Chomping: Get 20% off your first order  + free shipping at Chomps.com/AMR   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/241h 1m

AMR Answers: Staying Strong to the Finish; Trying to Run a Sub-4:00 Marathon

This is the episode for anyone (all of us?!) who have struggled with staying strong in the final miles of a race, as Carrie does. And for runners, like Claire, who want to set themselves up to run a sub-4:00 marathon. Also, this episode deserves a listen by parents, like Claire again, who dream about getting their kids to run with them.    Before serving up Q+As, Sarah shares a story about introducing her son to pickleball. (At his request!) Find all our marathon training programs here. Please record your question by calling 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stories worth sharing: Save $10 on  your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/2434m 14s

Gaining Entry to Big-Name Marathons

Anyone with the goal to run a marathon, especially a renowned one like New York City, London, or Chicago, will be intrigued and enlightened by this episode. The guests, RaceRaves founders Katie Ho and Mike Sohaskey, talk with hosts (+ multi-time marathoners) Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton about: -the “scarcity mindset” of marathon entries;  -the various factors adding to the popularity of big marathons;  -running the Abbott World Marathon Majors;  -which marathon is under consideration as the 7th Major; and,  -advice on completing a marathon in all 50 states.    Before the RaceRaves duo joins around 10:56, Tish tells of the sure-to-be-epic hiking adventure she’s embarking on.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Insoles for all your active pursuits:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2459m 27s

Many Happy Miles: Tough Broad with Caroline Paul

Listen to this episode for a boost of inspiration to get out there and try something new—no matter your age. Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF have a lively chat with Caroline Paul, author of Tough Broad, a book that explores aging in a new light. You’ll hear about:—The origins of Caroline’s adventurous spirit;—The ways in which she gets her adrenaline fix (hint: it involves experimental aircraft!);—Breaking the stigma often placed on women over 60;—How adventure can be defined in various ways for various people;—Caroline’s pillars for fulfilling aging; and so much more!Follow Caroline on Instagram. Join us for Better Together in Richmond, Virginia on November 16. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off registration at portlandmarathon.com Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Dreamily soft joggers: Get 20% off your first order at Vuori.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2442m 24s

What Yoga Can Do for Runners

This episode is a must-listen if you do—or are considering doing—Sun Salutations, Warrior Pose, and the like. Guest Sage Rountree, Ph.D., yoga instructor and author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, talks with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Britany Williams, about:  -hating her first experiences with yoga (!);  -the value of letting go of “doing-and-action” mode;  -how the athletic mindset tempers runners’ approach to yoga; -how your practice should change during a training cycle; and, -four “spicy and sweet poses” to do daily.   Before Sage joins around 14:26, each host shares about her recent photo/video shoot. At the end of the episode on Miles of Books, Coach Liz talks up two books about communication. (And here’s the online book group she mentions.)     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Rest + recover: Get 25% off your first order  with code AMR at TANASI.com   Sunny skies ahead: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/241h 16m

AMR Answers: Soothe Anxiety with Running; Training for a Trail Half

If you run to ease anxiety, like Alex does, you’ll appreciate the advice Dimity gives about how to make runs less stressful. Folks training for a trail race (as Liz is) will learn a lot from the pointers shared, including how flatlanders can hill train. Finally, the duo give advice for treating sore feet in response to Amanda’s question.   The hosting duo shares nature moments (An owl! Prairie dogs! Coyotes!) from a recent hike and bike ride before answering questions. Here’s the Better Together program Dimity talks up.  Please record your question by calling 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Rest + recover: Get 25% off your first order  with code AMR at TANASI.com   Take care of your beloved pet: To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/AMR   Give your body what it needs:  For 10% off your 1st order, go to thorne.fit/TRAIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2442m 54s

Revamping Your Running Form

Anyone who wants to change their running style or is curious about why they might want to consider making a shift needs to listen to this insightful episode. The guest, Jay Dicharry, is a noted physical therapist and author of Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, & Speed. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin, Jay details:  -reasons to reinvent your running form; -how to be a more resilient and durable runner;  -why runners need to diversify their routines;  -cues to use + drills to do to revamp your running style; and, -the top problem for most runners.    Before Jay Dicharry joins around BARRY PLEASE INSERT TIME HERE, the hosting duo discuss book groups.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com   Enjoy secure access: Get an extra  3 months free at ExpressVPN.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/241h 4m

Many Happy Miles: Running Lessons I Wish I Knew Sooner

This episode is a slam-dunk for anybody who wants to deepen their knowledge of running and strengthen their own miles. Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn chat with special guest Sarah Bowen Shea (SBS) about running lessons they wish they would've known earlier, including Incorporating three elements which have helped SBS run more efficiently; Why Sarah Flynn would've switched her focus from raw numbers to deep friendships earlier; How Dimity wishes she would've been more present, especially in the long runs; Helpful tweaks on nutrition (both on and off the road); keeping things easy; and the importance of joy and patience.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off registration at portlandmarathon.com   Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Dreamily soft joggers: Get 20% off your first order at Vuori.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2454m 56s

Find Your Athletic “Why”

Listen to this episode if your motivation and commitment sometimes wane (uh, hello, whose doesn’t!?): The guest is mental skills coach Carrie Jackson, the author of On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Coach Liz Waterstraat, the guest outlines: -five questions to ask yourself to find your athletic why;  -ways to reconnect to the joy + fun of your sport;  -why you don’t always need to set the proverbial bar higher;  -how goal-setting helps you hold onto your commitment; and,  -other things that can masquerade as lack of motivation.    Before Carrie Jackson joins around 10:54, Liz details her recent trip to a rock store and Sarah shares about the unwavering generosity of one Jersey runner.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run in our shoes: Save 15% on any full-price purchase w/ code TOPOAMR2024 at topoathletic.com  Give your body what it needs:  For 10% off your 1st order, go to Thorne.fit/train Your future is bright: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2447m 50s

AMR Answers: Setting a PR When Heavier; Hiking Poles

This episode is for all of us who have been in Jordan’s shoes, wondering if carrying “extra” weight might prevent us from setting a personal best in a race. And all the folks who are confused about which week to jump into a training plan, like Julie. Finally, the gals let Nancy know the lowdown on hiking poles.    Pre-Q+A, Dimity shares details of her first few classes as a Spinning instructor! Here are the heart-rate training programs Dimity mentions, plus the Racing Weight book. Call to record your question: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Please, and thank you! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Insoles for all your active pursuits:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Rest + recover: Get 25% off your first order  with code AMR at TANASI.com   Chomp Chomps: Get 20% off your first order  and free shipping at Chomps.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2435m 24s

Unique Race Goals

If you’re looking to chase something other than a finish time or wanting to freshen up your running routine, take a listen to this episode featuring two “regular” runners who share their unique and varied race goals. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton, the gals share: -that getting slower doesn’t mean giving up on racing goals;  -how inadvertently being last in a race spurred one endeavor; -the joy of giving back to their community;  -savvy advice for doing away-races; and, -an addiction to medals.    Before the first goal-setting guest joins around 11:05, Tish talks about her Mother’s Day plans, complete with a genuine celebrity!    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Chic, sporty style: Get 20% off  your first order at Vuori.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2453m 36s

Many Happy Miles: Emily Halnon Goes to the Gorge

This episode shares the moving story of Emily Halnon, a runner and writer based in Eugene, Oregon. Her debut memoir, To The Gorge, details her journey going for the Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the 460-mile Oregon Pacific Crest Trail in the wake of losing her mother, Andrea, to cancer in 2020. In this conversation, co-hosts Dimity and Sarah WF chat with Emily about:  How Emily's mom inspired her to run her first marathon; Why running was the mother and daughter's "love language" and what that meant; Her reasons for attempting the Pacific Crest Trail FKT and what that journey entailed; How running continues to help her move through her grief, and more.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Here comes the sun: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com   Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2440m 21s

Running to Process Grief

An episode for everyone as grief is a recurring facet of all our lives. The guests, Lisa Millis and Kelly Daugherty, are founders of an innovative running-based program called Healing Strides as well as contributors to The Grief Experience. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton, the conversation covers: -the genesis of Healing Strides and what the program entails; -the positive effects of running on grief;  -the healing power of moving in nature; plus, -advice for processing grief.   Before the guests join around 8:48, Sarah tells Tish about her son’s recent collegiate musical theatre debut. (Check out our Instagram Stories for a few proud-mom videos from the show!)    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running + hiking:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2442m 56s

AMR Answers: Stepping up to an Ultra; Swim Workouts

Listen to this episode if you’re like Robin, and you want to step up to running a 50K. Or if you’re looking to add some structured workouts to your lap swimming, like Shannon. (Here are six 30-minute swimming workouts.) Finally, debate along with the hosts as they mull over races for Nicole, who wants to run a marathon to mark her 40th birthday. Before the hosts start serving up answers, Dimity shares some (painful!) details about recently spending seven hours on a bike saddle. Here’s the nutrition program Dimity talks up. Call to record your question: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2435m 40s

Return to Training + Racing Post-Injury

Injured: All us runners are either there or will be (sigh), so this is a critical episode to listen to. The guest, physical therapist Amy Benton, talks with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Coach Liz Waterstraat about how to return safely to training and racing after a sidelining injury. Amy—and Coach Liz— detail:  guidelines for when you’re ready to take the next step; the importance of taking it slow and steady; the length of your training cycle for a comeback race;  the power of positive thinking (for realz!); and, why it’s all about the long game.  Sarah reveals details how she’s found “free speed” with a new-for-her running style before the guest joins around 7:01. At the end of this episode, in an inadvertent “companion” Miles of Books, Coach Liz discusses Fear Less: Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com   Get Chomping: Get 20% off your first order  + free shipping at Chomps.com/AMR   Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all  IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2449m 39s

Many Happy Miles: 2024 Boston Marathon: Three Race Perspectives

If you're a fan or a runner of the Boston Marathon—or you just love a good vicarious race report—this episode is for you. Dimity chats with three women who ran the 2024 Boston Marathon: Briana Boehmer, who started her first Boston and her first marathon as an elite runner at age 45; Sarah Wassner Flynn, who ran her first Boston as a qualified runner; and Karyn Ryan, who ran her tenth consecutive Boston and her first as a charity runner.  The three share their training journeys to the iconic Boston Marathon, as well as the ups and downs of 26.2 miles on a warm, sunny, always energetic day in Boston.  Save big in our Train Like a Mother Sale: April 22-28, 2024   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Find your favorite: Save 15% on any full-price purchase w/ code TOPOAMR2024 at topoathletic.com   More great shows:  Get an extra 3 months free at ExpressVPN.com/AMR Here comes the sun: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/241h

How to Get over a Disappointing Race

This is the episode for everyone who’s ever been disappointed by a race experience. Hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin talk with Emily Saul, a sports psychology and performance coach, as well as two “regular” runners who recently ran races that didn’t go as planned. The guests share: -metrics to define success other than a finish time;  -lessons they’ve learned about themselves from their rough races; -ways to bounce back post-race;  -how to foster resiliency; and, -the importance of leaning on friends and family.    Amanda tells of her total eclipse experience before the first guest joins around 6:34.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Smart supplements: For 10% off your 1st order,  use code runner at Thorne.fit/runner   Improve deep sleep: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2459m 56s

How to Get Started and Progress in Triathlon

This is the ideal episode for folks who are curious about trying a triathlon, as well as triathletes looking to move up to a longer distance race. This special episode is hosted by Coaches Liz Waterstraat and Jennifer Harrison, who have each completed 200+ triathlons and coached hundreds of triathletes to success. The coaching duo detail how to get started in the three-discipline sport, then how to move up from sprint to Olympic distance, Oly to 70.3, and finally the big kahuna, Ironman distance.    Want more? Join a live triathlon webinar with Coaches Jen and Liz on Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. EDT. Register here. AMR Answers returns in two weeks: To record your question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Get 20% off, plus free shipping, on all  IQBar products by texting AMR to 64-000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/2454m 35s

The Boston Marathon + the Boston Bulldogs

If you daydream about running the Boston Marathon, listen to this moving episode. The guests are two runners, one of whom is running Boston this year, and both are members of the Boston Bulldogs running club. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton, the guests detail:  -how they found their ways to this inspired running club; -the lure of running the Boston Marathon; -helping recovered addicts strive toward their “true potential”;  -why running is a powerful tool in battling addiction; and,  -the exuberance of Boston Marathon spectators.    The hosts talk women’s races before the first Bulldog joins around 9:50. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   See for yourself: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2459m 37s

Many Happy Miles: Rucking 101

In this episode, the hosts dive into all things rucking, an exercise that’s trending for all the right reasons. It’s said to burn three times the calories of walking, strengthens your back and shoulders, helps with bone density, and has a low injury rate. Plus, it has a great communal vibe to it, which we get into with Sarah Sweeney, the race director for Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston, an annual rucking event that falls annually on the weekend before the other major marathon in Boston. Hear about: The history and basics of rucking; How to get started (hint: all you need is a backpack, some weights, and good shoes); Hacks for packing your rucksack the right way; The special significance of Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston…and more. There’s still time to join us for Go The Distance during the weekend of April 20-21. Get all of the details and register here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Run Richmond: Use code AMR2VA for $10 off marathon or half at RichmondMarathon.org   Take care of your beloved pet: To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/AMR A gift for all: Save $10 on your 1st purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/2435m 46s

How Emotions and Virtues Shape Runners

This is the ideal episode for anyone who gets a bit contemplative on a run: The guest is Sabrina Little, Ph.D., a former pro runner and author of The Examined Run. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Coach Liz Waterstraat, Sabrina shares: -her heartwarming start in ultramarathons;  -that pride doesn’t help you as a runner, but envy can;  -how devices can “separate” us from our surroundings as we run;  -how to rediscover wonder while on a run; and,  -the role of suffering in the lives of runners.    Sarah shares the continuing (!) saga of her son’s wayward birthday card to her before the guest joins around 6:10.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Trust Fabric to protect your family:  Apply at MeetFabric.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2443m 0s

AMR Answers: How to Start a Running Group; Marathon Pre-Hab

Listen to this episode if you’ve ever contemplated starting a running group, like Sara. Or if your daydream is a marathon, like Heather, you’ll appreciate Coach Dimity’s advice. Finally, the host duo answers Mary’s questions about rest time between speed-building intervals.  Dimity details her personal step-count challenge (hint: it deals with college campus visits) before the hosting duo dive into questions. Register to Go the Distance. Call to record a question: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! See for yourself: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Improve deep sleep: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2434m 51s

One Runner’s Quest to Qualify for Boston Marathon

This is the ideal episode for folks striving for any big goal: The guest is Sheila Gencarelli, 57, a pharmacist and mom of two who has been attempting to run a Boston-qualifying marathon time for more than a decade. In a lovely, honest conversation with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Molly Williams, Sheila shares:  -how the seed of desire to run Boston was planted for her;  -the heartbreak of (repeatedly!) missing her time goal by seconds;  -the power of shifting her focus from the race to the training;  -that mid-race potty-breaks are her Achilles heel; and, -how being on time (or early) IRL might be her ticket to BQ’ing finally!   Before the marathoner joins around 7:18, Molly talks about her strength training routine. Bonus content: Miles of Books starts around 58:55, with Coach Liz detailing Wander, a memoir about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/241h 18m

Many Happy Miles: Fitness Myths Busted

Do we really need to stretch before running? Is getting in 10,000 steps a day truly a harbinger for good health? On this episode, the hosts dive into eight common fitness myths with Danielle Friedman,  a journalist in New York who recently wrote a great piece for the New York Times where she spoke with top experts to dissect and debunk these myths, which also include:  Runners and cyclists don’t need to strength-train their lower body; Running destroys your knees.; Modifications are for beginners...and more. It’s no myth: Our brand-new event, Go The Distance, is going to be the challenge you need this spring. Join us during the weekend of April 20-21. Get all of the details and register here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/2437m 48s

Rest and Recovery Advice for Runners

Any runners looking to avoid injury, feel stronger, or improve their performance need to listen to this enlightening, entertaining episode with guest Sage Rountree, Ph.D., a recovery coach, former Ironman, and author of The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton, Sage tells: -how she’s gracefully accepted being a walker now, not a runner;  -why runners need to take rest—before it comes for them;  -what ice baths and hazing have in common;  -a surprising answer of her favorite recovery tool; and, -how training for a race is like toasting a marshmallow!   Tish shares some St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah tales before Sage saunters in around 9:49.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Your future is bright: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2446m 34s

AMR Answers: Tips for Fast Racing; Overcoming Open-Water Fears

This episode is for everyone who daydreams about a fast marathon, maybe even a Boston-qualifying time, like Stacey. And for folks looking to overcome fears about open-water swimming (critters! Floating crud!) like Miwako. Finally, empathize or at least laugh along with Allison, as she shares a menopause-madness, treadmill-related anecdote.    Before delivering Answers with Dimity, host Sarah shares how she found her way back to strength training. Register to Go the Distance. Call to record a question: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Improve deep sleep: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Take care of your beloved pet: To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/AMR    Trust Fabric to protect your family:  Apply at MeetFabric.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/2439m 18s

A Sports Dietitian Talks Fueling + Energy Balance

Active folks concerned about getting enough energy to fuel their workouts properly will appreciate the insight and advice in this episode. The guest is Becca McConville, M.S., a sports dietitian and author of Finding Your Sweet Spot: How to Avoid RED-S (Relative Energy Deficit in Sport) by Optimizing Your Energy Balance. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Coach Liz Waterstraat, Becca explains:  -what RED-S is, and how to avoid it;  -why middle- and back-of-pack runners are at risk of RED-S;  -signs of underfueling to be on the alert for;  -pre-workout snacks and post-run food suggestions; and, -how to get on the road to resilience.    Before the dietitian joins around 11:31, Sarah laughingly shares the saga of a birthday card from her son.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Give your body what it needs:  For 10% off your 1st order, go to Thorne.fit/runner Run the Rose City! Use code AMR20 for $20 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2448m 47s

Many Happy Miles: Luck On The Run

Perfectly timed for St. Patrick's Day, this episode reveals tales of good fortune from mother runners, from co-host Sarah WF's visit from a flat-tire-fixing guardian angel during a triathlon to guest Rose DeGregorio's right place-right time tale.  Tune in to hear:  How a series of fortunate events led to lifesaving luck for Rose;  What we can all take away from Rose's story to protect our own health; Other tales of good luck and serendipity on the run from listeners. Press your luck and see how far you can Go The Distance with us during the weekend of April 20-21. Get all of the details and register here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Your future is bright: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Live a more empowered life: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/2441m 10s

How Running Can Combat Loneliness

Anyone looking for more reasons to run—or who wants more joy and connections in life—should listen to this episode. Guests Robert Waldinger, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School + co-author of The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, and Stephanie Diamond, a mom who formed deep friendships through running, join hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin to share: -how strong of a stressor loneliness is;  -the power of casual interactions;  -why group runs and running retreats serve introverts well;  -how a running group saved one mom whose spouse was stationed overseas; and, -the benefits of running-related social media.    Before Dr. Waldinger joins around 6:05, empty-nester, single-mom Amanda shares how her posse of running pals alleviates her loneliness.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Find your favorite: Save 15% on any full-price purchase w/ code TOPOAMR2024 at topoathletic.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2439m 49s

AMR Answers: Prepping to Train for a Half; Caffeine While Running

If you’re new to running or coming back after a long break, like Jodi, this episode will speak to you, especially if you have your sights set on a half-marathon. Or maybe you’re like Gina, another 13.1’er in training, and you’re curious about caffeinated GU Energy Gels. And what about race swag, you ask, like Heather? The hosting duo of Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity have the answers to all these concerns.    Pre-Q&As, Dimity details a recent deadlift workshop (!) she attended. Half-marathoners, look no further for an ideal training program. Call to record a question: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Insoles for all your active pursuits:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2433m 30s

How to Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Deeper

This episode is a must-listen for any and all active folks looking to get a better night’s sleep. The guest is Julie Bergfeld, a SleepSpace coach, yoga instructor, and a former marathon and ultramarathon. Along with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton, Julie gives: -tips on how to fall asleep faster;  -insight into getting more deep sleep;  -the best ways to manage pain that keeps you awake;  -suggestions on ways to re-set your sleep cycle; and,  -workout modifications to implement after a restless or sleepless night.    Before the sleep expert joins around 6:25, Tish talks about the local book festival she just attended and the clever, running-related book group she’s a part of.    Rest your head here: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Your future is bright: Get 20% off Tifosi sunglasses  with code AMR20 at TifosiOptics.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2454m 16s

Many Happy Miles: 20 Mile Hike at Mammoth March Arizona

If you love to hike—or are curious about hiking—join us on this episode, where Dimity and her three Train Like a Mother Club colleagues take on Mammoth March Arizona, a 20-mile hike outside of Phoenix. The four ladies chat about: how they trained to be ready for nearly eight hours on their feet; the steady cadence and relaxed atmosphere of the event; why trail etiquette—and good foot hygiene—matters; how Taylor Swift came to the rescue at mile 18 or so. Hike Like a Mother and join us in the Delaware Valley on June 15. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Improve deep sleep: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Take care of your beloved pet: To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/AMR  Trust Fabric to protect your family: Apply at MeetFabric.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2440m 42s

Olympian Deena Kastor on How to Harness the Long-run Mindset

Anyone considering or training for a half-marathon or marathon needs to listen to this episode with running legend Deena Kastor, Olympic bronze medalist in marathon and author of Let Your Mind Run. With hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Liz Waterstraat, Deena shares: -ways to banish the intimidation factor of a long run;  -what “the insistent mind” is—and how to get into it;  -positive interpretations of the signals your body sends you mid-run;  -her acceptance of slowing down + running shorter races; and, -the power of tune-up races—and inspirational quotes.   Chug GU Hydration every time the gals say “ramekins!” The hosts talk overnight oats (!) before Deena joins around 10:05. Miles of Books is at the end of the episode, with Coach Liz talking about three books and issuing a listener “challenge.”   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/241h 7m

AMR Answers: Can Mother Runners Really “Do It All?”

This is the episode for folks who debate how to fit in everything—workouts, work, family, chores, self-care, etcetera. Spurred on by a question from Trisha, the hosting duo shares crowd-sourced responses that range from practical advice to guilt-alleviating empathy and clear-eyed insight. A thought-provoking episode, for sure.  Before turning to answers, Sarah shares good news about her running two years post-bulging disks, and raves about her new kicks. Join the run-your-first-marathon webinar Dimity mentions. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2444m 45s

Dr. Stacy Sims on How—and Why—to Lift Heavy

This episode is a must-listen for women of all ages: Stacy Sims, Ph.D., noted exercise physiologist and co-author of ROAR, talks about the importance of, and mechanics of, heavy resistance training. With hosts Sarah and Britany Williams, Stacy shares:  -what she means by “heavy lifting”;  -how to get started lifting heavy + how to progress;  -how your brain + nervous system benefits from resistance training;  -how to use your cell phone to help you train at home; and, -ways to incorporate a treadmill into your resistance routine.   Before Stacy joins around 10:39, Britany and Sarah share laughs about found change.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Improve deep sleep: Use code AMR for 15% off 1st purchase at LagoonSleep.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/241h

Many Happy Miles: Marathons, Mom Guilt, and the Myth of the Supermom

How do you stay present as a parent while pursuing a high level of fitness? Is the idea of a “super mom” just a myth? These are just two of the myriad topics Dimity and Sarah WF touch on in this conversation with Diana Cohen—an associate professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University and author of an ongoing study on Iron Moms (AKA women who pursue Ironman triathlons as a hobby while balancing family and career). The hosts bring Diana on the podcast to broaden her scope of her study to mother runners, too, and to talk about: Diana's background as a triathlete and how she blended her passion for endurance sports with social science; Her studies of both "Iron Dads" and "Iron Moms" and the biggest differences between the genders; The pervasiveness of mom guilt and what we can do about it; The myth of the "Super Mom" and the role social media plays in perpetuating that myth, and more. Read Sarah's piece on Diana's study that recently ran on Triathlete.com . If you're training for an Ironman, have a child or children 12 or under, and you're interested in participating in the study, you can contact Diana via email. Join us in Many Nutritious Miles; we start February 19! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Find your favorite: Save 15% on any full-price purchase w/ code TOPOAMR2024 at topoathletic.com Live a more empowered life: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/2442m 27s

A Conversation with Alysia Montaño

This episode is a must for anyone who loves listening to a strong woman who makes things happen: The guest is Olympian Alysia Montaño, co-founder of &mother and mother of three. In this lively conversation with hosts Sarah and Tish, Alysia details:  -making the transition from track to marathon running;  -the backstory of &mother  -the invisible load of motherhood, especially for women runners;  -her strength-training routine; and,  -the joys of trail running.  Before Alysia joins around 8:45, Tish shares exciting news about the new marathon she’s running this November!    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free Detergent Trifecta Sampler  with code TRIFECTA at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2457m 29s

AMR Answers: Mid-race Bathroom Breaks; 24-hour Race Advice

Got an upcoming race and curious about making a port-a-potty pitstop mid-race, like first-time marathoner Gina is? Give a listen to this episode for loads of suggestions. Also, Dimity serves up lots of great advice about tackling a Yeti-style race in response to Susan’s query. Then the hosts help Anna feel better about her larger-than-average feet. (Here’s the PJ brand with inclusive sizing Dimity raves about, too.)  Dimity shares a story of a clever repurposing of race tees before the duo dives into answering questions. Find all the Many Nutritious Miles details here. We really need questions: To record yours, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Trust Fabric to protect your family:  Apply at MeetFabric.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2437m 30s

A Conversation with Another Mother Runner Founders

This is the ideal start-here episode for folks new to AMR podcasts—or loyal listeners looking for a refresh on the brand’s backstory. Originally aired on the Feisty Women’s Performance Podcast, this crossover episode is a convo with AMR founders, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell. With Feisty host Sara Gross, the duo shares numerous along-the-way anecdotes, plus:  -how they grew a global sisterhood of empowered runners;  -how the women's running industry has changed since 2010; -the importance of creating safe spaces for frank discussions on female-specific topics; and,  -the impact of human connection in keeping the community thriving and expanding.    Get a Fuel Goods/AMR Valentine’s Day box here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2451m 5s

Many Happy Miles: Ice Climber Kimber Cross

Dimity chases (frozen) waterfalls with Kimber Cross, an ice climber and alpinist who began climbing mountains and ice in her late 20’s. Despite having a limb deficit—she was born without a right hand—Kimber has set records on Mount Rainer/Tahoma and continues to push her limits. The two talk about: how Kimber’s kindergarten class usually reacts to her hand; her childhood sports pursuits and role models (hello, fastpitch softball!) why trust is such an important element of climbing, and how she builds it; how she trains for her adventures; and her impressive pull-up record (hint: it’s more than 30!). Follow Kimber on Instagram. Join us in Many Nutritious Miles; we start February 12! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2445m 57s

How to Build Speed

This is the episode for you if you’re aiming to cover a mile in less time or to nail a goal race time. Host Sarah welcomes back  Train Like a Mother Club coaches Jennifer Harrison and Liz Waterstraat to discuss myriad ways to hone and build running (and walking/hiking!) speed. The coaches detail: -the five building blocks of speed;  -the base to have before adding in speedwork;  -the importance of balancing risk vs. reward;  -the power of plyometics, cadence, + drills; and, -strength moves to incorporate into speed-building.   Before Coach Jen joins at 9:20, Coach Liz talks about her recent chilly swims. Coach Liz raves about The Ten Pillars of Success in Miles of Books at the end of the ep.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 25% on any GU purchases of $50+ w/ code AMRGU25 at GUenergy.com   Row for it: Save up to $500 at Hydrow.com and use code AMR at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/241h 11m

AMR Answers: Demystifying Zone 2 Training; the Power of Hills

If you live in a hilly region, like Whitney, do you ever wonder if you also need to do hill repeats? Well, this episode has your answer, along with keen insight on Zone 2 running and heart-rate training, in response to Kathleen’s question, plus recommendations for a DIY blister kit, prompted by a call from ultrarunner Rhianna.  Before turning to answering callers’ questions, Dimity shares painful details of her latest injury. Here’s the hiking program Dimity highlights. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2429m 25s

Intuitive Eating and Mindfulness

Anyone looking to achieve a healthy relationship with food will find this episode fascinating and insightful: The guest is Jenna Hollenstein, M.S., R.D.N., a nutrition therapist, meditation teacher, and author of several books, including Intuitive Eating for Life. Along with hosts Sarah and Amanda, the guest details: -what exactly is Intuitive Eating—and how to approach it;  -how to start trusting your judgment around food; -how mindfulness enters into our relationship with food; -the concept of intuitive movement; and, -eating advice for when you’re PMS’ing or perimenopause-ing.   The hosts lament the wintery weather—and Amanda schools folks in geography—before the guest joins around 5:30. (Note: Sarah’s audio quality also greatly improves when the guest joins!)     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.com   Trust Fabric to protect your family:  Apply at MeetFabric.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/241h 2m

Many Happy Miles: U.S. Rugby Star Naya Tapper

Whether you’re a rugby fan or know very little about the sport, you’ll want to hear this chat with Naya Tapper, an influential athlete who’s changing the game in so many ways. A true star of the sport, Naya led Team USA to its very first Pan American Games gold medal in November, competed at the Tokyo Games and will return to the Olympics in Paris this summer. On this candid episode, Naya joins us from the U.S. Olympic Training Center to chat with co-hosts Dimity and Sarah WF on a variety of topics, including: how her background as a runner helps her shine on the pitch; rugby rules and lingo; diversity in the sport and debunking the stigmas attached to it; being a role model and how she gives back; her guest stint on Project Runway…and more! Know a kid who may want to follow in Naya’s footsteps? Head to USA Rugby for resources on youth and high school opportunities. And click here to learn more about the Naya Tapper Scholarship Program. And here’s the hiking program Dimity mentions in the episode. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Live a more empowered life: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2435m 43s

Running Longevity Secrets from Older Runners

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to keep running into their 60s, 70s, and 80s: Hosts Sarah and Tish (herself a 62-year-old running strong!) talk with three Senior Masters runners, who share:  -their starts in running—and what keeps them going; -their pre-run routines;  -the importance of stretching, rest, and running with others;  -their biggest surprises of running in their later years; and,  -their racing plans for 2024.  Before the first Senior Masters runner joins around 11:30, Sarah details a few runs in Japan on a recent family trip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/241h 2m

AMR Answers: Our Origin Story; How to Return to Running

Ever wonder how Another Mother Runner got started and grew? The founders (who are also the hosting duo) recap the highlights in response to Amy’s question. Maybe you’re like Meg, looking to return to running. If so, you’ll appreciate the guidance from Coach Dimity. And, finally, there’s Stephanie and Elisa, wondering which weather extreme Sarah and Dimity prefer to run in.  Before answering questions, Sarah reveals her packing blunder on her family’s recent trip to Japan. Here’s the hiking program Dimity mentions, and the info session she mentions. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2434m 18s

How to Set + Reach Your 2024 Athletic Goals

Folks looking to go big, exercise consistently, or somewhere in between will gain a lot from this episode, featuring Train Like a Mother Club coaches Jennifer Harrison and Liz Waterstraat. With host Sarah Bowen Shea, the coaching duo discusses:  -ideas for shorter goals to stay motivated all year;  -the importance of respecting recovery;  -how to overcome training-overwhelm;  -best practices for coming back from injury or surgery; and, -the importance of being “pliable and flexible” to set up race-day success.   Coach Liz switches from intro chitchat with Sarah to being a guest joined by Coach Jen around 6:20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2446m 4s

MHM: Gill Watson

Listen to this episode if you need an injection of inspiration to go after a big adventure in 2024.  After a quick catch-up, hosts Dimity and Sarah WF welcome Gill Watson, a mother runner and fitness instructor from the UK. Gill has a fascinating story of adventuring around the world that began 20 years ago when she won a reality show on the BBC in Borneo. Since then, she’s competed in far-flung places including the Arctic Circle, and was even on Ninja Warrior UK. Hear how Gill plans to celebrate turning 60 this year in the most extreme way—and why she’ll never consider her age as a hindrance to her fitness or her future plans.  Register for Many Happy Miles 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/2431m 55s

2023 Year-end Conversations with Co-hosts, Part 2

If you like eavesdropping on the athletic accomplishments of other runners, give this episode a listen. It’s a casual, candid conversation with three co-hosts—Ellison, Tish, and Liz. The gals talk about their athletic (+ personal) lives in 2023 —and potential 2024 goals.    Also, Ellison shares three book recommendations, and Coach Liz talks up two more books in Miles of Books at the end of the ep.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get $30 off your 1st box + free croissants when you start your subscription at Wildgrain.com/AMR or use code AMR at checkout   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/231h 3m

AMR Answers: Predicting Your Marathon Finish Time + Winter Weather Training

Give a listen if you’re like Holly and you want to figure out how your half-marathon finish time can predict when you’ll cross your marathon finish line. Or if you can relate to Amy, who’s looking to support friends training for a 13.1 or 26.2 during winter weather.  The first question drops around 6:11. To record your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less. This repeat episode originally aired on December 14, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/2331m 7s

2023 Year-end Conversations with Co-hosts, Part 1

Anyone looking for athletic inspiration, empathy, and laughs will want to listen to this episode. It’s a conversation with three co-hosts—Britany, Amanda, and Molly. The gals talk about their 2023 highs (hello, first baby!) and lows (recovery from knee replacement)—and what the new year might hold for them.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free gift w/ purchase + free shipping  on orders $29+ at Nuts.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/2345m 59s

Many Happy Miles: Our 2023 Athletic Highlights Part 2

In Part 2 of our year-end wrap-up, hosts Dimity & Sarah WF continue to highlight our collective athletic highlights of 2023. First, Dimity shares her favorite fitness moments of the year (hint: They involved a bike and hiking shoes!), then AMR coaches pop in to reflect. Hear from Jennifer Steele, Jennifer Harrison, Jess Hofheimer, Elizabeth Waterstraat, and Mandy Cherry, who shed some light on what made 2023 special for them. And, throughout the episode, we play voicemails from listeners featuring a variety pack of peak moments. We hope this episode inspires you to celebrate your own athletic high points—and motivates you to go after even more in ’24. Register for Many Happy Miles 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/231h 3m

2023 Winter Reading

Avid readers, as well as casual ones, will enjoy this annual episode, in which the hosts Sarah and Ellison talk about a dozen new books they’ve read and recommend. The talk of books kicks off around 4:32.   Here are the books the hosts discuss: The Fraud: Zadie Smith Day: Michael Cunningham Absolution: Alice Mcdermott West Heart Kill: Dann Mcdorman If on A Winter’s Night a Traveler: Italo Calvino The House of Doors: Tan Twan Eng Pet: Catherine Chidgey The Scrupulous Confession of Lydia Bennet, Witch: Melinda Taub The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies: Alice Goodman So Late in the Day: Claire Keegan  The Comfort of Crows: Margaret Renkl Untold Power: Rebecca Boggs Roberts The In-Between: Hadley Vlahos, R.N. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/231h 1m

AMR Answers: Strength Training Suggestions; Pause or Not Pause Your GPS

Looking for effective, at-home strength moves, like Maura? Then give a listen to this episode. (Here are the three programs Dimity recommends, including Many Happy Miles.) Or maybe you are in Karen’s shoes, wondering when to replace your running shoes. Finally, learn along with Leah where the gals land on pausing their GPS at stoplights (or scooping up #foundchange!). Before turning to the questions, Sarah shares why she nearly needed a snorkel on a recent run. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! You need Indeed: Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Get a free gift w/ purchase + free shipping on orders $29+ at Nuts.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/2336m 37s

The Effect of Stress on Runners

No matter your stress level, this is a must-listen episode: Physical therapist and coach Chris Johnson talks with hosts Sarah and Amanda about the impact stress has on our daily and athletic lives. In this advice-laden episode, the guest talks about: -how to keep goals from adding to your stress level;  -using rate of perceived exertion to minimize exercise-related stress; -a simple routine to relieve neck + shoulder tension; -pivoting your workouts based on your energy levels; and, -“movement snacks” and how to add them to your day.  Before the guest comes on around 9:17, Sarah talks about trends she saw at The Running Event trade show, including so.many.running.shoes!    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order of any sleeves,  use code AMR25 at GOSleeves.com   Row for it: Save up to $500 at Hydrow.com  and use code AMR at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2353m 29s

Many Happy Miles: Our 2023 Athletic Highlights

What was your favorite athletic moment of 2023? Perhaps it was PR'ing in a 10K or crossing the finish line of your very first marathon. Maybe it was something simpler, but oh-so-sweet, like a scenic hike with your family or that first pain-free run after dealing with a nagging injury. Whatever the highlight, we're showcasing several on this episode, including those from three of our Train Like a Mother coaches. After hosts Dimity and Sarah WF reflect a bit on the year, hear from Amy Skorich, Christy Scott, and Jenn Giles, who each share what made 2023 special for them. And, throughout the episode, we play voicemails from listeners featuring a variety pack of peak moments. We hope this episode inspires you to celebrate your own athletic high points—and motivates you to go after even more in '24.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Give the gift of Thrive: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR    Find incredible, unique gifts: Get 15% off at UncommonGoods.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/2352m 52s

Dr. Stacy Sims on Supplements for Women Runners

All active women need to listen to this episode with Stacy Sims, PhD, author of two bestselling books, ROAR and Next Level. This respected performance physiologist and nutrition scientist talks with hosts Sarah and Molly all about supplements for active women, including:  -the best online sources for supplements;  -the full lowdown on creatine;  -how + why to take Vitamin D;  -all you need to know about essential amino acids; and, -a supplement that can eliminate poop-breaks mid-run!   Before the esteemed guest joins at around 9:29, Molly and Sarah talk about found change and kids home from college.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Live a more empowered life: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr   Give the gift of stories: Get $10 off  your first purchase at Storyworth.com/AMR   Get $30 off your 1st box + free croissants when you start your subscription at Wildgrain.com/AMR or use code AMR at checkout   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2350m 22s

AMR Answers: Hill Training, Chafe Relief, and Cartwheels!

If you’ve got a hilly race on your horizon, like Christina, give a listen to this episode. Or if you’re not chuffed about chafing (especially in delicate areas), à la Amanda, you’ll appreciate the crowd-sourced solutions the hosts serve up. Finally, you’ll flip over the cartwheel conversation at the end of the ep!  Before providing answers to called-in questions, Sarah shares momentous news in her bulging-disks saga. Please share your 2023 athletic highlights here, and jump into Joy to the Run (pssst: It’s free!). To call in a question, dial 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), day or night.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get all your gifts:  Get 15% off at UncommonGoods.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/2333m 9s

How Runners Can Lessen Their Environmental Impact

This is the episode for anyone who is curious how to become a “greener” runner: Hosts Sarah and Molly have an enlightening conversation with Keri Straughn, co-founder of the Low Impact Alliance and co-owner of Palmetto Running Company. This mother runner details: -how making small changes adds up to big differences;  -what “plogging,” “greenwashing,” and “circularity” mean; -the environmental footprint of races;  -the future of good-for-the-planet shoe manufacturing; and, -how to (easily) shop more responsibly for running gear.    Molly details her return to running before the guest joins around 6:00. Listen all the way to the end to learn what book-related milestone Coach Liz reached—and her top three books in 2023—in Miles of Books.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Give the gift of stories: Get $10 off  your first purchase at Storyworth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2353m 13s

Many Happy Miles: Talking Goal-Setting

Ready to set some goals for 2024? Then listen to this episode, where hosts Dimity and Sarah WF bring on pro triathlete, coach, and adventure seeker Alyssa Godesky, who shares how she approaches going after the next big thing. From timing it right (hint: patience is key!) to setting realistic expectations, Alyssa goes over how she works with her athletes to earmark and ultimately achieve goals big and small. First, though, Sarah WF shares about how she parlayed her marathon fitness (and post marathon frustration) into one of her fastest 5Ks in years, and then Alyssa pops on to talk about her own incredible athletic achievements before getting into goal-setting. What was your 2023 athletic highlight? Tell us here! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get a free gift w/ purchase + free shipping on orders $29+ at Nuts.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/2339m 15s

Running and Body Image

Anyone who struggles with or questions her body image will appreciate this episode, with guest Charlotte Markey Ph.D., a psychology professor at Rutgers University and author of Adultish: The Body Image Book for Life coming out in 2024. Along with hosts Sarah and Tish, the guest discusses:  -body neutrality, and how it differs from body positivity;  -how compulsive running can be—and how to avoid falling into that trap;  -how to set a good example for our kids with our running; and,  -obligatory exercise: what it is, and how to avoid it.    Before the guest joins around 9:40, Sarah and Tish hash out finishing less than a second apart in a recent race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2339m 7s

AMR Answers: Live from Hilton Head Island!

This is the episode for folks who love a laugh—and listening to folks think on their feet! For the first time ever, Sarah and Dimity fielded questions from a live audience (at an AMR Retreat) on a wide array of topics, from the inane (peanut or almond butter?) to the serious (how to reach a big goal).    To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get all your gifts:  Get 15% off at UncommonGoods.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2347m 50s

New York Times Food Columnist + Mother Runner Melissa Clark

Fans of cooking and/or scrumptious food will enjoy this lively conversation with New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark, whose newest cookbook is Dinner In One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals. With hosts Sarah and Amanda, Melissa shares: -her shift from doing no races to running two annual ones;  -the “flow” she achieves while cooking—and running; -how to disguise leftovers + turn them into a “magic bullet of flavor”;  -sneak peaks at her next book or two; and,  -an ode to a can of chickpeas!    Before Melissa joins the ep around 9:07, Sarah and Amanda detail the race they each ran last weekend.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code AMR25 at GOSleeves.com   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/231h

Many Happy Miles: Fall Race Reports

If you love a good race report, this episode is for you! First, co-host Sarah WF, fresh off the Marine Corps Marathon, shares how her day in D.C. went, and how she was able to walk away with an upbeat attitude despite it not being her best race. Then, the hosts bring back Better Together partners Sarah Jensen and Linda Bahnson, who completed the Indy Monumental Marathon together as a protege and mentor, respectively. The pair share how their race went, plus the perks of having a built-in training and racing buddy.  Next, BAMR Kate Kneifel shares her experience at the Blue Ridge Ultra, part of AMR’s Race Like A Mother: Ultra program. Kate ran the 15K at Blue Ridge in Georgia and she chats about how that went and the camaraderie that came along with racing with a group of Mother Runners.  Want to join Better Together in 2024? We’ll be releasing information for our 2024 program in early January; sign up here to stay in the know! What was your 2023 athletic highlight? Tell us here! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Find quality candidates fast: Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Get $30 off your 1st box + free croissants when you start your subscription at Wildgrain.com/AMR or use code AMR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/2354m 58s

Selma to Montgomery Relay + Representation in Races

If you’re looking for a momentous race to run or you want increased diversity and representation in running, listen to this episode about the Selma to Montgomery Relayand Bike Ride. Sarah and co-host Ellison talk (and shed a few tears) with the race director and two relay participants about:  -the origin of the relay that retraces the path civil rights champions tread in 1965;  -the significance of having a minority majority running event;  -how folks “party with a purpose” before and after the 51-mile event;  -relay race logistics; and, -what it was like to run across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.    Before the first guest joins around 7:00, Ellison raves about a collection of interconnected short stories she recently enjoyed.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Calm racing thoughts: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2347m 44s

AMR Answers: Revitalizing a Sluggish Run + Slower Marathon Training

This episode for all runners who have wanted to quit halfway through a run, like Jana. Thankfully, the host duo of Sarah and Dimity share solutions, as they do with Catherine, who wants to know how to beat a 6-hour marathon cut-off despite her comfortable pace being 14- to 15-minute miles. They also counsel Leigh on pressing reset on her training after her race got canceled.    Before giving answers to called-in questions, Dimity details the feats of endurance and strength she witnessed at a P!nk concert. Here is the Many Happy Miles waitlist Dimity mentions. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free gift w/ purchase + free shipping  on orders $29+ at Nuts.com/AMR   Get $30 off your 1st box + free croissants when you start your subscription at Wildgrain.com/AMR or use code AMR at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/2335m 23s

Dr. Michael Gervais on Curiosity and Purpose in Running

Anyone looking for motivation or greater fulfilment in running (or life) needs to listen to this episode with Dr. Michael Gervais, author of the upcoming book The First Rule of Masteryand host of the popular Finding Mastery Podcast. With hosts Sarah and Coach Liz, find out:  -what FOPO is, and how we can use it to our advantage;  -how to shift from a performance-based identity to a purpose-based one;  -how + why to find your personal values;  -how to stop playing life on someone else’s terms; and, -how Taylor Swift comes up in the conversation.    Before the guest joins around 11:50, Liz shares about her recent 70.3 triathlon and Sarah tells how she “found” concert tickets on a run. Listen to the end of the show to hear Coach Liz talk about two anecdote-rich books in the bonus segment Miles of Books.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   GU-od discount: Save 25% on any $50+ GU purchase  w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/231h

Many Happy Miles: Guiding Visually Impaired Athletes

If you've ever considered being a guide for visually impaired athletes or are fascinated by folks who do, listen to this episode. Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF welcome guide Andrea Good, who leads a blind friend, Kate, through triathlons, then they bring on Francesco Magisano, the Director of Achilles NYC Metro region and a blind triathlete. They cover:  what being a guide involves, including training for each triathlon discipline;  the various races Andrea and Kate have tackled together; the rewards of helping another athlete achieve her goal; and, Francesco's personal experience as a blind runner and triathlete. Feeling inspired? Check out Achilles International to find out how to get involved with a chapter near you.  If you're ready to get back to running, our Return to Running program will be a perfect fit.  Looking for some workout ideas? Check out our free two-week training program.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/2343m 38s

Women Runners Thriving after Breast Cancer

Anyone who has been touched by breast cancer will enjoy listening to this episode, which features four active women who vanquished breast cancer. The four share: -how their cancer was discovered, and their treatment; -how individual every patient’s journey is; -their athletic accomplishments + training post-cancer; and, -their optimistic outlooks on life. Before the first survivor/thriver joins the show around 6:46, find out what host Molly admits to being good at sucking at! (Here is a private Facebook page called BAMR Breasties for women runners who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, and here is a link to guest Amy Lippert Hoffmann’s book.) When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 12/31/23
 at topoathletic.com w/ code AMRTOPOMOVE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2355m 22s

AMR Answers: Find Your Missing Mojo; How to Cooldown Post-Run

Wondering if you’re properly cooling down post-workout? Learn the answer to Christine’s questions in this episode, along with garnering suggestions for fostering motivation to exercise in response to new-mom Nicole’s query. (Here’s the program Dimity mentions.) Or if you live at altitude like Laura, you’ll find the duo’s answer about sea-level races interesting.    Before answering called-in questions, Dimity shares her post-walk afterglow (fueled in part by this song + this Instagram post). These are the hiking programs Dimity talked up. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/2333m 11s

Street-Smart Safety for Runners

No matter where you run or live, you should listen to this safety-first episode: The guests are the authors of Street Smart Safety for Women. With Sarah and Liz as co-hosts, the savvy guests talk about:  -how to figure out the safest time of day to run + which route to do; -women’s safety intuition—and how + why to listen to it;  -the best defensive devices to carry;  -strategies for getting away from an attacker; and,  -the importance of being prepared’—and confident.    Before the guest-duo join around 6:56, the host-duo talk about Liz’s upcoming trip to Waco, TX, and Sarah’s ironically business-formal son.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Use code 60amr to get 60% off, plus free shipping,  at GreenChef.com/60amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2353m 20s

Many Happy Miles: Go Multisport

Why do just one sport when you can do many? That’s what Jennifer Strong McConachie questions in her new book, Go Multisport. A mom of two from Wichita, Kansas, Jennifer shares that there’s more to endurance sports than simply marathons and Ironman triathlons, and she wants you to choose your own adventure when it comes to your next endurance adventure. In the book, McConachie shares how to get into the arena and even create a multisport event on your own terms. Hosts Dimity, Sarah WF, and Jennifer chat about… The various definitions of multisport (hint: It involves more than just swimming, biking, and running!); Breaking down the gear needed to go multisport, plus tips on making it affordable;  Ways to make multisport accessible for everyone, and how to share the experience with your family. The epic way she celebrated a recent birthday…and more! Listen today, then let us know how you multisport! Simply Nourished Like a Mother starts October 18; register here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2338m 43s

When Heat Cancels Your Running Race

If you’re a runner and you live on Planet Earth, you need to listen to this episode! Three guests impacted by the cancellation of the 2023 Twin Cities Marathon, including the race director, talk with hosts Sarah and Tish about how the weather sabotaged the day. Learn:  -how the event week unfolded, leading to the cancellation;  -extra safety precautions taken for hot conditions;  -the story of one runner who still ran 26.2;  -how races might morph to meet the climate crisis; and, -the spirit and support locals showed rogue runners.    Before the race director joins the show around 11:38, Tish and Sarah take a quirky conversational detour about rain.  Please help us strengthen our shows by completing our podcast survey before October 9, 2023.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 12/31/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code AMRTOPOMOVE   Use code 60amr to get 60% off, plus free shipping,  at GreenChef.com/60amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2356m 0s

AMR Answers: Racing with Friends; Taming the Urge to Pee

Getting ready to run a race with friends like Lauren? The hosts serve up advice on whether to stick together—and how to take off, if the mood strikes. If you’re injured, like Rachel, listen as Dimity details how to train on the bike instead of the treadmill/road/trail. And if you relate to Jean fighting the urge to pee on the run, even after just hitting the loo, this is the episode for you.   Before the Q+As begin around 5:58, find out which race Sarah just registered for.    Please help us strengthen our shows by completing our podcast survey before October 9, 2023.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code AMR25 at GOSleeves.com   Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade  your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/2335m 4s

Women and Alcohol

Whether you imbibe alcohol or not, or are concerned about your drinking or not, you’ll gain insight and empathy by listening to this episode. Guests Celeste Yvonne, author of It’s Not About the Wine, and Amanda Kuda, who wrote the upcoming Unbottled Potential, open up with hosts Sarah and Molly about: -how giving up alcohol allows them to live more fully;  -what a “gray-area drinker” is—and why it can be a bad place;  -how sober-curious folks can “try on” sobriety; -getting comfortable with meditation—and its role as a sobriety-tool; and, -making friends and socializing as a non-drinker.    Molly tells of her recent hiking excursion with her youngest daughter before the first guest joins around 11:45. Listen to the end of the ep to hear Coach Liz extol two topnotch books that’ll strengthen your mental game in Miles of Books.    Please help us strengthen our show by completing our podcast survey before October 9, 2023.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR   Calm racing thoughts: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/231h 19m

Many Happy Miles: The Final Finish Line, Episode #4

Have you had to—or are you contemplating—giving up running because of injury and/or chronic pain? The Final Finish Line, a special four-part series, will be cathartic and helpful as you figure out your next steps. In the final episode, Dimity talks to Britt Parker, an ultra trail runner, about releasing her body from the pain of running, and, as she did so, finding peace and quiet internally and confidence athletically. The two talk about: Britt's success at the 50-mile distance and her subsequent goals—and falls; Processing the anger, frustration, and shame when you are in chronic pain; The community and structure around strength training classes; and How Britt returned to the Trans-Rockies in 2023 after sitting it out in 2022. Please give us your thoughts on our podcast here. Join our Blood Sugar Badass Challenge, September 26-29, here. Find Dimity's series for Women's Running and other not-running-anymore resources here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/2337m 11s

How Runners Can Get Strong

Whether you’re already committed to weight training—or vow to start lifting soon—this is the episode for you. Hosts Sarah and Britany talk with Alyssa Ages, author of the new book, Secrets of Giants: A Journey to Uncover the True Meaning of Strength. While demystifying strength training, the guest: -shares how a miscarriage propelled her shift from running to lifting; -dispels the myth of bulking up;  -offers advice for getting started, or resuming, strength training;  -suggests how to incorporate found objects (read: rocks + more!) into your workouts; and, -tells how to integrate lifting w/ training for a 13.1 or 26.2.    Before the guest joins around 17:03, Sarah and new mom Britany have a far-reaching conversation about eye color.    Please help us strengthen our show by completing our podcast survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2353m 41s

Many Happy Miles: The Final Finish Line: Episode #3

Have you had to—or are you contemplating—giving up running because of injury and/or chronic pain? The Final Finish Line, a special four-part series, will be cathartic and helpful as you figure out your next steps. In episode #3, Dimity about easing the mental side of stopping running with Kim Dawson, PhD, a professor of sports/exercise psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Among other things, the two chat about: Why Kim is an advocate of healthy transitions—and why they’re harder than we think; How to cultivate a holistic self-identity, so you’re not too reliant on one aspect (like running); Why the rate of change isn’t never as quick as you’d like it to be; and How Kim is expanding her athletic world far outside of running. Please give us your thoughts on our podcast here. Join our Blood Sugar Badass Challenge, September 26-29, here. Find Dimity’s series for Women’s Running and other not-running-anymore resources here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/2334m 29s

A Peak Inside a Marathon Medical Tent

Listen to the episode if you’re curious about what goes on in a medical tent—and what happens to runners who stop in one during a race. Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin talk with two veteran medical professionals who have staffed countless race medical tents. The guests share: -tips to avoid a visit to the medical tent;  -protocol for getting runners back out on the course;  -details of heat stroke, and when it’s time to be sent to a hospital; -items at runners’ disposal in a medical tent; and, -moving memories from a 2013 Boston Marathon finish line medical tent.    Sarah and Amanda talk about the quirks of new college students before the first medical tent gal joins around 7:54.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code AMR25 at GOSleeves.com    Use code 60amr to get 60% off, plus free shipping,  at GreenChef.com/60amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2351m 9s

Many Happy Miles: The Final Finish Line, Episode #2

Have you had to—or are you contemplating—giving up running because of injury and/or chronic pain? The Final Finish Line, a special four-part series, will be cathartic and helpful as you figure out your next steps. In episode #2, Dimity talks to runner Gretchen Gibson, who had a knee and hip replacement within six months of each other, and Dr. Dan Myer, her orthopedic surgeon, who also remodeled his running career after serious injury. The trio cover: How Gretchen’s torn meniscus was actually a short-term problem on top of a long-term problem; Why Dan always asks a patient, “What is the goal here?”; The reason Dan (gently) suggested Gretchen find another athletic passion; How Gretchen, who has crossed 15 half marathon and 2 marathon finish lines, is coping without running; Where Gretchen is currently finding some sweaty and satisfying success. In the monthly Nourished on the Run segment, Ellie Kempton, MS, RDN, and Dimity cover the basics of blood sugar: what it is, why it matters (to everyone, not just diabetics), and a few easy ways to keep yours more stable. We also invite you to join our free Blood Sugar Badass Challenge, September 26-29: register here. Find Dimity’s series for Women’s Running and other not-running-anymore resources here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/2357m 47s

How to Stay Healthy for a Race

If you’re heading for a starting line, you need to listen to this episode to find out how to stay healthy and injury free for your race. Host Sarah talks with Coaches Liz Waterstraat and Jen Harrison, who reveal: -the importance of “closing off” your social circle while tapering;  -why a “fake it ‘til you make it” mentality can serve you well;  -best practices for race week eating and hydration;  -“don’t do stupid things” tactics; and, -advice for pre-race pooping!    Sarah and Coach Jen talk about college drop-off of their respective twins before the conversation shifts to staying healthy around 13:36.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/2357m 11s

Many Happy Miles: The Final Finish Line, Episode #1 with Stacy Bruce

Have you had to—or are you contemplating—giving up running because of injury and/or chronic pain? The Final Finish Line, a special four-part series, will be cathartic and helpful as you figure out your next steps. In episode #1, Dimity talks to Stacy Bruce, an Austin-based athlete who, “came out of the womb as an athlete,” and ran her first marathon in 1997. Her 27+ year running career in running has taken her across the finish line in Boston multiple times, up and down Pikes Peak 10 times, and along the way, has defined her social life and self-identity. Her (complicated) lower back has finally waved the white flag, and she is in the process, at age 51, of retiring from running. The two talk about: Stacy’s shifting to trail runs to see if that would ease the impact on her body; How Stacy still stays super active at the track practice she coaches; Where Stacy wants to put her athletic energy next; And why Stacy is waffling about giving up her 2-mile runs. Find Dimity’s series for Women’s Running and other not-running-anymore resources here. Try our free two-week training program: Consistent, Not Perfect. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel supported as you move forward: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/2342m 46s

Advice for Back-of-the-Pack Runners

No matter your pace, this episode will intrigue and enlighten you. Running coach Jen Steele, who used to bring up the rear in races, talks with hosts Sarah and Coach Liz (who often chimes in with advice, too), about:  -“slow” not being a pace;  -hydration + fueling options for back-of-pack runners;  -finding races that are friendlier to “slower” athletes;  -overcoming imposter syndrome; and, -the value of your goal not being related to the swiftness of your pace.    Before Coach Jen joins around 7:29, Sarah tells about her longest run post-injury. Also, try our new, free two-week training program: Consistent, Not Perfect.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Drink up! Save 25% on GU purchases of $50+ w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Use code 60amr to get 60% off, plus free shipping,  at GreenChef.com/60amr   Calm racing thoughts: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2353m 9s

Many Happy Miles: Hiking the Enchantments

Ready for some armchair adventure? Dimity and her hiking team spill the details on their latest adventure: Hiking the Enchantments in the Central Cascades. Tune in as the four women discuss their 15-hour day, including: How they trained for the 19-mile route, which included 5,000+ feet of elevation gain, and 7,000 feet of descent; The alpine wonderland that is the Enchantments; The challenge of Aasgard Pass, which rises 1,900 feet in less than a mile; The surging popularity of the trail, which the Seattle Times recently documented; and the best trail sandwich ever. Ready for your own epic hike? Our 20-week program will be available on September 5 right here. Try our free two-week training program: Consistent, Not Perfect. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix at StitchFix.com/AMR   Drink up! Save 25% on GU purchases of $50+ w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/2348m 28s

Tina Muir on Becoming a Sustainable Runner

This episode is for anyone who cares about our planet—or sustaining their running practice or fostering their running community. Former pro runner Tina Muir covers it all in her new co-authored book, Becoming a Sustainable Runner, and in this conversation with Sarah and Tish. Tina discusses: -the joy she receives from helping others in races + running;  -how caring for our own well-being helps those around us + our planet;  -ways to build community in your running;  -what it means to be a running activist; and,  -some first steps to becoming a more sustainable runner.    Prior to Tina jumping in around 13:23, Sarah shares her sadness about dropping off her son at college. Listen to the entire episode to hear Coach Liz talking about the just-published book The Perfection Trap on Miles of Books.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 12/31/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code TOPOAMRSMR   Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr   Banish odor + funk: Save 15% with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/231h 20m

AMR Answers: Nailing Paces for a PR; How Many Sports Bras Should I Own?

Wondering how many workouts you need to be nailing to get a personal best, like Laura Catherine? Give a listen to this episode for the answer, along with how many sports bras a runner should own, like newly reduced Heather wonders, and the response to Emily’s question about running a race during a training cycle.    Sarah tells of meeting a mermaid (!) before the first Q+A, which starts around 10:11. Registration for Fall into Fitness opens on August 28. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade  your job post at Indeed.com/AMR   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/2341m 2s

Four Runners Share How to Deal with a DNF

Whether you’ve had to drop out of a race or if you might find yourself in those shoes at some point, this is a must-listen-to episode. Hosts Sarah and Ellison talk with four women who Did Not Finish (DNF) a race for various reasons. The guests reveal:  -the situations that forced them the race course;  -their respective realizations that a DNF is not a failure;  -how they got back their running/racing mojo;  -what the DNF taught them about themselves; and, -what race they’re tackling next.    Before the first DNF guest runs onto the show around 12:04, Ellison shares her own unforgettable DNF tale.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr   Banish odor + funk: Save 15% with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/231h 9m

Many Happy Miles: Animal Encounters on the Run

Oh deer! Animal encounters on the run are rare, but they do happen. And in light of recent stories in the news about animals like bears, owls, and even cows roughing up runners and hikers on trails, the hosts have a chat with Sarah Daniels, an environmental consultant and accomplished mother runner from Colorado. To help empower us all when we’re out in nature, Sarah D. shares her wildlife safety stories and tips, including: Strategies for maintaining distance and staying safe when she spots potentially dangerous animals; The safety rules she instilled in her kids as a very young age;  The best gear to bring on a run or hike to help with potential animal run-ins; and much more. Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF also chat about some memorable encounters they’ve experienced in the wild, including Dimity’s son Ben’s brush-up with a bear in 2019. (Read more about that harrowing incident here.) They also share some tails from the trails (and, in some cases, sidewalks!) from our very own AMR community.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Drink up! Save 25% on GU purchases of $50+ w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr GO Sleeves! For $25 off your first order, use code AMR25 at GoKinesiologySleeves.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/2346m 33s

Doing Multiple Workouts in a Day

If you already do more than one workout a day, are looking to double up some days, or wonder why anyone would do such a thing, take a listen to this episode. Hosts Sarah and Liz talk to three runners who often exercise more than once a day, for various reasons. Learn: -how to fit in double workouts, even when working long hours;  -fueling strategies to stay strong and hydrated;  -how one runner mixes a second daily workout into marathon training;  -apps, challenges, and technology that help gals stay injury-free; and,  -how sushi factors into the equation!    In the intro chitchat, Sarah shares details about a recent pickleball tournament. The first daily-double gal joins the show around 10:40. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Drink up! Save 25% on GU purchases of $50+ w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2355m 53s

AMR Answers: Racing While Marathon Training + Running in the Dark

Curious about cross-training like Pamela (and Katie)? Then give a listen to this episode, as the hosts explain how to make it a complement to running. Tune in if you’re debating whether to run other races during your marathon training cycle, like Ellen. The duo suggests options to Tia for making her lower half feel ready to run after a full day of work. Finally, with a little help from Lemony Snicket, they tell Julie how to get over her fear of running in the dark.    This repeat episode originally aired on May 28, 2019, after AMR’s Retreat in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which the duo talks about before the first question drops around 7:10.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/2339m 4s

Skincare for Runners

Listen to this episode to learn solutions for all your skin-related issues and concerns—no topic is TMI or off-limits! The guest is Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, 10x marathon runner, and author of the recent book Skincare for Runners. Prompted by Sarah and co-host Britany Williams, Dr. Jackson offers up: -solutions for post-run heat rash and hives;  -loads of sun-protection insight + (scared-straight!) wisdom;  -best practices for sunscreen application;  -deodorant and antiperspirant recommendations; and,  -save-the-toenails guidance.  This repeat episode originally ran in April 2022; the intro chitchat, however, is a new conversation with co-host and new mom Britany Williams. The guest joins the show around 17:48.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 09/23/23  at topoathletic.com w/ code TOPOAMRSMR   Use code 50AMR for 50% off plus free shipping at HelloFresh.com/50AMR   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/231h 3m

Many Happy Miles: Surviving Summer Marathon Training

If you’re training for a fall marathon or half-marathon, you’ll want to listen to this episode as we chat about running all the miles in all of the heat and humidity. First, Sarah WF shares how she’s navigating training for the Marine Corps Marathon (check out this blog post for more on how SWF’s surviving the summer miles!). Then, the hosts bring on Better Together teammates Sarah Jensen (the protege) and Linda Bahnson (the mentor) who have paired up to build up to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Tune in for tips for training through the warm temps and plenty of honest insight on topics including: Giving yourself plenty of grace (and adjusting your pace!) when it’s super-hot outside; Keeping things lively by getting creative with your mileage; The importance of hydrating on the go; and much more! Be sure to listen all the way through for the third installment of our Nourished on the Run segment. Dietitian Ellie Kempton, RD, MSN, and Dimity talk through accessible ways to mitigate the 2 a.m. wake-up—and Dimity learns a new fact about the liver. If you're curious about the red screen, here you go. Two apps we love: Breathwrk and Insight Timer (for Yoga Nidra). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Drink up! Save 25% on $50+ any GU products w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Find balance: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/2353m 52s

Runners and Perfectionism

Whether you struggle to make things just-so, or are merely fascinated by the drive for perfectionism, this episode is an enlightening listen. With hosts Sarah and Amanda, three-peat guest Kate Kneifel, a licensed clinical social worker + mother runner, details: -the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism;  -how + why comparison is the road to nowhere;  -setting boundaries to prevent problematic comparisons;  -ways to break out of the binary of doing v. not-doing;  -why being a rebel can help break the hold of tech devices; and, -the antidote to perfectionism.    Before Kate joins around 7:28, Amanda shares prestigious, running-related work news. Listen to the end of the ep to catch Coach Liz talking about two well-crafted books that give life-changing guidance in a laughter-filled Miles of Books.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Use code amr50 for 50% off plus free shipping at HelloFresh.com/amr50   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/231h 23m

AMR Answers: Pacing by Feel; Mixing a New Sport into Running

If you’re looking to learn how—or why—to run by feel instead of relying on technology, listen to this episode, which answers those questions for Boston-qualifier-seeker Raquel. The AMR duo give advice on meshing a second sport with running, for dragon-boat-racer and half-marathoner-in-training Molly. Finally, Sarah counsels Tara on tails-up pennies—and schools Dimity on the “meaning” of various sorts of change!    Dimity shares stories from her recent family hiking vacation before the first Q+A, which kicks off around BARRY INSERT TIME. Here are our half-marathon training programs. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 09/23/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code TOPOAMRSMR   Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr   Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/2342m 19s

Martinus Evans, Slow AF Run Club Founder + Author

This is the episode for all back-of-the-pack or larger-size runners—or anyone who wants to be invigorated by an amazing human being: guest Martinus Evans, author of Slow AF Run Club and founder of the website/app of the same name. With hosts Sarah and Tish, Martinus details: -how he fell off the back of a treadmill on his first-ever run;  -why crossing the finish line of his first (of 8) marathons was “bittersweet”;  -being targeted by hecklers in races because of his pace;  -gear recommendations for larger runners; and, -why he believes the world of running needs an overhaul.    Tish talks about running in the sweltering South before Martinus jumps on around 7:47.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2357m 39s

Many Happy Miles: Passing the Baton

What’s it like to set a world record? Find out by listening to this episode, featuring two members of the 100 x 1 mile world-record-setting relay, plus the event’s organizer. The relay, which took place last month at San Francisco State’s Cox Stadium, saw the with team break the former record by 5 minutes (averaging 5:35 per runner)! Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF chat with their guests about:  how this relay came to be, with organizer Shawn Sax sharing the logistics and planning; what it was like to be a 3-time participant of the 100×1 mile relay, with veteran Peggy Lavelle offering insight on how the event has evolved; what it meant to be representing as a #motherrunner in the relay, with expectant mom Sarah Swanger, who participated while 5 1/2 months pregnant; and much more about this historic moment in women’s running. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/2337m 49s

Callie Vinson, Indigenous Ultrarunner Who Lost 200 Pounds

Folks looking to lose weight, run an ultramarathon, or be otherwise inspired, this is the episode for you! Guest Callie Vinson, an indigenous ultrarunner who lost 200 pounds at the start of her running journey. With hosts Sarah and Liz, Callie shares:  -the small steps she took to lose 200 pounds;  -the sustainable relationship she’s forged with food;  -how she uses selfies on Instagram to help heal herself;  -her fascination with 200-mile running races; and,  -details of running in her first Western States 100 ultra.    In the intro, Coach Liz shares her perhaps surprising pandemic project. Callie hops on around 9:05.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2346m 11s

AMR Answers: Running on Work Trips; Hosts' Memories of Race Glory

Anyone who is curious about the ratio of easy-to-hard workouts, like Miwako, should give a listen to this episode: The hosts answer that question as well as one from Heather about packing and planning for running while on a trip. Then, in response to Lisa’s query, Sarah and Dimity share fond memories of big races they’ve done. Before the first question around 11:48, Dimity details a challenging strength class she’s recently started taking. (Box jumps, anyone?) Here is the Nutrition for Running program. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix at StitchFix.com/AMR   Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/2344m 56s

2023 Summer Reading

Book lovers and casual readers alike will delight in this annual episode that serves up a dozen new book suggestions. Before switching to the literary conversation around 8:52, hosts Sarah and Ellison talk about E’s upcoming trip to Sweden to visit her beloved best running friend.    Here are the dozen new books the hosts discuss.  Tom Lake: Ann Patchett Such Kindness: Andre Dubus III The Guest: Emma Cline The Covenant of Water: Abraham Verghese  Bad Summer People: Emma Rosenblum Lucky Red: Claudia Cravens The Celebrants: Steven Rowley You Are Here: Karin Lin-Greenberg Romantic Comedy: Curtis Sittenfeld King: A Life: Jonathan Eig We Were Once a Family: Roxanna Asgarian Wannabe: Aisha Harris   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 09/23/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code TOPOAMRSMR   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2359m 2s

Many Happy Miles: Choosing Strong with Sally McRae

If you follow the running world in any way, you’ve probably heard of Sally McRae. Maybe you follow her on Instagram, you’ve tried her strength training app, listened to her podcast, watched her YouTube channel, or cheered her on during one of her Badwater races. But you likely haven’t heard or seen this side of Sally: Vulnerable, real, raw, and totally transparent. On this episode, hosts Dimity and Sarah Wassner Flynn have a moving conversation with Sally about topics including:  what inspired her to Choosing Strong, her recently-released memoir which draws back the curtain on her tumultuous childhood; how she defines strength and why it extends far beyond the physical; body image and self-acceptance; and what she’s training for next (hint: It’s a very long run!). Before Sally hops on, Dimity & SWF wax nostalgic about their (separate but similar) rollerblading adventures in NYC. Listen all the way through to hear Nourished on the Run, a new bonus segment with Dimity + Ellie Kempton, RD, MSN. The two talk celebrate fruits of summer—and a unique way to navigate a farmer’s market.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Talk it out: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/231h

How + Why to Plan a Runcation

This is the episode for everyone who’s ever daydreamed about taking a trip centered on running or an away-race: Three “regular” runners talk about the running-centric vacations they’ve taken, either with friends or solo. With hosts Sarah and Katie, they share:  -suggestions for choosing an ideal destination or race:  -the importance of planning details;  -the confidence-boosting benefits of a solo running vacation;  -advice for ensuring fresh legs in an away-race; and, -whether to call it a “runcation” or a “racecation.”   Before the first guest joins around 10:09, Sarah tells the (disappointing) details of her first pickleball tournament. Listen all the way through to hear Coach Liz talk about two women-centric books in Miles of Books.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Dinner, delivered: For 16 free meals plus free shipping, go to HelloFresh.com/amr16 + use code amr16   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/231h 13m

AMR Answers: RPE Explained + Skipping Workouts

Trying to mesh your summer vacation with your training plan, like Elizabeth? Dimity and Sarah have it all mapped out, along with a great gear analogy to explain running based on RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion), in response to Dena’s question. Or maybe you’re like Liza, looking to learn when/how to skip or modify workouts during race-prep. Listen to this episode!    Dimity details the (literal) ups and downs of a Central Oregon hike before the first question around 10:03. Here’s our half-marathon training programs. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/2335m 52s

NPR Host + Author Mary Louise Kelly

If you are a fan of National Public Radio, you’ll especially love this episode with special guest Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered and author of the bestselling memoir It.Goes.So.Fast. With hosts Sarah and Amanda, Mary Louise shares:  -how she solves work quandaries on no-music-or-podcasts runs;  -squeezing in workouts on assignment and in war zones;  -that her slowing-with-age running pace has snuck up on her;  -what it’s like to run as a person with significant hearing loss; and,  -juggling mothering teens with a highly demanding job.    Mary Louise Kelly joins the show around 7:27, after both co-hosts share injury updates.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Get 25% off when you keep everything  in your Fix at StitchFix.com/AMR   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2350m 57s

Many Happy Miles: Swimming into Summer

Want to get into swimming this summer but don't know how to start? Does putting your face in the water make you nervous? Or just the thought of swimming in open water makes you shudder? Fear not, friends: We're addressing many of your swimming concerns in this episode. We put pro triathlete and swim coach Laurel Wassner in the hot seat to answer your questions on subjects including: Swim etiquette (to split or circle swim? That is the question.) Calming anxiety and fears in the water Steadily increasing speed and endurance Adult swimming lessons, and more!  Then, we bring on mother runner Cathy Johnson, a beginner swimmer who went from fearful to fierce in the pool. Hear how swimming with a snorkel eased her anxiety and the big event she's now training for.  Follow Laurel on Instagram!  Grab a swim snorkel for yourself. Here's what Cathy uses!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr Save $30 + get 1 month free dietitian support with code AMR at nutrisense.io/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/2348m 50s

Live w/ a P.T. from the Central Oregon Retreat

Enjoy chasing big goals? Contemplating finding a physical therapist? Like live events? This recorded-with-an-audience episode is folks who check any of those boxes. Co-hosts Sarah and Dimity talk with Lindsey Hagen, D.P.T., a physical therapist and mother runner who runs ultras and is training to re-qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials. P.T. Lindsey: -explains when to see a physical therapist;  -describes the Olympic Marathon Trial process; -details how her training is different as an almost-40-year-old mom;  -shares three P.T. exercises all runners should do; and, -reveals why she might skip the Trials (!!) if she re-qualifies.   The guest joins the show around 2:49.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2348m 8s

AMR Answers: Age-Related Training Tips + Alternating Running Shoes

Whether you’re a later-in-life runner, like Michelle, a lifelong runner, or somewhere in between, you’ll appreciate Dimity’s week-at-a-glance training suggestions in this episode. If you’re like Roberta and you’re signed up for back-to-back races, you’ll find the duo’s insight and guidance invaluable. The ep wraps with their advice on rotating two (or more!) pairs of shoes, as Nikki wonders about.    Sarah details two PT exercises that rocked her running before the duo answers the first question around 8:25. Here’s the Better Together program Dimity describes. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Get 25% off when you keep everything  in your Fix at StitchFix.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/2330m 21s

Stacy Sims on Women’s Running Performance + Recovery

If you’re an active woman of any age, this episode with respected exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D., is an enlightening must-listen! Hosts Sarah and Ellison welcome Stacy to talk about many of the topics covered in her book ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life, including:  -why women runners need to stop eating and training like men;  -why “one size fits all” should not be anyone’s guide to weight management;  -how to properly fuel for a workout (+ post-exercise);  -the powerful effect of female hormones; and,  -hacks for preventing menstrual cramps; GI distress during a run; and aiding sleep.    Before Dr. Stacy Sims joins around 21:33, Ellison and Sarah discuss these two books: Victoria: the Queen by Julia Baird and Framed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.   This repeat episode originally ran in January 2017.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 6/30/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code AMRTOPOMOVE   Energy w/o the jitters: Get 15% off  with code AMR at mudwtr.com/AMR   Save $30 + get 1 month free dietitian support with code AMR at nutrisense.io/amr    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/231h 2m

Many Happy Miles: Making Cycling More Inclusive

If you love cycling or just love empowering stories about changemakers, this episode of Many Happy Miles is for you. Our guest is Marley Blonsky, a self-described “fat adventure cyclist, advocate and influencer,” who shares her knowledge about and joy of cycling with hosts Dimity and Sarah WF. In this episode, Marley covers: Why we need more “big babes” on bikes; The experience of starting and growing her non-profit, All Bodies on Bikes; The unique cycling culture of her adopted hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas; How to be less intimidated in a bike shop, how to be safe on the roads, and how to find other people to ride with. Be sure to listen all the way through to hear the debut of Nourished on the Run, a new bonus segment with Dimity & Ellie Kempton, RD, MSN. The two dive straight into the toilet bowl and give the 4-1-1 on the importance of regularity. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Protein-rich raw dog food: Get $40 off your first order at MeetMaev.com/AMR Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 20% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/231h 9m

Bunion Relief for Runners

Whether you are bedeviled by bunions or simply looking to have a stronger, healthier base of support (read: your feet!), listen to this episode featuring Amy Benton, DPT, a dancer-turned-physical-therapist-and-runner. With hosts Sarah and Dimity, Amy details:  -non-surgical solutions for bunions, bunionettes, and hammertoes; -how your body’s kinetic chain originates in your feet; -some band-assisted exercises to help runners’ toes + feet;  -foot-friendly shoe-buying advice; and,  -the deal with toe-spacers.    The hosts share their excitement for their upcoming retreat before welcoming their guest around 7:46. Head here for our BAMRbassador application.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Stories to last a lifetime: Save $10 on  your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR   Use code AMR10 for $10 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2353m 53s

AMR Answers: Running Form + Sidewalk Etiquette

This is an ideal episode for folks looking for a slew of running form and technique tips, like Megan. Or if you’re like Michelle and you are questioning your “runner” identity. And then there’s the hosts’ sidewalk etiquette suggestions, prompted by a query from Courtney.  Sarah shares a mermaid tale (truly!) in the intro chitchat before the  first question airs around 7:34. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 6/30/23  at topoathletic.com w/ code AMRTOPOMOVE   Bloom + grow: Get 15% off your entire order at fastgrowingtrees.com/amr   Find balance: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/2337m 31s

Plant-forward Cooking w/ Love & Lemons' Jeanine Donofrio

Vegetarians and omnivores alike will eat up this episode (!): Jeanine Donofrio, creator of Love & Lemons and author of the new cookbook entitled Simple Feel Good Food, talks with hosts Sarah and Katie about eating and cooking plant-forward meals. Jeanine details:  -the two camps of cooks and how recipes can cater to them;  -how to make three distinct meals from many of the same fresh ingredients;  -the joys of a CSA box of veggies;  -numerous savory breakfast options; and,  -an homage to tempeh!  Co-host Katie shares a recent athletic triumph before guest Jeanine joins around 9:46. Listen all the way through to hear Coach Liz talk about these booksin Miles of Books. Head here for our BAMRbassador application.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org   Get 20% off every IQBar product, plus free shipping,
 when you text AMR to 64000   Save $30 + get 1 month free dietitian support with code AMR at nutrisense.io/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2359m 25s

Many Happy Miles: Defying the Odds with Siri Lindley

If you need a dose of optimism and hope (who doesn’t?!), then you’ll love hearing from our endlessly positive guest, Siri Lindley. A world champion triathlete turned world-renowned triathlon coach, Siri shares some of her magical thinking with us—and how her determination and stubbornness has helped her triumph over significant obstacles throughout her life. Specifically, Siri touches on: How she went from not knowing how to swim to becoming a top triathlete; How coming out as gay helped her find her truth, despite the challenges she faced; How she kept her hope and spirit intact during a harrowing leukemia battle; And more lessons, in which she details in her new memoir, Finding a Way. For more inspiring content from Siri, follow her on Instagram. And if you’re fired up to find your way to a half- or full-marathon finish line, consider signing up for Better Together, a special program where we’ll pair up newer runners with more experienced runners to train together. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Use code AMR16 for 16 free meals + free shipping at HelloFresh.com/AMR16 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/2355m 17s

Running for a Charity

Whether you’re looking for advice on running to support a charity or you have no clue what a “charity runner” is (!), this episode is for you. Two women, Krista and Diane, who have run races to raise funds and awareness, share their wisdom and experiences with hosts Sarah and Ellison. The gals detail: -how + why they started doing races for charities;  -how running for a charity turns a race into a “team” event;   -how a charity bib can be a guaranteed entry to a bucket-list race; -myriad fundraising suggestions; and,  -the profound satisfaction you gain by running for a cause.    Before the first charity runner strides on the show around 8:32, Ellison shares how she’s casually stepping into coach-mode.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code  AMR25 at GoKinesiologySleeves.com   Energy w/o the jitters: Get 15% off  with code AMR at mudwtr.com/AMR   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2352m 50s

AMR Answers: Recovery Runs + Curbing Marathon Eating Habits

Give a listen to this episode if your curious about the best way to take it easy after a race or big training run, like Emily is. The host-duo also give advice on taming marathon-size hunger, in response to first-time marathoner Meg, plus loads of open-water swimming suggestions for triathlete Amanda.    Dimity shares news about her “noisy knees,” before Sarah queues up the first question around 11:12. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Save 15% on any full-price purchase thru 5/31/23 at topoathletic.com w/ code AMRTOPOMOM   Get 20% off every IQBar product, plus free shipping,  when you text AMR to 64000   Banish odor + funk: Save 15% with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/2340m 1s

The Science of Women Athletes

If you’ve ever scratched your head (or shaken your fist!) at the gender gap in scientific research, this episode is required listening. Christine Yu, the author of the about-to-be-published Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes, is the guest. Along with hosts Sarah and Amanda, Christine discusses:  -the staggering gender disparity of sports science research;  -practical ways that gaps in sports science affect women;  -being part of the “golden age” of books aimed at women runners; and, -why she has hope for the future of scientific research on women.   In the intro chitchat, Amanda and Sarah commiserate about being injured. Christine joins the conversation around 9:45.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Use code AMR10 for $10 off  registration at portlandmarathon.com   Protein-rich raw dog food: Get $40 off your first order at MeetMaev.com/AMR   Get 20% off every IQBar product, plus free shipping,  when you text AMR to 64000   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2352m 19s

Many Happy MIles: Raising Strong Daughters

In this very special episode of Many Happy Miles, the hosts pull the curtain back a bit on their own lives and bring on their moms to share about raising daughters—particularly daughters who ventured into athletics and continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle well into adulthood. The conversations cover a gamut of topics, including: How Dimity’s mom’s active lifestyle inspired her own daughters to pursue their athletic goals; How Sarah’s mom gently encouraged her daughters to seek excellence without adding outside pressure; How Title IV changed the landscape for women’s sports (and what life was like for them before it); And their best advice for raising active kids. Listen all the way through for a special bonus segment featuring Another Mother Runner co-founder Sarah Bowen Shea pops on to share stories about her late mom, Margaret, including how she played a pivotal role in raising Sarah to be the fierce, strong woman she is today. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Save $30 + get 1 month free dietitian support at nutrisense.io/amr with code AMR   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Find quality candidates fast: Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2348m 40s

Breaking Race Barriers + Promoting Running

This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking for solutions on how to make running more inclusive, racially diverse, and social. The guest, Tes Sobomehin Marshall, is a race director and founder of Run Social Atlanta, talks with hosts Sarah and Atlanta-native Tish Hamilton about: -leading the way in running events that end at breweries (cheers!); -how + why Atlanta is “the Black running mecca”;  -the empowering event called The Race;  -the importance of hyper-local running groups; and, -rediscovering your racing mojo after becoming a mom.    Tish tells a squeaker-of-a-tale about her recent 5K before the guest rounds out the trio around 10:15.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase  of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com   Energy w/o the jitters: Get 15% off  with code AMR at mudwtr.com/AMR   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2347m 34s

AMR Answers: 30-Minutes Workouts + Dealing w/ a Chronic Injury

If you’re looking to overcome the urge to walk in a race, like Donna, give a listen to this episode, which also offers up suggestions for half-hour workouts in response to Miranda’s question. Folks with a chronic or recurring injury, like Megan, will appreciate the duo’s advice—and Dimity’s clear-eyed empathy. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a  Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Get 20% off every IQBar product, plus free shipping,  when you text AMR to 64000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2328m 26s

Running with Men

Whatever the gender of your running partner(s)—or if you run solo—you’ll enjoy this episode. Three “regular” women runners, and co-host Katie, talk with Sarah about running with a guy or guys. Lessons shared:  -how to pick a pace when running with a partner;  -how conversations on the run differ from run-of-the-mill convos;  -theories on folks “having a side” when running with another person;  -how to find a local running group; and,  -that it’s really hard to run and cry at the same time.    Here are the two books Coach Liz talks about in Miles of Books at the end of the episode.    Hear about Sarah’s son nascent fan club and Katie talking about running with her own husband before the first guest joins around 10:24.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A gift for you both: Save $10  on your 1st purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/231h 23m

Many Happy Miles: Wonder Twins Anna + Kristy Berington

Looking for an icy adventure for your listening pleasure? Then tune in, as Dimity and guest host Adrienne Martini chat with Anna + Kristy, the Berington Twins. The two, who are also talented endurance athletes, have finished the famed Iditarod 24 times combined. As we learn the ins and outs of the sled-dog world, we discuss: How the two got interested in dog racing (and moved to Alaska, much to their mother’s chagrin); How the pair care for their 30+ dogs at Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing; The process of picking a team—and leader; And how they train their human selves and their dogs for long-distance races. Follow Kristy, Anna, Rizzo, and the teams on Instagram.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Banish funk + odor: Save 15% with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2348m 11s

A New Masters-Age Runner on Aging + Slowing Down

No matter what stage of running you are in—from pushing a stroller to slowing down due to age—this episode is a must-listen! Host Sarah and Amanda Loudin have a wide-ranging conversation with Amanda Parrish Morgan, a contemplative marathon runner whose book of essays is called Stroller. The guest shares: -her stark reckonings with getting gray hair early and slowing down;  -how coaching cross-country taught her to be kinder to herself; -the impermanence of running;  -how running with a stroller helped her hone speed and avoid injuries; and,  -the stroller as a metaphor for parenthood.   In the intro, co-host Amanda talks about her recent Colorado half-marathon. The Other Amanda runs in around 11:25.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code  AMR25 at GoKinesiologySleeves.com   Energy w/o the jitters: Get 15% off  with code AMR at mudwtr.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2354m 0s

AMR Answers: Compression Gear, Marathon Training, + Found Change

If you’re curious about compression gear, as debut marathoner-in-training Gina is, this episode will answer your questions. Or maybe you’re like another marathoner-in-training, Carrie, who wants to know how much is too much activity on a rest day. Finally, if you find co-host Sarah’s obsession with #foundchange a bit baffling, this episode will enlighten you!    To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less. As promised, here are our Better Together programs.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR   Protein-rich raw dog food: Get $40 off your first order at MeetMaev.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2337m 44s

An Unstoppable Blind Runner

This is the episode for folks who are looking for running inspiration—and some jaw-dropping details: Hosts Sarah and Tish speak with Terri Rupp, a blind runner who tackles ultramarathons and epic bike rides. Terri shares:  -how she runs solo for shorter runs;  -the logistics for Achilles guides on long training runs + races;  -how SignUp Genius (!) factors into her training schedule;  -how she’s still processing a race DNF from last month; and, -why the gnarly, hot AF Badwater 135 is her dream race.    In the intro, the hosts compare notes from recent family reunions. The guest joins the show around 9:56.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase  of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2349m 12s

Many Happy Miles: Barkley Marathons finisher John Kelly

On today’s episode of Many Happy Miles we’re venturing into the woods. Or, rather, we are bringing on someone who spends a lot of time in the woods as an ultra-runner–and a very accomplished one, at that. Our guest? John Kelly, a dad of four, and one of just three finishers of the grueling Barkley Marathons–a 120+ mile, 3-day race in the mountains of Tennessee. Dimity and Sarah WF pepper John with questions about his recent Barkley finish, with topics including: How his childhood wanderings lead him to his passion for the trails; The weirdest things that’ve happened to him in the woods; How fatherhood has prepped him for the rigors of ultrarunning and; His unique strategy for napping on the run, and more! Learn more about the Barkley Marathons phenomenon (AKA “the race that eats its young") by watching this documentary. Follow John on Instagram. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Be your best self: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Find quality candidates fast: Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/2343m 5s

Music and Running

Whether you love it or hate running with music, you’ll want to listen to this fun, enlightening conversation about music and running with songwriter Charlie Harding, a host of the Switched on Pop podcast. With hosts Sarah and Coach Liz, Charlie reveals: -tempo’s surprising effect (or lack thereof!) on running pace; -the myriad musical elements that can get you moving; -why your favorite running song might stop someone else in her tracks; and, -insight (and song suggestions) on building a great running playlist.   In the intro, #foundchange skeptic Liz continues last week’s quarter caper; the convo changes tune at 4:59.   This repeat episode originally ran in January 2021.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase  of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2357m 50s

AMR Answers: Trail Running Pointers + Group Icebreakers (!)

Looking to try trail running, like Dana? Sarah and Dimity serve up trail tips in this episode, along with cycling 101 lessons for Whitney. For Francine—and anyone else planning a group get-together—they offer icebreaker suggestions.    To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get $10 off REVEL Rockies registration  with code AMR10 at RunRevel.com   Energy w/o the jitters: Get 15% off  with code AMR at mudwtr.com/AMR   Say yes to pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day  free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/2337m 58s

A Coach Talks Running Groups + Buddies

In search of a running posse or partner? Our guest, running coach and longtime run-leader Beth Baker, serves up all sorts of advice for finding your running people. Along with Sarah and Molly, Beth discusses:  -why running is such a bonding experience;  -how to find the right running group for you;  -the need to be intentional when looking for a running partner; and,  -running as shared common ground with different folks.    Sarah shares the latest installment on her twins’ college admissions saga before Coach Beth hops on around 9:15. Listen all the way through to listen to the second installment of Miles of Books with Coach Liz Waterstraat.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get $10 off REVEL Rockies registration  with code AMR10 at RunRevel.com   Try a Peloton Tread, Row, or Bike risk free with a 30-Day  Home Trial. Details at onepeloton.com/home-trial   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2359m 58s

Many Happy Miles: Busting Out of a Rut

Looking for ways to put a spring in your step this spring? This episode is just what you need. Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF bring on three sets of Another Mother Runner coaches in a lively chat about changing things up to bust out of any kind of rut, including considering joining one of the new and exciting training programs we’re offering this spring. The conversation features: Triathlon and cycling queens Jennifer Harrison and Liz Waterstraat, who lead our Race Like a Mother: Sprint Triathlon and Ride Like a Mother programs, on the benefits of mixing things up with multisport and the healthy perks of triathlon and biking; Ultra ace Christy Scott, who shares the beauty of trail running and challenging yourself with something hard (and why you should join her in the Race Like a Mother: Trail Race group!);  and the dynamic duo of Jess Hofheimer and Amy Skorich, who will lead our brand-new Better Together half-marathon and marathon programs. Training buddies IRL, they chat about why running is exponentially more fun and fulfilling when shared with friends. Click here to learn more about the training programs we’re offering this spring. If you don’t already, follow our our guests on Instagram: Jennifer Harrison; Jess Hofheimer; Christy Scott; Amy Skorich; Liz Waterstraat When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Protein-rich raw dog food: Get $40 off your first order at MeetMaev.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/2341m 45s

Ultrarunning and the Healing Powers of Running

If you’ve ever daydreamed about running an ultramarathon—or running for a cause—this is the episode for you. Joining hosts Sarah and Liz is ultrarunner and coach Margaret Spring, who shares:  -loads of downhill running advice; -encouragement for runners getting into strength training;  -the profound implications of her recent Hashimoto’s diagnosis;  -Grand Canyon rim-to-rim training guidance; and, -how she broke her tailbone while making a trailside pitstop!    Sarah reveals how a best running friend is now a best pickleball buddy before the guest springs onto the show around 9:55.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try a Peloton Tread, Row, or Bike risk free with a 30-Day  Home Trial. Details at onepeloton.com/home-trial   Get 50% off your first DoorDash order up to a $20 value. Use code AMR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2344m 3s

AMR Answers: An Rx for Cardio v. Strength; and Workout Wear Lifespans

Need to crunch in workouts in to a busy life, like Mara? In this episode, the Another Mother Runner duo gives a prescription for an ideal weekly balance of running and strength training. Listen to this show if you’ve ever debated doing more than one race in a weekend, like Jayma is, or if you’re like Erica and you wonder when to ditch old workout wear for new.    To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.  Got a half marathon on your mind? Check out our Heart + Sole: Half Marathon, Level 1 training program.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a  Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Try a Peloton Tread, Row, or Bike risk free with a 30-Day  Home Trial. Details at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2329m 16s

Finding the Humor in Running w/ Laura Green

If you like to laugh at smart humor, give a listen to this episode featuring Instagram and TikTok running funny gal Laura Green. Hosts Sarah and Molly try to keep up (Molly definitely does!) as Laura shares: -her start in content creation, based partly on post-partum reality; -brands’ reactions to her poking fun at them;  -the embarrassment she needs to overcome to film her Reels;  -how mom-guilt influences her professional life; and, -the darker side of being so active on social media.    Molly gives a knee-replacement update before Laura joins the jolly conversation around 8:30.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For $25 off your first order, use code  AMR25 at GoKinesiologySleeves.com   Say yes to pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day  free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2350m 51s

Many Happy Miles: Are We Built To Move?

Are we built to move? Power couple Kelly and Juliet Starrett say we are, and they spill their take on maintaining movement for life in their new book Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully. The book, which has been called a “detailed, accessible road map to help you move through life feeling better, stronger, and more confident than you ever imagined,” is hitting the shelves on April 4, and we’re excited to give you a sneak preview. In this episode, Dimity and Sarah WF have a fun chat with Kelly and Juliet, discussing:  Juliet’s background in whitewater paddling and how it lead her to meeting Kelly; How we can approach fitness and movement in practical, doable ways that work for even the most time-strapped;  Ways we can improve and maintain optimal movement, including nutrition tips, and more. Find out more about the book and Kelly and Juliet at The Ready State. You can also follow Juliet on Instagram here. Got a half marathon on your mind? Check out our Heart + Sole: Half Marathon, Level 1 training program. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Find quality candidates fast: Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial. See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/231h 13m

Runners, Don’t Let Cancer Steal Your Joy

Whether you’ve had a cancer diagnosis or not, this episode will move and inspire you. Two women runners who fought cancer in 2022 share with Sarah and Liz how they keep moving forward. Revelations include:  -the power of a sweat-session after surgery or treatment; -how skills honed through athletics helped them fight cancer;  -both guests’ reliance on strength training, especially core work; and, -ways to find and recognize joy.   In the intro, Sarah shares a running accomplishment and one of her proudest moments ever. The first cancer survivor joins at about 8:40.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase  of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com   Get 50% off your first DoorDash order up to a $20 value. Use code AMR at checkout.   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2357m 35s

AMR Answers: AMR Co-Founders Ask Each Other Questions

A unique episode in which Sarah and Dimity ask each other questions—and provide answers! Each of the mother runners talk about memorable athletic moments; they share what’s bringing them joy; Dimity divulges how she got her kids to engage in sports; and Sarah reveals her new sporty passion. A fun listen full of laughs! This repeat episode originally aired in November 2021. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/2327m 30s

How to Run with Your Dog—and Stay Safe from Other Animals

If you’re looking to make running with your dog safer and more enjoyable or you want to know what to do if you encounter a stray dog or wild animal on your run, listen to this episode. Sarah and co-host Katie welcome on Karen B. London, Ph.D., a certified applied animal behaviorist and certified professional dog trainer, and Karen shares: -basic dog behavior hacks to help your dog be a better running buddy; -gear advice for running with your dog; -why she stashes a dog-toy squeaker in her sports bra (!); -advice on what to do if a dog attacks you on your run; and, -ways to read a dog’s face and behavior. Before the dog expert joins around 10:35, find out why Sarah is headed to Pittsburgh. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get a free colored watch band with purchase of watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2359m 51s

Many Happy Miles: Celebrating Runiversaries

If you’ve ever experienced the life-altering power of running, this episode is for you. We’re chatting runiversaries, or the special dates in our lives tied to running. Whether it was that very first run, a breakthrough race, or a moment you realized you were stronger than you thought, we wax nostaligic on those core memories and chat about their impact. First, hosts Dimity and Sarah WF share their own runiversaries, and then we hear from several two guests with poignant runiversaries, including:  Sheena Morrissey, a Canadian mother runner living in Scotland who annually honors the day she was able to run after suffering from a series of major strokes that left her unable to walk at first.  Carolyn Leebs, a mother runner pioneer from Chicago with two special runiversaries: The day she went for her first run in 1982, and the day she went on a run with her now-husband; the pair are still logging miles three decades later. Make sure to listen throughout for several other runiversaries from the AMR community!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR It’s not too late to join Love the Run and come on our virtual road trip! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2345m 45s

Runners Who Survived Cardiac Incidents

Anyone concerned about heart health (read: should be everyone!) needs to listen to this episode featuring two women runners—one who survived open-heart surgery after an aortic tear, the other who had a heart attack mid-run. With Sarah and Ellison, the survivors share:  -their harrowing heart-related tales;  -that the emotional/mental recovery is taking longer than the physical;  -the importance of not dismissing warning-sign symptoms; -the commonality of women’s responses to health crises; and, -their returns to running and exercise.    Be sure to catch the debut of Miles of Books, a monthly bonus segment, at the end of this episode. Here are the books discussed by Ellison, SBS, and Liz. The first guest joins around 11:51.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial   Find the right ring for you +  get $15 off at OuraRing.com/AMR    Say yes to pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day  free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/231h 15m

AMR Answers: Causes of Cramps + Endurance from Pool to Road

If cramps are cramping your style on the run (like they are for Theresa), you’ll gain insight and solutions here. Or maybe you’re like Maureen, wondering why cardio endurance in the pool doesn’t always translate to running. For Nicole, the hosting duo serves up summer vacation suggestions.    To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial   Good dog (food!): Get 50% off  your no-risk, 2-week trial at TryNom.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2330m 42s

A Size-Inclusion Advocate Talks re: Athletic Apparel

Short, curvy, tall, fat, slim, brawny: Whatever size or shape you are, you’ll find this conversation with size-inclusion advocate Andrea Kelly enlightening. Andrea details to Sarah and Britany: -why apparel sizing is so inconsistent;  -a surprising statistic about the clothing size of female consumers;  -ways to better navigate the shopping experience; -the importance of size-acceptance in running + the outdoors; and, -why size charts should be your friends.    Sarah shares some college-search details before Andrea jumps on around 9:20.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free colored watch band with purchase  of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com   Find the right ring for you +  get $15 off at OuraRing.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2359m 22s

Many Happy Miles: Love, Food, and Your Body with Dietitian Ellie Kempton

In search of a little perspective on nutrition—and a laugh? Tune into this podcast with Ellie Kempton, MSN, RDN, as we talk about the relationship between love, your body, and food. Ellie, Dimity, and Sarah discuss: what foods Ellie is loving right now—and what is on her "out" list; how to make peace with kale, sea vegetables, and any other superfood you might not favor; why the body heals in the presence of consistency; and a novel, last-minute suggestion for a Valentine's Day meal! Join Ellie + Dimity in Simply Nourished Like a Mother, an 8-week program that builds a nutritional foundation on which you can rely for the rest of your life. We start February 20; register here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr To start hiring fast now, visit Indeed.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2351m 33s

Plant-Based Nutrition + Running

Whether you’re contemplating switching to a plant-based diet or you’re already vegan or vegetarian, you’ll learn a lot from this episode featuring Claire Bartholic, author of a brand-new book called The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition. Also a running and nutrition coach, Claire talks with Sarah and Molly about:  -dropping her marathon finish time by an hour in less than 5 years;  -mindsest tricks to change any negative talk in your head;  -loads of plant-based protein options;  -getting enough iron and B-12 in your plant-based diet; and, -why strength training is now her fitness passion.    Molly talks about her upcoming knee replacement surgery before the guest joins the show around 6:53.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2349m 0s

AMR Answers: How to Build Endurance + Juggle a Sporty Passion

If you’re like Emily and you’re looking to increase your endurance by running, give this episode a listen. Or maybe you’re like Diane, who wants to figure out how to juggle lifting heavy while training for a marathon. Finally, learn from Stacey’s question about fitting in an athletic hobby while aiming for a big goal (in her case, a 70.3 triathlon). The hosting duo have loads of advice for all three callers!   In the intro, Sarah and Dimity debate the implication behind being told you “look athletic.” Q+A’s commence around 11:30.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2332m 24s

Train for + Run a Half-Marathon

Stop daydreaming, and start training: It’s time to take on a (or another) half-marathon. Step one? Give this episode a listen! Sarah and Katie chat with guest Beverly Asante Puschmann, a running coach and the author of Ace the Half. Beverly details:  -how to finish a workout or race strong;  -pre-run breakfast options;  -overcoming the most challenging miles in a half-marathon;  -switching to walking in a race if you planned to run it; and, -the surprising thing her son said after watching her finish a race!    Before the coach/author joins around 7:26, Katie and Sarah get nostalgic about ice skating.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2331m 23s

Many Happy Miles: The Evolution of Fitness

Love history? Love fitness? This episode of Many Happy Miles is for you. The hosts bring on Historian, professor, and mother runner Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, the author of the brand-new book Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession, which offers a very deep (and enlightening) dive into the evolution of the fitness world in the U.S. In this episode, Dimity, Sarah WF, and Natalia cover several topics, including:  The fascinating origins of fitness staples like the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and the JFK 50 Mile run How Jane Fonda became a fitness icon (and other women who paved the way for today’s “fit-fluencers”) How fitness has become both “inescapable and inaccessible” in our country, plus Natalia’s visions of creating a more inclusive, stronger future, and more. You can purchase your own copy of Fit Nation here (we give it five stars!). And follow Natalia (including updates on her half-marathon training) on Instagram. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Pretty is as pretty does: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Say yes to pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2353m 20s

TMI Truths about Pregnancy

Whether you’re contemplating getting pregnant, currently have a bun in the oven, or are years out from being preggers, you’ll thoroughly enjoy learning and laughing from this episode! Co-host/guest Britany Williams is a personal trainer with certification in postpartum exercise—and she’s 23 weeks pregnant with her first child, so she overshares on a slew of practical and TMI topics, including: -signs anyone (pregnant or not!) can watch for that might signal an injury;  -leakage while in motion—and how to stop it;  -abdominal wall separation and core work guidance;  -best practices for returning to running postpartum; and, -itchy skin in the most surprising of spots!    In the intro, hear what “quirky” fitness goal Sarah is considering—and how Britany can help her achieve it. The convo switches to pregnancy around BARRY INSERT TIME PLEASE      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial   Find the right ring for you +  get $15 off at OuraRing.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/231h 11m

AMR Answers: Winter Weather Limits + Returning from an Ankle Sprain

Wondering how cold is too cold for training runs, like Stephanie? The AMR duo serves up a slew of responses (brrrrr!) from their Facebook page. If you’re nervous about hitting the trail, like Megan, the hosts offer reassurance and guidance. And they give Heidi advice on avoiding a numb butt while using a rowing machine.  Find out what “foot underwear” is in the intro! The questions kick off around 6:35.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Try Peloton risk free with a 30-day home trial.  See terms at onepeloton.com/home-trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2333m 14s

Lauren Fleshman on Perfectionism, Grit, Hormones, + Her New Book

This is the episode to listen to if you want a smart, candid conversation about issues related to women runners: It features coach, activist, and former pro runner Lauren Fleshman, who is also the author of the phenomenal new book, Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World. In a wide-ranging discussion with hosts Sarah and Ellison, Lauren shares: -about her bout with depression during the lockdown; -how to avoid injuries—and come back from them; -how words can affect running performance; -what her amazing finishing kicks felt like; and, -the “invisibility” of women past a certain age. In the intro, Ellison shares what she’s reading and Sarah admits she overdid it on a recent walk-run. Lauren hops on around 7:00. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/2358m 17s

Many Happy Miles: More Epic Adventures!

Feeling like you need a motivational nudge toward your goals this year? This episode of Many Happy Miles offers a double dose of inspiration from two amazing women. In this second half of a two-part “So Epic” theme (check out Part 1 here), Dimity and Sarah WF bring on two more mother runners who truly took their accomplishments above and beyond in 2022, including… Rachel Jones, from Colorado, who, recently became the first woman—and only the fourth person ever—to hike the Manitou Incline, a legendary set of steep, mountainside steps, 1,000 times in 365 days. (Spoiler: She completed many of those climbs while pregnant!) Lynn Marks, of North Carolina, who completed her very first Ironman triathlon (that’s a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run) at the age of 58. We hope their stories inspire you to bust past your fears and go after your own epic adventure in 2023! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2345m 12s

New Year, New Fitness Focus

If you’re looking to spice up your running routine or switch to another activity entirely, this episode serves up inspiration and insight from four “regular” women runners. With Sarah and Coach Liz, the gals share: -the mind-blowing epiphany of being “allowed” to take a break from running;  -a holistic approach to enable running longevity;  -how perimenopause lead two of them to make exercise shifts;  -the siren song of swimming; and,  -the freedom of taking a break from racing.    In the intro, Sarah talks about her son’s dance performances (she just walked in the door from it!); the first guest joins the show around 6:25.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy’s. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2350m 44s

AMR Answers: Putting on a Sports Bra + Dimity’s Ankle Injury

Need help, like Kate, snaking into your sports bra? The gals share a variety of methods, culled from runners on Facebook. They also advise Abby on training for her first marathon. Then Sarah and Dimity each share their favorite swim goggles, in response to Maya’s question about long-lasting goggle-lines.    In the intro, Dimity tells the tale of why she’s back in a boot. The answers start flowing around 10:40.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Good dog (food!): Get 50% off  your no-risk, 2-week trial at TryNom.com/AMR   Say yes to pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day  free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2335m 5s

Nutrition Advice from Dietitian + Triathlete Alex Larson, R.D.N.

This is the episode to listen to if you’ve ever been confused about how to fuel your body properly: The guest is Alex Larson, a registered dietitian nutritionist, avid triathlete, and mom of two young boys. Guided by Sarah and Coach Liz, the conversation covers:  -actionable advice on carbs, protein, and fat; -signs to know if you’re fueling adequately;  -tips on thriving, not just surviving;  -the reason runners might want to increase their calories; and, -best ways to avoid a “code brown” on your next run!  After the co-hosts chat about swimming (50 x 100 yards!!) and pickleball, the dietitian joins the show around 8:44.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Find the right ring for you +  get $15 off at OuraRing.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2340m 45s

Introducing Many Happy Miles Podcast!

New name, similar game! Another Mother Runner Trains is now Many Happy Miles podcast. Why? Because we want to spread the joy beyond just running and say “YAY” for any type of forward movement. Whether it’s an epic hike, a century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback, we’re here to celebrate it all—and inspire you to move with joy. We’ll share your stories and glean advice from experts on all sorts of subjects encompassing healthy—and most importantly—happy living. So join us as we move forward into the new year and beyond, one happy mile at a time. In this debut episode of Many Happy Miles, hosts Dimity and Sarah WF kick things off in an epic way by bringing on two mother runners who really took their accomplishments above and beyond in 2022, including… Julie Patno, from Utah, who, in August, completed The TransRockies Run, a multi-day point-to-point trail running race from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, Colorado, covering 120 miles; and Kimberly Versak, of Maryland, who recently crossed the famed Comrades Marathon, an uber-challenging 55-mile ultrarun in South Africa, off her bucket list. We hope their stories inspire you to bust past your fears and go after your own epic adventure in 2023! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Save 45% off bestselling products when you purchase select holiday sets at ThriveCausemetics.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2353m 40s

2022 Year-end Conversations with Co-hosts, Part 2

If you like eavesdropping on the athletic aims of other runners, give this episode a listen. It’s a casual, candid conversation with four co-hosts—Britany, Dimity, Amanda, and Molly. The gals talk about their athletic (+ personal) lives in 2022 —and 2023 goals they are eyeing.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial  by going to Dipseastories.com/amr   Be a better problem-solver: For 10% off  your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/2251m 56s

AMR Answers: Rotating Running Shoes + Traction Devices

If you wonder why—and if—you need to rotate running shoes (like Roberta), this episode ends the confusion. The hosting duo also details traction devices for winter running, in response to Tiffany’s query, plus shares tween/teen bedtime insight after Becca asks about it.  Learn about Dimity’s “movement assessment” in the pre-questions chitchat. Register for Many Happy Miles. To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771) and keep your message to 60 seconds or less. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/2238m 8s

2022 Year-end Conversations with Co-hosts, Part 1

Looking for athletic inspiration, empathy, and laughs? This conversation with four co-hosts—Katie, Tish, Ellison, and Liz—has it all. The gals talk about what they were up to in 2022—and what the new year might hold for them. And Ellison shares five book recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2247m 30s

AMR Trains: Many Happy—and Nutritious—Miles in 2023

If you want to make 2023 your happiest and healthiest year yet, this episode is for you! Dimity and Sarah WF dish on two Another Mother Runner programs starting on January 1: Many Happy Miles and Many Nutritious Miles. The hosts bring on a trio of guests and cover plenty of topics, including… -Great healthy-eating tips from Many Nutritious Miles’ coach Jenn Giles, who also offers insight into this brand-new program;  -How Many Happy Miles’ workouts and online community have kept mother runners Kelyn Celeskey and Sadie Myers moving forward in both good and hard times; -Favorite holiday treats, New Years plans, and much more!  Want more details? Check out Many Nutritious Miles and Many Happy Miles. Both programs begin on January 1, 2023 and go through December of next year.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com    Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/2248m 55s

A Plus-Size Bad*ss Takes on a Triathlon + a Half-Marathon

If you’re looking for athletic inspiration, take a listen to this episode with guest Katie Zornes. Hosts Sarah and Liz talk to Katie about her pursuit of doing 22 hard things in 2022, including a triathlon and a half-marathon. Marvel at: -how re-discovering running helped pull Katie out of depression;  -the power of making a list;  -the positive effect of a training buddy;  -how connecting with other plus-size triathletes boosted her confidence; and, -how the desire to live life more fully drives Katie.    In the intro chitchat, find out who Hearty is—and why there’s so much salt on Coach Liz’s floor! The guest joins at 8:24.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Savor family stories:  Save $10 on your 1st purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/2236m 58s

AMR Answers: Destination Race Advice + Race Pace Demystified

If you’re curious about best practices for a destination race, like Gina, you’ll appreciate this episode, which also answers Sam’s question about race pace. The duo also debate options for Jill to enlist cheerleaders at her first half-marathon when her family can’t be there.  Register for Many Happy Miles. To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get $20 off your first purchase of  stylish + durable Rothy’s at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/2233m 53s

Chris McDougall + Born to Run 2

This is the ideal episode for you if you’re ramping up for a race or coming back from injury or pregnancy. Along with hosts Sarah and Molly, famed author Chris McDougall (his newest book, Born to Run 2, was just released!) covers a range of topics, including: -why he wrote a follow-up to his smash hit Born to Run;  -why folks should aim to run well, not necessarily fast or far;  -the remarkable power of fat-focused meals;  -the encouraging news about muscle memory; and,  -how to stop dreading workouts.    In the intro, the hosting duo talks about Sarah’s latest aqua adventure; they also talk with the guest about swimming after he joins at 8:02. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2256m 11s

AMR Trains: Eric Orton, co-author of Born to Run 2

Want to run faster, farther—and forever? Eric Orton, running coach and co-author of the brand-new book Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, is here to tell you how. Orton teamed up with bestselling author Chris McDougall to write this sequel to the 2013 groundbreaking book Born to Run, and now they’re back with this comprehensive guide that combines Chris’s compelling storytelling with Eric’s expertise to cover it all. In this episode, Dimity and Sarah WF have a lively chat with Eric discussing… Why pain should never be the price of admission when it comes to running The importance of foot strength and foot positioning in running—and the simple exercise we should all be doing daily How “movement snacks” can increase mobility and prevent injury Looking at running as an artform that we continuously practice Be sure to tune into Friday’s episode with Sarah Bowen Shea and co-host Molly Williams as they bring on McDougall to complete the Born to Run 2 crossover!  Follow Eric on Instagram When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Save 45% off bestselling products when you purchase select holiday sets at ThriveCausemetics.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/2248m 30s

Holiday 2022 Reading

Looking for a page-turner or gift for the book-lovers in your life? Then this episode is a must-listen: Sarah and Ellison talk about their favorite new books—fiction and non-fiction. Here are all the books they discuss:    Shrines of Gaity: Kate Atkinson The Slowworm’s Song: Andrew Miller Less Is Lost: Andrew Sean Greer Fellowship Point: Alice Elliott Dark We All Want Impossible Things: Catherine Newman Godmersham Park: A Novel of the Austen Family: Gill Hornby Foster: Claire Keegan  Trespasses: Louise Kennedy  The Twist of the Knife: Anthony Horowitz Running While Black: Alison Mariella Désir The Grimkes: Kerri Greenidge The Other Side of Prospect: Nicholas Dawidoff Sister Novelists: Devoney Looser The Carlyles at Home: Thea Holme Revenge of the Librarians: Tom Gauld   Before the duo starts discussing books at 12:43, Sarah shares a bit about her son’s continuing saga of applying to BFA programs. Nuun drinking game: Chug whenever Ellison mentions “Ireland!”    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel even more supported: Save 20% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR20   Be a better problem-solver: For 10% off  your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/221h 1m

AMR Answers: Post-run Nutrition; Cold Weather Hack

If you’re having trouble nailing “easy run” pace (like Penny) or wondering how to refuel after a run (a la Jody), give this episode a listen. You’ll also be enlightened by the gals’ response to Tricia’s question about warming up for an outdoor winter run on a treadmill. And learn the hosting duo’s Nuun flavor preferences, including mixing flavors (!), based on Diane’s inquiry. (Save 20% at Nuun website with code NUUNAMR20.)  Register for Joy to the Run. To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/2240m 15s

Gear Advice from Running Store Lady Bosses!

Wherever you fall on the scale of “feel intimidated by running stores” to “I live for them,” you’ll love this episode featuring a female running store manager and an owner. Sarah and Tish tease out of them:  suggestions for overcoming the “real” runner stereotype;  hand-warming, traction, and percussive therapy device advice;  the in’s + out’s of getting pro help to find the right running shoes;  gear items worth splurging (or not!) on; and, musings on size-inclusion.  In the intro, Tish dishes about running her 11th NYC marathon; the first guest joins at 23:54. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2259m 23s

AMR Trains: Talking Turkey Trots

Whether you always do a turkey trot to celebrate Thanksgiving, or you are contemplating your first one, this episode is for you. Dimity and Sarah WF bite into the tasty tradition by dishing about the history of turkey trots and sharing their own experiences. Then, they bring on guest Michelle Doti Taylor, a loyal turkey trotter and mother runner of three who has started up the sweetest annual event in her hometown on Long Island. Taylor and the hosts chat about: Inspiring others to kick start both fun new traditions and healthy new habits Creating a community event that’s fun for all ages Being a special-needs mother and how running has provided an inclusive environment for her daughter Listen through until the very end to hear a few other mother runners share about their own Thanksgiving traditions! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Get $20 off your 1st purchase at rothys.com/AMR  + shop Black Friday Archives 11/23-330    Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2241m 14s

Alison Mariella Désir Live at GU HQ

Simply stated: Everyone needs to listen to this frank, enlightening podcast with Alison Mariella Désir, an activist, endurance runner, and author of the new book Running While Black. In this episode recorded in front of an audience at GU Energy headquarters and co-hosted by GU Community Manager Yuri Hauswald, Alison details:  -how she found meaning—and relief from depression—through movement;  -the early days of Harlem Run, the NYC running group she founded; -the troubling whitewashing of U.S. running history;  -her profoundly unsettling experience running the Boston Marathon; and, -the genesis of her upcoming PBS series, debuting December 1.       When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feed the need to move: Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping,  on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2248m 31s

AMR Answers: Treadmill Inspiration + Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

In need of some treadmill motivation (and some workouts), like Christine? In this episode, Dimity and Sarah serve up “insteadmill” advice, along with training guidance for flatland runners like Carrie aiming to run a hilly race at elevation. The duo’s response to Renee about not feeling fast enough to wear a racing singlet touches on several thought-provoking threads.    To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Catch all the details for Joy to the Run, our free, stay-moving-in-December program.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Banish blisters: Get one pair free when you buy three pairs  with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com   Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2232m 44s

Intuitive Eating for Runners

If you’re tired of feeling deprived, dejected, or depressed when it comes to food or your weight, you owe it to yourself to listen to this episode. Sarah and Amanda welcome Pam Moore, an intuitive eating coach and host of the Real Fit podcast, to talk about how to have a healthier relationship with food. Pam tells:  -what intuitive eating encompasses;  -how she was previously obsessed with counting macros;  -what “food freedom” is—and how to achieve it;  -how to balance the needs of training with intuitive eating; and, -how to recognize “the food police” in your head—and silence it!   In the intro chitchat, Sarah shares why she’s headed to Dallas with her son. The guest joins the show at 10:12. This episode discusses disordered eating.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Give + give back: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR   Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial  by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/2248m 50s

AMR Trains: Workout Motivation: Overcoming Excuses + Inertia

As the upcoming months get colder and darker, we're guessing you may need a little workout motivation. In this chatty podcast, Dimity, Sarah Bowen Shea, and Cathy Engstrom, the Train Like a Mother Club manager, run through a list—along with a few laughs—of how to overcome excuses and inertia. The trio discuss: —why the weather outside is never as frightful as it feels inside;  —how you need to be your own (organized) sports mom; —the benefits of aiming for a B-/C+ workout; and —how Taylor Swift's Midnights might just keep you sweating for longer than you think. Read Cathy's workout motivation post. Join us for Joy to the Run, a free, month-long (sweaty) celebration in December. Registration opens November 14.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/2250m 25s

Ultrarunner—and Pickleballer—Michael Wardian

No matter what distance you run (or want to run!), you’ll be motivated by this episode featuring prolific pro runner (an aspiring pro pickleballer!) Michael Wardian. In a convo with Sarah and Coach Liz, Mike shares: -his excitement of pacing a visually impaired runner in the NYC Marathon;  -details of his recent cross-country (CA to DE) run;  -how he continues to find races that “light up” his enthusiasm; -parallels between running and pickleball; and, -how running an ultra can be easier than a marathon!    In the intro, the hosts talk about their kids’ Halloweens, and Coach Liz recounts some interesting details about the recent Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The guest hops on at 7:40. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2251m 46s

AMR Answers: Ragnar Relay Advice + Taper-Time Lifting

If you’re raring to run a Ragnar, like Emily, Dimity and Sarah serve up suggestions and slew of relay-race anecdotes. Or maybe you’re in Diane’s shoes, wondering whether to strength train during your taper. And laugh along with Sarah and Dimity in response to Jackie’s question about non-sporty activities that get the gals sweaty.    To record a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel even more supported: Save 20% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2230m 4s

Live from the Portland Retreat!

If you’re looking to laugh so hard it almost counts as a core workout, give this episode a listen! Another Mother Runner founders, Sarah and Dimity, are joined by occasional co-hosts Adrienne and Molly to answer a mix of running-related and non-sporty questions in front of a live audience at the Portland Retreat.    Just gotta to say: Molly is in fine form in this raucous episode!      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Visit Indeed.com/amr to start hiring now.   Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping,  on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2252m 4s

AMR Trains: The Marathon Edition

Whether you’re ready to run your very first marathon or you’re seeking something totally new, this episode covers it all. The hosts chat with Mike Sohaskey, who, along with his partner, Katie Ho, run Race Raves, the leading race reviews community. Talk about a dream job: Mike and Katie profile races around the world–participating in many of them. In this lively conversation, the hosts have Mike offer his picks on various categories of marathons, including:  the most scenic marathons; the best for first-timers;  the most walker-friendly events; the top spots for a girls’ trip race-cation; the best places for a Boston Marathon qualifier time...   …and so much more!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR Fall for Rothy’s shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2259m 55s

Big Birthday-Related Race Goals

This is the ideal episode for folks staring down a banner birthday—or looking for motivation to aim for a lofty athletic goal! Three women runners detail to Sarah and co-host Katie their sporty commemoration of milestone birthdays, including:  -how + why they chose to mark their birthdays in a special way;  -why training seems easier when fueled by something new; -the journey of one runner to the 2022 NYC marathon; -how one triathlete uses failures to help her succeed; and, -how one runner is set to complete 60 marathons + ultras by age 60.   The co-host duo gab about Halloween decorations, then the first guest hops on at 11:22.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   It’s shoe time! Get 15% off with code  AMRPODCAST22 at topoathletic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2258m 58s

AMR Answers: Answers Recorded in Real Time!

Listen to this special episode—with the hosts fielding questions on the fly—if you suffer “imposter syndrome” around other runners, like Dena. Or need to get motivated to strength train, as Stacey does. Looking to stop getting the runs on runs, like Karen, or how to return to running post-injury, as Aditi is doing? The hosting duo of Dimity and Sarah have your concerns covered.    To record a question for an upcoming episode, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a  Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2245m 32s

Costumes for Running Races

If you’re in search of suggestions for a costume for a Halloween race, turkey trot, or Disney race, this episode is a must-listen! Hosts Sarah and Molly talk to two gals who have dressed up for dozens of running races. Discover:  -clever costume ideas you might never have dreamed up; -the energy-boosting power of a costume;  -how to avoid epic fails (and epic chafing!);  -how to incorporate regular running clothes into costumes; and, -the power of hot glue!    After some chitchat, the first guest joins at 11:19.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   It’s shoe time! Get 15% off with code  AMRPODCAST22 at topoathletic.com   Fuel your fall fantasies: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial  by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2249m 24s

AMR Trains: Better—And Stronger—After Breast Cancer

How two BAMR Breasties crushed epic goals post-diagnosis Prepare to be moved and motivated by this episode, featuring two breast cancer survivors and BAMRs. Dimity and Sarah WF chat with Lara Johnston and Bren Willhite, who each share their inspiring breast cancer journey—and the epic accomplishments that followed. In this episode, we cover:  How Lara’s simple goal of “forward movement” through treatment and surgery led her to the finish line of the Disney World Marathon.  How Bren’s sunny outlook on life helped her power through her darkest days—and through an Ironman triathlon. Lara and Bren’s advice for women enduring their own cancer battles—and tips for what to do when you want to support others.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR   Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/221h

Forward Motion and Mental Health

Curious why a run or walk boosts your mood? Give this episode a listen to be enlightened by the guest, Katie Mark, a clinical social worker who goes on runs or walks with her clients. Talking with hosts Sarah and Dimity, the guest talks about: -the logistics of running or walking during talk-therapy sessions;  -the impact of being outside and moving in nature; -the power of a mantra—in running and everyday life; -ways to create accountability to boost exercise adherence; and, -how to best support a running buddy who is struggling.    Recording in front of an audience at the Twin Cities Marathon expo, the hosts hop right into the conversation with the guest.      When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Banish blisters: Get one pair free when you buy three pairs  with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com   Get a better night’s sleep— and 20% off—at MEDCLINE.com/AMR   Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping,  on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2242m 3s

AMR Answers: Dimity’s Latest Grand Adventure!

Listen to this episode if you’re up for a challenge, but unsure what steps to take. In this special episode (recorded in person in a hotel room!), Sarah asks Dimity all about her latest adventure: the 21-mile Grand Traverse. Dimity details: -the strengths—and shortcomings—of her training;  -the support she got from her adventure posse—and how to find your own;  -how to find an epic athletic goal; -what might be next on Dimity’s bucket list; and, -a move to avoid while copping a squat trail-side!    To leave us a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel even more supported: Save 20% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR20   Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR   Be a better problem-solver: For 10% off  your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2233m 13s

Running a Race with a Pacer

Whatever your goal, if you’ve ever considered using a pacer in a race, you need to listen to this episode. Host Sarah talks with four women (including co-host Amanda!) about their experiences (good and bad) running a race with a pace group. They discuss: -various reasons to use a pacer; -how to get the best results with a pace group;  -different ways to utilize a pacer; and, -why a race pacer isn’t necessarily a magical PR-maker.    Sarah shares a quick story about a scummy swim before talking to Amanda about herpacer experiences at 5:35.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR   Preserve family memories:  Save $10 on your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2250m 13s

AMR Trains: What It’s Like to Be a Race Pacer

With pacer pros Meg Ryan and Jaime Taylor  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like playing the pacer role in a marathon or a half-marathon, we’ve got two awesome guests to fill you in. Dimity and Sarah WF chat with two mother runners who have been pacers in races multiple times. Meg and Jaime dish the nitty-gritty details about being a pacer, and offer insight on topics including: Prepping to be a pacer, from knowing the course to dialing in the goal pace; How do decide which pace group to lead; Keeping up the banter and spirit from start to finish; How pacing has enhanced their own running journeys.  Be sure to tune into the Friday episode of Another Mother Runner, where host Sarah Bowen Shea will talk to runners who share their experience with racing with a pace group.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your —and their— support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Step up to Rothy's this season! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   LINKS NUUN https://nuunlife.com/?utm_source=AMR&utm_medium=Podcast   ROTHY’S https://rothys.com/?utm_source=amr&utm_medium=podcast   CALM https://www.calm.com/campaigns?coupon=amr&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=amr&vanity_url=%2Famr&messageBannerMessage=Welcome%20Another%20Mother%20Runner%20listeners!%20Enjoy%20this%20exclusive%20discount%20from%20Calm Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/2252m 14s

Women Runners Share Their Race-Day Routines

Listen to this episode for advice and anecdotes about what to eat, drink, and do in the hours leading up to a race. Talking to hosts Sarah and Britany, four real women share what’s worked—and not—for them, including:  -best (and worst) pre-race dinner and breakfast choices;  -sound sleep advice; -how drinking more pre-race resulted in feeling stronger mid-race;  -what they learned through trial and error; and, -ways to get things moving down the poop-chute on race morning!    Definitely play the Nuun drinking game while listening: Chug every time someone mentions Nuun! The first guest joins at 13:43.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel even more supported: Save 20% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR20   Get a better night’s sleep— and 20% off—at MEDCLINE.com/AMR   LINKS Newsletter link: https://nuun.life/amr-newsletter Blog link: https://nuunlife.com/blogs/news   HANDFUL https://handful.com/   MEDCLINE https://medcline.com/pages/shoulder-pain-relief-system?utm_source=SMI&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/221h 4m

AMR Answers: Fighting Low Energy on the Run

This is the ideal episode to listen to if you are struggling with low energy, low ferratin levels, or diminished endurance. Sarah and Dimity can help you get off the struggle bus, as they do for callers Andrea, Theresa, and coming-back-from-injury Lisa.    In the intro, the host-duo discusses optimal layering for damp, chilly weather. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping,  on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR   Great socks! Buy 3 pairs, get 1 pair free  with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2240m 3s

Female Police Officer Talks Running Safety

Anyone looking for the best ways to stay alert and safe on their runs or rides needs to listen to this episode. The guest, Eileen Swanson, a former pro triathlete turned police officer, discusses with Sarah and Coach Liz:  -how rare stranger abductions actually are;  -the importance of practicing using any safety devices you carry;  -advice for properly using pepper spray;  -how to be aware of your surroundings and think on your feet; and, -not letting safety concerns steal your joy.    In the intro, the co-hosts talk about back-to-school stressors; the guest kicks off this important episode at 12:53.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Get a better night’s sleep— and 20% off—at MEDCLINE.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/221h 3m

AMR Trains: Walk This Way with Chris Freytag

If you’re identifying more as a mother-walker than a mother-runner these days, this episode is for you. The hosts talk to fitness guru Chris Freytag, founder of Gethealthyu.com, about stepping up your walks and turning them into heart-pumping workouts. We chat about:  Getting past the stigma of being a walker vs. being a runner; Simple ways to inject more intensity into your walks;  How to stay engaged in your walking workout without slipping back into a leisurely pace; Weights, poles, and other gear to bring on your walks. Want more workout inspiration? Follow Chris on Instagram! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR   Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2240m 9s

Trail Sisters Founder Gina Lucrezi

Calling all womxn trail runners and hikers—and aspiring ones: This is the episode for you! Trail Sisters founder Gina Lucrezi details: -the genesis of Trail Sisters and its fundamental mission;  -the “primal” power of interacting with nature;  -how the group fosters inclusion and welcomes diversity;  -tips for your first trail race and ultramarathon advice; and,  -loads of running nutrition and hydration info.    Co-host Amanda recounts her recent hike with Dimity. The guest starts talking trails at 11:01.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Get in the mood: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial  by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2250m 39s

AMR Answers: Marathon-Training Recovery + Running While Pregnant

Listen to this episode if marathon training is wearing you down (like it is for Nicole) or if you’re aiming to run during your pregnancy (as another Nicole hopes to do). Or if you’re in the same boat as Carrie and you are desperate for a solution to gross, hard-to-clean water bottles.    Dimity shares a recent trip in the intro, and here’s the foam-rolling video she mentions. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a  Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/2240m 12s

Gals on Running Streaks

Whether you think a daily running habit is enviable—or certifiable!—you’ll love listening to conversations with four women who have run streaks. Join hosts Tish and Sarah to learn:  -how the gals’ streaks got started; -what a “streak saver” is;  -how a streak reinforces the runner-identity of one BIPOC guest; -how a running streak serves as a safety net for consistency; and,  -how (+ if!) the guests envision an end to their streaks.    The hosts time-travel to 1970s NYC in the intro; the first run-streaker joins at 15:13. (Link to guest-recommended book.)    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/221h 6m

AMR Trains: Meditation for Beginners and a 30-ish Day Streak

If you've ever wondered if trying meditation—or embarking a meditation streak—could be beneficial, tune into this podcast. Dimity and Adrienne Martini, who both attempted to meditate for 30 days straight, are joined by life coach and meditation teacher Anne Van De Water, whose first experience with meditation was before kindergarten. After a long inhale and exhale, the trio discusses: why meditation brings us back to our essential selves; how the term "high maintenance pony" applies to us humans, even though we only have two legs; a one-minute, multi-level meditation that encourages grounded presence (Anne even demonstrates!); and how Dimity stayed calm despite Cool Ranch smells and Adrienne found grace in Iceland. Join us for Love the Run: Fall 2022: register here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Get Gnarly: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase at GoGnarly.com with code AMR   Step up to Rothy's this season! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/221h 3m

The Power of a Running Posse

Whether you run with friends or solo (and daydream of finding some running companions!), you’ll enjoy listening to three women runners share their group running adventures. The guests detail: -juggling various workouts and paces;  -advice for starting your own running group;  -ways to rally the runners for pre-dawn workouts; and, -the powerful connections built over many miles.   In the intro, marvel at co-host Katie’s middle daughter’s tactics for handling starting-middle-school stress. The first group runner joins at 14:28.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/221h 8m

AMR Answers: Deal with an Injured Foot or a Black Toenail

Folks with foot issues need to listen to this episode: Dimity and Sarah dispense advice and insight to Erin, who just got put in a boot for a foot injury, and to Lisa with her first black toenail. Parents like another Lisa will appreciate the guidance the duo dispenses for getting kids involved in sports.  Loads of laughs, including in the intro, when Dimity shares a story that appears TMI-related…. Here’s where to find the Grand Canyon training program. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping,  on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR   Get in the mood: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial  by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/2244m 55s

Four Teachers + Their Running Routines

If you need help fitting workouts into a busy schedule, look no further: This episode spotlights four teachers who share anecdotes, insight, and hacks on running while working a time- and energy-intensive job. The guests share:  -the sanctity of morning runs;  -how advance planning fosters exercise adherence;  -ways their students inspire and push them (including to a PR!);  -how they mesh their race schedule with the school calendar; and, -running-related programs they’ve developed for their pupils.    In the intro, Sarah gives Molly a #foundchange update (natch!) and explains how she got great photos of her swimming. The first teacher-runner joins at 10:08.       When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/221h 6m

AMR Trains: Pre-Race Meals

Listen to this episode if you need some tips on what to eat in the crucial hours just before a big race: The host duo dishes on the dos and don’ts of pre-race meals with nutritionist Jenn Giles. Highlights include:  whether carbo-loading the night before a race is still a thing when, exactly, to eat your pre-race dinner  ideas for race-day breakfast beyond bagels and bananas    The ladies also answer nutrition questions from mother runners and share their go-to pre-race meals. First, though, hosts Dimity and Sarah WF catch up on life lately—including the rapidly-approaching start of school and fall sports.  Hungry for more? Follow Jenn on Instagram and TikTok!   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Improve your outlook: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/2253m 9s

Confidence + Toughness for Runners

Looking to bolster your mental game? This is a must-listen episode, with guest Steve Magness, a renowned performance coach and author of the new book Do Hard Things. With Coach Liz and Sarah, Steve discusses: -diversifying the “tools” used to hone toughness; -what your emotions might be telling you in sporty situations; -how to deal with discomfort in a race or workout;  -the power of self-talk in tough situations; and, -the best ways to bolster confidence in new settings.    In the intro, Coach Liz shares how she got mansplained on a recent run (insert eye-roll emoji here). Steve hops on at 14:30.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Banish funk + odor: Get 15% off with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com   Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/221h 3m

AMR Answers: Running on Vacay + Training on Little Sleep

Wondering how (or whether!) to exercise while on vacation? This episode provides the answer, thanks to a question from Karen. The duo grants Susannah grace (and solutions) as she attempts marathon training with a restless baby. And Dimity shares a trove of training tips with Maggie, or anyone who’s aiming for a big non-running event, like an epic hike or century ride.    In the intro, learn why Sarah is riding a massive natural high! To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A GUod deal! Save 25% off your order of $50+  with code AMR25 at GUenergy.com   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/2242m 34s

Running Through the Ages: 40s, 50s, 60s, + 70s

For a glimpse of how your running might change as you age, take a listen to this intriguing episode featuring a woman runner in each decade. (It’s the second in a series, which started with this episode.) The guests reveal to hosts Sarah and Ellison: -how diet can seemingly mitigate some of aging’s effect on running;  -the difference in pace a running partner can make;  -the reasons they hired a coach; and,  -how their motivation has morphed over time.    The first guest comes on at 7:50.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Talk it out: For 10% off your first month,  go to betterhelp.com/amr   Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com  with promo code HandfulAMR15   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/221h 14m

AMR Trains: Running Through the Ages

Listen to this episode to run in someone else's shoes: The host duo talks to runners in three decades--teens, 20s, and 30s--with these women offering their unique perspective of running in the particular age and stage of their lives. Highlights include: -the teenage runner sharing her big dreams; -the Disney-loving 20-something detailing going strong even while studying for her PhD; and, -the 30-something revealing the challenges and triumphs of being a new adoptive mom. First, though, co-host Sarah WF shares her big goal for Twin Cities Marathon. The conversation continues with women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s on the August 5 episode of the Another Mother Runner podcast with Sarah Bowen Shea. Check it out here!  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com   Shop Rothy's summer shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR   Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/221h 16m

Women Runners' Beauty Habits + Grooming Routines

If you wonder how other runners roll on matters like wearing make-up while running or showering immediately post-run—and love TMI, take a listen. Coach Liz and Sarah keep it real with three “regular” runners, who share their hygiene habits. Discover: -how beauty habits bring joy (or not) to folks;  -why some gals are die-hard make-up wearers on the run;  -a thrifty alternative to dry shampoo; and, -ways to fight post-workout stench.   The hosting duo share their grooming/beauty habits so the convo kicks off at 4:19.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2249m 58s

AMR Answers: Elliptical v. Running; Maintenance-Mode Running

Give a listen if you, like Julie, want to know how using an elliptical machine compares to running, or you’re looking to dial back your running, as newer-mom Claire feels compelled to do. (Consider this training program when you’re looking to return to running.) And the hosting duo serves up loads of suggestions for anyone (including Ellen) who has been dragging on recent runs.    To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes:  Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Comfortable and cute: Get 20% off your first Vuori purchase at Vuori.com/AMR Improve your outlook: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/2236m 15s

Menopause: Easing Symptoms + Boosting Performance

Active women, regardless of age, owe it to themselves to listen to this eye-opening, informative episode with guest Stacy Sims, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and co-author of the new book, Next Level. Topics Dr. Sims covers with hosts Sarah and Dimity include: -the myriad changes hormones make to performance + training; -simple ways to eat to boost workouts and relieve fatigue; -a persuasive justification for taking in more protein; -easy-to-implement tips for better sleep; and, -powerful rationales for lifting heavy. In the intro, Sarah shares about her younger daughter’s new summer job; guest Dr. Stacy Sims joins at 7:59. (This episode continues a conversation that started in the July 19 episode of AMR Trains.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2258m 24s

AMR Trains: Leveling Up Through Menopause with Selene Yeager

Whether you’re going through menopause or it’s still on the horizon, this episode is for you. We bring on Selene Yeager to chat about some content in her new book, Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals Through Menopause and Beyond,which she co-wrote with Dr. Stacy Sims. Topics covered include:  Why there’s a lack of research on menopause and how that’s changing;  Embracing a changing body and keeping a healthy mindset;  Why short, sprint intervals and jumping are both key to building strength during menopause;  Other ways to “pick up where your hormones are slacking” in the gym and beyond. Want to hear more about getting to the next level through menopause? Check out Stacy Sims on the July 22 episode of the Another Mother Runner podcast with Sarah Bowen Shea.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Ready for more training? Fresh episodes served up here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/2249m 45s

Runner Identity + Its Effect on Health (Rerun)

This is the episode for anyone who has ever felt like an imposter at a race or who struggles to declare they’re a runner. Sarah and Ellison talk with a researcher, plus two real-life mother runners, addressing issues like: -ways to get comfortable calling yourself a runner; -why self-identifying as a runner boosts exercise adherence; -how a health scare made one gal jump on the exercise train; -the ways being a single parent stripped one woman of her athletic identity; and, -how one guest is trying to get over her “imposter syndrome.”   In a freshly recorded intro (interview portion of ep originally dropped in 9/19), Sarah shares a funny shoe story and Katie talks up her newest athletic passion. The convo with the first guest starts at 16:08.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2258m 53s

AMR Answers: How to Become a Running Coach; Trying to Conceive + Training

If you’ve daydreamed (like Christine) about becoming a running coach, you’ll appreciate all the great advice Dimity and Sarah share in this episode. Or maybe you’re like marathoner Megan, and you want insight on juggling trying to conceive with training. And learn along with Whitney when’s the best time to strength train. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR   Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2232m 53s

Return to Running + Strength Training Post-Injury

This episode is required listening for all runners and fitness enthusiasts coming back from an injury: A running coach and a personal trainer share loads of advice and insight into making a safe return to running and weight training. The experts detail: -the definition of “gradual” when making a comeback; -how hopping on a plan can eliminate overthinking + banish anxiety; -how to revamp “rest days” into “reset days”;  -the importance of balance, stability, and core work for long-term success; and, -ways to prevent an injury from returning. A belated honeymoon and homemade cupcakes are discussed in the intro, before Coach Jen Harrison hops on at 13:35. Here’s the book Coach Jen recommends.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Take steps to better running: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Comfortable and cute: Get 20% off your first Vuori purchase at Vuori.com/AMR Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/221h 14m

AMR Trains: Running Gadget-Free

This episode is ideal for anyone who has ever considered running without a watch or GPS—or who can’t imagine going gadget-free. In the spirit of Independence Day, the hosts talk with two gals who aren’t tied to technology when they run. Topics covered include:  co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn’s (unplanned) watch-free 5K;  how tuning into your body helps silence a negative inner voice;  why one guest occasionally runs with her watch upside down (!); and, the other guest’s low-tech approach to running, including racing the Boston Marathon watchless.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com  Shop summer Rothy's shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Stress less: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  Ready for more training? Fresh episodes served up here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/2248m 15s

Going for Big Running Goals!

Everyone needing inspiration and insight to pursue an ambitious goal should listen to this episode. Recording in front of an audience in Missoula, Montana, Sarah talks with Tori, a first-time half-marathoner; a marathoner named Penny (age 70) going for all 50 states; and Kate, who’s prepping for a 6-day, 120-mile ultramarathon. Marvel as: -Tori talks about putting in many miles with a double stroller; -the gals divulge their self-care practices (or not!); -Penny tells how she’s going even bigger after a marathon in every state; -Kate and Penny share how they maintain their motivation; and, -the gals detail what big goals teach them about themselves. The first big-goal gal joins at 2:54. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/221h 2m

AMR Answers: Running for Stress Relief; Exercising at Altitude (Repeat, 2019)

If exercise is stressing you out (like it was for Rebecca) instead of providing relief, listen to this episode. Moms of toddlers will appreciate the advice the duo gives to Amy, while anyone heading to the mountains this summer will dig the running-at-altitude insight (aimed at Valerie). Learn about heart-rate training in response to powerhouse Penny’s question. To record a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/2247m 37s

Summer Reading 2022

Anyone who loves reading (or listening to!) books will appreciate the slew of summer reading suggestions served up in this episode. Sarah and Ellison recommend a baker’s dozen of books, after talking about a recent South Carolina earthquake and Sarah’s cortisone shots. The literary talk starts at 17:35. Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation: Maud Newton Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth: Elizabeth Williamson The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness: Meghan O'Rourke Happy-Go-Lucky: David Sedaris Horse: Geraldine Brooks Groundskeeping: Lee Cole Sea of Tranquility: Emily St. John Mandel Lessons in Chemistry: Bonnie Garmus Jackie & Me: Louis Bayard The Change: Kirsten Miller The Foundling: Ann Leary Meant to Be: Emily Giffin The Wise Women: Gina Sorell   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping, on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR Hop to it: Save 25% off your first purchase at jiminys.com/AMR25 and use code AMR25 at checkout  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/221h 18m

AMR Trains: Ryan Hall, Family Man

In honor of Father’s Day this month, we’re bringing on one totally hands-on dad, none other than Ryan Hall. Yes the Ryan Hall, as in the current American record holder in the half-marathon. Since retiring from running in 2016, Ryan has become quite the uber-dad and husband, supporting his wife, pro runner Sara Hall, and their four daughters, whom they adopted from Ethiopia in 2015. In this podcast, you’ll hear Ryan share about:  Why he doesn’t force running on his kids  The various hats he wears as Sara’s coach-slash-husband His emotional journey to fatherhood and creating a chosen family His big goals for the future (hint: it involves a mountain and a rowing machine! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us  Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR  Wow, Oiselle: Through 6/30/22, save 25% on any tank tops at Oiselle.com  Ready for more training? Fresh episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2244m 47s

Try a New Sport!

If you’re thinking of expanding your athletic world beyond running, give this episode a listen. Co-hosts Sarah and Coach Liz share their beyond-running sporty passions (pickleball and gravel cycling, respectively), then they chat with Lauren, who recently dove into swimming. The trio discuss: -steps for taking up a new sport (including this swimming book); -the importance of continuing to challenge yourself; -the power of putting yourself in the beginner’s mindset; -the anxiety folks feel as a novice; and, -the joy the gals feel doing their new sport. Liz shares a laugh-out-loud kid story before the hosting duo share their sporty stories; Lauren joins at 51:04. Find AMR co-branded Oiselle shorts here (they’re selling fast!), and please take our survey. TIA. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Comfortable and cute: Get 20% off your first Vuori purchase at Vuori.com/AMR Get a free 7-day trial + $20 off 1st purchase of vet-recommended pet products at YourFuzzy.com/AMR w/ code AMR For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/221h 15m

AMR Answers: Morph into a Morning Runner; Repelling Bugs

Take a listen to this episode if you’re looking to become a morning runner (like Nicole). Or if you’ve recently shifted jobs or made another lifestyle change that affects your daily activity level a la Christine. Bothered by bugs on your run, like Renée? We’ve got you covered with these options. To ask a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Join our 12K anniversary run. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us   Heathy eats + drinks: Get up to $40 off your first box at DailyHarvest.com/amr Heat up your summer: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2240m 10s

Running Success at Any Age

This episode can help any runner find success, no matter how it’s defined. Co-hosts Sarah and Dimity are joined for a live podcast recording by Coaches Liz Waterstraat and Jen Harrison, who share 10 building blocks for running success at any age. Learn: -why resilience is key for forward progress (and forward motion!); -how determining your purpose with running can improve it; -how to bring energy + vibrancy to your workouts; and, -how discipline is more valuable than motivation. The quartet jump into the meat of the matter quickly, with the coaches joining at 11:07. Find AMR co-branded Oiselle shorts here. (They are selling fast!)   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get a free watch band with purchase of any watch by using code motherrunner at coros.com Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Wow, Oiselle: Through 6/30/22, save 25% on any tank top at Oiselle.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2255m 28s

AMR Trains: Adrienne Martini Runs a Naked 5K

Taking one for the vicarious living team, Adrienne Martini bared her buns—and most everything else—in the Bouncing Buns Clothing Optional 5K. On this entertaining podcast, she bares, among other things: the impetus behind getting out of her comfort zone; why she opted to wear a sports bra. (Hint: It wasn’t all for support!); and, whether or not she’d do it again. Here's Adrienne's race account, which interweaves the story of dropping her oldest at college for the first time. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles   Get compliments galore—and $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR   Pretty is as pretty does: Get 15% off your first order by visiting thrivecausemetics.com/AMR   Ready for more training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2234m 35s

Thyroid Health for Runners

This is the episode for anyone (and everyone!) looking for answers on why they might be feeling lethargic or experiencing sudden weight gain: It’s a conversation with endocrinologist Fawn Wolf, M.D., and a mother runner recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. Topics covered include: -hypothyroidism versus hyperthyroidism; -treatment protocol for various thyroid conditions; -nutrition advice for thyroid support; -how it feels to run with Hashimoto’s; and, -owl activity seemingly ripped out of “The Staircase!” Tish shares, in the intro, details about the major move she’s undertaking soon to (finally!) live with her boyfriend. Dr. Wolf kicks off the thyroid talk at 12:36. Find AMR co-branded Oiselle shorts here.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! A better base in all your shoes: Use code AMR15 for 15% discount at Currex.us Run the Rose City: Use code AMR for $10 off registration at PortlandMarathon.com Talk it out: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/221h 5m

AMR Answers: Dynamic Warm-ups; Audiobook Recommendations

This is a great episode for everyone looking to take a break from racing (like Willa). Sarah and Dimity breakdown the how’s and why’s of dynamic warm-up exercises for Kara (no, not that Kara!). And bibliophiles, like Lori, will appreciate the book and audiobook recommendations the duo serve up, including The Palace Papers; Pain, Parties, Work; Let’s Not Do That Again!; I’ll Show Myself Out; The Swimmers; and The Warmth of Other Suns. To ask a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Score free tickets to The Run Show Chicago (and L.A.) with code AMR. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Banish blisters: Get one pair free when you buy three pairs with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com Comfortable and cute: Get 20% off your first Vuori purchase at Vuori.com/AMR Thrive + save: Join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR to get $80 in free groceries! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/2243m 18s

New-During-the-Pandemic Runners

If you’re a new runner, or looking to be reminded of your early days, you’ll enjoy this enlightening episode with two women who started running during the pandemic. Learn with hosts Sarah and Katie: -how the gals both morphed from gym-rats to runners; -how one guest achieved and maintained a 110-pound weight loss; -where the novice runners found advice + inspiration; -what surprised the newbie runners at their first in-person races; and, -what the guests don’t know they don’t know! Sarah shares about her son’s prom in the intro; the first guest dashes on at 13:09   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Give Dad (+ your fam) the gift of memories: Save $10 on your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Get a free 7-day trial + $20 off 1st purchase of vet-recommended pet products at YourFuzzy.com/AMR with code AMR Hop to it: Save 25% off 1st purchase at jiminys.com/AMR25 with code AMR25 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2254m 1s

AMR Trains: Talking Perimenopause

If you're in your 40's—and are surfing through hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses and other symptoms of perimenopause—tune in STAT. Dimity talks with hormone guru Ellie Kempton, RDN, MSN, and Stacy Ingstad, a (super) active mother of four who is in the throes of perimenopause. The trio discuss: —how the definition of perimenopause is a hazy, frustrating one; —the importance of releasing estrogen, the hormone Ellie nicknamed "the wild child"; —why sheer grit doesn't work in perimenopause—and the things that used to work for you probably don't either; —and why the number 30 is key when it comes to perimenopause and nutrition. Ready to talk more perimenopause? We are too! Join us in our six-week course, starting May 30th.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Pretty as...: Save 15% off your first order using promo code AMR at Framebridge.com   Calm and relaxed: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Run the Rose City: Use code AMR for $10 off registration at PortlandMarathon.com   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2249m 34s

Bone Health for Runners

Anyone concerned about (or bedeviled by!) osteoporosis, stress fractures, or shin splints needs to listen to this episode, which intersperses wisdom with wit thanks to the great guest, Karen Myrick, DNP, a professor and nurse who specializes in orthopaedics. Karen shares: -the myriad ways running helps prevent osteoporosis at any age; -the causes (and cures) for shin splints; -strong arguments for not running every day; -bone-health nutritional advice; and, -an innovative, bone-building device she uses several times/week. In the intro, learn the booby-prize souvenir co-host Amanda brought home from the Yosemite Half. The guest joins at 18:10. And here’s where to get tickets to The Run Show Chicago. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Restorative Herbal Sleep helps promote better, restorative sleep. Get at ZzzQuil.com Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping, on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2257m 8s

AMR Answers: Nailing a Sub-2:00 Half; Ice Baths (Repeat)

Whether you’re looking to build speed, endurance, or strength, this episode has it all! The duo offers counsel to Carolyn on nailing a sub-2:00 half-marathon, along with strength-building moves Julie (or anyone!) can add into a run. And if you’re ice-bath curious like Amy, the gals offer insight. Reminder: The intro chitchat is from 2020. To ask a question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Here’s where to nab tickets to The Run Show. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Save 15% on KINeSYS spray-pump sunscreens using code RUNAMR at kinesysactive.com Banish breakouts: Get 15% off, plus free shipping, on your first order at gladskin.com/AMR For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2242m 14s

Sports Confidence for Runners

For everyone searching for sports confidence or looking to banish self-doubt, we’ve got you: This episode features Christen Shefchunas, a confidence coach who works with a range of athletes and the author of 30 Days to Confident. With hosts Sarah and Dimity, Christen details: -how to acknowledge what’s holding you back; -the importance of being honest with yourself; -ways to redefine “mental toughness”; -why you shouldn’t just suck it up and keep pushing; and, -the power of being terrified and confident at the same time. The dynamic duo share some laughs before the confidence coach hops on at 12:52. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15   Comfortable and cute: Get 20% off your first Vuori purchase at Vuori.com/AMR   Prioritize pleasure: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2251m 59s

AMR Trains: Foam Rolling Basics, Tips, and a 30-ish Day Challenge

Foam rolling curious? We thought so. Tune in, as Dimity and Adrienne Martini talk to Kolleen Riddick-Losch, senior master trainer for Trigger Point, about foam rolling basics, Kollen's self-professed passion of myofascial release and their self-imposed 30-day foam rolling challenge. The trio discuss: —why foam rolling hydrates the body, increases range of motion, and decreases range of injury; —the two body parts you can, "never go wrong foam rolling," according to Kolleen; —why PVC pipes and lacrosse balls should stay in hardware store or on fields; and —the high + low points of Dimity + Adrienne's 30-day foam rolling challenge. Want more details on the 30-ish day Challenge? Roll over here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Pretty is as pretty does: Get 15% off your first order by visiting thrivecausemetics.com/AMR Get a free 7-Day trial + $20 off any pet products using use promo code AMR at YourFuzzy.com/amr Indeed, Indeed: Claim your $75 sponsored job credit at Indeed.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2244m 37s

Moms with Many Kids

For anyone who’s ever wondered how moms with loads of kids handle it all, this is the episode for you! Hosts Sarah and Coach Liz talk to two mother runners/triathletes—one with 7 kids, the other with 10 (!). The moms reveal: -ways to love a running stroller and the treadmill; -how to accept life getting in the way of a workout; -tips for controlling clutter; -the importance of keeping life in balance; and, -the power of a (very!) detailed spreadsheet. A heated debate of baked goods randomly arises in the introduction. The first guest-mom joins at 15:12. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Banish funk + odor: Get 15% off with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com Heathy eats + drinks: Get up to $40 off your first box at DailyHarvest.com/amr Run the Rose City: Use code AMR for $10 off registration at PortlandMarathon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/221h 1m

AMR Answers: Honing 5K Speed; Finding Ideal Hills

Folks looking for a hill of a workout will appreciate the info imparted in this episode, as Dimity and Sarah detail hill repeats for Molly and speed-building tactics for gunning-for-sub-30-5K Jessica. Like so many gals, Rebecca also has a question about heart-rate training, which the duo unravels (including HR testing protocol). In the intro chitchat, Dimity details recent rides with her hubs, and Sarah recounts her return to the pickleball court. To ask a question, call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Save 15% on KINeSYS spray-pump sunscreensusing code RUNAMR at kinesysactive.com Get $20 off your first purchase of stylish, comfortable, washable shoes at rothys.com/AMR Get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp online therapy at betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2236m 28s

Striving in Running—and Academia

Chasers of big goals, take a listen: Sarah and Tish chat with Vanessa Corcoran, Ph.D., author of the new memoir It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint, which details her juggling-act of marathon training while pursuing her doctorate degree. Vanessa talks about: -being open about taking bigger risks for potential bigger rewards; -going gluten-free after a Celiac diagnosis while marathon training; -the ways running eases her clinical anxiety; and, -the importance of a strong support network—for running, work, + parenting. Before the guest joins at 17:56, Sarah and Tish commiserate about injuries—and Sarah details her teen son’s recent major dance performances.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get your sexy on: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Vita-save: Get 50% off your first Care/of order by visiting takecareof.com and using code AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2250m 54s

AMR Trains: Breakthrough Women's Running

Ready to focus on a running goal like your first half marathon or a Boston qualifying time? This podcast is for you! Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn talk to two running experts: Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma, co-authors of just-released Breakthrough Women’s Running: Dream Big and Train Smart, a comprehensive how-to guide on finding your own breakthrough as a runner. Among other things, the conversation covers: —The ideal timeline for achieving a goal (hint: it’s likely longer than you think!); —How setbacks often set you up for a breakthrough; —Why social media can actually be advantageous as you consider goals and dreams; and —The progress we’re (slowly) making towards giving pregnant runners sound advice. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Pretty as…: Save 15% off your first order using promo code AMR at Framebridge.com Hop to it: Save 25% off your first purchase at jiminys.com/AMR25 and use code AMR25 at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2256m 41s

TMI Topics with an OB/GYN (+ Triathlete)

A must-listen if you wonder how running can impact your bladder, menstrual cycle, menopause, and lady bits. Guest expert Jennie Draper, M.D., an OB/GYN and Ironman triathlete, “goes there” with wisdom and wit, egged on by co-host Molly Williams (she of the BVE—“Big Vulva Energy”). Dr. Draper details: -surprising ways to combat urinary incontinence on the run; -the importance of vaginal lubrication—and how to maintain it; -tips to optimize running performance based on your menstrual cycle; -options for lightening, or even alleviating, a heavy period; and, -how menopause is different for everyone. In the intro, besties Sarah and Molly give injury-updates; the guest joins the duo at 12:38.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Fuel kids’ inner explorer: New customers get 20% off at LittlePassports.com/AMR Preserve those special memories: Save $10 on your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/221h 2m

AMR Answers: Heart Rate Explained; Gear Recommendations

Anyone confused by training by heart rate (like Shawn + Deja) will be enlightened by the info in this episode. Get gear recommendations for swimrun races, like the one Shannon is doing this summer. A question from another Shannon gets the gals detailing the many “branches” of Another Mother Runner.  Before they offer answers, Sarah gives an exciting update on her bulging-disk recovery, and Dimity shares the sporty birthday present her husband gave her. Here’s the link to the training plan sales the duo talks up. To ask a question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771).   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Java joy: New subscribers, enjoy $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/amr   For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2239m 34s

1972 Pioneer Returns to Run Boston Marathon

A must-listen episode for all women runners: Val Rogosheske, one of eight women to officially run the Boston Marathon, is one of the two guests. Fifty years later, at age 75, Val is set to run the race this year. Val shares: -how she landed at Boston, her first-ever marathon; -the feeling at that 1972 starting line as 1 of 8 women among 1,200 men; -how marathon running led her to get a Ph.D.; -her training protocol and race strategy as a 75-year-old runner; and, -her seriously bad*ss bib number + starting-line duties at Monday’s race! In the intro, Sarah and co-host Ellison recount standout memories—and regrets—from the two Boston Marathons they’ve each run. Val, the first of two guests, joins the show at 16:04. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Save $15 off Wine + Shine Half-Marathon registration w/ code AMR15 at wineshinehalfmarathon.org Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR The pleasure principle: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2254m 2s

AMR Trains: Go On Be Brave with ALS Warrior Andrea Lytle Peet

Need a dose of inspiration from one of the most b*d*ss athletes we've ever encountered? Queue up this podcast! Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn talk to Andrea Lytle Peet, a runner and triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at age 33—and told she had 2 to 5 years to live. Eight years later, Andrea is on her way to finishing 50 marathons in 50 states on her recumbent bike (at recording time, she had just 2 to go!) and has raised over $750,000 for progressive ALS research. Joined by her friend, Pilates instructor, and fellow runner Jessica Hofheimer, Andrea talks about: —The rawness she felt after her diagnosis, and how she directed her energy towards a goal; —How being able to continue to move her body, both on the road and in the pool, is so freeing; —Her brand new 50for50 Challenge that all can join and upcoming documentary; and —Why an eighth swallow will soon join the beautiful flock on her arm.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Banish blisters: Get one pair free when you buy three pairs with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com   Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR   Calm and relaxed: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2245m 50s

Skincare for Runners

Listen to this episode to learn solutions for all your skin-related issues and concerns—no topic is TMI or off-limits! The guest is Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, 10x marathon runner, and author of the new book Skincare for Runners. Prompted by Sarah and co-host Britany Williams, Dr. Jackson offers up: -solutions for post-run heat rash and hives; -loads of sun-protection insight + (scared-straight!) wisdom; -best practices for sunscreen application; -deodorant and antiperspirant recommendations; and, -save-the-toenails guidance. Nuun drinking game: Chug every time the guest recommends Vaseline!   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Get a free watch band with purchase of any watch by using code motherrunner at coros.com Hop to it: Save 25% off your first purchase at jiminys.com/AMR25 and use code AMR25 at checkout   Stress less: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/221h 3m

AMR Answers: “Lifting Heavy” Definition + Successive Half-Marathons

Folks curious about “lifting heavy”—what it is + how to do it—need to give this episode a listen. So should anyone considering trying to become a Half Fanatic. And find out why your formerly favorite sports bra has morphed into a chafing-monster. Loads of laughter-laced tangents in this ep, plus learn Sarah’s “When You Decide to Pay for Parking” theory. (Hint: It’s not related to vehicles!)   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Run the Rose City: Use code AMR for $10 off registration at PortlandMarathon.com   Preserve those special memories: Save $10 on your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/AMR   Step lightly with Rothy’s! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2240m 3s

Running After Having COVID

Runners who have had COVID-19—or those worried about getting sick—need to listen to this warts-and-all episode. (“It felt like my lungs were wrapped in Velveeta!”) Three real women runners detail: -how long it took them to return to being active; -what those first runs back felt like (see: Velveeta); -altered outlooks on running post-virus; and, -lingering health effects.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Start Thriving: Join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR to get 40% off your first order and a free gift Listen to WHY I RUN wherever you get your podcasts! Cheers! Save $15 off Wine + Shine Half-Marathon registration w/ code AMR15 at wineshinehalfmarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/221h 3m

AMR Trains: Running with Seasonal Allergies

If you’re running with seasonal allergies, cue up this informative podcast on your next run. Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn talk to Dr. Susan Raschal, an allergy & immunology specialist, about everything from pollen count to the best antihistamines. Dr. Susan gives advice on: —the ideal times to run and weather to avoid when you suffer from allergies; —the complicated relationship between allergies and asthma; —the best OTC medications to treat seasonal allergies (hint: start them early!); and —what essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and other modalities can alleviate symptoms. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Kids will love learning: New customers enjoy 20% off Little Passports by going to LittlePassports.com/AMR Pretty as a picture: Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code AMR to save an additional 15% off your first order.  Java joy: New subscribers, enjoy $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2250m 37s

12-Year Anniversary Episode!

The perfect episode if you’re new to Another Mother Runner—or you want to run down Memory Lane with the two co-founders, Sarah and Dimity! Voice Memos from women runners, sharing fond memories of AMR interactions, are sprinkled throughout the ep, prompting the founding duo to reminisce and reveal. Producer Alex Ward jumps into the conversation toward the end. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get a free watch band with purchase of any watch by using code motherrunner at coros.com Style AND comfort: Get 30% off your Betabrand order at Betabrand.com/AMR Blossom this spring: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/221h 4m

AMR Answers: Protecting Your Knees + Sightseeing Tips for Away Races

Anyone traveling to a race this year will appreciate the suitcase-worth of advice the duo give to Megan, who’s doing the Chicago Marathon (her first 26.2!) this fall. All runners concerned about their knees, like Janet, will welcome the reassurance and pointers Dimity serves up. And if you relate to Becca, who needs help finding new, interesting races, this episode serves up suggestions. Score free tickets to The Run Show Chicago (and L.A.) with code AMR.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Banish blisters: Get one pair free when you buy three pairs with code AMR2022 at wrightsock.com   Take your free hair quiz + get 15% off your first order at Prose.com/AMR   For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2233m 45s

Handful CEO on Women Supporting Women

Fans of inspiring, insightful, upbeat women will groove on this episode featuring Jennifer Ferguson, CEO and founder of Handful. Laughter abounds as Jennifer shares: -the genesis and growth of her all-women brand; -how the acronyms JoMO and TEAM guide her these days; -her evolution from a Boston-qualified runner to doing 5Ks with her little dog; -the hot-topic debate over bra pads; and, -the restorative powers of plunging into frigid water! The hosting duo kvetches re: being injured before the in-studio guest joins at 13:29. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Restorative Herbal Sleep helps promote better, restorative sleep. Get at ZzzQuil.com California-inspired classics: Get 15% off your first at JenniKayne.com with code AMR Vita-save: Get 50% off your first Care/of order by visiting takecareof.com and using code AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2248m 32s

AMR Trains: The Hard Decision to Quit Running

If you're dealing with chronic injuries—or just feeling burnt out—this episode about whether or not to quit running will resonate with you. Dimity talks to Elise Wallace, an accomplished runner and triathlete, about being sidelined from running. The duo talk about: —how, after two-year break from running, Elise started with a 15-second run and worked up a half marathon; —filling the void of running when you're injured; —the mental hurdle of separating past results from current reality; and —how one pro runner's perspective has helped Elise think about her next chapter. Plus, Anne Hinrichs and Emily Fischer, the two Nordic skiers from the January 18th episode, update us on their Birkebeiner and Korteloppet finishes. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Highlight your best features: Get 15% off at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2253m 51s

Pregnant Pro Runner + Author Molly Huddle

Fans of candid, insightful pro runners will adore this conversation with Molly Huddle, who races distances from 5K up to the marathon (when she’s not pregnant with her first baby, as she is now!). With co-hosts Sarah and Coach Liz, Molly details: -what it was like to debut at the 26.2 distance in NYC—and finish 3rd; -the genesis of her new, co-authored book, How She Did It; -how she and other pros deal with race-day anxiety; -workout modifications she’s making as she awaits giving birth in April; and, -her (possible) role in co-creating the female runner emoji! Molly Huddle hops on at 21:46. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Fuel kids’ inner explorer: New customers get 20% off at LittlePassports.com/AMR Seamless comfort: Save 20% with code AMR20 at Runderwear.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2252m 41s

AMR Answers: Marathon "Extras" + Family Meal Suggestions

Marathon runners, listen up: Dimity and Sarah breakdown ways to work in injury-prevention measures while training for 26.2, like Lizzie. If you’re like Stephanie and suffer from post-run headaches, you’ll appreciate Dimity’s advice on that affliction. And a question from Jackie provides loads of suggestions for feeding a family that makes vegetarians and carnivores feel satisfied. To get an answer to your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Stride into spring with new Rothy’s shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR   Go green with Blueland: Get 20% off your first order when you go to Blueland.com/AMR   Get happier this year: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2238m 41s

Running Motivation

The ideal episode for anyone whose workout mojo is MIA! Sarah and Dimity talk to three Train Like a Mother Club coaches—Jennifer Harrison, Liz Waterstraat, and Christy Scott—in front of a live audience on Hilton Head Island. The coaches serve up motivational advice and insight, including: -how important it is to find—and remember—your “why”; -how clutch consistency is; -why “turning off” your brain can help get you moving; -the power of running buddies; and, -the fire-you-up benefits of strength training. The intro chitchat proceeds swimmingly with Coaches Jen and Liz kickstarting the motivational conversation at 9:57. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Save $15 off Wine + Shine Half-Marathon registration w/ code AMR15 at wineshinehalfmarathon.org Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Stress less, sleep better: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2248m 25s

AMR Trains: Try a Triathlon

If you've had the idea of a trying a triathlon zooming around in your head, this is your summer to put together the swim, bike, and run. Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn, along with Train Like a Mother Triathlon coaches Liz Waterstraat and Jen Harrison, talk through the basics of starting a triathlon. The four convince you by chatting about: —How to overcome the barriers to swimming, often the hardest discipline for beginners; —Why you don't need to overinvest in any equipment, especially a bike; —Why your body will likely thrive on mixing up your running training; —and the in-person, really fun Race Like a Mother program at The Forge triathlon outside of Chicago this summer. Program Links: Race Like a Mother: Sprint Triathlon (12 weeks: May 2 - July 23, 2022) Train Like a Mother Triathlon programs When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Start Thriving: Join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR to get 40% off your first order and a free $50+ gift   Java jolt: Save $20 off your first three bags of Trade Coffee when you go to drinktrade.com/amr   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2244m 16s

A Candid Conversation with Pro Runner Stephanie Bruce

Fans of grit and grace need to listen to this episode with pro runner Stephanie Bruce, who is set to retire this year due to a recently discovered heart condition. Three-peat guest Steph shares:  -how her recent bout of COVID-19 nearly made her hang up her running shoes; -emotional details of her recent diagnosis of a heart condition; -details of Grit Finale, her year-long farewell to pro running; -her re-definition of success; and, -the support she cherishes from her running club teammates + her husband. Sarah and Molly enjoy a laughter-filled catch-up before Steph joins at 14:17. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Take your free hair quiz + get 15% off your first order at Prose.com/AMR Prioritize your sexual wellness: Get an extended 30-day free trial at Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2256m 39s

AMR Answers: Dropping Back from 26.2 to 13.1+ Running Mojo

This is the episode to listen to if you’re having trouble finding your running groove: Get absolution, along with Sarah, for opting to train for a half-marathon instead of a full. Discover some running mojo with the advice bestowed on Stephanie. And blood donor-runners like Erica, get advice about timing of donations. (Here’s the link to the AMR Trains ep Dimity mentions.)  To get an answer to your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Start Thriving: Join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR to get 40% off your first order and a free $50+ gift  California-inspired classics: Get 15% off your first at JenniKayne.com with code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2237m 19s

Equity in Running with Activist, Coach, + Author Alison Désir

A must-listen for everyone concerned about racial inequity and representation in running, this episode features activist, running clubs founder, and author Alison Désir, with hosts Sarah and Tish Hamilton. With candor and insight, Alison lays out:  -how running helped pull her out of depression; -the profound power of group runs; -the origin story of Running Industry Diversity Coalition, which she co-founded; -several eye-opening historical facts included in her forthcoming book; and, -steps to make your running community more welcoming + inclusive. Before Alison joins the episode at 13:28, Sarah and Tish laughingly reveal their nerdy, pro-sports-ignorant sides.     When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Enjoy 20% off your purchase up to 3 items at TopoAthletic.com with code TOPOAMR20 (good thru 2/28/22) Get a free 7-day trial plus $20 off your 1st purchase of vet-recommended pet products at YourFuzzy.com/AMR with code AMR Vita-save: Get 50% off your first Care/of order by visiting takecareof.com and using code AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2248m 30s

AMR Trains: Thriving in Winter Weather Workouts

If the cold has you ready to hang up your running shoes, tune into this winter weather workouts podcast. Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn get chilly with two athletes who have learned to love being out in the snow: Sarah Canney, a top snowshoe runner in New Hampshire, and Jackie Hering, pro triathlete from Madison, Wisconsin The four lure you out of the warmth by discussing: —The importance of wearing the right winter gear, especially handwear; —How to mentally prepare yourself for longer, colder runs; —The most intense weather they’ve experienced (hello Nor’easter!); —and Jackie’s favorite bargain fleece tights. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Enjoy 20% off order up to 3 items at TopoAthletic.com with code TOPOAMR20 (good thru 2/28/22)  Style AND comfort: Get 30% off your Betabrand order at Betabrand.com/AMR  Find your Calm: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2255m 9s

Women Runners Who Survived Heart Incidents

Folks looking to feel all the feels—and gain first-hand insight into surviving a heart attack or heart failure—need to listen to this episode. Hosts Sarah and Coach Liz talk with two 40-something survivors who emphasize: -the importance of listening to your body; -how stress plays a part in the heart-health equation; -the desire to have longevity with running, as well as life; and, -how critical it is to know—and respect—your limits.  Not surprisingly, Sarah shares (another) pickleball exploit in the intro before the first guest hops on at 10:29.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Seamless comfort: Save 20% with code AMR20 at Runderwear.com/amr Socks: Go to Bombas.com/AMR to get 20% off your first purchase. Sex: Enjoy 30 days of full access for free when you go to DipseaStories.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2255m 12s

AMR Answers: Fitness Advice for Younger Runners + Running Post-Partum

Time travel with the co-hosts as they give athletic advice to their 25- and 35-year-old selves, prompted by a question from Jen. If you’re like Penny and you’re training for a spring marathon in the depths of winter, you’ll benefit from the answers to her two-part question. And new moms like Tiana will appreciate the resume-running advice. To get an answer to your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Kick up your heels in new Rothy’s shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR  Clean and kind: Get 20% off your first order at Blueland.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2234m 55s

New Occasional Co-Host Britany Williams

There’s a lot to love about Sarah’s new occasional co-host, Britany Williams, especially for folks looking to become a stronger, more balanced runner: Britany is a runner, personal trainer, and group-fitness instructor with a deep well of fitness knowledge—and a whole lot of empathy and charisma! In a one-on-one conversation, Britany details: -ways to strive toward running-longevity; -an LOL TMI tale; -why, as a Black runner, she runs with pride in both Baltimore and Portland; -several mobility and activation exercises to do pre-run; -similarities of the challenges of a barre class and a half-marathon; and, -great pointers on how to engage your core.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Banish funk + odor: Get 15% off with code AMR15 at SweatXsport.com  Thrive + shine: Enjoy 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR  Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/221h

AMR Trains: Meet New Coaches Jess Hofheimer and Amy Skorich

Ready to hang out with two amazing women—and coaches? Then come along with us as we introduce you to the new Train Like a Mother Club coaches Jess Hofheimer and Amy Skorich, two North-Carolina-based runners (and mothers!) who are now overseeing the traditional running programs. Listen in as Dimity, Sarah, Jess and Amy talk about how: —The two got became runners (both started with a marathon distance!); —Jess overcame overtraining and disordered eating to run her best marathon at age 45; —Amy had a frustrating journey to a diagnosis of type one diabetes—and how she ran her marathon PR after being diagnosed; —The pair approach training with the perspective of "commitment with flexibility" and "curiosity with possibility." Train with Jess + Amy in their traditional running programs: 10K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon, Marathon.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15 Get happier this year: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Find your Calm: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr   Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2257m 19s

Adequate Fueling for Running Performance

A must-listen episode for anyone who feels run down or that they’re running on empty: Sarah and Coach Amanda talk with sports nutritionist (and elite runner) Jo Butler about underfueling. Jo details: -the importance of eating enough to fuel performance—and everyday life; -the domino effect, both physical and mental, of undereating; -how stress affects your running; -the links between eating and hormones; and, -ideal pre-run foods and smart snack options. The hosting duo talks muffin-baking before the guest joins at 12:01.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Restorative Herbal Sleep helps promote better, restorative sleep. Get yours at ZzzQuil.com  Get a free 7-day trial plus $20 off your 1st purchase of vet-recommended pet products at YourFuzzy.com/AMR with code AMR  Start Thriving: Join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR to get 40% off your first order and a free gift Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2242m 3s

AMR Answers: Cutback Weeks + Training for "Stacked" Races

Give a listen for some laughs—and to learn why Erin (and probably you!) feels crummy during a recovery week while marathon training. Get training advice for a weekend of “stacked” races, like Caroline is doing. And find out if the hosts crave any food while working out after Cathy admits she daydreams about doughnuts.  To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15  For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/AMR   Take your free hair quiz + get 15% off your first order at Prose.com/AMR Need more answers? Check out more episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2232m 39s

Deep-water Running—and Its Amazing Results

Calling all injured runners—and runners looking to get stronger or faster: This is a must-listen-to episode! Sarah and Coach Liz have an in-depth conversation with two deep-water running instructors, including the founder of Fluid Running. Learn: -how to stay in shape when you can’t run; -how each guest ran a speedy marathon after training almost exclusively in a pool; -ways to make “aqua jogging” less boring; and, -the cardiovascular and strength-building benefits of pool running. In the intro, the hosts kvetch about unsolicited athletic advice from older white men; the first guest hops on at 12:31. As promised: Save $25 off Fluid Running with coupon code AMR25. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15  California-inspired classics: Get 15% off your first at JenniKayne.com with code AMR  Vita-save: Get 50% off your first Care/of order by visiting takecareof.com and using code AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2248m 9s

AMR Trains: Cross Country Skiing Basics

Ready to hit the snow on skinny skis? You will be after this podcast about cross country skiing basics! Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn talk to Anne Hinrichs, a cross country ski instructor and Birkebeiner finisher, and Emily Fischer, a marathoner and triathlete who is training for her first Korteloppet, a 29K ski race during the Birkebeiner weekend. The group chat about: —the differences between classic cross country skiing and skate skiing; —what cross country skiing equipment you need to get started (step one: a strong core!);  —how skate skiing compares to running—and training for a ski event compares to a marathon; —and why conquering a downhill on skinny skis makes you feel like a rock star.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Save 20% off your purchase up to 3 items at TopoAthletic.com with code TOPOAMR20 (good thru 2/28/22)  Great socks! Get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/AMR Stress less this year: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2253m 24s

2022 Winter Reading

Book lovers: This bi-annual episode is a must-listen! Sarah and Ellison cozy up (remotely) to talk about the best new books they’ve read (and listened to). Fiction and non-fiction. Here are the books they discuss: Fight Night: Miriam Toews A Line to Kill: Anthony Horowitz The Days of Afrekete: Asali Solomon Chouette: Claire Oshetsky The School for Good Mothers: Jessamine Chan Intimacies: Katie Kitamura A Net for Small Fishes: Lucy Jago Sea of Tranquility: Emily St. John Mandel The Lost Daughter: Elena Ferrante These Precious Days: Ann Patchett Graceland, at Last: Margaret Renkl The Secret History of Home Economics: Danielle Dreilinger All That She Carried: Tiya Miles   Before starting to talk about books at 11:01, the duo reminisces about track workouts from their (relative) glory days. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Enjoy 20% off your purchase up to 3 items at TopoAthletic.com with code TOPOAMR20 (good thru 2/28/22)  Style AND comfort: Get 30% off your Betabrand order at Betabrand.com/AMR  Connect with your sexual self: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/221h 1m

AMR Answers: Hills + Training for a Spring Race in Winter

Listen to this episode if you’re like Carly and you’re waffling on winter training for a spring race. Or if you’re like Katie and you wonder if you still need to do hill repeats when you live in a hilly part of the country. Or Amy, who is contemplating joining a Masters swim team.  To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   New Year, new Rothy’s shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR  A clean start to 2022: Get 20% off your first order at Blueland.com/AMR Need more answers? Check out more episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2234m 16s

How Women Discovered Exercise + Reshaped the World

An episode for everyone who admires trailblazers like Kathrine Switzer and Jane Fonda: Journalist Danielle Friedman shares insight and anecdotes gained from her research for her brand-new book, Let’s Get Physical. She talks with hosts Sarah and Katie about: -the genesis of our contemporary fitness industry; -the pervasive (and now debunked!) notion that strenuous physical exertion harmed women; -how the 1970s running boom affected women differently than men; -Jane Fonda blending fitness and feminism; and, -women finding solace from movement in navigating loss. Sarah shares poignant family news in the introduction; the guest comes on at 15:18. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get happier this year: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr   Indeed, indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2256m 32s

AMR Trains: Creating Healthy Habits

If you’re looking for some simple, easy ways to integrate habits into your life, we’ve got you. Two experts—psychologist Dr. Michelle Trotter-Mathison and dietician Ellie Kempton—chat with Dimity and Sarah Wassner Flynn about what makes a sustainable, healthy habit. Among other things, the discussion includes: The disconnect between intention and action—and where most of us get tripped up; Why size (think super tiny!) and simplicity (think super easy!) are key when forming a new routine and subsequent habit; How a routine, rather than being constricting, can actually be freeing; and The idea that willpower is actually a reflection of needs not being met. (So true when it comes to nutrition!) Ready to join Michelle in Creating Habits that Stick? Register here; the four-week program starts Monday, January 10. Ready to join Ellie in Simply Nourished Like a Mother? Register here; the eight-week program starts Monday, January 10.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Stress less this year: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Get a free 7-day trial plus $20 off your first purchase of vet-recommended pet products at YourFuzzy.com with code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2252m 46s

Year-end Conversations with Co-Hosts, Part 2 (+ Episode #500!!)

Wrapping up this annual, year-end tradition, Sarah gabs with Dimity, Tish, Liz, and Ellison. Laughs abound in this 500th episode! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  A beautiful deal: Get 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR  Hop to it: Save 20% off your first purchase at Jiminys.com/AMR and use code AMR20 at checkout  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/211h 8m

AMR Trains: New Year's Athletic Traditions

We may be biased, but we think ringing in the new year with an athletic tradition is pretty much the best idea ever. You will too, after you listen to this podcast. Dimity and co-host Sarah Wassner Flynn chat with three women who start the year off with athletic traditions: First up is Jane Martin-Lavaud, who began her tradition of participating in the Coney Island Polar Plunge in 2015 to honor her daughter, and now plunges weekly; Then we hear from Jodi Snowdon, who has run the in the Resolution Run 5K, a Canada-wide event, with her two daughters for nine straight years; Then we connect with Jen Miller, who spent New Year's Eve in 2020 doing the Hainesport Hundred and 24 Hour Endurance Run—and had so much type-2 fun she went back this year for another 45 or so laps. Many Happy Miles offers fresh monthly workouts, strength circuits, challenges, as well as expert workshops, a 15% yearlong discount on merchandise and training programs at Another Mother Runner, live strength and yoga classes, among other features. Join us today! We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  Get 50% off your first order at HiyaHealth.com/AMR or enter code AMR at checkout Tune in, turn on: Enjoy 30 days free of the Dipsea app by going to DipseaStories.com/amr Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/2153m 2s

Year-end Conversations with Co-Hosts, Part 1

Listen in on this annual tradition: Host Sarah Bowen Shea catches up with half of her co-hosts to hear what they were up to in 2021—and what 2022 might hold for them. (With a fair number of conversational side trips!) This week: Katie, Adrienne, Amanda, and Molly. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Stay Calm during the holidays: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr  Hop to it: Save 20% off your first purchase at Jiminys.com/AMR and use code AMR20 at checkout  A rare Rothy’s discount! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/2157m 26s

AMR Trains: Many Happy Miles in 2022

Ready for consistency, strength, and community in your workout routine? Look no farther than Many Happy Miles in 2022. Dimity chats with a trio of women about Many Happy Miles, our annual membership program: First up is Christy Diller, a physical therapist, three-year member of Many Happy Miles, and running coach who will oversee the Ask a Physical Therapist/PT Move of the Month. “I’m so excited to provide education and guidance on a subject I’m passionate about,” she says, “We’re going to set you up to have a good base; it doesn’t have to be complicated.” Then we talk to Brandi Dockett, a personal trainer, who will help with the strength circuits and live strength classes this year. Brandi has a practical, yet engaging Finally, we connect with Hillary Rosenberg, also a three-year member of Many Happy Miles, who calls herself a Many Happy Miles evangelist. “The program has transformed me from someone who runs to somebody who thinks of myself as a runner. That’s a really big difference.” Many Happy Miles offers fresh monthly workouts, strength circuits, challenges, as well as expert workshops, a 15% yearlong discount on merchandise and training programs at Another Mother Runner, live strength and yoga classes, among other features. Join us today! This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2155m 56s

Amputee Ultrarunner Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Runners looking for inspiration: Listen to this episode, a conversation with ultrarunner Jacky Hunt-Broersma, who started running a mere five years ago—after losing her leg to cancer two decades ago. With Sarah and Amanda co-hosting, Jacky shares: -her gratitude about the journey that took her from amputation to professional runner; -how the first mile of every run is uniquely uncomfortable for her; -why she finds trails more appealing than roads; -her "unfinished business" with a 240-mile race in Moab, Utah; and -her sub-24-hour 100-mile run on a NordicTrack treadmill. Before the ultramarathoner joins at 13:17, the hosting duo talks about extreme weather they've run in recently.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Give the gift of KORSA running apparel: Get $20 off at roadrunnersports.com/amr Share stories—and StoryWorth: Get $10 off your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/amr  Subscribe + use code amr to save an extra 10% off your first order at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/2150m 37s

AMR Answers: Finish Time Calculations + Supporting Friends in Training

Give a listen if you’re like Holly and you want to figure out how your half-marathon finish time can predict when you’ll cross your marathon finish line. Or if you can relate to Amy, who’s looking to support friends training for a 13.1 or 26.2 during winter weather.  To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Limited holiday discount: Save 25% on Runderwear with code GIFT25 at Runderwear.com/amr  Feel empowered with Birdie: Get 15% off your first purchase at ShesBirdie.com/AMR  We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Need more answers? Check out more episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2131m 7s

Rachel Wyman + Will Run for Doughnuts

Runners, bakers, and anyone who admires grit + tenacity will eat up this episode featuring Sarah and Dimity as hosts and guest Rachel Wyman, a triathlete/mother runner, founder of the Montclair Bread Company, and author of the newly released Will Run for Doughnuts. Star baker Rachel details: -her horrific 2018 bike accident—and remarkable recovery (including a huge 26.2 PR!); -how rock climbing serves as a cross-training tool—and more—for her; -the 5K she’s organized for eight years + the running club she co-founded; -adjustments to her training because she’s on her feet for 8+ hours/day for work; -ways to make baking more accessible and less intimidating (even doughnuts!). In the introductory chitchat, the hosting duo talk about ways their kids—and book group—are bringing holiday cheer into their lives. Rachel the Baker joins at 16:17. Check out two of Rachel's recipes. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Hop to it: Save 20% off your first purchase at Jiminys.com/AMR and use code AMR20 at checkout   Go to Curology.com/amr for a free 30-day trial, just pay $4.95 for shipping & handling.  See here: To try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free, go to WarbyParker.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2159m 54s

AMR Trains: Running Cadence 101

We’ve got the beat on this one—we’re talking all about running cadence, so if you’re often injured or are looking for a little free speed, tune in! Dimity talks to Coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat about why most runners would benefit from paying attention to their running cadence. The trio discuss: —The value of having your foot be on the ground for less time; —How to measure running cadence either manually or using a GPS; —Why 164 steps per minute—not the mythical 180—is a great goal for most of us; and —Ways to (patiently) work on your cadence, including music. Play with Running Cadence Playlist On Spotify On iTunes Song 1: Mr. Brightside: 148 bpm Song 2: Don’t Stop Me Now: 160 bpm Song 3: This Too Shall Pass: 160 bpm Song 4: But It’s Better If You Do: 170 bpm Song 5: Happy: 160 bpm Song 6: Dancing with Myself: 180 bpm This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2128m 44s

Finish Line Feeling with Liz Ferro

Runners in search of adventure will thrill to this episode featuring Liz Ferro, author of the newly released memoir Finish Line Feeling, as she details running more than 75 marathons with Antarctica Marathon next up. Liz regales Sarah and co-host Katie with details of: -conquering a marathon in every state in just 2.5 years; -prepping for Antarctica Marathon, including how a weighted sled factors in; -her unique training methods, including surprisingly low mileage; -running Great Wall of China Marathon in 92-degree heat; and, -the finish line being the beginning of what’s possible. Before the guest joins at 12:05, Sarah and Katie excitedly discuss their upcoming biz trip to Austin.   Trigger warning: To avoid brief mentions of childhood trauma, start listening at 19:56.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com  Stress less: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/211h 2m

AMR Answers: Rest Day Demystified + Prehab v. Rehab

Dimity and Sarah counsel: -half-marathoner-in-training Derry on the importance of taking a rest day;  -stepping-up-to-a-50K Jo on doing prehab with a physical therapist; and, -nighttime runner Tory on safety and light-up tips.  To leave your question, please call 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771), keeping your message to 60 seconds or less.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!   Feel empowered with Birdie: Get 15% off your first purchase at ShesBirdie.com/AMR    Get 50% off your first order at HiyaHealth.com/AMR or enter code AMR at checkout  Tune in, turn on: Enjoy 30 days free of the Dipsea app by going to DipseaStories.com/amr   Need more answers? Check out more episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2139m 31s

Run In Her Shoes: Native Runners

Gain a deeper understanding of Native American runners in this installment of our Run in Her Shoes series, featuring two Indigenous women runners, including Verna Volker, founder of Native Women Running. With Coach Liz as co-host, the guests explain:  -the prayerful nature of running for Native Americans;  -how being a morning runner is especially profound to a member of the Navajo Nation; -the mission to bring light to cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women;  -how race organizers and participants can go beyond land acknowledgments; and, -the sense one runner has of her ancestors watching out for her as she runs in nature. Social Sarah shares details about producer Alex’s beautiful wedding in the intro before the first guest joins at 14:27.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Save 25% now at Handful.com. After 12/1, use promo code HandfulAMR15 for 15% off  A beautiful deal: Get 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR  We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/211h 5m

AMR Trains: A Chat with Beer Mile World Champion Alli Morgan

Want to hear the ins and outs of running a beer mile: four laps, four full beers, and lots of laughs? Tune in. Dimity talks to Alli Morgan, a two-time World Champion Beer Miler and the Women's World Record holder (6:16.5!) and the mom to 9-year-old twins. Alli, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 10,000 meters and marathon, twists open the details on how: —She got involved in the beer mile; —She snagged the World Record (hint: it's in the chug); —She mentally talks herself through the final lap; —To run your first beer mile with success. This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2126m 51s

Running Games to Get You Going [Repeat]

An ideal episode if your running needs an infusion of fun! Sarah welcomes therapist Kate Kneifel, MSW, LCSW, who shares running games that can change your outlook and approach to running—and life. This one-on-one conversation (co-host Katie scoots after the intro chitchat) zigs and zags in delightful directions, including: -detailing running games you’ve never considered; -how creativity and playfulness can invigorate your relationship with running; -the value of giving your brain “something to chew on”; -the joy of small things; and,  -how to get “unstuck.” Before Katie ducks out of the episode (which originally aired 7/10/20), the hosting duo laughs over an unexpected TMI topic. Kate the therapist enters the scene at 20:48. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Share stories—and StoryWorth: Get $10 off your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/amr  A rare Rothy’s discount! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Subscribe and use code amr at checkout to save 10% off your first order at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/211h 13m

AMR Answers: AMR Co-Founders Ask Each Other Questions

A unique episode in which Sarah and Dimity ask each other questions—and provide answers! Each of the mother runners talk about memorable athletic moments; they share what’s bringing them joy; Dimity divulges how she got her kids to engage in sports; and Sarah reveals her new sporty passion. A fun listen full of laughs!   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Stay fit this winter with iFit technology: Explore options at NordicTrack.com  Get 50% off your first order at HiyaHealth.com/AMR or enter code AMR at checkout  Tune in, turn on: Enjoy 30 days free of the Dipsea app by going to DipseaStories.com/amr   Need more answers? Check out more episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/2130m 20s

How to Run in Any Winter Weather

Unless you’re hibernating this winter, you need to listen to this episode featuring Chicago-based running coach, Robyn LaLonde, who shares savvy advice for making it through the miles in cold, snow, rain, and wind. Along with hosts Sarah and Tish, Robyn offers:  -why winter is her favorite running season (!);  -a personal take on layering to stay warm + dry;  -intriguing guidance on showering after a frigid run;  -high praise for a good brimmed hat; and, -creative tips for running on a windy day.  In the intro chitchat, Tish confesses to her anxiety leading up running her 10th (!) New York City Marathon. Intrepid Robyn joins from “Chiberia” at 16:16.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15  Hop to it: Save 20% off your first purchase at Jiminys.com/AMR and use code AMR20 at checkout   Stay Calm during the holidays: enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/2156m 32s

AMR Trains: How to Cope with the Post-Race Blues

This podcast will resonate with anybody who has crossed a finish line—and unexpectedly fel sad, listless or empty in the days following.  Dimity talks to Jodi Edmonds, who ran her first marathon in October and was surprised by the post-race blues she felt after her very successful race, and Dr. Erin Alaya, a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in health and sport psychology. The trio candidly discuss: —How typical—and total normal—it is to feel the post-race blues; —How your personal values come into play when you lose the focus and structure of training; —What you can do to prepare for them before you cross your finish line; —And when it makes sense to call in a professional to help you through them. This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/2142m 42s

Your Race Is over: Now What?

If you're fresh off a race—or have one on the horizon—this episode is for you: Sarah talks with two coaches who detail the best next steps to take post-race. Coaches Amanda Loudin and Mandy Cherry lay out: -the cycle of building up, breaking down, and all-important recovery;  -what constitutes “rest” after a big effort (sorry, no couch involved);  -the benefits of easy runs;  -surprising-for-Sarah blister treatment; and, -how much time to take between races.  Take a swig of Nuun Immunity3 every time a coach utters the word, “microtears.” Post-race talk starts at 15:07. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Refresh your running wardrobe: get $20 off your KORSA order at roadrunnersports.com/amr  See here: To try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free, go to WarbyParker.com/AMR  You need Indeed: Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/2148m 36s

AMR Answers: Improving Balance + Half-Marathon Recovery Time

Sarah and Dimity offer words of wisdom for: -Becca, who wants to work on her balance;  -Tara, about how much time to take off between half-marathons; and,  -Rachel, bedeviled by cold hands while running.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support. An underwear refresh: Save 20% on Runderwear with code AMR20 at Runderwear.com/amr Feel empowered with Birdie: Get 15% off your first purchase at ShesBirdie.com/AMR We can all use some help: for 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2133m 3s

Run Fast, Eat Slow’s Elyse Kopecky Talks about Her New Cookbook

Fans of Run Fast, Eat Slow (read: everyone!) will adore this episode, in which co-founder Elyse Kopecky talks all about their just-out cookbook, Rise & Run: Recipes, Rituals and Runs to Fuel Your Day, with Sarah and Katie. Elyse:  -sings the joys of muffins—including 24 (!) new Superhero Muffin recipes;  -demystifies baking with a wide array of flours;  -shares how to make a balanced, tasty smoothie; and, -details exciting, start-with-Shalane plans for her upcoming marathon, her first!  Just for AMR listeners, Elyse shares the recipes to the Superhero Muffin 2.0 and the Everything Bagel Superhero Muffin. Speaking of races: In the intro, Sarah talks about her recent quarter-marathon (a squeaker!) before Elyse joins at 16:01. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15   We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr  A beautiful deal: Get 15% off your first order at ThriveCausemetics.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/2141m 34s

AMR Trains: I'm Not a Runner Documentary

Find out when five women—all new runners, all with complicated life stories—train for the New York City Marathon. Australian Running coach Anna Liptak followed their journey in her new documentary I'm Not a Runner. Dimity and Anna chat about: —The various speed bumps, both physical and mental, the runners overcame during 15 months of training; —Why strength training was a key component of getting to the finish line; —Capturing the amazing energy of the New York City Marathon—and the runners' energy shift at the 30K mark; —And why, as Anna says, obstacles are where you find the most joy. Rent I'm Not a Runner for $5: You won't regret it! This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/2139m 9s

Breast Cancer 2 Bikini Physique Competition

Listen to this episode for inspiration—and eye-popping laughs. Sarah and Dimity host guest Dana Sullivan, a 57-year-old breast cancer survivor who took part in an intensive weight-training and nutrition program that culminated in wearing a bikini in a physique competition! Dana reveals:  -a shocking twist in her cancer diagnosis;  -jaw-dropping elements of the 24-week, body-transforming program;  -TMI details (spray tan, waxing, a red Solo Cup) about getting stage-ready; plus, -her early obsession (+ an encounter) with Arnold Schwarzenegger!  Dimity tells tales of a family road trip to see her volleyball-playing daughter before Dana joins the show at 16:34. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/211h 2m

AMR Answers: Post-marathon Recovery Time + Aid Station 101

Whether you just finished your fall race or it’s coming up, you want to listen as Dimity and Sarah suggest: -recovery protocol for Amanda who’s fresh off the Boston Marathon; -hydration-station tactics for first-time race participant Esther; and, -ways for Carey to get her relay partner’s rear in gear! Shiver as Sarah details her final open-water swim sessions, and Dimity divulges her post-race attitude. The answers commence at 8:18. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Feel supported: Save 15% at Handful.com with promo code HandfulAMR15  Hop to it: Save 20% off your first purchase at Jiminys.com/amr and use code AMR20.  Relight your spark: Enjoy 30 days free of the Dipsea app by going to DipseaStories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2136m 26s

TikTok Celeb + Marathoner-in-Training Mrs. Space Cadet

Newbie runners, wannabe-marathoners, and lovers of sly, silly humor, this is your episode! Sarah and Coach Liz gab with TikTok sensation Mrs. Space Cadet (a.k.a. mom of three Erin Azar). Erin shares: -how filming videos keeps her company on rural runs; -that she has no clue why folks follow her on social media; -details of her first in-person race (at long last!), a recent 18-miler; -her fave running gear, including hydration vest, shorts, and GU flavors; and, -the long, bumpy road leading her to this year’s New York City Marathon. Before Mrs. Space Cadet joins at 17:05, the hosting duo each confess to surreptitiously disposing of family belongings.    When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! We can all use some help: for 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr Go to Curology.com/amr for a free 30-day trial, just pay $4.95 for shipping & handling.  Subscribe + use code amr to save an extra 10% off your first order at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2144m 15s

AMR Trains: A Trio of Dramatic Race Reports

When races go amazing—and when they go amazingly off the rails. Join Dimity as she gives her National Championship Long Course Aquabike race report, and then fields race reports from coaches Jennifer Harrison (Ironman Wisconsin) and Elizabeth Waterstraat (70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah). Tune in to hear the trio talk about: —The importance of mentally creating space for your race at the beginning of race week; —Why the size of your age group—or the race itself—does not deserve any "it was only..." qualification; —How Liz mentally moved on after her bike broke during mile 1; —and how Jen is coming to terms with a serious medical scare–and her first DNF in decades of racing—at mile 15 of her Iornman run. This episode is brought to you exclusively  by our longtime partner Nuun!  Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/211h 4m

Convo w/ Joanne Molinaro, the Korean Vegan

Vegan, carnivore, or somewhere in between: You’ll enjoy this lively conversation with TikTok star and marathon runner Joanne Molinaro, the Korean Vegan, whose new cookbook/memoir debuts this month. Hosts Sarah and Katie talk with Joanne about: -the joy and pride Joanne felt the first time she ran three miles;  -the egality of running;  -Joanne’s reluctant entry into veganism;  -how “go at your own pace” also applies to plant-based eating; and, -getting your family to be more adventurous eaters. In the beginning chitchat, Katie hatches a long-term goal and Sarah shares a “not after my 20-miler!” anecdote. Joanne slides on in at 17:19. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! We can all use some help: For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/amr   Start Thriving: Get $20 off your first order + a free gift when you join today at ThriveMarket.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/211h 5m

AMR Answers: X-Training during Taper; Banish Running-in-the-Dark Fears

Listen to this episode before your next race because the hosts offer: -strength-training suggestions for Pam during her marathon taper; -Keisha get-started-running advice; and, -gear- and mind-set recommendations for Sara to get over her fear of running in the dark. Before the questions, Sarah shares race plans she just hatched for later this month! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Run in seamless comfort: save 20% with code AMR20 at Runderwear.com/amr  Start saving up to 80% on your prescriptions: go to GoodRX.com/AMR Feel empowered with Birdie: Get 15% off your first purchase at ShesBirdie.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2132m 34s

Breast Cancer Survivors Discuss Reconstruction Options

An important episode for anyone facing down a mastectomy—or anyone with a loved one who is: Sarah talks with three long-term breast cancer survivors (including her co-host Katie) about their diagnoses, treatment, and breast reconstruction choices. Lots of lovely candor, bravery, lived wisdom, and a few tears. Highlights: -Katie’s analogy of getting on a treatment plan to following a training program; -Cary detailing why remaining flat-chested was the right choice for her; -how fake it ‘til you make it was Kara’s M.O. during treatment; -Kara sharing her reaction to getting her implants removed due to a recall; and, -all three survivors honestly describing what reconstructed breasts can look like. In the intro, Katie tells the tale of running the Chicago Half Marathon last weekend. Here’s the Strong and Support Pretty Package Sarah mentions at the end of the episode. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! New fall apparel from KORSA: Get $20 off your order at roadrunnersports.com/amr  Share stories—and StoryWorth: Get $10 off your first purchase at StoryWorth.com/amr Calm + centered: Enjoy 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/211h 18m

AMR Trains: Master the Marathon with Author Ali Nolan

Ali Nolan, author of the recently released Master the Marathon, talks through: —The importance of pre-base and base training for more beginning runners; —The five training components necessary to master the marathon (they go way beyond running!); —How to know when you're physically and mentally ready to train for a marathon; —and the key three W's after a long training day.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles. Ready for more Training? Steaming hot episodes served up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2134m 54s

A Candid Conversation with a Fat Runner

If you’ve ever felt your weight was holding you back as a runner, you need to listen to this episode: It’s a lively, straight-talking convo between Sarah, Coach Liz, and guest Jill Angie, the size 20/22 author of Not Your Average Runner and a coach of larger-bodied runners. Jill shares: -the power she gained from reclaiming the word “fat” for herself; -how she avoids injuries (hint: strength training); -why focusing on getting faster is a losing proposition for her mindset; -athletic apparel brands that embrace a wide range of runners; -assumptions to ditch re: larger-bodies runners Sarah and Liz swap swimming tales in the intro, while Jill joins at 12:35.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support!  A rare Rothy’s discount! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR  Feel empowered with Birdie: Get 15% off your first purchase at ShesBirdie.com/AMR  Connect with your sexual self: Enjoy a 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2139m 3s

AMR Answers: Avoid Training Burnout; Run a Sub-2:00 Half-Marathon

An ideal episode for anyone training for a fall race, the hosts tell:  -Julia how to beat training plan burnout;  -Hillary how to keep marathon training “fun and light”; -Jana advice on achieving a sub-2:00 half-marathon; and, -Tiana the rationale for doing long runs slower than race pace. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2131m 48s

Racing Advice from a Mental Performance Coach

A must-listen for anyone stepping up to a starting line soon! Sarah and Katie (who is running the Chicago Half-Marathon in a week) get great insight and advice from Meg Waldron, M.S., a mental performance