Another Mother Runner

Another Mother Runner

By Another Mother Runner

This weekly podcast explores the intersection of running and mothering; it was launched in 2011 by the authors of RUN LIKE A MOTHER: HOW TO GET MOVING AND NOT LOSE YOUR FAMILY, JOB, OR SANITY. Host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating coterie of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to the value of a best running friend, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: These mother runners cover it all (and then some). This witty, conversational podcast makes a great running partner because these gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

Episodes

AMR Answers #49: Shoe-cleaning Advice; Running Mask News; Crotch Sweat

Sarah and Dimity serve up: -shoe-cleaning pointers for Kate (here’s a how-to article); -face-covering revelations + product solutions for Britt (here’s the Asics option + Athleta mask); and, -solutions for making crotch-sweat less unpleasant + less painful for Natalie.   The final step to better running: Visit Currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off a pair of Currex insoles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2032m 21s

#428: Running and Breastfeeding

Sarah and Molly talk to a trio of women who know all about breastfeeding babes: a lactation expert; former elite runner Tina Muir; and a “regular” mother runner. They share: -how to set yourself up for a “stellar” breastfeeding experience;  -loads of bra-fitting and bra-buying advice; -nutrition and hydration pointers; and, -advice on juggling feeding sessions + workouts.   Sarah and Molly chitchat about swimming and Sarah’s upcoming family vacation before the first guest joins at 14:01.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support!   Get your Brit on: Try Acorn TV and get your first 30 days free by going to Acorn.TV and using code AMR.   Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own!   Hire from the best: Get a $75 credit from the number one jobsite in the world at Indeed.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/201h 4m

AMR Trains #13: Running Through the Pandemic: Pro Runner Neely S. Gracey Shares Her Secrets

Pro Runner Neely Gracey, an eight-time collegiate national champion and three-time Olympic qualifier, had big plans for 2020. But COVID threw her—and us—a big bend in the road, and she’s actually grateful for the interruption. Tune in to find out: —The three ways she tracks her current fitness gains; —What she learned from her series of recent virtual 5Ks; —Why simple process goals (I will take 10 deep breaths today) are key to her positive mindset; —How her dog, Sprinter, became a cover model for Runner’s World. Here’s Neely’s post about setting annual goals, including her bullet journal printable. 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
04/08/2033m 0s

#427: A Dietitian’s Advice on Healthy Eating During the Pandemic

Sarah and Katie dish with Ellie Kempton, the Simply Nourished Nutrition dietitian, about healthy eating, weight management, and meal planning. Ellie serves up: ways to maintain motivation for healthy eating, even in stressful times; how to side-step stress eating—and how protein can aid in that pursuit; the concept of—and examples of—“stitchable-meals”; and, methods to combat weight stagnation. In the intro, Katie shares COVID-19-related family news. The conversation shifts to food-related topics at 16:40. 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. Books to your door: Go to LiteratiBooks.com/amr to get 25% off your first two months. Prioritize your pleasure: Get a 30-day free trial at DipseaStories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/201h 11m

AMR Answers #48: Relight the Running Spark; Goals to Aim for; Training Logs

Dimity and Sarah enlighten: -Erin on making running a routine again; -Megan on combining endurance and speed, if that’s what interests her; and, -Margaret on training log options—including details to include. (Here’s the journal Dimity recommends.)   The final step to better running: Visit Currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off a pair of Currex insoles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2032m 7s

#426: Alysia Montaño Talks about Motherhood, Saying “No, Not Now,” and Race

Sarah and Tish welcome professional runner, activist, podcast host, and new mom (for a 3rd time) Alysia Montaño. In addition to talking about her new book, Feel-good Fitness, Alysia details: how fitness is her “space for joy”; the importance of making life during this pandemic “manageable and sustainable”; advice on cultivating motivation; the mothers-supporting mission of &Mother, the foundation she co-founded; and, what she, as a Black woman, is feeling in the current racial injustice reckoning Click here to enter our Summer Essentials Giveaway! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Join Thrive Market today, and get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order at ThriveMarket.com/AMR The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles. Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/201h 8m

AMR Answers #47: Day-in, Day-out Runs; Hydration Advice; Heart Palpitations; Book Recommendations

Sarah and Dimity tell: -Christine to “have at it” if she wants to run the same-ish route and distance every run; -hydration best-practices to Sharon, who gets “ridiculously thirsty” on her runs; -Erin what to make of on-the-run heart palpitations (Valsalva Maneuver how-to); and, -book recommendations to motivate and enlighten Lexi.   Titles the duo recommend: The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for Olympic Gold: David Halberstam. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Daniel James Brown A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team: Arshay Cooper. Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer: Lynne Cox Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream: Diana Nyad Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory: Deena Kastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2034m 3s

#425: Life + Running During the Pandemic

Sarah and Dimity, the dynamic duo who founded AMR, share details of their life during these challenging times. The wide-ranging conversation covers: -coping strategies, including what structure and routine do for Dimity; -their workouts—plus what motivates them to get moving; -habits that are keeping them content and productive; and, -mealtime strategies for making dinner (so.many.meals!).   Click here to sign up for Love the Run You’re With virtual running events series.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own!  The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles.  Join Thrive Market today, and get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order at ThriveMarket.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/201h 7m

Learn to Love the Run You’re With

Dimity and Sarah chat with Coaches Jen and Liz in a special ad-free episode to discuss AMR’s exciting new virtual running event series—and also to explore themes this program fosters, such as teamwork, camaraderie, consistency, and so on. As Coach Jen reminds us: “You never regret putting miles in the bank. People need to stay fit and have a purpose.”  https://trainlikeamother.club/product/virtual-running-events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2039m 39s

#424: Running Games to Get You Going

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, the hosting duo laughs over an unexpected TMI topic. Kate the therapist enters the scene at 19:14. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own! The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles. Self-care shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/201h 12m

AMR Trains #12: Warm Weather Running Gear

In this first of a multi-part series, Dimity chats with Cynthia Vissers, a #motherrunner and running gear guru who has answered countless questions during her four-year stint at Charm City Running. The duo dive focus on weather running gear, including tips and recommendations for hydration packs and vests, sunscreens, lightweight tops, chafing solutions, and running masks. Products recommended include: Hydration Vests Nathan Vaporhowe ($165; on sale for $123) Camelback Women’s Circuit Vest ($85) Chafing Creams Squirrel’s Nut Butter (from $6.95) Megababe Thigh Rescue ($14) Hooha Ride Glide ($23) Light Tanks Nike Breathe Tank ($40) Oiselle Flyte Tank ($48) Sunscreen Fotowater Isdin Fusion Water SPF 50+ Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch ($11) Hats for Smaller Heads Nike Aerobill Tailwind ($28) Oiselle Foldable Roga Hat ($34) AMR Hats + Visors ($25) Face Masks Buff Original ($20) Oiselle Flyout Gaiter ($24) UnderArmour Sports Mask ($30) Adidas Face Mask ($16/3 pack) Athleta Face Masks ($30/5 pack) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2037m 27s

#423: Self-defense and Safety while Running

Sarah and Maggie jump into an enlightening conversation with Jennifer Cassetta, a self-defense expert and 3rd-degree black belt in the martial art of Hapkido. In answering questions from the AMR Facebook page, Jenn shares: the ABCs of martial arts—and how to deploy them on a run; ways to bolster self-confidence and step into your power; how intuition (she calls it “internal GPS”) plays a huge role in personal safety; pointers on using pepper spray; and, how to release your “inner she-beast” when the situation calls for it. Maggie tells about returning to her beloved Orange Theory Fitness classes, then Jenn joins the show at 17:03.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own! The final step to better running: Visit currex.us and use code AMR15 for 15% off insoles. Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/201h 5m

AMR Answers #46: Post-run Recovery; Rest Days; Cambered Roads; Barre Class Benefits

Dimity and Sarah advise: -Jessica on the timeframe and important elements of cooldown and recovery; -Jennifer on how to respect the rest day and what else might be wearing her down; -Susan on running on a cambered (read: super-slanted!) road; and, -Whitley on the benefits of barre classes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/2030m 56s

#422: 2020 Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarah and Ellison convene in studio (!) for their biannual conversation about newly published books. The duo talks about these novels and non-fiction books: The Beauty of Your Face: Sahar Mustafa The Other Bennet Sister: Janice Hadlow The Resolutions: Brady Hammes The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: Suzanne Collins Eight Perfect Murders: Peter Swanson The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires: Grady Hendrix Rodham: Curtis Sittenfeld Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family: Robert Kolker This is Chance: The Shaking of an All-American City, the Voice that Held It Together: Jon Mooallem   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support!   Let Cook Smarts plan your dinners: Get 20% off with code AMR20 at cooksmarts.com/amr  Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own  Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/201h 6m

AMR Trains #11: How To Raise a Runner

Dimity talks to three generations of runners—Jane Espy, 74; Katie Oglesby, 48; and Abby Oglesby, 21—to get their perspective on how to help kids start and enjoy running. The trio let us in on: Why a 5K is a great place to get them started; What to say—or not say—to a kid who is complaining on the run; Why a parent's mantra should be no pressure; And how modeling healthy behavior is the best influence of all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2036m 43s

#421: Women Runners Share Their Mindfulness Routines

Part of our Routines series, Sarah and Amanda converse with three mother runners about the mindfulness techniques they practice to relieve anxiety, improve mood, and affect positive change. Learn: how “expressive writing” can provide calm and reflection; the various ways these women choose—and use—mantras; the power of humor (including foul-but-funny coloring books!); what “box breathing” is and what it can do for you; and, how spending a little time using a mindfulness “tool” can provide big rewards. The first guest starts sharing at 14:09.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Let Cook Smarts plan your dinners: Get 20% off with code AMR20 at cooksmarts.com/amr Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah’s favorite goodrs— and get some of your own! Be kind to your skin: Get 15% off your first purchase at TrueBotanicals.com/amr using code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/201h 10m

AMR Answers #45: From Walk-Run to Consistent Running; Glute Muscle Stretches; Callouses

Sarah and Dimity tell: -Winnie the best way to progress from walk-run to consistent running; -Shannon how to deal with a tweak in her “deep butt muscle”; and, -Jackie advice for end-of-toe callouses. Here are the two videos Dimity recommends to Shannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2033m 37s

#420: Running and Weight-loss Transformations

Sarah and Maggie talk with two mother runners who detail how losing 70-100 pounds changed their lives (and minds). The candid conversation covers: the value of celebrating “non-scale victories (three cheers for on-the-toes push-ups!); the importance of compassion, curiosity, and consistency; the reality of being in the “injury-corner,” and regaining some weight; and, creating spaces (a she-shed, perhaps?!?) to do “thought downloads” and strength training. In the intro, laugh along as Sarah proudly accepts the label “schleppy-preppy!” The first weight-loss wonder starts sharing at 15:09.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Look good, run GOODR: Visit goodr.com/amr to check out Sarah's favorite goodrs— and get some of your own! Join Thrive Market today, and get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order at ThriveMarket.com/AMR Switch to Nom Nom today and get 50% off a 2-week trial. Go to TryNom.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/2054m 25s

#419: Special Episode: Race + Running

Sarah and Dimity have a candid conversation with two African-American mother runners, Brandi Dockett and Jennnifer Baskerville-Burrows, about being a black runner in America today. In this special ad-free episode, the guests talk about: -when they first realized how white the sport of running is; -the necessity of picking “safe” routes and times of day to run; -the support and camaraderie the group Black Girls Run! provides them; -how a “raggedy” conversation is better than no conversation at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2047m 7s

#418: Pandemic Endurance Tactics

Sarah and Adrienne bring on two Train Like a Mother Club assets, Coach Jen Harrison and Dr. Justin Ross, to share insight and advice on using running-honed tactics to deal with pandemic anxiety, stress, and challenges, such as: how to compartmentalize thoughts and concerns; the power of micro-goals; the importance of accepting, and occasionally embracing, hard spots; and, how to align values to your purpose. In the intro, Adrienne gives an update on her (virtual) run across New York state. Coach Jen joins the duo at 14:12. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Get smooth gams with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Give the gift of memories: Get $10 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/201h 6m

AMR Answers #44: Importance of Sleep; Virtual Race Advice; Handling Blind Curves

Dimity and Sarah counsel: -Katelyn in Kansas City on the importance of sleep (and shifting priorities); -Kristen in Calgary on generating excitement during a virtual race; and, -Katie in Wilmore, Kentucky, on the best approach for blind curves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2038m 10s

#417: Running and Periods!

Sarah and Molly, the Queen of TMI, have a bloody (had to do it!) good conversation about periods with Dr. Jennifer Hallowell, a Massachusetts-based OB/GYN, mom of two, and self-described “serial half-marathoner.” In answering questions culled from Facebook, the good doctor details: how to get rid of having periods + clever ways to reduce flow; methods to manage PMS symptoms; non-tampon/pad options (so many!), including an online comparison chart; menopause misconceptions; and, how to not feel “like a bloated hippo running in quicksand” right around your period. After random, laughter-filled chitchat, the guest jumps on at 10:13. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Be kind to your skin: Get 15% off your first purchase at TrueBotanicals.com/amr using code AMR Your muscles will thank you: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days by going to theragun.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/201h 3m

AMR Trains #10: Running in the Heat

According to our weather girl sources, humidity is rising—and so are temperatures. Don’t head for the treadmill just yet; listen in as Dimity chats with Train Like a Mother Club coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat to get their tips and tricks on how to handle summer running.  Their advice includes: —The amount of time your body needs to acclimate to warmer weather; —What workouts are best done super early—or on the treadmill; —Best hydration practices before and during a run; and —The shorts Coach Jen can’t live without. Coaches Jen and Liz oversee the Heart + Sole: Running by Heart Rate and Triathlon programs in the Train Like a Mother Club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2031m 13s

#416: Motivation: Three Women Runners Share What’s Getting Them Going

Sarah and Katie talk with three women runners about what’s keeping their fitness-fire lit during stay-at-home orders. A few audio highlights: how Texan Samantha’s run streak is keeping her on track, plus how it’s expanded during the pandemic; how Washingtonian Jess views the pandemic as an opportunity to learn new training techniques; how Melissa in New Hampshire and Jess are both remotely relying on friends to stay active; and, how One Mile a Day in May has become Melissa’s get-moving mantra. Katie shares an oh-no-she-didn’t anecdote in the intro! The first “motivational speaker” joins at 7:20.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Sleep easy. Get $150 off any mattress order of $1,500 or more with code amr at Purple.com/amr Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/201h 23m

AMR Answers #43: Multi-month Virtual Runs + 24-hour Ultra Challenges

Sarah and Dimity advise: -Stormy in Destin, Florida, on the best ways to stay injury free and motivated doing the Great Virtual Run across Tennessee, including this dynamic warm-up routine; -practical tips for a 24-hour ultra running challenge, like the Yeti, to Courtney in Olathe, Kansas.   Bonus: Get Dimity’s honest assessment of the newly re-introduced Kona Cola Nuun!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2038m 18s

#415: Canceled or Postponed Race: Now What?

Sarah and Molly chat with three mother runners about their approaches to running (and triathlon-ing) after their races were postponed, canceled, or are in limbo waiting for word. The gals hash out: -the comfort—and the conflict—of sticking to a training plan with no finish line in sight; -the welcome motivation an annual mileage goal provides;  -race-day alternatives, including creative DIY challenges; and, -the freedom of a flexible workout schedule. In the intro, the best running friends share their what-now intentions in the wake of the Missoula Marathon/Half Marathon cancellation. The first guest-runner joins at 18:12.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support!   Join Thrive Market today, and get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order at ThriveMarket.com/AMR Your muscles will thank you: Try Theragun risk-free for 30 days by going to theragun.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/201h 4m

AMR Trains #9: The Athlete’s Gut

Getting in line for the Port-a-Potties at every race start, Dimity talks to Dr. Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD, author of the newly released book The Athlete’s Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition and Stomach Distress. Among other things, Patrick explains: —Various common causes of cramps and diarrhea; —The science behind your body burning fats vs. carbs; —The only scientifically proven way to stop side stitches; and —Why mindfulness can help your intestines calm down. Interested in being a potential future Athlete’s Gut research participant? Follow Patrick on Twitter: @SportsRD_PhD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2042m 6s

#414: The Future of Running Races

Sarah and Amanda Loudin talk about what races might be like once they get back up and running. Then, in the second half of the episode, the Missoula Marathon director joins the mother runner duo to talk about the cancellation (sniff, sniff) of that June race, which Sarah has been training for. Sharing knowledge gained through Running USA, Amanda details: alternatives and modifications to future race expos; the “minefield” of a race corral in the age of coronavirus; how masks and carry-with-you collapsible cups will become new marketing platforms; having to “make do with less” when it comes to race volunteers; and, how “it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to figure out a way forward.” In the intro chitchat, Sarah offers viewing recommendations, including Hulu’s Mrs. America and Never Have I Ever on Netflix. The guest joins the show at 13:30. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support!  Give the gift of memories: Get $10 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/amr   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2052m 37s

AMR Answers #42: At-home Strength Tools; Nailing a Sub-2:00 Half-Marathon; Vegetarian Dinner Options

Dimity and Sarah share: -recommendations for at-home strength-training equipment for Kate in Yakima, Washington; -guidance to Chicagoan Devon about mixing CrossFit with marathon training; -suggestions for Jana in Waco, Texas, who’s looking to achieve a sub-2:00 half-marathon; and, -vegetarian dinner options for Christina on Long Island, New York, to eat the night before a long run.   Here’s the Nutrition for Running: Half Marathon + Marathon program (just $20!) Dimity suggests. Also, learn how Sarah the Optimist’s marathon training is going, plus Dimity’s sports-related news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2036m 41s

#413: Sports Bra Facts + Fit-Finding Advice

Sarah and Maggie talk all about sports bras with Laura Tempesta, a renowned bra consultant and founder of the website/advocacy group Bravolution. Bra-avenger Laura details: why it’s crucial to know what “sister sizing” is before you bra shop; care and washing protocol for getting the most miles out of a sports bra; the key steps to finding your ideal sports bra; and, ways to sidestep chafing. To find support that won’t let you down, download this guide compiled by Laura. After talking about marathon training, cooking, and baking, Sarah and Maggie welcome the guest at 16:32. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Let Cook Smarts plan your dinners: Get 20% off with code AMR20 at cooksmarts.com/amr Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Sleep easy. Get $150 off any mattress order of $1,500 or more with code amr at Purple.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/201h 0m

AMR Trains #8: DIY Ultras: How Two Women Ran Virtual 50Ks

Dimity talks to two women who each recently ran 50K on their own because of COVID-19: Kelli Anderson, a stay-at-home mom of two in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, and Lora Morgan, a veterinarian and stepmother of one in Jackson, Georgia. Tune in to learn: —How Lora got through the miles going back and forth on her long, dirt-road driveway; —Why Kelli set up her aid station in the garage, not in her house; —The helpful beauty of doing the exact same lap again and again; —And how both of them got through the rough spots of a long, long day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2033m 7s

#412: A Deep Dive About Swimming

Sarah and Dimity jump into a conversation with Bonnie Tsui, an avid swimmer and surfer and author of a new book entitled Why We Swim. The water-loving trio talks about: -the brain-wave-changing effects of swimming; -advice for adults who want to learn to swim or be comfortable around water; -practical breathing tips; -the ins-and-outs of Masters swimming; and, -the pure joy of swimming! Funny cake tales from the duo in the intro chitchat; the guest hops in at 17:01. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Let Cook Smarts plan your dinners: Get 20% off with code AMR20 at cooksmarts.com/amr Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Take your running to the next level with BeetElite: Get 20% off your first purchase at livehuman.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/201h 2m

AMR Answers #41: Faith in Nailing Race-Pace; Plantar Fasciitis Relief; How to Become a Running Coach

Sarah and Dimity reveal: -how building a wide endurance base will allow Suzanne in Calgary to hit her race pace; -other options for Olga in Washington State for dealing with plantar fasciitis; and, -avenues Catherine in Durango, Colorado, can follow to become a certified running coach. In the intro, the hosts rejoice in the “different zing” cycling provides compared to running. (Heresy, we know!) Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2033m 33s

#411: Navigating Running-related Relationship Road Bumps

Sarah and Katie talk with Cory Nyamora, a clinical psychologist and a triathlon/running coach, about running-related conflicts that can arise in relationships. Responding to real-life questions posted on the AMR Facebook page, Cory discusses: the importance of partners having space and time to pursue passions; how to get a partner to take an interest in your running; equality in a relationship; and, how open, frequent communication can solve myriad issues. In the introduction, Katie shares her exercise streak, and the two hosts detail how running blends with their respective relationships. (Twice-married Sarah gets to compare and contrast!) The guest joins the show at 17:06. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/201h 3m

AMR Trains #7: How to Happily Run in the Rain

Helping you lean into—not curse—April’s showers, Dimity chats with Sarah, a proud Pacific Northwester, about how to embrace the wet—and refreshing—runs in the rain. The duo cover: ·      Best attire to keep you comfortable; ·      How to minimize chafe + phone damage; ·      How to mentally embrace—and enjoy—the challenge; ·      And why a rainy day trumps a hot or windy day for running. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2029m 49s

#410: Trail Running Tips, Trick, and Tales

Sarah and Amanda talk all things trail running with Sarah Lavender Smith, a running coach and author of The Trail Runner’s Companion. A veteran of 93 (!) marathons and ultras, Sarah shares: her personal transformation from smoker to accomplished ultramarathoner; the importance of optimism and adaptability when hitting the trail; safety-related scenarios to be prepared for (hint: it’s not “wild animals and creepy people”); her favorite pre-run warm-up exercises; and, an eye-opening way of looking at “walking” mid-run. The intro chitchat runs the gamut, including Sarah talking about her continued Missoula Marathon training. The Other Sarah joins the show at 15:07. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Visit LEARNWITHOMER.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2052m 59s

AMR Answers #40: Cycling Comfort Advice; Training Periodization; Help for Back Pain

Dimity and Sarah suggest: -to Phoebe in New Hampshire ways to protect her lady-bits while cycling; -the go-hard, go-easy rhythm of durable, year-long training for Lisa in Shoreview, Minnesota;   -training for non-traditional distance races for Liz in Mystic, Connecticut; and, -how Pilates can be a game-changer for the ailing back of Jamie in Oak Park, Illinois. Here’s the book Dimity recommends to Jamie and other back-pain sufferers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2036m 43s

#409: Women Runners Share Their Shelter-in-Place Routines

As part of AMR’s “Routines” series, Sarah and Maggie check in with four mother runners about their new normal, daily life, and workouts while sheltering in place. Visit them vicariously, and learn: how meditation is helping ease Nicole’s anxiety; how Kelyn is getting creative combining workouts with homeschooling; what Erin is doing with the time she’s gained by losing her commute; why Kary believes V-ups are “the devil’s child,” and; each mom’s unprompted silver lining.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Visit LEARNWITHOMER.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial! Go to betabrand.com/amr to save 25% off dress pants yoga pants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/201h 14m

Bonus Episode: Sarah’s Chat with BibRave Folks

Sarah had a virtual sit-down with Tim and Jessica Murphy, the founders of BibRave and fellow Portland residents, to talk about coping during this crisis. They touch on all sorts of topics, including what Sarah’s reading and watching. This conversation is part of a YouTube series, and the trio answers questions pinged in by viewers.  Save 20% off any WIN detergents on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2047m 51s

#408: Beatie Deutsch, Israeli National Champion Runner + Mother of 5

Sarah and Tish compare self-isolating (and educational!) notes from the two coasts, then are joined by a guest half a world away, Beatie Deutsch, the Israeli marathon and half-marathon champion and a mother of five young children. Beatie shares: -how she morphed from non-runner to national champion in just four years (!!); -what dressing modestly (complete with below-the-knee skirt + head scarf) means to her; -what a typical marathon training week includes; -social media advice to ensure you don’t “compete or compare” with others; and, -how she’s coping with an inability to run due to injury + newly imposed government restrictions. Beatie joins the conversation at 14:24.   When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Save $150 off a year-long membership by going to ParsleyHealth.com and entering code AMR Make learning at home about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Take your running to the next level with BeetElite: Get 20% off your first purchase at livehuman.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2047m 9s

AMR Trains #6: A DIY Marathon: What to Do with Cancelled Races

On a Thursday morning in early March, Meghan Vanasek, a mother of four in Durham, NC, got news that the Tobacco Road Marathon, her first 26.2, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 situation. On Saturday morning, Meghan ran her own marathon. Dimity chats with Meghan about: ·      The conflicting emotions she had when her race was canceled; ·      The alternatives she considered before plotting her own race; ·      How she set up her route and aid stations; ·      What helped her get through the tough miles; ·      And why this race, “was not at all what [she] envisioned, but in some ways, was better.” Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Check out the Train Like a Mother 26.2: Go the Distance Program, the one Meghan used. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2026m 35s

#305: Author Alex Hutchinson on Mental Endurance

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton enjoy a quick catch-up, and Tish tells the tale of her spring break PR. (Psst: It involves location, not time!) Alex Hutchinson, author of the newly released ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, joins the conversation to talk about mental endurance and the power of the mind. In calming tones, Alex explains limits are negotiable and the importance of getting out of your own way. From “the base of the mountain,” he talks about how to become aware of the internal monologue you have with yourself on a run—and how to reframe that “conversation” to enhance self-belief. Nod along as Alex discusses the “deeply worn grooves in your mind.” Validation that the mere perception of mental fatigue (sigh) can affect a run leads to an intriguing pre-race suggestion. Sarah and Alex discuss the timing of when to work out, with Alex offering a practical point sure to resonate with mother runners. He offers many bits of running advice that apply for everyday life, including singing the praises of running with someone. Nuun-drinking game: Chug every time any of the trio says, “South Africa.” Alex Hutchinson comes on board at 10:12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2058m 58s

#407: Running and (Not) Racing during Coronavirus Pandemic

Sarah and Dimity talk with psychologist Dr. Justin Ross, whose Denver-based practice is called MindBodyHealth. The trio discuss: -dealing with anxiety during this period of uncertainty; -getting over the disappointment of a canceled race; -shifting to a “holding pattern” with running; -the possibility of post-traumatic growth; and, -finding the “why” in your running. The therapeutic part of this ad-free podcast starts when Justin joins the convo at 09:34; until then, the AMR founding duo discuss…golf! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2044m 39s

#406: Women Runners Share Their Long Run Routines

Sarah and Coach Amanda Loudin catch up with three BAMRbassadors, all veterans of numerous marathons and several ultras, who share their best practices before, during, and after long training runs. Revelations include: -pre-run meals and treats (including a protein mug-cake!); -the best night-before prep; -the smartest running gear investment one of them ever made; -clever on-the-run hydration and nutrition tactics; and, -ways to deal with mid-run rough patches (one option might surprise you!).  Sarah shares details about her WMNRUN quarter-marathon race (spoiler alert: it just might involve an age-group medal!) in the introduction; the first BAMRbassador runs on at 13:49. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase!  Get a jumpstart on getting in the mood: Enjoy a 30-day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/AMR  Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/201h 4m

AMR Answers #39: Motivational Mojo; Weekly Mileage Guidance; Massage Advice

Sarah and Dimity offer up: -motivational tips for injured Ashley in Bad Axe, Michigan; -skip-the-marathon advice to pregnant San Diegan Courtney; -insight into weekly mileage load in hopes Virginian Kathleen can sidestep injury; and, -massage recommendations to Becca in Greenville, South Carolina. Here’s link to the Injured #BAMR Facebook page the duo recommends for Ashley. Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered. Save 20% off any WIN detergents on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2036m 42s

#405: Celebrating AMR’s 10th Anniversary!

Sarah and Dimity take a (conversational) walk down memory lane with six mother runners to reminisce about AMR's 10 years of helping women runners strive for—and reach—their goals. Recorded in front of the Hilton Head Island Retreat attendees, this episode is full of rowdy laughs and get-you-moving inspiration. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Save $150 off a year-long membership by going to ParsleyHealth.com and entering code AMR  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2059m 51s

AMR Trains #5: Strength Training + Running: Solving the Equation

Dimity chats with Dr. Ellie Sommers, a USATF Level 1 Certified Run coach, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified Weightlifting Coach, and owner of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy in Seattle about: ·      If runners truly need to strength train for performance (it’s not the answer you expect!); ·      Why it’s especially important for women to lift weights; ·      How varied strength training fits with the race training cycle; ·      What her favorite moves for female runners are; ·      And why you should challenge yourself in the gym. “Pick something heavier than you usually do,” she says, “You might surprise yourself. Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2034m 51s

#404: Cookbook Author + Marathoner Charlie Watson

Sarah and Katie gab with Charlie Watson (aka “The Runner Beans”), a British dietitian, marathoner, and author of a new aimed-at-runners cookbook, COOK EAT RUN. In her lovely British accent, Charlie details: -ways to streamline healthy eating; -how she developed 20-minute meals while bring a nanny of three kids; -smart snack choices; and, -a few of her favorite recipes (yum!). The duo becomes a trio at 14:19.  When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Get a jumpstart on getting in the mood: Enjoy a 30-day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/AMR Take your running to the next level with BeetElite: Get 20% off your first purchase at livehuman.com/amr Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2051m 31s

AMR Answers #38: Theory of ‘Good Enough,’ Zero-Drop Shoes, + Goal Setting

Dimity and Sarah counsel: -Kathleen from Florida Panhandle on mixing tune-up races into marathon training; -Renée in Naperville, Illinois, about transitioning to zero-drop shoes; -Shelby in Jupiter, Florida, in regards to planning for long-term goals while juggling short-term ones. And the duo discusses the crucial theory of “good enough.” Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered. Save 20% off any WIN detergents on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2030m 35s

#403: Running after Heart Surgery

As part of Heart Month, Sarah and Ellison pull up chairs with two in-studio mother runners who have each had heart surgery. (Both named Sarah!) Marvel as: -Sarah Foster recounts running the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim eight months after getting a pacemaker for a cardiac arrhythmia; -Sarah Phelan tells how she qualified for and ran the 2014 Boston Marathon after having open-heart surgery to fix an aneurysm; -both women detail how much more perseverance they have post-surgery; and, -both women highlight the importance of paying attention to symptoms. Sarah and Ellison talk books (natch!), including The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Long Bright River by Liz Moore, before the first Sarah-guest joins at 9:42. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Post your job today at Indeed.com/amr and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2040m 47s

AMR Trains #4: Talking Olympic Marathon Trials with Qualifier Ashley Paulson

Ashley Paulson, a mom of four and former pro triathlete, will be running in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 29. Listen to hear: ·      how she almost missed her qualifying time—and squeaked in by 10 seconds; ·      her mantra for her qualifying marathon (file under: #goodenough); ·      the treadmill workout she thrashes (hint: it involves 70 reps); and, ·      how she’s approaching the most competitive marathon of her career. Wish Ashley Paulson a great race on Instagram: @ashkickn Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2031m 26s

#402: Why I Love Running

Sarah and Maggie kick back with three mother runners—Pace of Me Jessica + two BAMRbassadors—to talk about their love (and sometimes love-hate!) of running. Listen to: -Jessica detail her “newfound sense of capability and possibility” with running after the birth of her third child; -Liz express gratitude toward running for connecting her to her husband; -Lindsey talk candidly about how running helps her overcome the struggles of being a stay-at-home mom; and, -all three share how running helps them pursue their full potential. In the introductory chitchat, Maggie opens up about her recent weight loss, then the hosts reveal why they love running. The first guest hops on at 14:20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/201h 8m

AMR Answers #37: Traction Devices, Hydration, + Half-Marathon Mileage Pre-reqs

Sarah and Dimity discuss: -Traction devices for winter-weather running for Jess in Pittsburgh; -Hydration tactics during half-marathon training in response to Minnesotan Cindy; -Mileage prerequisites for Canadian Michelle, who’s about embark on 13.1 training; and, -The benefits of turmeric and tart cherry juice to Becky of Mount Pleasant, Mich.  Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered.  Save 20% off any WIN detergents on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2028m 19s

#401: The Effects of Exercise on Sexual Function

Sarah and Molly have an intimate conversation with Lia Jiannine, a researcher who studies sexual function and fitness who’s also a strength and conditioning coach. In this some-might-consider-it-NC-17 episode, the trio discusses: -the impact running and strength training have on sex lives; -the effects of stress on sexual desire; -foods and supplements that might get you more in the mood; -why you might want to swap a run for a weight-room session; and, -so.much.more. In the intro, Molly and Sarah reveal their 2019 #foundchange totals, and Molly shares a (skull) crushing story. The episode turns to sex when the expert joins at 14:33. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2049m 40s

AMR Trains #3: Training for + Running the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Host Dimity McDowell talks with Julie Masson, a Kansas City mother of three who took on her first marathon after only a year of running.  Listen to learn: ·      How her GPS misled her on race day; ·      How she realized her hydration needed a tune-up; ·      How her phone factored into a TMI incident; and,  ·      How she’ll never look at a finisher’s medal the same way again. Find the right Train Like a Mother Club Marathon Training [https://trainlikeamother.club/marathon-training-programs/] program for you. Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2037m 16s

#400: 400th Episode of Another Mother Runner Podcast!

Sarah is joined by podcast producer Alex Ward to replay favorite moments from the last 100 episodes, along with some behind-the-scenes details. Hear: -Shalane Flanagan recount the final 10K of her winning 2017 New York City Marathon; -Meb Keflezighi remember the final miles of his winning 2014 Boston Marathon; -sports psychologist Dr. Justin Ross (and Alex!) talk about athletic happy places; -Kara Goucher talk about how vulnerability can be a strength; and, -several TMI experiences, including the greatest overshare ever on the show! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Make learning about STEAM fun: Go to kiwico.com/amr and get your first month FREE! Post your job today at Indeed.com/amr and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/201h 16m

AMR Answers #36: Heart Rate Zones, Marathon Motivation, + Debut 26.2 Prerequisites

Dimity and Sarah counsel: -Nicole from Shippensburg, Penn., on the rationale of heart rate training; -Wyomingite Lexi about staying motivated through marathon training; -Beth in northern Virginia about being well prepared for debut marathon training; and, -Cassandra of Long Island, N.Y., on the rules of the road, especially with a stroller. Here’s the heart-rate chest strap Coach Dimity recommends. Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered. Your clothes need a detergent as active as you are: WIN Sports Detergent removes sweat, oils, bacteria, and salts from workout wear. Save 20% off any WIN products on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2036m 47s

#399: Women Runners Share Their Morning Routines

Sarah and new, occasional co-host Katie Sznewajs cozy up to four mother runners to hear about how they move from feet-hit-the-floor to out-the-door. Learn: -how Leah took control of her mornings implementing the business practice of kaizen; -how Kristjana’s routine has changed as her three sons have aged; -why Nicole needs at least an hour to get moving; -glute activation drills from 2x Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier + coach Magdalena; and, -how to make your mornings as fail-proof and streamlined as possible. Nuun drinking game: Chug every time someone drops the word “poop!” Remember to submit a Voice Memo to be included in our Valentine’s Day episode, please, telling us why you love running. Include your first name, where calling from, and 1-2 sentences about why you love running. Then email the Voice Memo by Feb. 3 to: BAMR@anothermotherrunner.com. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! To try Magic Spoon and grab a variety pack, go to magicspoon.com/MOTHERRUNNER. Use code MOTHERRUNNER for free shipping. Get two leggings for only $24 ($99 value) at Fabletics.com/amr when you sign up for a VIP. Get $7.50 in coupons for tasty shakes and bars when you sign up for the ZonePerfect newsletter at ZonePerfect.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/201h 23m

AMR Trains #2: Setting—and Achieving—Season Goals

Welcome to the second episode of AMR Trains, a new podcast under the Another Mother Runner pod umbrella and based on the Train Like a Mother Club. In this podcast that comes out every other Tuesday, we’re going to focus on topics related to training, and our guests will include Train Like a Mother Coaches, a variety of #motherrunners and other engaging experts. Since we are just rounding the halfway mark of January, we wanted to focus on setting—and achieving—seasonal goals. We’re bringing in the big guns to help us out with this: Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat, two Chicago-area triathlon and running coaches who oversee the Heart + Sole and Triathlon programs in the Train Like a Mother Club. Listen in to find out: ·      The best guidelines for setting a goal; ·      Why goals don’t necessarily need to be PR- or time-related; ·      The single most important thing to helping you achieve your goals (it’s easier than you think!); and ·      What BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) Coach Liz is aiming for in 2020. Notes: Train Like a Mother Triathlon Programs: Comprehensive programs for Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman and Ironman distances Train Like a Mother Heart + Sole Programs: Learn to Run by Heart Rate, as well as Half Marathon and Marathon programs Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2032m 39s

#398: Setting the Women’s Marathon World Record—and Sparking a Controversy

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton are joined by two women associated with the new book Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary—Rachel Swaby, one of the co-authors, and Maureen “Moe” Mancuso, the book’s subject, who set the women’s marathon world record at age 13 (!) in 1967. The quartet cover: -Mighty Moe’s 3:15 marathon run—and the resulting negative backlash; -marathon legend Kathrine Switzer giving Maureen her due—40 years after the fact; -why Maureen gave up running for decades; and, -the profound impact Maureen’s accomplishment had on women’s running. In the intro, Sarah and Tish talk about "intentionally enjoying" a calmer schedule, and Sarah talks up WMNRUN in hopes of Tish joining BAMRs to run it on March 1. Maureen and Rachel join the show at 15:51. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! To try Magic Spoon and grab a variety pack, go to magicspoon.com/MOTHERRUNNER. Use code MOTHERRUNNER for free shipping. Enjoy two months of Skillshare Premium Membership for free at Skillshare.com/amr Get $7.50 in coupons for tasty shakes and bars when you sign up for the ZonePerfect newsletter at ZonePerfect.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2057m 40s

AMR Answers #35: Treadmills, Winter Cross-training, Shin Splints

Sarah and Dimity give guidance to: -Shannon in Germany regarding marathon training on a treadmill; -Minnesotan Pam about winter cross-training while marathon training; -Jen from Unadilla, N.Y., who’s looking to crush a one-day relay race; and, -Washingtonian Erin on avoiding shin splints. Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered. Sign up here for the Another Mother Runner newsletter. Your clothes need a detergent as active as you are: WIN Sports Detergent removes sweat, oils, bacteria, and salts from workout wear. Save 20% off any WIN products on Amazon using code AMRGOWIN. Limit one redemption per customer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2032m 27s

#397: Winter Reading Recommendations

Sarah and Ellison “Book Bully” Weist get cozy and delve into a discussion of their favorite new—and upcoming—books. The books they recommend and are looking forward to, plus one suggested by producer Alex Ward are: Boom Town: the Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City by Sam Anderson The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld The conversation turns from letter-writing to books at 13:21. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Cheers: Celebrate your 2020 finish lines with a Sufferfest Beer. Check out the goods at SufferfestBeer.com To buy the audiobook How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings by comedian Sarah Cooper, go to http://bit.ly/mens-feelings Get two leggings for only $24 ($99 value) at Fabletics.com/amr when you sign up for a VIP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2054m 19s

AMR Trains #1: How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Welcome to AMR Trains, a new podcast under the Another Mother Runner pod umbrella and based on the Train Like a Mother Club. In this podcast that comes out every other Tuesday, we’re going to focus on topics related to training: everything from the best cross-training for runners to how to mentally stay in a race to how to optimally nourish your body. Our guests will include Train Like a Mother Coaches, a variety of #motherrunners talking about their athletic feats (because we love vicarious racing and training!) and other engaging experts.  Before we dive into fartleks and finish lines, we’re going to tackle a subject that affects our training—and our moods, metabolism and pretty much everything else: Sugar—and how to minimize its effect on us. In this first episode, Dimity talks to dietician Ellie Kempton, MSN, RD, the expert behind Simply Nourished Like a Mother and Metabolic Reset, who helps us back away from the Ben + Jerry’s. Simply Nourished Like a Mother, an 8-week foundational program, runs from January 13 to March 9. Metabolic Reset, a 12-week program focused on weight loss and metabolic makeover, runs from January 13 to April 5. Save 20% off all WIN Sports Detergent Products on Amazon with code AMRGOWIN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2038m 36s

#396: Why Running Makes You Happy

Sarah and Coach Amanda gab with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University as well as author of the just-released book The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, about why exercise helps our minds and moods. Dr. McGonigal talks with the duo about: -how to “tend and befriend” stress; -the science of a runner’s high—and the potent benefits of it; -why moving in synchronicity with people is so potent; -why you should become an early bird exerciser, if you’re not already; -how to mentally cope with a sidelining injury; and, -how to bring more joy to your life. Sarah and Amanda talk about their families’ holiday breaks, and the guest joins the show at 14:33. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Explore treadmill options--and the brilliance of iFit technology—at NordicTrack.com Cheers: Celebrate your 2020 finish lines with a Sufferfest Beer. Check out the goods at SufferfestBeer.com Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2054m 57s

#395: Co-Hosts Reflect on 2019 + Look Ahead to 2020

In this annual tradition, Sarah talks with each of her co-hosts to reminisce about their 2019 athletic accomplishments and cast ahead to the New Year. Hear: -Dimity detail how (and why) 2020 will be The Year of Grant (her hubby); -Amanda rave about “experiential runs,” including one involving the sunrise in the Alps (!!); -Maggie take Sarah (+ Alex!) on the major tangent, leading to this video; -Adrienne recount her four 2019 half-marathons in her quest to run 13.1 in every state; -Ellison talk candidly about getting right with substituting walking for running; and, -Molly shock Sarah with an admission about running. Loads (loads!) of laughs in this extra-long episode. The Nuun drinking game cue? “Mumford + Sons.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/191h 37m

AMR Answers #34: Year-End and Holiday Responses

Dimity and Sarah suggest to: -Chicagoan Maureen how to spend her year-end bonus; -Pam in Atlanta the beauty of year-end reflections instead of New Year resolutions; -Portlander Barb some retorts when holiday conversations turn to races; -Mary Lou in Gresham, Oregon, favorite gifts for runners. Call 470-BADASS1 to record a question you want answered.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/1933m 10s

#394: How to Love Running on a Treadmill

Sarah and Maggie hit Start on conversations with four treadmill-lovers. The quartet of mother runners share: -how they shifted from loathing to loving treadmill running; -boredom-busters on the ’mill; -their favorite treadmill workouts; -get-fired-up phrases that propel them forward during rough patches; and, -the shows and podcasts they save to watch or listen to exclusively on the treadmill. In the intro, Maggie shares big race news. The first of the four BAMRs join the show at 15:37. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Explore treadmill options--and the genius of iFit technology—at NordicTrack.com Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/191h 18m

#393: Cannabis, CBD, and Runners

Sarah and Amanda have a chill conversation with Dr. Joanna Zeiger, a former professional triathlete and founder of Canna Research Group. A leading expert on the topic of cannabis and athletes, Dr. Zeiger: -shares her personal experience with cannabis to manage chronic pain; -demystifies the differences between marijuana and hemp; -details the potential benefits of CBD, plus the myriad ways to take it; and, -shares buying and dosing guidelines. Save 15% off by using code AMR at checkout on naturesgemcbd.com. Sign up here for a chance to win free 500 Mg CBD oil.   From 5Ks to ultras, use RaceRaves to find your next race. Go to RaceRaves.com Thanks, Bombas. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to bombas.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1947m 53s

AMR Answers #33: Trail 50K, BQ Strength, Time v. Miles

Sarah and Dimity give: -Paula from Bellaire, Michigan, advise for tackling a trail 50K; -Duluth-residing Maya strength-building alternatives to running with a tire tied on her back; -Leah in Minnesota advice on training by time versus miles. Call 470-BADASS1 to leave a question you want the duo to answer!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/1929m 7s

#392: Four BAMRs Share Their Running Consistency Secret

Sarah and Dimity gab with four gals about how they got in their miles in 2019. They talk about why: -community is key; -strength training is truly make-or-break; -consistent, not perfect, is the goal; and, -feeling accountable, yet not guilty, gets them out the door. Join Many Happy Miles here. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Get two leggings for only $24 at Fabletics.com/amr Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/191h 8m

#391: Is 2020 Your Year to Run a Marathon?

Sarah and two Train Like a Mother Club coaches, Amanda Loudin and Liz Waterstraat, circle up to debate the should-you-or-shouldn’t-you aspects of taking on 26.2 in 2020. The trio covers: -the slightly scary, and completely thrilling, reality of undertaking a marathon; -the make-or-break importance of training consistency; -pointers on deciding if you have room in your life for all the miles; -advice on choosing a training plan; and, -the importance of not overfilling your stress bucket. And Sarah makes a big (for her!) 2020 announcement. (Hint: It’ll happen in Missoula, MT.) When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your--and their--support! Take a deep breath: Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Find your perfect bra today and get 15% off your first order at thirdlove.com/amr Feel cooler—or warmer: Enjoy $60 off at EMBRWave.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/1945m 5s

AMR Answers #32

Dimity and Sarah offer: -options for spicing up a treadmill workout to Jen from Milwaukee; -Nicole in Sauk Rapids, MN, permission to run by time instead of distance on snowy roads; and, -solutions for “now what?” to Julie from Argyle, WI, who just ran her first marathon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/1931m 49s

#390: How to Run Races in All 50 States

Sarah and Adrienne chat with three mother runners in pursuit of running a race in every U.S. state. Marvel as: -67-year-old Penny describes the finish-line feeling of completing a second marathon in a single weekend; -Sara details her plans to travel and rack up states after her kids fly the nest; -Lisa tells stories about also running marathons on five continents (so far!); -Lisa shares cost-saving secrets; and -they tell their favorite marathons and half-marathons. (And here’s great guide for finding more!) In the introduction, Adrienne talks about her own 50-state quest, having just run half-marathon #10 in Arizona. The first guest joins the convo at 18:23. Give the gift of Bombas. Get 20% off Nov. 18 to Dec. 5 by going to bombas.com/AMR Get the full effect without the full routine: Here’s Sarah’s current Wander Beauty fave. Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Get the Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/191h 1m

#389: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Sarah and Molly talk about the quintessential mother runner topics—running during pregnancy and postpartum—with Kate Mihevc Edwards, a physical therapist and co-author of the new book Go Ahead: Stop and Pee. Interspersed with empathetic laughter, the trio talks about: -the metric for gauging exertion when running during pregnancy; -stroller-running tips and arm-swing advice for all runners; -how to return to running after pregnancy; -the importance of seeking professional help for postpartum incontinence or leaking; and, -butt- and chest-gripping (it’s not what you think!). In the intro chitchat, learn in which scenario Molly and producer-Alex agree the best plan of action is to, “grab a beer; run like hell!” The guest enters the scene at 14:56. Get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test by going to everlywell.com/AMR and entering promo code AMR Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!  Thanks, Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/1951m 55s

AMR Answers #31

Sarah and Dimity advise: -Katie from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, on layering for cold-weather running; -Beth in Eason, MD, on the best way to keep moving forward between intervals; -Claire in the Czech Republic (!) on cadence and a few ways to boost her stride rate; -Amanda from Bucks County, PA, on sodium in GU Gels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/1944m 28s

#388: In-Person Conversation w/ Boston Marathon Race Director

Sarah and Dimity, plus the attendees of AMR’s Cape Cod Retreat, are rapt by anecdotes and advice shared by Dave McGillivray, the longtime race director of the Boston Marathon. An amazing endurance athlete and father of five, Dave recounts: -his 3,452-mile saga of running across America in 80 days recounted in his new children’s book; -how Boston-qualifying time standards reflect the “pursuit of athletic excellence;” -how he puts his motto “My game; my rules.” into action; -running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days (!); -how he tried to sidestep his genetics to reverse his coronary artery disease; and, -his annual tradition of running from Hopkinton to Boston largely on his own after all the other Boston Marathoners have long since crossed the finish line. Get two leggings for only $24 at Fabletics.com/amr Take a deep breath: Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Enjoy $30 off at EMBRWave.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/1958m 2s

Bonus Episode: Audiobook Memories with Sarah and Dimity

Dimity and Sarah take a (virtual) stroll down memory lane, recounting anecdotes from recording the audiobook version of their first book, Run Like a Mother, which was just re-released. Excerpts from the audiobook are interspersed in this special bonus episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/191h 3m

#387: Talking Body Positivity + NYC Marathon

Sarah and Maggie keep it real with Latoya Shauntay Snell, a chef, writer, and sponsored athlete also known as Running Fat Chef. Latoya shares: -how numerous health problems led her to become a runner (and how a palm reader foretold it!); -the story of a heckler fat-shaming her during the 2017 NYC Marathon; -how she finally started calling herself an athlete; -numerous insider tips for running the NYC Marathon, which she is tackling for the fifth time this Sunday! In the intro, the #DanceMoms shares stories of their twinkle-toed offspring, including Sarah’s son’s professional dance debut. Latoya joins the show at 17:20. (And be sure to listen to bonus content at the very end of the show!) Save 15% off by using code AMR at checkout on naturesgemcbd.com  Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!  Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/191h 9m

#386: Born to Run Author Chris McDougall Talks about His New Book

Sarah and Molly catch up with Chris McDougall, author of the acclaimed book Born to Run, who talks about running with a donkey (!!), the topic of his just-out book, Running with Sherman. Lots of laughs, plus talk of: -the joy and fun of running with animals; -the growing popularity of burro racing; -the status of the film version of Born to Run; and, -the barefoot running craze. In the introduction, Sarah and Molly talk about meditation and Sarah’s debut #SportsBraSquad run. Chris hops in at 9:20. Please note: The word “ass” (aka “donkey”) gets bandied about a lot on this episode. Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1955m 24s

BONUS EPISODE: Taper Nutrition + Living Nourished Like a Mother

In this special episode, Dimity and nutritionist Ellie Kempton share the details of Ellie's Two-Week Nutrition Taper Plan, which spells beautifully what to do two weeks out from a race to keep yourself healthy and ready to hit the starting line. In addition, Ellie shares 11 Race Week Recipes, including a delicious yogurt-marinated chicken (and explains why yogurt is the perfect marinade as you taper). Whether you're racing or not, we invite you to join us for Living Nourished Like a Mother: Fall, a vibrant program that blends the flavors of fall with the natural rhythms of the season. The result? Among other benefits, you'll tap into four weeks of helpful order, both in your life (think rituals + habits) and in your belly (no more bloat!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/1924m 4s

#385: Honing Your Running Passion with Author Brad Stulberg

Sarah and Coach Amanda explore up—and the down---sides of pursuing passions with Brad Stulberg, co-author of The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All in, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life. In this thought-provoking conversation, the trio discusses: -how passion can be a gift or a curse; -the difference between obsessive and harmonious passion; -the critical importance of rest—and patience; -how to get over a disappointing race finish; and, -the benefits of getting older. The mother runners talk parenting in the intro, including the value of occasionally loosening the reins on teens. Brad joins the conversation at 13:12. Thanks for the continued support, Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code AMR Thanks, Bombas. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to bombas.com/AMR Take a deep breath: Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/1957m 1s

AMR Answers #30

Sarah and Dimity give guidance to: -Lisa from Westminster, MD, on running two marathons in one training cycle; -Holly in Oklahoma City about remedies and exercises to combat low-back pain (including CBD balm); -Michael in Needham, MA, about junk miles—and how they’re not so junky; -New Hampshire Phoebe on clever runner-themed birthday treats, including these Marathon Cookies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/1937m 28s

#384: Convo with Olympian Carrie Tollefson

Sarah and Dimity have a sit-down with Olympian—and beloved Minnesota native—Carrie Tollefson during a podcast party at the Twin Cities Marathon expo. During the trio’s conversation, Carrie covers:-her training for her second marathon (the day after the recording);-what her life-and-running credo, “Get after it,” means to her;-what “nighttime fitness” and what its results can be (!);-her favorite speed workouts; and,-detailed advice on black toenails. No intro chitchat—the three mother runners jump right in. Find the audio version of Sarah and Dimity’s first book, Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving without Losing Your Family, Job, or Sanity, wherever you get audiobooks. It’s time to make over your morning with Wander Beauty! Get 20% off your purchase at wanderbeauty.com/AMR Get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test by going to everlywell.com/amr and entering the promo code AMR. Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/1956m 37s

#383: Running after Breast Cancer

Sarah and special co-host Katie get up close and personal with four people dealing with breast cancer and its aftermath. The intimate conversation covers:-the power of friends (running and otherwise) during treatment;-how lessons learned through sports can carry over to dealing with chemotherapy;-the surprising side effects of chemotherapy and radiation;-what one woman vowed to do during her treatment (spoiler alert: run-streak); and,-the importance of accepting help when it’s offered. In the intro, Katie shares her breast cancer story—as well as deets about the Jonas Brothers concert she just attended with her oldest daughter! The first of the four guests comes onto the scene at 21:00. (And hear producer Alex Ward at 16:20!) Be part of the Motherlode of Miles on October 5 or 6: It’s free, but we’d love if you made a donation to the Donna Foundation. All details here. Discover the immersive total-body training you can get from Peloton Tread. To get $100 off accessories with purchase of a Tread, go to onepeloton.com and use code amr Fresh, easy, and tasty: Get $80 off your first month by going to hellofresh.com/AMR80 and use code AMR80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/191h 30m

AMR Answers #29

Sarah and Dimity offer advice to: -Michelle from Edmonton, Canada, about what to eat after a nighttime run; -Deb, a marathoner-in-training in upstate New York, whether to wear a hydration vest in her race; -Sheri from Indianapolis, about getting over a bad marathon and pursuing a 50K. -In response to Chicagoan Diane’s cute query, learn the back story behind Sarah’s sports nickname, Champy, and Dimity’s unique first name. Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/1932m 29s

#382: Real Runners Share Stories of DNF’ing

Sarah and Tish get real with three mother runners about pulling a DNF (Did Not Finish) in a race. The conversation includes:-tales of dropping out at Mile 5 of a 100-mile race (!!), Mile 17 of a marathon, and Mile 6 of a marathon;-advice on how to handle stepping out of a race due to injury or mental-monkeys;-starting-line suggestions for boosting finish-line success;-ways to overcome the “sadness and embarrassment” of not finishing a race;-suggestions for getting in the right race mindset from been-there, run-that BAMRs. In the intro, Tish and Sarah share several of their DNS (Did Not Start) stories. The first of three guests joins convo at 17:55.  Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial. From 5Ks to ultras, use RaceRaves to find your next race. Go to RaceRaves.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/191h 22m

#381: How to Dig Deep in a Running Race

Sarah and Coach Amanda dive in to a conversation with mental skills coach Carrie Cheadle, co-author of the forthcoming book called Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, about staying mentally strong in a race. Sarah and the coaches discuss: -replacing dread with gratitude at a starting line; -what grit is—and how to hone it; -keeping your brain where your feet are in a race; -the two levels of perceived effort—and how it’s a bit like a hall of mirrors; and -post-race blues, and how to veer away from them. In the relatively brief intro chitchat, Sarah shares a story about why she ended up walking barefoot halfway through a trail run. The mental skills advice starts rolling in at 15:10. Save 30% off Carrie Cheadle’s book Rebound at Bloomsbury.com using code REBOUND Thanks to Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code AMR Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!   Thanks, Cove. For a limited time, get your first month of medication free by going to withcove.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/191h 3m

AMR Answers #28

Sarah and Dimity suggest:-to Amy in SoCal how to silence the doubting-demons in her head;-girlfriend getaway ideas to Shayna in the suburbs outside Philly;-peanut-free, pre-run fueling options for newly allergic Jess in Fort Leonard Wood, MO;-leakage solutions to Kate from western Wisco; and-to Jen in Denver she should meet herself where she is with her running. Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/1935m 58s

#380: "Work Play Love" Crossover with Lauren Fleshman + Jesse Thomas

Sarah goes it solo chatting with entrepreneur/writer/former pro runner Lauren Fleshman and her husband/pro triathlete/Picky Bars CEO Jesse Thomas—in front of an audience in beautiful Bend, Oregon. The married couple opens up about: -how years (and years!) of being competitive athletes shaped them as parents and partners; -how to be the best cheerleader for each other; -how to hone your own writerly voice (and the parallels between running + writing); -the truly challenging endurance “sport” of traveling with children; -why their on-again, off-again pre-marriage relationship serves them well today. And Lauren pulls back the curtain on her new writing routine—and the new book she’s working on! By shopping our sponsors, you help AMR. Thanks to you—and them! You’ll be hankering for Picky Bars products after listening: Use code AMR for 30% off, including your first delivery of The Picky Club. Visit pickybars.com/amr Thanks to Everlywell for supporting our show. Get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test by going to everlywell.com/AMR entering promo code AMR. Get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test by going to everlywell.com/AMR and entering promo code AMR Get the Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr For a limited time, get your first month of medication free by going to WithCove.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/191h 6m

#379: Runner Identity + Its Effect on Health

Sarah and Ellison jump into the topic of identifying as a runner—and how wearing that mantle affects your health and lifestyle choices. The duo talks with a researcher plus two real-life mother runners, addressing issues like: -ways to get comfortable calling yourself a runner; -why ID’ing as a runner helps make exercise a stick-with-it habit; -how a health scare made one BAMR jump on the exercise bandwagon; -the ways being a single parent stripped one woman of her athletic identity; -how one mother runner is trying to get over her “imposter syndrome.” Books recommended in the intro conversation are Less by Andrew Sean Greer; American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson; Haunting Paris by Mamta Chaudhry; and How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. The runner-ID conversation begins at 16:25. Discover the immersive total-body training you can get from Peloton Tread. To get $100 off accessories with purchase of a Tread, go to onepeloton.com and use code amr Thanks, Cove. For a limited time, get your doctor consultation and first month of treatment for just $30, with no medical insurance required, at withcove.com/amr Get started today at StitchFix.com/KIDS/AMR to try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/191h 2m

Bonus Episode: Let's Nourish + Stride into September

In this special episode, Dimity dives into three programs starting on Monday, September 9 in the Train Like a Mother Club. First, she chats with nutritionist Ellie Kempton about Simply Nourished Like a Mother and Metabolic Reset and with two runners who have participated in each program. Highlights include the importance of fat, the difference between omelets and pancakes, and how to integrate veggies into your life. Then she has a conversation with Coach Jenn Gill, head of the Stride into the School Year program, about how this five-week program is a great fit for anybody who simply needs to keep moving forward. Simply Nourished Like a Mother: https://trainlikeamother.club/product/simply-nourished-fall2019/ Metabolic Reset: https://trainlikeamother.club/product/metabolic-reset/ Stride into the School Year: https://trainlikeamother.club/product/stride-into-the-school-year/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/1957m 4s

#378: Running after Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation

Sarah and Molly, her big-busted BRF, get real with four mother runners—two who had a breast reduction (April + Stacy), then two who had a breast augmentation (Dana + Meghan). The conversation reveals: -the “sense of empowerment” April felt after her reduction; -that post-reduction, Stacy started running faster and age-group placing; -how you need to be “okay with reduced sensation” after both types of surgery; -that Meghan walked a marathon two weeks (2 weeks!) after her augmentation; -the clever solution Meghan discovered for the under-boob chafing that almost lead her to quit running completely! In the introductory chitchat, Molly shares stories from her latest backpacking adventure. The boob-related conversation begins at 14:25. Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial. Thanks, FEALS. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/AMR and you’ll get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/191h 28m

#377: The Real-Life Woman behind “Brittany Runs a Marathon”

Sarah and Maggie get real with Brittany O’Neill, the woman whose story is told on the big screen in the just-released movie, “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” This candid conversation covers: -Brittany’s actual first running steps; -Brittany’s admission that she had to be clued in to washing her workout clothes after every workout (!!); -Brittany’s belief that self-acceptance and self-confidence are not mutually exclusive; -how Brittany started using friends as “anchors” on her journey of self-acceptance; -how Brittany learned to be okay with being bigger than society’s ideal of “fit.” In the intro, learn what sport Maggie is coaching and what musical Sarah and her younger daughter recently enjoyed. Brittany joins the duo at 13:35. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty: Here’s the lip gloss/oil Sarah is loving. Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/1954m 12s

AMR Answers #27

Sarah and Dimity counsel:-Becca in South Carolina how best to meld a running streak with half-marathon training;-Barb in Portland how to successfully include a few relay races with marathon training;-Elizabeth in Seattle how to manage jet lag and humidity during an away-race; and-Austin Alyssa on a running-related pre-baby bucket list. To ask the Another Mother Runner duo a question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail anytime at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), starting with your first name and where you’re calling from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/1935m 25s

#376: Best Running Friends

Sarah and Molly, her best running friend (BRF), chat with three sets of BRFs about their friendships. Laugh along as: -Molly shares her own running genesis tale; -Anne and Holly explain how they keep their long-distance friendship moving forward; -BAMR Molly and child-free Paige give new meaning to “9-miler”; -Cheryl and Erika detail running the NYC Marathon one week after Marine Corps Marathon (!). The first of three BRF duos start sharing at 18:30. Thanks, Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/191h 6m

#375: Running and Depression + Anxiety

Sarah and Dimity talk with three mother runners, including the pregnant founder Still I Run, about their journeys with depression and anxiety and how running helps them keep moving forward. Listen and learn: -what it is about running that gives them each a boost; -how Still I Run is fighting the stigma attached to mental illness; -the power of writing and journaling; -how one of them stopped “catastrophizing” a running injury; and -the beauty of observing and appreciating the “mundane” parts of life. In the intro, hear about Dimity’s hike up a 14er. The first of three guests enters this important conversation at 17:55. Discover the immersive total-body training you can get from Peloton Tread. To get $100 off accessories with purchase of a Tread, go to onepeloton.com and use code amr Thanks, Cove. For a limited time, get your doctor consultation and first month of treatment for just $30, with no medical insurance required, at withcove.com/amr Homer creates a personalized learn-to-read plan for your kids ages 2-8: Visit LearnWithHomer.com/AMR to start a free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/191h 23m

AMR Answers #26

Sarah and Dimity tell:-Devon in Chicago how to sidestep a UTI competing in a triathlon (+ pee on the move!);-Mika in Redlands, CA, how to juggle marathon training and strength training;-Tiana from Saskatchewan, Canada, the rationale for doing long runs slower than race pace; and-Jennifer from Louisiana numerous cross-training options while laid up with a stress fracture. To ask the Another Mother Runner duo a question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail anytime at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), starting with your first name and where you’re calling from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/1943m 10s

#374: How to Return to Running

Sarah and Dimity welcome Coach Liz Waterstraaat and Emily Opacich, a coming-back-from-a-stress-fracture mother runner, to explore the ins and outs of coming back to running after an injury or pregnancy. In this empathetic, informative conversation, learn: -why walk breaks during a run are “great release valves”; -three recommendations for exceptionally injury-prone runners; -how nutrition or an underlying medical condition can lead to injury; -how to find your motivation when you resume running (it’ll happen!); and -why Emily walked her first 5K in jeans! Here’s the new Return to Running program Coach Liz helped design, and the AMR/TLAM Club YouTube channel, where you can find a host of strength-training exercises. And this episode’s Nuun drinking game: Chug every time someone says “lovely.” Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr It’s time for a COROS GPS watch: For an extra silicone watch band in the color of your choice, use code MOTHERRUNNER at coros.com Run with Team in Training at the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon, the New York City Marathon, RunDisney events, or other world-class events. Use code AMR20 for $100 off registration at TeamInTraining.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/191h 9m

#373: The 7th Annual Summer Reading Podcast

Sarah and co-host Ellison “Book Bully” Weist converge once again to suggest summer reading options. Here are the books the duo discusses: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz The Farm by Joanne Ramos Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera Plain’s Song by Wright Morris The Editor by Steven Rowley Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie Get your Goofy (or Dopey) on with our comprehensive 24-week training program. It’s the running equivalent of pixie dust! Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Thanks, Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code AMR Feel powerful; look beautiful: Get 20% off your Sweaty Betty purchase of full-priced items by visiting sweatybetty.com/podcast and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/191h 1m

AMR Answers #25

Sarah and Dimity offer options to:-Judith from Sun Prairie, WI, about splitting up runs while on training plan;-Laurie in Rockville, MD, regarding increasing cadence (including alternatives for getting speedier);-Ilyce in Wellesley, MA, about sharing the sidewalk; and-Mary (and everyone listening!) for staying safe on roads and trails. To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail anytime at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), starting with your first name and where you’re calling from. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty: Here’s the lip gloss/oil Sarah is loving. Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/07/1935m 48s

#372: One-Day Relay Running Races

Sarah and Adrienne Martini talk with the Hood to Coast director, Felicia Hubber, and avid relay participant Cyndie Pelto about single-day relay races. The conversation covers: -relay-race logistics -the inside scoop on race port-a-potties (!) -why one-day relays are a fun part of a girlfriend getaway -secrets to relay-race success -gear and nutrition advice for relay races In the intro, hear why Adrienne has scrapped plans for a speedy 5K and learn what Sarah’s arts-loving son is up to. Plus, Adam Driver in the house! The duo hands off the conversation-baton to the first guest at 13:20. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty: Here’s the lip gloss/oil Sarah is loving. Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/191h 9m

#371: Weighty Matters Follow-up

Sarah and Dimity re-connect with the four moms who shared their real-life weight and nutrition issues in earlier episodes to see how they are faring. Added into the mix is ultramarathon and nutritionist Stephanie Howe Violett, who offers insight and advice for women training for half- and full marathons. Included in the smorgasbord of topics they cover:-how to make smart food choices when ravenous post-run-what to eat for breakfast and dinner before a long run-proper on-the-go fueling, especially when running for weight maintenance-hormone treatments for perimenopause-protein options for picky eaters-teenage girls and bras (yeah, convo runs the gamut!) There’s talk of Fourth of July “detritus” in the intro. The broad-ranging weight-loss conversation begins at 12:40. To get more info about your symptoms and IBS-C, to to OhMyGut.info/podcast It’s time for a COROS GPS watch: For an extra silicone watch band in the color of your choice, use code MOTHERRUNNER at coros.com Laugh and learn with #motherrunner Lindsey Hein and weekly guests on her running-related podcast, I’ll Have Another Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/191h 26m

AMR Answers #24

Sarah and Dimity tell:-Pam from Decatur, GA, how to “win” the comparison game;-Emily in southern rural MN the hot take on ice baths and foam rolling;-Shannon in Ontario, Canada, why one pair of the right running shoes is all she needs; and-Brenda from Columbus all sorts of get-more-and-better-sleep advice, including listening to the Sleep with Me podcast. Producer Alex even chimes in with an app suggestion! To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail anytime at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), starting with your first name and where you’re calling from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/1945m 27s

Bonus Episode: Living Nourished Summer Program

Dimity and co-host Ellie Kempton have a chat about the Living Nourished Like A Mother summer nutrition program.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/1912m 34s

#370: Talking Summer Skin for Runners with a Dermatologist

Sarah and Maggie delve into a conversation about summer skin concerns with Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a board-certified dermatologist based in Manhattan and a mother runner with three children. The doctor sheds light on:-chemical versus “physical” sunscreens-best practices for applying sunscreen prior to a run or race-the vanity/aesthetic side of sun exposure-treatments for rosacea-best products for banishing “bacne” and face breakouts-wearing make-up while running (let the heated debate begin!) In the introduction, Sarah and Maggie talk about bugs and birds bothering runners. The good doctor kicks off the conversation with some great running anecdotes at 12:40. Here are the products Dr. Hale recommends in the episode. Find new hats and visors in the Mother Runner Store. It’s time for a COROS GPS watch: For an extra silicone watch band in the color of your choice, use code MOTHERRUNNER at coros.com Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/1959m 11s

AMR Answers #23

Sarah and Dimity urge new-mom Cassandra on Long Island, NY, to adopt a “good-enough” mentality as she embarks on midday runs, offering her practical suggestions for successful lunchtime workouts. They give Molly from Buffalo, NY, tips on how to sidestep shin splints. To Hillary from North Carolina’s Outer Bands, the duo dispense advice on how to keep marathon training “fun and light,” including examining her reasons for opting for a 26.2-mile race. Finally, the canine-loving gals tell Meredith in Erie, Pennsylvania, dog-gone good ways to run with her dog! To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail anytime at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771), starting with your first name and where you’re calling from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/1937m 10s

#369: Running and Migraine Headaches

Sarah and Amanda talk with three mother runners about a (literally) painful subject: migraine headaches. The first guest is a nurse practitioner, with a special interest in working with individuals who have migraine, then two mother runners, who have suffer from migraine, share their personal sagas . Listen and learn: -steps to take to manage migraines while following a training plan -how to determine if you have food triggers -the importance of controlling what you can to avoid migraine symptoms -why a running partner can help -real-world tips and tricks from seriously badass mother runners -“horror” stories about running races with a migraine that make hitting the wall sound like a party! In the intro chitchat, find out if Sarah’s son made the dance program. The first guest joins conversation at 16:30. Find Laurel’s migraine self-management education videos and resources here. To find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase, go to thirdlove.com/amr now Thanks, Cove. For a limited time, get your doctor consultation and first month of treatment for just $30, with no medical insurance required, at withcove.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/191h 19m

#368: A Chat with Meb Keflezighi: Father Runner--and Marathon Marvel!

Sarah and Amanda are delighted to talk with marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, the first person to win both the Boston and New York City Marathons plus an Olympic marathon silver medal. These races, plus 23 others, are the basis for his thought-provoking new book, 26 Marathons: What I Learned about Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career. Part of the AMR Father’s Day tradition, Meb shares about: --his first-ever run, undertaken for a T-shirt and an A in school --being carried to victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon by spectators doing The Wave and chanting “USA! USA! USA!” --being bedeviled by injuries (and poor nutrition) for several years, then coming back “feeling more grateful” --bucket-list races he wants to run --running-longevity advice --mantras he repeats during races --the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio, including his now-famous fall at the finish line In the intro, Sarah and Amanda talk about goings-on in their respective son’s lives, including Amanda’s son’s college choice. The amazing (yet humble) Meb enters the scene at 12:40 Feel the oo! To peruse all styles and colors of OOFOS shoes and sandals, go to oofos.com Laugh and learn with #motherrunner Lindsey Hein and weekly guests on her running-related podcast, I’ll Have Another To get more info about your symptoms and IBS-C, go to OhMyGut.info/podcast To pre-order limited-edition AMR capris (4 styles!), head to motherrunnerstore.com/bottoms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/191h 10m

AMR Answers #22

Sarah and Dimity enlighten Erica from Covington, Louisiana, about the purpose of a pre-run warm-up and offer some suggestions, including moves from Train Like a Mother Club videos. They counsel new mom Lisa from Minnesota about working back up to a marathon. Dimity offers Amanda in Buck County, Pennsylvania, solid advice about triathlon training for feeling confident on race day. In answering Maureen from Chicago’s question, Coach Dimity says while there is a place for both body-weight exercises (think clamshells and one-legged squats) and using weights to strength train, ultimately the former is better for injury prevention amongst runners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/1933m 53s

#367: Expert Advice on Sports Bras for Runners

Sarah and Dimity have a candid conversation with LaJean Lawson, the country’s foremost expert on sports bras and breast movement as part of AMR’s debut Sports Bra Week. The gals talk about “the girls” and more, answering questions from the AMR Facebook page. The convo covers:--Why there’s no piece of apparel more difficult to design than a sports bra--Why sports bras cost so.dang.much--care advice and laundering tips for sports bras--insight into numerous love-hate relationships, including bra “cookies,” underwires, and racerback bras--apt analogies to a small pick-up truck—and a “bacteria buffet” in Vegas--more slang than Urban Dictionary! In the intro, Sarah and Dimity talk about end-of-school/beginning-of-summer-vacation activities. The bra expert joins the conversation at 23:17. Feel the oo! To peruse all styles and colors of OOFOS shoes and sandals, go to oofos.com Laugh and learn with host Lindsey Hein and her weekly guests on her running-related podcast, I’ll Have Another Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/191h 29m

Bonus Episode: Dimity Chats with Skirt Sports Founder Nicole DeBoom

Special bonus podcast featuring Dimity chatting with Nicole DeBoom, the founder of Skirt Sports. In a crossover episode that also ran on Run This World with Nicole DeBoom, the duo talks about:Being a leader of a movementFinding “what you were created to do”Reinventing yourself in middle life (after you started a running movement and can no longer run)The beauty and insanity of trying new sportsHow to stay motivatedThe importance of community within a community: finding your peopleTo save 15% through June 21, use code TLAMSKIRT at skirtsports.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/191h 21m

#366: Tales from Two Seattle Mother Runners Recorded at Nuun HQ

Sarah and Molly road-tripped to Seattle to host this episode in front of a live (and lively!) audience at Nuun headquarters. Molly is in fine form, cracking countless jokes—be ready to laugh out loud while running! The two #motherrunner guests—Jamie Richard (aka @NurseRunner on Instagram) and Christine McHugh—are Nuun ambassadors, and the conversation covers: --Jamie’s start in running less than a decade ago, yet how she’s already run 33 (and counting!) marathons --How Jamie juggles working as a pediatric E.R. nurse and training --Ultramarathon advice from Jamie, a veteran of numerous 50K and 50-mile races --Running in the rain (hello, Seattle!) --How Christine overcame her fear of running outside --How (and why) Christine spells running “c-o-m-m-u-n-i-t-y” --Anecdotes about being a half-marathon pacer --And, of course, the guests’ favorite flavors of Nuun! To get more info about your symptoms and IBS-C, to to OhMyGut.info/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/191h 4m

AMR Answers #21

Sarah and Dimity counsel Pamela (and Katie) from Virginia about cross-training, telling them it should be a complement to running—something that makes you feel energized, not depleted. They remind Chicagoan Ellen to ask herself what her 26.2 intentions are when deciding whether to run other races during her upcoming marathon training cycle. The duo suggests options to on-her-feet Tia from Fort Hood, Texas, for making her legs and feet feel ready to run even after a full day of work. Finally, with a little help from Lemony Snicket, they tell Julie in Soulsbyville, Calif., how to get over her fear of running in the dark. To find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase, go to thirdlove.com/amr now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/1937m 35s

#365: Talking Points between Mother Runners and Childfree Runners

In a special crossover episode, Sarah has a candid conversation with BibRave co-founders, Jessica and Tim Murphy. This child-free married couple and married-with-three-kids Sarah have a point-counterpoint discussion about issues mother runners face that childfree folks might not see in the same light. Answering gripes, concerns, and points of contention from women on the Another Mother Runner Facebook page, the trio cover a lot of ground, including time constraints, sleep, prioritization, away-races, and mom guilt. Realizing we’re all in this together, this episode offers perspective and understanding—and a hearty dose of laughs. Run the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day One-Mile race Powered by Strava anywhere, anytime between June 1-9. And make the pledge to run on Global Running Day, June 5, at globalrunningday.org/AnotherMotherRunner. To find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase, go to thirdlove.com/amr now Get a set with all your shave essentials from Flamingo for just $16 (a $22 value!) with free shipping at shopflamingo.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/191h 12m

#364: A Conversation with Sara + Ryan Hall

Sarah and Tish have the honor of talking to running royalty, 2x Olympian Ryan Hall and pro runner Sara Hall. The couple tells the story of adopting their four daughters, sisters from Ethiopia, and Sara talks about the adjustments she’s made to her training schedule (and life!) now that she’s a #motherrunner. She details the ups-and-downs of her pro career, taking the listener through the injury-riddled lead-up to April’s Boston Marathon and her hard-fought second-place finish at the USATF Half Marathon Championships (just two days prior to the recording of this episode). Ryan shares what it’s like to be a spectator at Boston instead of a competitor, then segues into what the title of his new memoir, Run the Mile You’re in, means to him. Ryan admits how nervous he felt about retiring from professional running—then breaks news regarding the launch of an online personal training program he is involved in called Run Free Training. (You heard it here first!!) The show wraps with Ryan and Sara answering mother runner questions from Facebook. Run the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day One-Mile race Powered by Strava anywhere, anytime between June 1-9. And make the pledge to run on Global Running Day, June 5, at globalrunningday.org/AnotherMotherRunner. Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days with Postmates. Download the Postmates app and use code amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/1953m 49s

Bonus Episode: What It's Like to Run in Africa with #Motherrunner Rachel Pieh Jones

In this bonus episode, Sarah and Dimity chat with Rachel Pieh Jones, an expat, writer, and mother of three who lives—and runs—in Djibouti, Djibouti (pssst, it's in Africa). Rachel, our April Mother Runner of the Month, talks them through basics like the heat (and sweating through the sole of her shoes!); more complicated matters like harassment she’s endured while running; and Girls Run 2, a club she started in 2008 for local girls to experience, among other things, the benefits of running. Follow Rachel on Instagram + on her blog, Djibouti Jones. Her newest book about Somalia’s Mother Theresa, Stronger than Death: How Annalena Tonelli Defied Terror and Tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa, will be out in October 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/1942m 56s

#363: Secrets and Advice from Race Directors

Sarah and Dimity are coming to you from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as part of the AMR Retreat. Joining the duo in front of a live audience is Emi Uelmen, race director for the Eau Claire Marathon (and mom of four!), and Steph Toutant, who orchestrates merchandise and volunteers for the race (and has three young kids). Learn the story of how the Eau Claire Marathon became a family affair—Emi and Steph are sisters-in-law and several other family members are involved in putting on the race. Be surprised by all the last-minute details that crop up in race planning. Marvel at the innovative steps taken to make this mid-sized race have maximum impact for participants and spectators. Laugh along with Sarah over “circular balloons. Run the free NYRR Virtual Global Running Day One-Mile race Powered by Strava anywhere, anytime between June 1-9. And make the pledge to run on Global Running Day, June 5, at globalrunningday.org/AnotherMotherRunner. Order a dozen multicolored roses now for only $29.99, and get an additional dozen, plus a vase, absolutely free. Go to 1800Flowers.com, click the radio icon, and enter code amr.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/1943m 7s

#362: Weighty Matters, Pt. II: Fighting Chub + Expanding Palate of Picky Eaters

In the second of a 2-part weight-loss series: Sarah and Dimity talk with two real-world mother runners about their “weighty issues,” as well as two experts who offer advice. First is a young mom of three who shares her struggle of creeping weight gain, leaving her focusing on the “chub” she sees in photos. Body-positive researcher Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Rutgers University, offers insight into recalibrating body perception and body-posi advice for greater contentment.  The next two guests—a mom of a daughter with finicky eating habits and Jill Castle, M.S., R.D., the author of myriad books about childhood nutrition—delve deep into food issues. Jill suggests ways to get everyone in a family to eat more vegetables while also letting teens make decisions about food choices. Learn how to work with your child to formulate a plan for food. In the intro, Dimity and Sarah discuss recent big events in their lives of their teens—a Minnesota volleyball tournament for Dimity’s daughter and dance showcases for Sarah’s 8th-grade son. The first guest joins the conversation at 11:07. Give the gift of sharing family stories with StoryWorth: Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/AMR To order 24 stunning Assorted Roses for $24, go to 1800Flowers.com, click the radio icon, and enter code amr. Offer good today only. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/191h 13m

AMR Answers #20

Sarah and Dimity advise Elizabeth in Seattle on the best ways to increase her distance without wearing herself out. They counsel coming-back-from-injury Amy in Lakeville, Minn., on how to build back up to doing half-marathons, including giving a weekly mileage suggestion. The duo offers suggestions to another Amy, this one from Gaithersburg, Maryland, about juggling training for triathlons and marathons. Then they give Samantha in McMinnville, Oregon, suggestions for finding a BRF (best running friend). They wrap with an update from Marcella, who they’d counseled on breaking two-hour time goal in her half-marathon (spoiler alert: Marcella crushed it!). Spring on some spring running gear with a Mercury Mile box: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at checkout at MercuryMile.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/1934m 14s

#361: Weighty Matters, Pt. I: Belly Fat + Maintaining Significant Weight Loss

In the first of a 2-part weight-loss series: Sarah and Dimity chat with two real-world mother runners about their weight-management concerns, plus the duo are joined by registered dietitian Ellie Kempton, who weighs in with insight and advice. The first guest is Jennifer Summers, a nurse and a mom of one, who is infuriated by her belly fat. Jennifers laments how she made herself miserable logging calories. She details her numerous attempts to drop some pounds, saying, “everything worked for a little bit, but nothing was something I could maintain for the rest of my life.” She also talks about the loss of mental focus and “estrogen-oomph” she felt while riding the menopause rollercoaster. Ellie talks at length about the importance of looking “one layer deeper at the hormonal symphony,” which Dimity quickly re-dubs a “cacophony.” (Well played, Dim!) After explaining why stress can have such a negative impact on weight, Ellie shares numerous tips for managing stress in everyday life. The final guest is Emily Cooley, a Colorado mom of two whose doctor told her about three years ago that she was morbidly obese. In a one-on-one conversation with Dimity (due to technical difficulties), Emily details how she lost 100 pounds in a university weight-loss study—and how she’s kept the weight off in the ensuing 3+ years. The Coloradans talk about Emily’s upcoming training for her first marathon. In the intro, the SBS and Dim talk about the latest goings-on of their artistically inclined teen sons. The weight-loss conversation begins at 14:15. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/191h 11m

#360: Three First-Time Boston Marathon Runners

Sarah and Dimity have a nearly marathon-length conversation with three first-time runners of the Boston Marathon—including Dimity’s husband, Grant Davis! First is Kristen Genet who, despite running fast enough to qualify for Boston, wore a charity bib in the legendary event. Laugh as Kristen tells about a treat she gave herself at the top of Heartbreak Hill, the notoriously hilly section around Mile 16. Find out why she stopped when she first spied the finish line. Next is Kristi Brown, a mom of four, who talks about the “electric” energy of Boston on marathon weekend—and how she would randomly burst into (happy!) tears as she toured the city. She shares two amazing TMI pre-race anecdotes, including one that had her asking herself, “What Would Sarah Do?” Marvel at her per-mile speed—and her ability to embrace a new pace when she slowed down starting at Mile 17. The final guest, Dim’s hubby, Grant, is well worth waiting for. He kicks things off with his running origin story that even Dimity didn’t know! Grant details his five-year BQ journey, plus the highs and lows of the training cycle that got him to this year’s starting line. He describes the party atmosphere in the starting corrals, his “first indication that this race was going to be unlike any other marathon” he’d ever run. Grant’s candor throughout the interview is touching—a really special AMR experience. The intro chitchat is pretty tight, with the first 2019 Boston finisher joining the episode at 9:30. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to takecareof.com and enter promo code amr50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/191h 35m

AMR Answers #19

Sarah and Dimity help Erica from Illinois ease into a half-marathon conservatively—then the duo debates what’s the best mile-marker to step on the gas. They talk acclimatization (easier to spell than to say, as you’ll hear!) in response to a question from Marianne in New Jersey. The BAMRs provide Julie with blister-prevention advice, then go through a range of speed-building tactics for Jamie in St. Louis, who is transitioning from marathon training to tackling shorter summer races. Freshen up your running gear with a Mercury Mile box: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at checkout at MercuryMile.com Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Get 20% off your personalized performance sleep products with code AMR at Bedgear.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/1942m 32s

#359: Runners Inspired by Boston Marathon

Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin team up to talk to a trio of runners motivated by the Boston Marathon. The guests weren’t inspired to necessarily run Boston, but inspired by it—the size and scope of the marathon or by the tragic 2013 bombings. The first guest is Julia Gibson, a mother runner of three, who vowed she’d never run 26.2—until she “watched that Boston Marathon documentary with tears in my eyes, and I wanted to be a part of something that historical.” Julia offers advice for other BAMRs looking to BQ. Next is repeat-guest Erin Wright, who was so moved by the Boston Marathon bombings, she registered to run her first marathon the very next day! Erin shares how the event colored the 26.2 miles she ran in October 2013 at Twin Cities Marathon. Then YiOu Wang rounds out the conversation, telling how she morphed from a couch potato to a 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials participant (!!) after spectating Boston as a student at MIT. While watching thousands of runners and spectators, she told herself, “This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen, and I want to be a part of it!” YiOu describes how she “Couch-to-5K’d” her way to becoming a runner—and she’s now a professional ultramarathon. YiOu gives loads of advice, including tips for stepping up from 26.2 to 50K races, how to stick to a training plan while traveling, and how to nab a stunningly beautiful run-photo for Instagram!   In the intro, Sarah and Amanda talk about their kids on the college-admission path, and Sarah shares about encounters with tap-legend Savion Glover. Talk of Boston starts at 13:27. Get 15% discount code in both Mother Runner Store and Train Like a Mother Club by taking our podcast survey. Thanks! Get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days with Postmates. Download the Postmates app and use code amr For 40% off all LOLA subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter AMR40 to get started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/191h 3m

#358: Sleep and Running

Wake up: It’s time to talk about sleep! Sarah Bowen Shea and her BRF, Molly Williams, chat about all facets of sleep, answering questions from the AMR Facebook page, with two guests: Ellen Wermter, a family nurse practitioner at Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, then professional distance runner Stephanie Bruce. First up is Nurse Ellen, who reveals the optimal average of hours we should be sleeping (the number might surprise you)—and she offers welcome reassurance that it’s normal to have one or two interruptions during the night. (Is that a baby crying we hear—or our partner snoring?!) She shares ways to get deeper sleep plus tips for staying asleep. The sleep-nurse also reveals ways to break the habit of recurring middle-of-night fret sessions. Find out what a “worry window” is—and why taking a daily one can improve your slumber sessions. Next on the sleep train is pro runner Stephanie Bruce, who tells why she was able to set personal records in both the 10K and marathon in 2018. This mom of two preschool-age sons reveals bedtime rituals—both hers and that of her young family. (#apples) Stephanie shares how she stopped suffering from night sweats. In talking about sleep hygiene, Stephanie tells how she adjusts for races in distant time zones. In the introductory chitchat, the running partners tell tales about that morning’s tempo run and their debut float-chamber sessions. Nurse Ellen comes on to talk about sleep at 20:08.  Get 15% discount code in both Mother Runner Store and Train Like a Mother Club by taking our podcast survey. Thanks! Receive 20% off your Nuun order by visiting nuunlife.com and using promo code AMRHYDRATE. To find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase, go to thirdlove.com/amr now Get 20% off your personalized performance sleep products with code AMR at Bedgear.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/191h 24m

BONUS EPISODE: A Living Nourished Chat with Nutritionist Ellie Kempton

Ellie + Dimity are celebrating spring, and want you to join them! In this short podcast, they talk through the details of Living Nourished Like a Mother: Spring Focus, a four-week program that integrates seasonal nutrition and lifestyle tips. You'll learn what soil-forward means--and how you can bloom into your best self. The program runs from April 8 to May 5; register at trainlikeamother.club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/1915m 30s

AMR Answers #18

The AMR duo directs Devon from Chicago on how to get out of her mid-cycle blahs as she trains for a marathon, in hopes of finding renewed enthusiasm for running. They tell Jess in Pennsylvania how to try out trail running. Jean in New Jersey, planning ahead, gets advice on how to work around a two-week summer vacation while training for the New York City Marathon. Dimity and Sarah counsel Atlantan Whitley on ways to regain speed, reminding her it’s not all physical. In the intro, marvel along with Sarah at Dimity’s genius in doing DIY workouts wherever she finds herself. Freshen up your running gear with a Mercury Mile box: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at checkout at MercuryMile.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/1937m 13s

#357: Talking Triathlon w/ SwimBikeMom + a Newer Mother Triathlete

The dynamic duo of Sarah + Dimity dive into a conversation about triathlon with two enthusiasts: First is Meredith Atwood, a.k.a. SwimBikeMom, who is excited about the recent publication of the second edition of her book, Triathlon for the Every Woman. Meredith speaks candidly about how triathlon saved her from work stress and alcohol abuse. Nod in empathy as she details her first run (eight minutes), then laugh along with the trio as she describes her first swim session as an adult. Meredith reveals what triathlon taught her—and how it helps her accept her weight. Meredith and Dimity (also a triathlete) bond over praise of shorter races and women’s events. The second guest is Jackie Kahuna, a mom of two from San Diego who just celebrated the one-year anniversary of her first triathlon. Yet find out why she’s already completed a 70.3 (half-Ironman) event! Jackie and Dimity give guidance on getting used to clip-in pedals and toss around gear advice. Jackie’s enthusiasm for the variety of three sports is infectious. SBS + Dim talk books in the intro: Sarah raves about literary genius of The Virgin Suicides and extols The Winters (a modern reboot of Rebecca), while non-fiction-loving Dimity sings the praises of Pam Houston’s Deep Creek and On Desperate Ground. (Who knew she was fascinated by the Korean and Vietnam wars!?) SwimBikeMom joins the conversation at 19:50. Please help us out by taking a quick survey about our podcast. From March 29-31, 2019, save 20% on all Train Like a Mother Club triathlon programs, available for sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman distances. Sign up at trainlikeamother.club/triathlon, using code TRIWEEKEND Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. Start your vitamin ritual today at ritual.com/amr Freshen up your running gear with a Mercury Mile box: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at checkout at MercuryMile.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/191h 0m

#356: Real Women Turning Fitness Passion Into Their Job

Sarah Bowen Shea and Amanda Loudin chat with three mother runners who let their avocation be their vocation, turning their love of being active into their work (or at least a side gig). First is Eleni Drake, who launched Mile Markings, a company that creates inspirational temporary tattoos for runners. Eleni details how a need to let out her creative juices, plus a desire for motivation while on a race course, prompted her to launch Mile Markings with her husband. The next guest is Cynthia Vissers, who started working at a running specialty store after her youngest son started kindergarten. Laugh along with the trio as they commiserate that while there’s no job that entails eating bonbons on the couch, at least Cynthia can get hired because she likes to drink a beer post-run! Cynthia also shares advice on becoming a brand ambassador for favorite brands. The final guest is Paula Johnston who, last year, started fitness coaching and teaching group fitness classes. She describes what an “interesting puzzle of logistics” it is to combine a full-time job, parenting, running, and teaching classes and training clients. (Phew!) She gives great advice on how to follow in her footsteps. The conversation takes an awe-inspiring detour when Paula reveals she lost 110 pounds (!) since 2012. In the intro, Sarah and Amanda talk about the college admission process—Amanda’s oldest is almost at the finish line of that saga, while Sarah’s oldest is just starting down that road. The first avocation/vocation mother runner joins the program at 17:30. Please help us out by taking a quick survey about our podcast. Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. Receive 20% off your Nuun order by visiting nuunlife.com and using promo code AMRHYDRATE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/191h 18m

AMR Answers #17

Special episode: Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell answer questions lobbed at them on a Facebook Live! They offer fueling advice for half-marathons and marathons. The duo are in agreement on the ideal first marathon. They give suggestions for cross-training with young kids, plus getting grumpy kids on board with mom’s race training. Several queries related to the Boston Marathon, with Dimity revealing whether she’ll be on the sidelines spectating her husband run the race and SBS dispensing advice for an optimum Boston experience. Lots of shared laughs plus a few jinx-say-same-word-at-same-time moments. Fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/1953m 25s

#355: Podcast Party w/ Katie Arnold, Author + 2018 Leadville Trail 100 Winner

Sarah Bowen Shea is joined in this special crossover episode by a male co-host (a first!), Yuri Hauswald of the GU Pinnacle Podcast: The duo interviews Katie Arnold, the 2018 winner of the prestigious Leadville Trail 100 Run, at a live recording party at GU HQ. The author of a just-debuted memoir, Running Home, and fresh off setting a 50K PR in a race two days prior to podcast recording, Katie details how progression is crucial in her book, running career, and life. Katie, a mother runner with two school-age daughters, details how the motion of running helped her get out of “that worry brain” after her father’s death from cancer and during the early years of motherhood. Katie talks at length about the state of hyperattention she is able to attain while running and how tapping into that intense “flow” state—as well as the power of nature—propels her in trail races. Katie discusses the importance of taking something big and breaking it into manageable chunks (classic AMR advice!). Laugh along as Katie details why her daughters were her “secret weapon” at Leadville. Find out what JRA stands for (we encourage you to use it in a sentence this weekend!), plus how a whoopee cushion enters the highly engaging conversation. Freshen up your running gear with a Mercury Mile box: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at checkout at MercuryMile.com Listen to Murder Book, a new true crime podcast hosted by bestselling author Michael Connelly, and check out Dark Sacred Night, Connelly’s latest #1 bestselling detective novel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/1957m 38s

AMR Answers #16

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell offer long-run nutritional advice to Renée from Naperville, Illinois, including the importance of eating well the day before the big effort. (In the answer, find out what SBS sometimes does in the shower!) They talk through dynamic stretching drills for Lindsey in South Carolina and give Kelly in Boston loads of advice for her first ultramarathon. The duo wrap up the show talking Emily in Sherman, Illinois, how to rejigger the days of a training program with Dimity tossing out the brilliant phrase, “wavy intensity.”  Living Proof: Experience beauty products developed by MIT scientists! For a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with a purchase, visit LivingProof.com/amr and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/1937m 23s

#354: A Chat w/ New Mom + Host of “Ali on the Run” Podcast

Sarah Bowen Shea and Maggie Palmer have a ball gabbing with Ali Feller, host of the “Ali on the Run” podcast and a new first-time mom. The laughs start when Ali talks about how pizza factored into her transformation from a life-long dancer to a runner. From there, the blogger shares secrets of a great action-shot selfie. Ali, whose darling daughter is almost five months old, tells the tale of running a 10K race at 38 weeks pregnant, including why the Central Park jaunt stands as one of her favorite races ever. Bonding with Maggie over working out at OrangeTheory Fitness, Ali details why it was ideal while she was pregnant. The new mom offers return-to-exercise post-partum tips, and she shares how her marathon training for the New York City Marathon will be different now that she’s a mother runner. Learn the biggest thing that’s helped the guest deal with mommy-guilt—and find out how it involves Beyoncé’s alter ego, Sasha Fierce. After the laughter subsides, Ali talks candidly about how pregnancy helped her stop hating her body. This conversation runs the gamut, and you’ll find yourself laughing—and nodding—along no matter what stage of life you’re in. The laughs start (and SBS can barely stop laughing!) in the intro, in which Sarah and Maggie bond over being #DanceMoms. Ali joins the lively conversation at 21:22. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Go to Airbnb.com/amr and start hosting: You’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply. Go to ThirdLove.com/amr to find your perfect-fitting bra—and get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/191h 25m

#353: A Conversation with Mirna “The Mirnavator” Valerio

Sarah Bowen Shea and Maggie Palmer dive into a candid conversation with Mirna “The Mirnavator” Valerio, the author of A Beautiful Work in Progress, which was an extension of her Fat Girl Running blog. Mirna, a plus-size ultramarathoner of color, talks about how she feels about the public attention she garners, including how she shuts out naysayers. She reveals how she feels about “failing pretty publically” in some races. Mirna shares how she practices visual and visceral self-love. A finisher of 22 marathons and ultras, Mirna offers loads of advice for ultrarunners as well as giving a suggestion for an ideal first-time marathon. Find out how bacon enters the conversation. And applaud what she says about walking in a running race.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/1952m 43s

BONUS EPISODE: Training for your First Ultra with Coach Stephanie Howe Violett

Join elite ultra runner + Train Like a Mother Club coach Stephanie Howe Violett and Dimity as they talk through training for—and finishing!—your first 50k or 50-miler. Among other things, the duo cover how to pick the right race for you; what kind of prereqs, both mentally and physically, an ultra requires; and why conservative (not crazy!) mileage is actually key for a great training cycle. On March 2-3, 2019, use code ULTRA2019 in the Train Like a Mother Club to receive 20% off the 50k + 50-mile plans, 24-week, comprehensive programs that will get you primed to run a long, long way! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/1947m 47s

#352: Single Mother Runners, and How They Get It All Done

Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton chat with three single mother runners about how they juggle all the demands of parenting, running, work, and life. The first guest is Bethany Mazura, a mom of two young sons in Albany, New York, where she works as an attorney. Bethany reveals she re-started a stalled running habit because she “needed a goal to restart” her life post-divorce. Marvel at how she then not only knocked out a marathon, but also a 50K! She shares her secrets of a yin-yang balance of tight scheduling, yet also being flexible. Bethany also talks about why a coach is such a worthwhile investment. Next is Susan Landolt of Hillsboro, Oregon, who also runs ultramarathons. This widowed mom of four, including two youngsters, confesses seeing a treadmill almost makes her cry as it reminds her of the countless pre-dawn miles she put in on a ’mill in her garage. Susan tells how she manages to tackle 60 miles in a week (!!) in addition to working full-time, finishing a business degree, and solo parenting. (“I don’t have time for shenanigans.”) Yet find out why she watched 31 continuous minutes of Netflix on the final day of January. The final mother runner is Julie Burke of Greensboro, South Carolina, who has run on both sides of the proverbial street: Starting at age 16, Julie was a single mom to her older daughter, and now Julie is married with two more kids. Julie talks about how she worked in workouts, including ones with her young daughter by her side. After describing the “relentlessness of single parenting,” Julie reminds all parents to “have patience with yourself--and your kids.” Nuun drinking game: Chug every time a guest admits all her friends are other runners. In the introductory chitchat, all roads lead to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park—it’s where SBS will be running this weekend, and it’s where Tish gutted out a New York City Marathon-qualifying race. The first guest hops on at 9:00. Start your vitamin ritual today at ritual.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/1954m 17s

AMR Answers #15

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell counsel Kara in southern Indiana on starting a running group, plus organizing runs for people of various paces. They offer differing advice for Marcella from Arizona on the best ways to utilize a pacer in a race to hit a goal time. Dimity sheds light on why Leah in Fort Collins might be particularly susceptible to a “cold bum,” then Sarah and she offer suggestions on how to keep her bootie warmer on a run. The mother runners tell Diane in Chicago how to tailor her marathon mileage to help ensure a prime training cycle. (Spoiler alert: Substitute some junk-miles with strength training.) In the intro, SBS explains how she discovered suddenly she herself is on a training plan (surprise!). The duo shares their favorite classes at the recent AMR Retreat at Rancho La Puerta. Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/1936m 13s

#351: Recovery: What It Is, and How to Make It Beneficial

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell welcome Christie Aschwanden, author of the just-released GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery, to talk about, you guessed it, recovery. Christie, a former competitive runner and Nordic skier, tells how people undervalue recovery—and how that oversight can limit people. Learn what she deems the most important recovery “tool,” as well as why runners should have something ritualized that helps them recover.  A “coffee nap”: Find out how this seeming-oxymoron can be beneficial (and how to take one!). Christie stresses the importance of accepting stress and how it can impact your body and mind. The trio talks about why you don’t want to disrupt the inflammatory cycle after a hard workout or race. After trying myriad recovery methods and tools, for her book, Christie shares her favorite—and least favorite—therapies, including the one that finally quieted her “monkey mind.” In the intro, the AMR duo recounts some of their favorite experiences at Rancho La Puerta. Laugh along as Dimity tosses out the phrase, “beginning stripteasers.” And Sarah explains why she tossed out the “micro-dosing” call. Christie joins the episode at 13:55. Listen to Murder Book, a new true crime podcast hosted by bestselling author Michael Connelly, and check out Dark Sacred Night, Connelly’s latest #1 bestselling detective novel.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/1955m 36s

#350: Lights + Sound: Running Safety

In the intro, Sarah goes co-host-free in favor of a catch-up conversation with prolific Portland runner Paula Harkin, who just passed the 10-year mark of her running streak. (Yowza!) Paula details what constitutes a running streak—and how to make it official. (Who knew?!) She also confesses her daily run is “a challenge every single day.” Paula shares all sorts of Portland race news, including the scoop on the new Portland Marathon, plus her reclaiming two popular half-marathons. Loads of laughs are shared between these two mother runners (who ran the 2007 Nike Women’s Marathon together, when Paula coached SBS!). Then, at the 22:22 mark, is the 2017 conversation with Sarah,  Amanda Loudin, and Paula: The trio share ways to stay safe while running in the dark. They debate street v. sidewalk running. A long-time group-run leader, race director, and co-owner of Portland Running Company, Paula explains her street-smart practice of Defensive Running; she also talks about the importance of using all of one’s skills and senses to get through a run. Amanda tells of two of her running buddies, Disco Runner and Safety Ellie. Find out the gals’ favorite reflective gear, lights, and headphones. For a chance to win an entry to one of Paula’s races (Helvetia or Hippie Chick) + her (and Sarah’s) favorite light-bright vest, check out our Instagram feed on Friday, February 8. To find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase, go to thirdlove.com/amr now Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/1959m 5s

AMR Answers #14

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell try to relate to extreme-cold conditions by sharing a collegiate rowing mishap. Keeping with the weather theme, they tell Andrea from near Toronto (but who is headed to Florida for vacay!) to tune into effort while working out during her balmy break, rather than worrying about acclimatization. Dimity tells Courtney, a mom of two littles in Red Lodge, Montana: “If you have the marathon-itch, scratch it.” For looking-to-get-faster Beth from Easton, Maryland, the duo stresses the importance of communication with a coach—and dynamic drills and stretches. Finally, they give advice to Lisa from Connecticut about training for and running (or not!) a multiple-loop-course event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/1935m 14s

#349: Running Groups for Moms

Sarah Bowen Shea and co-host Maggie Palmer chat with three dynamic women who head up (and, in two cases, founded) running groups for moms. First up: Karissa Johnson, founder of Moms on the Run. Learn how this self-described “introvert” went from leading one 26-woman running group (promoted by paper flyers she stuffed in mailboxes!) to overseeing MOTR franchises in soon-to-be eight states. Karissa talks about the breadth of programs MOTR chapters offer, including yoga for runners and strength-training boot camps. Find out what Olympian is now designing intermediate and advanced training plans for them! Next is Pam Burrus, the can-do woman behind Moms RUN This Town. Laugh as she details her first forays in running (from “dreading” it in PE to copycat’ing a friend’s training posts on Facebook!), then how she launched this nationwide organization. Learn how MRTT chapters branch out beyond running to do good in their communities. Find out what’s the what with magnet flipping—and how it serves as motivation to members of this free club. The final guest is Katie Provencher, who heads up a Stroller Strong Moms in Anchorage. Katie recounts her introduction to the program, seeing a “herd of moms running by!” Katie explains why Stroller Strong Moms is so popular among military spouses. And she shares one of the all-time greatest TMI tales ever told on the pod! Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/191h 14m

#348: World-Record Stroller-Pusher + Speedy New Mother Runner

Sarah and Dimity sat down in person in Houston with Megan Saloom, a 2016 Olympics Marathon Trials runner who is now a new mother, then the AMR duo gabbed with Calum “Cal” Neff, a super-speedy father runner who holds two world records for pushing a running stroller in races. The two were hours away from running the Houston Marathon (Megan) and Houston Half-Marathon (Calum. Spoiler alert: He PR’d!). With her adorable 6-month-old son in the audience with his dad, Megan shares details of running while pregnant, including oversharing that “every day was a different experience” with her bladder!  She gives advice about returning to running post-partum. Megan talks about DNF’ing the Olympic Trials; reminding us “running is not an overnight success,” she talks about the importance of patience. Next up is father of three Cal, who describes who how pushing a stroller in races allows him to combine his passions for running and being a father. He shares stroller-running tips that apply to any pace runner as well as cold-weather dressing advice. Learn a snappy Canadian phrase, and what it means to “be modular in your gear.” Get a bit misty-eyed when he says that on his two world-record-setting race days, he was a dad above all else. “You’re always a parent first.” (Let’s make this man an honorary mother runner!) In the intro, Dimity and Sarah share their Houston adventures. Megan hops into the conversation at 10:52. For 25% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to Modcloth.com and enter code amr at checkout. Listen to Murder Book, a new true crime podcast hosted by bestselling author Michael Connelly debuting on 1/28/19, and check out Dark Sacred Night, Connelly’s latest #1 bestselling detective novel. Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/191h 1m

AMR Answers #13

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell counsel Rebecca in South Carolina on how to let running return to being a stress relief—instead of a stressor. Switching emphasis to the “mother” part of Another Mother Runner, the duo talks about surviving the toddler years in response to a question from Amy in Batavia, IL. They share the details about training by heart rate with Penny from Cazenovia, NY, who is aiming to run marathons in all 50 states (she’s up to 31!). In response to a question from Valerie in Salt Lake City, Dimity and Sarah talk about running at altitude—as well as net-downhill races.  Thanks, Wander Beauty. Get 20% off at WanderBeauty.com/amr For 15% off your ModCloth purchase of $100 or more, go to modcloth.com and enter code AMR at checkout. Good for one-time use. Sign up as a VIP at JUSTFAB to get your first style for as low as $10. Go to JustFab.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/1946m 16s

#347: Helping the Homeless Through Running

Sarah and BRF Molly dive into a conversation with Ashley Kilpatrick, who works with Back on My Feet, a national organization that combats homelessness through, in part, the power of running. The mother runner of three young children describes why she started running in law school. Ashley shares the intriguing origin story of Back on My Feet, and she talks about how the program restores a sense of belonging and accomplishment among homeless individuals and people with substance addiction. Detailing the thrice-weekly, pre-dawn runs, Ashley says they are “a space for equal footing,” in which passersby usually can’t tell the members from the volunteers. The trio talk about how running fuels self-esteem and confidence, no matter one’s living situation. Ashley shares powerful anecdotes about standout success stories in the program. She also elaborates on how to get involved in the organization, including fundraising in exchange for a bib to a bevy of big-name marathons. Lovers of #foundchange, Harry Potter, and cats will especially enjoy the intro chitchat! Ashley from Back on My Feet jumps into the conversation at 14:52. Start your vitamin ritual today at ritual.com/amr Make over your beauty routine with Wander Beauty! Save 20% at wanderbeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/1945m 6s

#346: Pro Runner Neely Gracey Shares Marathon Tips + Post-Partum Advice

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin share a sit-down with professional runner Neely Gracey, who’s also a running coach and mother of a 5-month-old baby. Neely, the top American woman in her debut marathon (Boston 2016), talks about playing the long game, laying out her five-year plan that includes the next two Olympic Marathon Trials. With refreshing candor, Neely details her fitness endeavors while pregnant, providing value lessons for any sidelined runner. Dismissing the notion of “balance,” Neely shares her fresh mental approach to the juggling act of parenting, running, work, and other life elements. Smile as she talks about how grateful she is for her neighborhood mom friends. Find out why this mother runner bailed on a recent core workout. Coach Neely speaks personally and professionally about the value of slow consistency, allowing you to see progress with every run. She also imparts solid wisdom about marathon training. In the intro, SBS shares some sad news about her family’s cat, Miller. Neely joins the show at 11:53 (and Amanda has to duck out of the convo about halfway through). Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. For 20% off your first Outdoor Voices order of $100 or more, go to outdoorvoices.com/AMR and use code AMR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/191h 11m

AMR Answers #12

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell help steer Stephanie toward an ideal choice for her first marathon, especially reminding the Rochester, NY, mom it’s not the likely weather on race day that should guide her. Cheers to Amy from Pittsburgh, who asks about an occasional glass of wine during marathon training. Drawing on their decades of gear-reviewing experience, the duo gives Reedy (yes?) from Milton, Mass., advice on how often to replace running kicks. (Learn--and laugh!--when Dimity coins a new term: moonboot-ism.) Treading on familiar ground for SBS, they offer streak-ending advice to Jenn from Albuquerque. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/1942m 48s

#345: Three Running Coaches Offer Training + Racing Advice

Sarah and Dimity talk with three coaches to help you put your best foot forward in 2019. First up is Jenn Gill, a certified personal trainer and strength coach in addition to being a running coach (did we mention she has three kids, too?!). Jenn talks up the overlooked beauty (and discomfort) of 5K races, and she shares tips on how to maximize results in shorter races. She gets teary when telling how much she loves being a cheerleader for runners. The next coach is Amanda Loudin, highlighting the new 13.1 and 26.2 training plans in the Train Like a Mother Club. She details how to get the most out of your legs, imparting crucial advice for half- and full marathoners. Coach Amanda emphasizes the importance of consistency over the long haul (pun intended), and the ladies laugh about how double-digits run end up seeming like NBD when training for an endurance race. Finally, this veteran of 30+ marathons gives race-day advice for 26.2-mile events. The final coach to join the program is Liz Waterstraat, one half of the duo now orchestrating the TLAM Club heart-rate training programs. Coach Liz explains why heart rate is such a “rich metric” of what’s going on inside a runner’s body during training. She describes the benefits—and the beauty—of HRT; she elaborates on the importance of taking training day by day, one run at a time. Wrapping up with race advice, Liz sings the praises of being prepared: why it is critical and how it can ensure race success. In the intro, Sarah shares details of her family’s European vacation and Dimity talks of her family’s holiday; the first coach joins the show at 13:15. Get $50 off the purchase of an AfterShokz wireless bundle at amr.aftershokz.com by using code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/191h 28m

#344: Co-Hosts Look Back at 2018 + Ahead to 2019 Races

An annual tradition, Sarah chats with her coterie of co-hosts to talk about the highs and lows of the past year—and what races the gals are eyeing in the New Year. Molly; Tish; Dimity; Amanda; Maggie: All share insight + laughs. E.g. - Dimity talking about how her focus is now on “adventures instead of races; experiences instead of data.” - Amanda on how she keeps her motivation burning bright and stays injury free as a runner in her early 50s who routinely logs 35 to 40 weekly miles. - Maggie, amid loads (loads!) of laughs tells why she got emotional in a recent seaside half-marathon. Nuun drinking game? Chug every time someone says the phrase “air quotes” or even seems to use them; drink twice every time Dim says it. Download the Zeel app and use code RUNNER for $25 off your first massage.   Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Go to GreenChef.us/AMR to get $50 off your first box of GreenChef.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/181h 30m

#343: Nutrition on The Four Top

Sarah and co-host Ellison chat in the intro, then the episode has Sarah as a guest on a podcast called The Four Top. That episode is a roundtable discussion with the co-authors of Good Food, Great Medicine. Topics covered include carbohydrates, protein bars, and bowls. Definitely listen to hear Sarah’s TMI question about corn! In the intro, Ellison talks about defending her age-group title in a hometown 5K. Then, of course, the convo turns to books: Ellison is savoring Pachinko, while SBS is engrossed by The Golden Age of Murder. (It’s less creepy than it sounds!) This leads the ladies to sing the praises of non-fiction books. The Four Top episode starts at 23:50. Download the Zeel app and use code RUNNER for $25 off your first massage.  The first step to straighter teeth: Get 25% off your Candid Co. modeling kit at candidco.com/AMR Thanks, Wander Beauty. Get 20% off at WanderBeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/181h 4m

#342: Becoming a Runner in Different Decades

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin connect with four women to hear about how they each started to run in a different decade. First in line is Julie Mayne Baker, who began running in her 20s—nearly four decades ago. Julie shares how her running changed over the years; find out what launched her into marathons in her 40s. The started-in-her-30s runner is Erin Wright, who took her first running steps after the birth of her second baby. Laugh (and nod!) along as Erin admits how the idea of alone-time was a major motivation to get out the door. Next up is Erica Richards who, you guessed it, started running in her 40s, and who offers up a resounding reason why it’s great to enter the running realm “later in life.” Erica teaches SBS a new definition of “B.C.” She also drops numerous pearls of wisdom about leaving behind guilt and sidestepping injuries. Last but not least is became-a-runner-in-her-5th-decade Donna Lehmann, who sings the praises of cold-weather running. She gives loads of witty advice, including how to respond to naysayers and doubters. Regardless what age you became a runner, you’ll relate to and learn from these four gals. In the intro, Amanda talks about playing nurse-maid for her her senior-year son, who just got his wisdom teeth out that morning. The duo welcomes the first guest at 13:10. Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr For 10% off your first Hunt a Killer box, go to huntakiller.com/amr Living Proof: Experience beauty products developed by MIT scientists! For a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with a purchase, visit LivingProof.com/amr and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/181h 22m

AMR Answers #11

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell counsel Amy in Chapel Hill on how to help her sister get right with a race finish time, suggesting someone set intentions at the start of a training cycle. They guide Zoe in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on resuming running after an illness, including “doing less than you think you can.” The duo points out to Rebecca in Sarasota, Florida, that motivation and “decision-fatigue” are related—and that sometimes there is no magic. (And that’s okay.) SBS + Dim give post-race recovery advice to Susan in Indiana. Vitamin S is a recurring theme in several responses: Find out what it is and how it can help every single runner. And laugh along at Dimity’s Hershey’s Kisses anecdote! Note: The next episode of AMR Answers will air Tuesday, January 8.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1839m 36s

#341: How to Nail a Race PR

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton convene with three BAMRs who each nabbed a personal best in Twin Cities races to find out how they got the job done. First up is Kathy Bray, an attorney and mom of two, who bested her Twin Cities 10-Miler from eleven years ago. (Despite sandbagging like a champ to SBS at the expo!) Kathy tells how rediscovering gratitude about being healthy and injury-free pushed her to dig a little deeper on race day. She explains how getting out of her own head helped her power up hills and do the all-important—trust in her training. Find out what soundtrack also drove Kathy up the inclines (hint: She wasn’t throwing away her PR shot!). Next up: Christina Ashtiani, a mom of three and a real estate agent, shares how she set a 13-minute PR (5:37) in the marathon. Like Kathy, strength training worked wonders for Christina. Laugh along as she describes being “an energy vampire” in the final mile. Hear about her experience with a pace group. The final guest is Kim Truesdell, a writer + fitness instructor as well as a mom of two. While Kim missed her time goal, the 2018 Twin Cities Marathon was the first time she broke the four-hour mark. She shares the mental tricks she used when the going got tough, and find out the apt word printed on her bib. Unlike Christina, Kim relays a less-positive pace-group experience, but she reveals how she went it alone. In the intro, Tish and SBS share the artistic activities they are enjoying with their respective kids. Tish gives an update on her long-distance love life, including a recent race she and her boyfriend both ran, but definitely not side-by-side. And Sarah talks about her family’s upcoming European vacation. The first of the three PR-nabbing guests joins the conversation at 25:00. Download the Zeel app and use code RUNNER for $25 off your first massage.   StoryWorth makes it fun and easy for loved ones to share their stories. Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/181h 14m

#340: Planning Your Race Calendar

With an eye toward the New Year, Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin discuss the ins-and-outs of planning a successful race calendar. Answering a variety of questions from BAMRs on the AMR Facebook page, they start with debating “the sweet spot,” the optimum number of races per year. Amanda, a coach for a decade, talks about the importance of making decisions about your goal for the year—then making choices to set you up for success. Coach Amanda explains why she’s not a fan of “over-racing” and she dazzles SBS with the concept of “results-oriented running.” Amanda details how to be half-marathon ready at all times. The coach outlines how to tackle several endurance races in one season, and what a runner’s focus must be between races. Find out what the “desire factor” with marathons is—and which one of the duo feels it creeping back into her soul (soles!?). And, naturally, the duo wraps up the conversation with a detour into the realm of paddle spots. (Are you #TeamPickleball or #TeamPaddleTennis?) In the intro, the chitchat goes to the dogs—literally: Amanda and SBS talk about their pooches (whippet and French bulldog, respectively). Amanda puts on her coach’s hat for the meat of the show at 15:56. For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment and boasts numerous comfort features, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com The first step to straighter teeth: Get 25% off your Candid Co. modeling kit at candidco.com/AMR Spenco Total Support Original Insoles let you love your feet. For info + to shop insoles, go to Spenco.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/181h 3m

AMR Answers #10

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell give guidance to Ohioan Tammy who is planning her annual race calendar; Dimity offers up the pearl of “know your race rhythms.” In response to Sandy from Nashville, the gals talk about cross-training, particularly working around OrangeTheoryFitness workouts. They counsel Bertina in Wisconsin about coaching options, and they air their dirty laundry (!) in response to an inquiry from Alison in London, Ontario. First up, though, Dimity raves about her recent stay at Rancho La Puerta. Allay your envy by joining SBS and Dim at the AMR Retreat at RLP in February. Head here for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/1836m 56s

#339: TMI Topics with Author Mara Altman (and Molly!)

Sarah and Molly tuck into another round of TMI topics with Mara Altman, the author of Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back) (and mother of toddler twins!). The trio quickly goes there, talking about “hoohoos” and hemorrhoids. The first of many fabulous lines uttered by the guest is her admission, “I’ve always had anal issues.” From there, the conversation naturally (naturally!) moves to poop and buttcrack-chafing. Molly admits her love of B.O., prompting Mara to confess what helps her overcome writer’s block. The guest tells the origin story of PMS, which leads to a thought-provoking discussion about it really being a “permission slip for gruffer feelings.” Later, laughs abound as the talk turns to “crotch torture” and hot-boxing. Molly puts a great “you be you” bow on the episode. In the intro, Molly and SBS talk about #foundchange (natch!) plus winter running apparel and Mercury Milefabulousness. The guest joins the show—and the TMI talk starts in earnest—at 15:00.  Note: This episode is rated PG-13/NC-17, not suitable for most family road trips. To speak with a doctor about Addyi from the privacy of your own home, visit addyi.com/amr For 10% off your first Hunt a Killer box, go to huntakiller.com/amr Thanks, Wander Beauty. Get 20% off at WanderBeauty.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/181h 0m

#338: Gab-Session w/ Best Running Friends Sarah + Molly

Sarah and BRF/co-host Molly Williams got stood up at the last minute by a guest, so they settle in for a gab-fest. They conversationally skip from Molly’s tenant (her oldest daughter’s 25-year-old boyfriend) to Sarah’s twins’ musical to Portland water issues. Find out what Molly would do when she becomes mayor! The running buddies then debate their 2019 training plans, with SBS showing a glimmer of desire to race again. There’s talk of honing speed…within reason. An easy-going, laugh-filled conversation between two close friends.  Mercury Mile fuses fashion and function for all runners: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at MercuryMile.com Living Proof: Experience beauty products developed by MIT scientists! For a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with a purchase, visit LivingProof.com/amr and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/1841m 20s

AMR Answers #9

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell offer winter running gear advice to Atlantan Stephanie, who’s planning ahead for a holiday visit to her North Dakota in-laws. They remind post-baby Britney from Birmingham, Michigan, that it’s “9 months in, 9 months out,” as well as tell her how to find her workout groove again. After a detour to “Beverly Hills 90210,” the duo offers Kelly suggestions on stepping up to an unusual-length ultramarathon. Finally, Sarah and Dim sprinkle Erin from St. Louis with all sorts of Disney race tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/1837m 36s

#337: Self-Defense Advice from 2x Assault Survivor Kelly Herron

Fresh off running her 9th NYC Marathon, Tish Hamilton co-hosts with Sarah. Tish talks about why it was a great race to spectate, but rough for participants. NYC was Tish’s 54th marathon—find out what #55 is going to be. (#GreenWithEnvy—or should we say #VertWithEnvy?) The duo welcomes Kelly Herron, a two-time survivor of assaults while running and founder of the platform Not Today MF. (Good spoiler alert: She thwarts both attackers.) Kelly recounts the assault—and how she employed recently learned self-defense tactics to escape. She talks about empowerment and personal safety, and how her own mother runner helped her move behind the attack. Kelly shares defensive moves and recommends her favorite personal safety devices (including AfterShokz headphones, which are “like having four ears!”). Find out what constitutes 90% of self-defense. We realize some listeners will tune out when talk turns to the assaults: The guest joins the show at 20:11. Sign up as a VIP at JUSTFAB to get your first style for as low as $10. Go to JustFab.com/AMR To speak with a doctor about Addyi from the privacy of your own home, visit addyi.com/amr Try cricket-powered protein snacks from EXO. Save 15% using code AMR at ExoProtein.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/1853m 24s

#336: How Our Parents Influenced Us as Runners

Sarah Bowen Shea is joined by dear Ellison Weist to discuss how parents (in their cases, their respective fathers) started them down their path to becoming dedicated runners. Laugh along at the “jogging” attire Ellison remembers her father sporting—and why it got him pulled over by the police while out on an early morning jaunt! SBS talks about how her father’s devotion to two water-related sports—swimming and rowing—launched her on her running journey.Then, one after another, three mother runners hop on to tell their stories. First is Carla Burke, a mom of two preschoolers who’s training for her debut marathon, and who was influenced by her dad to take up running. Carla talks about his “Rocky-esque” running attire. Find out why that reference is especially apt, given the marathon Carla is training for—and which her father is volunteering for. Next is Carolyn Rock, a mom of two grown daughters, who tells how she joined Weight Watchers and started running to avoid following her mother down a road of unhealthy choices. (Spoiler alert: Carolyn is running her 57th marathon this weekend!!) Laugh along as Carolyn calls a recliner “a chair of death” and laments her “weak side-butt.” Carolyn posits an intriguing theory about grief and physical running ailments. The final guest is Sarah Axelrod, a mom of a daughter, who was deeply influenced by her own dedicated-runner mom. Hear how Sarah literally follows iher mother’s footsteps around Boston, including during an amazing recent 10K road race. SBS hopes this episodes causes you to reflect on the forces that shaped you into the runner you are today (or hope to become).In the intro, there is much talk of police procedurals/thrillers—find out which ones E and SBS are currently addicted to! The two books Ellison recommends are Washington Black and Witch Elm. To get $20 off an Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/amr and use promo code amr. Mercury Mile fuses fashion and function for all runners: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at MercuryMile.com For 10% off your first Hunt a Killer box, go to huntakiller.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/181h 19m

AMR Answers #8

Fresh off the Another Mother Retreat in Cape Cod, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell counsel Elena from Brooklyn about weekly runny tallies, especially when coming off a marathon training cycle. Dimity’s great advice (borrowed from a tri coach in Train Like a Mother Club): “frequency over duration.” The duo explores reasons—and solutions—to why Mimi in Chicago might be feeling fatigued on runs the day after she strength trains. They give guidance to Kimberly from Lexington on how to re-center herself after an interruption during a run. Then Sarah and Dimity offer different suggestions to Carrie near Chicago about juggling half-marathon training with a European family vacation.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/1831m 41s

#335: Author + ESPN Contributor Kate Fagan

Dimity McDowell and Adrienne Martini have a candid conversation with Kate Fagan, ESPN columnist and author of What Made Maddy Run, the heartbreaking story of Madison Holleran, a collegiate runner who committed suicide during her freshman year. The trio discuss the ripple effects of mental illness and how it can be hidden from family members. In the intro, Dimity and Adrienne share about their own experiences with mental illness. Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr The first step to straighter teeth: Get 25% off your Candid Co. modeling kit at candidco.com/AMR Go to HelloFresh.com/AMR60 and use code AMR60 to get a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first three boxes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/181h 4m

#334: Live from KC: GPS Guidance from a Garmin Expert

Sarah and Dimity welcome a bevy of guests as they record in front of a live audience at a lululemon store in Kansas City just days before the Kansas City Marathon. After extolling why they are so pleased to return to the place where they launched their second book, Train Like a Mother, the duo kicks things off with Kim Fassetta from AfterShokz. This mother runner and marketing whiz talks about round 2 of marathon training after opting out of her debut 26.2 the day before the race—in Greece! Next, father runner Joe “Mr. Garmin” Heikes joins the conversation along with Jenni Prado, a mom of three who is running her second half-marathon on Saturday. Like Jenni, Joe sees the wisdom in keeping it simple and tracking workouts online. Next is empty-nester Catherine Brown, who’s using the Kansas City Half-Marathon as a training run for the Disney Dopey Challenge. A convert to heart-rate training, Catherine admits to having to check her ego at the door when she made the switch. Joe explains the differences measuring heart rate at the wrist versus the chest; for all runners, Mr. Garmin suggests two critical-yet-underutilized GPS watch functions. The final guest is mom of two Katie Hearn, whose tenth half-marathon this weekend will be her second post-baby—and she admits she’s aiming to better her pre-baby 13.1 PR! During a segment when Dimity and Sarah pepper Joe with questions based on their personal GPS experiences, Joe talks about why it’s more important to check data on some training days than others and how to best use a Garmin during a race. (SBS is now fired up to run a race just to utilize to the “set-a-target” feature!) Toward the end of the show, Joe answers the burning question all GPS-wearing runners wonder. For 15% off your ModCloth purchase of $100 or more, go to modcloth.com and enter code AMR at checkout. Good for one-time use; expires January 5, 2019. Get the Follain Clean Essentials Kit for only $22. Go to FOLLAIN.com/AMR to try the kit and enter AMR at checkout for free shipping. To speak with a doctor about Addyi from the privacy of your own home, visit addyi.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/181h 2m

AMR Answers #7

Realizing it’s race season for many mother runners, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell address Patty’s question about race-day anxiety. (Here’s link to pre-race meditation by Dr. Justin Ross that Dimity mentions.) Kathleen has concerns about the duration of a long run for marathon training, and the duo sets her straight. Heather feel vulnerable after hip surgery, so Dimity and Sarah suggest ways to regain the spark to get out the door. Sarah and Dim offer home-gym buying advice to Christina. First Nuun drinking game of AMR Answers: Chug whenever SBS or Dim joke about pieces of equipment at the gym! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/1843m 22s

#333: In-Person Convo w/ Gabriele Grunewald, Pro Runner (+ Rare-Cancer Survivor)

Sarah and Dimity chat with pro runner Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald in front of a room full of mother runners at the recent Twin Cities Marathon expo. Gabe is a nine-year cancer survivor and a local runner. Like any good Minnesotan (including recent guest Kara Goucher), Gabe mentions “hot dish” in her very first answer and explains why she adores the “dedicated and ambitious” Twin Cities running community. The middle-distance runner details her love of racing the mile and running on the track. “I love spiking up,” she says. Gabe takes listeners back to her 2009 diagnosis when she was a 22-year-old college track athlete. Gabe details the mission of her foundation, Brave Like Gabe, and shares about the genesis of the name. Acknowledging that every cancer journey is different, Gabe discusses the importance of having goals and continuing to move forward—and how she plans for races in three-month chunks of time. No fair-weather runner, Gabe imparts loads of cold-weather running tips, including apparel advice. Mercury Mile fuses fashion and function for all runners: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at MercuryMile.com Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/1859m 11s

#332: A Conversation with Kim Stemple, Founder of We Finish Together

Sarah and co-host Maggie Palmer have a heart-to-heart with Kim Stemple, a mother runner with an abundance of positivity despite facing down a terminal trio of illnesses. A marathon runner and triathlete, Kim is founder of We Finish Together, a grassroots group passing along medals to people in challenging situations. Kim shares how she’s rewritten the rules about being sick, including running two marathons and a 50K (!!) post-diagnoses. A veteran of two Marine Corps Marathons, Kim gives advice for running what she lovingly calls “more of an event than a race.” Laugh as Kim tells a tale involving cheetah pajamas and Bart Yasso in a golf cart! The inspiration Grit + Grace Enduro socks by Balega, Kim talks about the importance of passing on kindness, including in the starting corral of a race. Moments before beginning to record the show, Kim shared with the hosts that she is headed into hospice. Let’s make a spark by showing some extra kindness this month.   In the introduction, Sarah and Maggie touch on a bevy of topics, including Sarah’s mom’s recent move, musical instruments, PBS, and more. The guest joins the show at 17:00. Mercury Mile fuses fashion and function for all runners: Take $10 off your stylist fee by using code AMR at MercuryMile.com Sign up as a VIP at JUSTFAB to get your first style for as low as $10. Go to JustFab.com/AMR   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/1850m 0s

AMR Answers #6

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell dive into this math-heavy episode with Martha’s question about cadence, suggesting she think “quick-light, quick-light.” (A heck of a lot easier than counting to 90!!) The duo reminds marathoner-and-beyond Beth there are elements that can make a runner father than speedwork. In answering a question from first-time-marathoner-in-training Pam, the BAMRs talk about the mental side of 26.2-training with Dim offering the lovely imagery of a training plan“stair-stepping you up there.” Britt asks about “leg day,” opening up a conversation about strength training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/1840m 1s

#331: 3X Ironman Triathlon World Champion (+ New Mom) Mirinda Carfrae

Sarah is fortunate enough to have a one-on-one conversation with three-time Ironman champ Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae thanks to AMR’s friends at GU Energy Labs. A mother of a one-year-old daughter, Rinny shares how her workouts changed while she was pregnant, summed up best as, “I exercised, I didn’t train.” Rinny tells how she was “really conservative” resuming running post-partum and building up her mileage and intensity, including occasional stroller-runs. Chuckle along when the Ironmother says her recovery is chasing after her daughter—and how she wouldn’t change it for the world. When the conversation shifts to nutrition, it’s mainly about juggling breastfeeding sessions with training ones, but eventually the conversation works its way round to Rinny revealing her current favorite GU products and flavors as well as how she utilizes them during workouts and races. Eventually the conversation loops around to the upcoming race in Kona, and how Rinny is facing the prospect of racing against new talent there. “I’m excited; I’m nervous. I’m not sure how I’ll feel.” Sarah is joined by Dimity for the intro convo, which involves tall-Dimity talking about orange, too-long-for-her (!!) jeans she’s been eyeing and the duo laughing over Dim’s assessment of the first-world problem of, “when your van is cooler than your jeans.” The Mirinda Carfrae interview starts at 13:40. Get $5 off your first order of Kopari coconut-oil skincare and bodycare products, go to koparibeauty.com/AMR Get $50 off your first job post by going to LinkedIn.com/AMR For 50% off your first box, go to EveryPlate.com and use code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/1854m 22s

#330: Find Your Athletic “Happy Place”

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin (fresh back from Chamonix, France, where she got to spectate the UTMB ultra race!!) talk with a variety of guests about having an athletic “happy place.” First they admit what their happy places are, then they bring on the expert, Dr. Justin Ross, a Denver-based psychologist and marathon runner, who starts off by assuring Sarah the show’s topic isn’t, in her word, “cockamamie!” Instead, he defines an athletic happy place as, “something that provides connection to self, sport, and community.” (Phew!) The good doc goes on to explain folks can have an internal and an external happy place. Find out why some people’s happy places might even seem contradictory to the whole “happy” bit. (Which leads to one of his best lines: “Adult things suck.”) He talks about the health-bolstering effects of water and forests. Michelle San Antonio, a mother runner of three who has run the Boston Marathon several times, shares how her happy “place” is actually a mindset and how it has evolved drastically over the last five years. The trio bond over Michelle’s simple-yet-powerful statements of, “My life has changed, so my running has changed.” And “I still race and give it my all. My ‘all’ just isn’t what it used to be.” (If you listen closely, you can hear SBS + Amanda nodding vigorously during this part of the show!) Exit Michelle, enter Casii Dodd, a soon-to-be-grandma of twins (!), whose happy place is on trails, explaining they help her unlug and “be in the step.” Casii talks about how time on the trail and technique tips gleaned from local runners has helped her feel much more comfortable and confident on technical trails. Find out how rain has entered into her mental feel-good place. Definitely an episode with much to ponder!   For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit outdoorvoices.com/AMR and enter promo AMR Thanks to Balega for its longtime support of AMR. Learn more about Balega’s Enduro line of socks here.  Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/181h 12m

AMR Answers #5

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell counsel Kathy on how to get out of a mental slump while she waits for her next training cycle to kick off. (For a doozy of a race: Three Days at the Fair!) On the flipside of that scenario, Molly suffers from FOMO while training for the Kansas City Marathon, to which Dimity shares a mother runner truism: “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” (One social event Molly won’t be missing out on: the AMR Podcast recording party in KC on October 17. Join the fun, too!) Speaking from experience, Dimity and Sarah offer advice to Maureen on grappling with the mental and emotional side of an injury. (Here’s where to connect with the Injured BAMRs Facebook page.) Find out what phrase Dimity tosses out that gives Sarah absolute delight. Finally, in response to Kimberly’s question, the duo share suggestions on balancing the social demands of a running group. To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/1842m 48s

#329: In-Person Conversation with Two-Time Olympian Kara Goucher

Sarah and Dimity grab a beer and gab with running icon Kara Goucher, a mother runner of one who competed in the Olympics on the track (5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2008) and the road (marathon in 2012), in front of a packed party promoting Kara’s new book, Strong. Kara confesses to being “very emotional” and admits she previously viewed that attribute as a weakness. Listen to how her thoughts on that—and other things--changed as she crossed the threshold into her 40s this year. Dimity unpacks “I deserve to be here,” a powerfully motivating phrase for Kara. Find out what “Enclothed Cognition” is and how it helps remind Kara when it’s “go-time.” Learn how Kara approaches tough workouts and which workouts give her the most confidence. Returning to a topic brought up in the show with Kara’s former training partner Shalane Flanagan, Sarah gets Kara to overshare about peeing on the fly. Kara also shares details of her new tattoo. Learn what lead to her (now-healed) sidelining knee injury (which Kara says felt like “a thousand punches to my face and my gut”) and empathize with her as she details how she dealt with being sidelined from running. Discover what marathon goal Kara is gunning for—and what new-for-her type of race she’s considering. Get $5 off your first order of Kopari coconut-oil skincare and bodycare products, go to koparibeauty.com/AMR Thanks to Balega for its longtime support of AMR. Learn more about Balega’s Enduro line of socks here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/1837m 50s

#328: AMR + Best of Both Worlds Podcast Crossover Episode

Sarah has a virtual sit-down with the two women behind the Best of Both Worlds Podcast, Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger, M.D. Both Laura and “SHU” are mother runners, and the trio was delighted this special episode was a suggestion from a listener of both pods. The BBW duo turn the tables, getting SBS to answer questions about the start of AMR and her own running-and-racing background. The Sarahs conceive a brilliant plan for SHU’s first post-baby marathon. Laura and SBS bond over exercise streaks, and Laura details her the intriguing inspiration of her 600+-day running streak. The trio debate the beautiful necessity of morning workouts, then they offer opinions and advice on balancing parental work-related screentime around offspring. In the intro, Sarah gets her BRF, Molly Williams, to tell the tale about her attempt to hike around Mt. Rainier. (Spoiler alert: Molly’s current theme song is “Lonesome Loser.” Just try to get rid of that earworm!) The crossover portion of pod starts at 17:40. Have a podcast you’d love to hear “crossover” with AMR for an episode? Tweet @SBSontheRun or post on AMR Facebook page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/181h 22m

AMR Answers #4

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell bolster another Sarah on ways to boost immunity while training—steps from the outside in and, thanks to Dim’s insight, from the inside out. They council single mom Gretchen, who is looking to break 2:00 in half-marathon on a limited running schedule—advice applicable to anyone looking to train on three days of running per week. (At this point of podcast, Dimity dazzles SBS with her coaching acumen!) Finally, they try their best to offer Pamela breathing advice. To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/1837m 32s

#327: SwimRun Race Report from Dimity + Katie

Sarah and co-host Dimity McDowell are joined by Katie Oglesby, Dimity’s teammate in a rugged adventure off the Maine coast called SwimRun Casco Bay Islands. The intrepid duo explains that, despite the title, there are numerous swimming and running segments in this rugged race. Learn what was Dimity’s “biggest unknown” about this endeavor—and how sometimes making any forward progress was a measure of success. Watch your footing (repeatedly!) when the duo explains how “the course is a competitor.” It wouldn’t be a Dimity undertaking without an (ouch!) injury—find out why she’s not breathing easy post-race. Laugh at the duo’s head-scratching race motto. Early on in the show, Katie tosses out one of best lines ever (“Running is my heartthrob”) and more than one great driving analogy. While still wearing her co-host hat, Dimity learns updates on Sarah’s parents’ house. Conversation shifts to SwimRun at 12:45. Thanks to Kneipp. Get 15% off first order by visiting kneipp.com and using promo code AMR. Bigger Casper savings! Get 10% off any order with a mattress by visiting Casper.com/savings. This special offer expires 9/3/18. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/1859m 17s

#326: 2017 NYC Marathon Winner + Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Co-author Shalane Flanagan

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist are beyond thrilled to have a sit-down with 2017 NYC Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan at her Portland home (!!!). SBS dives right in, asking Shalane about her current pursuit to become a mother. The trio talks about Shalane’s multiple 26.2-mile races through the five boroughs, with Shalane talking about her “chemistry” with New York City. (We agree!!) Sarah steers the conversation into the weeds a bit, prompting Shalane to recount the final few miles of her winning NYC Marathon effort. The conversation shifts from running to cooking thanks to the recent release of Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Discover which recipe Shalane is “most emotionally connected to” and why, and learn how fan-feedback from the first book tour influenced this sure-to-be-a-bestseller sequel. Laugh along at the TMI tidbit at the end of the interview, with Sarah offering training help to the Olympian! Listen closely to hear Shalane knock on wood, plus SBS and Shalane high-five. In the introduction, Ellison and Sarah talk books (of course!) + Sarah’s son’s dance-related news. Running + cookbook star Shalane appears at 24:55. BOOKS MENTIONEDRun Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse KopeckyThe Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie HannahThe Removes by Tatjana SoliA Life of My Own: a Memoir by Claire TomalinWhere the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensHow Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson To get $20 off an Away suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/amr and use promo code amr. Stock up on RXBARS: Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/amr with promo code amr. For 25% off first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code amr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/1856m 55s

AMR Answers #3

Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell give Hungry Heather advice on staying satiated, even during (and after) 12-hour work days and half-marathon training runs. The duo discusses cross-training options for Tianna; they counsel Maxine, a walk-runner, on how to juggle minutes and miles—and get right with where she’s currently at. They offer tips to Janice on running back-to-back races. Chug Nuun every time either Dimity or Sarah mentions some version of the word “staircase.” As promised, here’s link to AMR YouTube channel.  To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/1842m 2s

#325: Talking Positivity with Olympic Marathon Medalist + Author Deena Kastor

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton thoroughly enjoy an amazing conversation with Deena Kastor, bronze medalist in the women’s marathon in 2004 Olympic Games and author of Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory. A mom of one, Deena tells how her first post-baby run made her “entire body tingle with joy,” then moves into sharing the struggle of striving to be “a gold-medal mom and a gold-medal runner.” She tells how her summer training schedule differs from her school-year one. (Spoiler alert: Her weekly mileage doubles once school starts!) Find out which race was “a major suffer-fest” for Deena, and the granular tactics she used to persevere to the finish line. Marvel as Deena tells about the impediments leading up to her setting the U.S. Masters Marathon record at the 2015 Chicago Marathon—and how, in the final miles, she broke that race into manageable chunks. Thanks to an insightful question from Tish, Deena reveals how writing her memoir was the “hardest finish line” she ever reached. Deena shares countless pieces of advice for putting positivity into action. Find out what Deena’s word for 2018 is—and laugh along as Deena and Tish inadvertently come up with a title for the cookbook we hope Deena authors next! All this, and so much more! In the intro, Tish and SBS talk about the final days of summer vacation, and Tish serves up important resume-running-post-injury advice to Sarah. Olympian Deena joins the show at 20:38.  Get $5 off your first order of Kopari coconut-oil skincare and bodycare products, go to koparibeauty.com/AMR For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment and boasts ingenious safety features, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER atchosenfoods.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/181h 12m

#324: More Summer Running Advice

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin, both dreaming of refreshing bodies of water to plunge into (post-run or to swim in!), share creative, BAMR-tested ways to cool off after sweat sessions. They also reminisce about visits to the Adirondacks. Then, through the magic of technology, Sarah and AMR OG-Coach Christine Hinton offers up all the advice you need to survive sweltering summer runs. The mother runner answer questions submitted via Facebook, including the definition of getting acclimated to heat and how to do it. Christine talks about the vicious cycle of humidity and how to beat heat from the inside out. The coach spells out the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and she gives advice for preventing heat headaches. Sarah addresses air quality issues, a concern especially in Western states during wildfire season. (Sadly, even more relevant today than it was when this episode was recorded a mere two years ago.) Find out how whiskey and vodka work their way into the conversation, as well as Sarah’s latest peeing-on-the-run trick. Laugh along with the gals about the kooky side business they scheme up mid-show. Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/181h 14m

AMR Answers #2

Another Mother Runner co-founders Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell clue in Kelly about how to combine running and swimming workouts (including gear logistics); tell grandmother runner Marcia how to accept (or not!) slowing down due to age; give advice and support to first-time-pregnant Elizabeth on dealing with—and accepting—changes that occur with pregnancy; and help Amy find running friends. To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/1838m 13s

#323: Running Gear Advice + Anecdotes

Sarah and Maggie Palmer do a deep dive into all sorts of running gear—sports bras, hydration vests, shorts with pockets, anti-chafe products, and phone carriers—with Christine Pedder, a new, first-time mom who works at Gazelle Sports. A veteran of 16 half-marathons, Christine shares her wisdom about crucial gear items to make training for—and racing—13.1 miles more comfortable; she also lends insight into must-haves for newbie runners. Christine tosses out a catchy, smart phrase that’s new to even longtime gear writer SBS. (Other new-to-Sarah phrases in the show: “coffee run” and “bag man.”) The trio talks about layering in a savvy way that switches on a lightbulb for Sarah, as well as why gear trial-and-error is valuable to runners. Christine shares insight on how to “become one with” a hydration pack. Find out what now-discontinued piece of apparel both Sarah and Christine were in committed, long-term relationships with. (It might prompt you to start bidding on eBay auctions!) Enjoy Chosen Foods oils, salad dressings, and ancient grains: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/181h 13m

#322: Talking TMI Topics with a Former Runner’s World Editor

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams keep it real (very real!) with guest Meghan Kita, author of How to Make Yourself Poop: And 999 Other Tips All Runners Should Know and a former editor at Runner’s World. The trio covers an array of TMI topics, leaving no turd, uh, stone unturned. Meghan, a first-time mom with a 5-month-old baby, starts by oversharing about her return to running post-baby, as she explains (in some detail!) why she saw a pelvic-floor physical therapist. From there, Meghan details how she juggles breastfeeding, pumping, and running. There’s piles of poop advice, including three tips for getting things moving pre-run. Molly explains why caffeine affects the urgency to pee—and how to ease that issue. Molly asks Meghan several male-oriented questions—then makes an outrageous admission that sends SBS into peals of laughter. The conversation changes to chafing, including a clever solution when a tee or socks are rubbing the wrong way on a run. Meghan proves why she’s the McGyver of the running world. All in all, an informative + hilarious episode! This week’s Nuun-drinking game: Toss some back whenever someone says the words “hot dog.” (Just be careful to not spew the hydration while laughing!) In the intro, the two running buddies reminisce about their June trip to Alaska, and SBS shares an update about her elderly mother. The TMI expert hops on at 18:55. If you're interested in details about joining group of #motherrunners training for 3 Days at the Fair road ultra, please sign up here. Have a Disney Challenge queued up for January 2019? Our Dopey Program + Goofy Program will get you through many happy miles--no pixie dust required!   Thanks to Aaptiv for supporting AMR Podcast. New members get 30% off annual membership at aaptiv.com/AMR30 Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/181h 6m

AMR Answers #1: Debut Episode!

From the ladies who started the AMR party--Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell—comes this new Q&A show. Every other Tuesday, the head mother runners will answer voicemail questions about running, racing, and training. In this first-ever episode, the duo suggests ways to rekindle a love of running; offer advice to a race-newbie about jumping on a training plan; and, to a seasoned runner, the BAMRs offer both physical and mental advice about staying fit when not aiming for a race. To get an answer to your question, please leave a 90-second-or-less voicemail (day or night!) at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/1834m 38s

#321: Ragnar Relay Adventures!

Sarah hosts solo, but she’s not alone: She gabs with three of her teammates from the recent Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage race. First up is team captain Julie, a runner for only five years yet marvel that she’s running back-to-back Ragnar races! Laugh along with the two Van 1 teammates as they recount a race highlight that includes a menagerie of a zebra, alligator, beaver, and a literal couple of frogs. Julie offers tips for being a relay race captain, including the all-critical “go with the flow” advice. Next SBS is joined in studio by a duo of Van 2 runners, Rebekah and Ariel. Be transported by Ariel’s description of the stunning scenery. Ponder along with all four gals as they discuss how--and possibly why--van “culture” differs. Loads of great relay-running pointers in this entertaining episode. Remember: Another Mother Runner Answers, our new bi-weekly Q&A show, kicks off on Tuesday, July 24! To leave a question to hear it answered on air, call: 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). To save $55 on a purchase of a bundle with AfterShokz Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMRBUNDLE at checkout. New Aaptiv members: Save 30% off annual membership by visiting aaptiv.com/AMR30 Get $5 off your first order of Kopari coconut-oil skincare and bodycare products, go to koparibeauty.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/181h 7m

#320: Try a Tri: Triathlon Tips and Advice

Sarah and Dimity talk up triathlon—the joys + the challenges—in this extra-long episode. The BAMRs are first joined by Jennifer Harrison, one of theTrain Like a Mother Club triathlon coaches with an illustrious personal tri career (even if she can’t remember whether she won her first swim-bike-run race or not!). Coach Jennifer highlights the beauty of swim-bike-run events, then reveals the ideal number of workouts for sprint and Olympic-distance races. The trio spends a long time talking about swimming and, yes, Coach Jenn addresses fear of sharks. She shares numerous wetsuit tips, as well as tells the #1 thing a novice triathlete should spend funds on. Dimity also shares money-saving gear advice. The next guest is Jessica Hughes, a mom of three who details how she progressed from her first tri in May 2017 to now training for a half-Ironman-distance race (1.2-mile swim; 56-mile bike; 13.1-mile run). Jessica is sure to allay any swimming concerns a wannabe-triathlete has, as she reveals a make-you-laugh anecdote involving a wetsuit and she recounts how she sidestroked most of her first tri! There’s a lot of talk of mindset from both guests. Nuun-drinking game? Chug every time someone mentions teens getting driver’s permits! In the intro, SBS shares news of her 92-year-old, recently widowed mother’s big decision, and the duo discuss the joy of dog parks. The first guest joins the conversation at 19:20. REMINDER: Phone number for leaving questions for new bi-weekly “call-in” show: 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771). We’re aiming for Another Mother Runner Answers to kick off on Tuesday, July 24! To save $30 on a purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR30 at checkout. Stay hydrated with Nuun Electrolytes: Visit nuunlife.com to receive 20% off your order when you use promo code AMRHYDRATE   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/181h 25m

#319: Dimity + Her Pals Share Rim-to-Rim Hike of Grand Canyon

Sarah and Dimity join forces for this special episode in which Dimity, along with her two Minnesota-based friends Jo and Jess, share their recent grand adventure: hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim! The three amigos recount the highs and lows of their 12-hour trek (time in motion: 10 hours, 15 minutes), including the “magic” of Ribbon Falls and the odor on the trail “that can burn nostril hair!”). Discover what “The Box” is, and why it was particularly tough for Jess; learn why Dimity chased down a squirrel. Be surprised by what was the toughest part of the day for Dimity. Marvel as the trio discusses the joy of a communal endeavor—and share the somewhat-surprising post-hike blues. Hear about their pre-trip training, and find out what these friends’ next adventure might be. Reminder: Later this month, Sarah + Dimity plan to launch a bi-weekly “call-in” show. But to kick it off, they need your questions! Please leave message of 90 seconds or less at 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771) Thanks to Aaptiv for supporting our podcast. New members, get 30% off annual membership at aaptiv.com/AMR30 For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you, your family, and all your summer gear, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com To save $30 on a purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR30 at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/181h 5m

#318: 6th Annual Summer Reading Podcast!

Sarah and co-host Ellison convene for what is one of their favorite days of the year: the recording of AMR’s annual summer reading episode! But the duo soon realizes it should be labeled a pop culture show, as they take frequent tangents to discuss their current favorite British TV shows (“Crashing” for SBS; “The Split” for Ellison) and new podcasts Sarah is listening to (“The RFK Tapes” and “The Gateway”). Speaking of podcasts, Ellison shares why her show, “The Book Bully,” has been on hiatus. When the conversation dwells on books (starting at 16:15), the recommendations run the gamut, from Scandinavian noir to several “quirky” novels to a novel with a “meta” conceit both SBS and E adored! Laughs—and a few tears—abound on this delightful conversation between two dear friends. Phone number for leaving questions for new bi-weekly “call-in” show: 470-BADASS1(470-223-2771) BOOKS MENTIONED (apologies for list not being 100% complete—lots of suggestions flying around!): Snareby Lilja Sigurdardøttir Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison What You Don’t Know about Charlie Outlaw by Leah Stewart  The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson French Exit by Patrick DeWitt Clock Dance by Anne Tyler Advice for Future Corpses by Sally Tisdale Stay hydrated with Nuun Electrolytes: Visit nuunlife.com to receive 20% off your order when you use promo code AMRHYDRATE For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you, your family, and all your summer gear, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/181h 10m

#317: Live in Anchorage: What It’s Like to Run in…Alaska

Sarah and Molly are the hosts of this episode, the first in a series we’re kicking off, traveling around the U.S. to hear from mother runners about what it’s like to run in their city. The ladies literally go big for this one—Anchorage, Alaska, with bonus points for recording on the summer solstice! The duo sit down (and crack open a cold one) with three runners at Skinny Raven, a super-cool running store. Listen to how Kristin, Mandy, and Karen stay active in the cold, dark winter–then delight in the mania of nearly round-the-clock summer sunshine. Other topics touched upon: dealing with wildlife, bugs, running while pregnant, and the many joys of alpine running. It’s a fun, freewheeling episode! In the intro, Sarah + Molly talk about their impressions of the 49th state—it’s the first time in Alaska for both of them. The first guest joins them on the couch to chat at 13:52. To save $30 on a purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR30 at checkout. New Aaptiv members: Save 30% off annual membership by visiting aaptiv.com/AMR30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/1858m 4s

#316: Special Father’s Day Episode 2018

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin sit down with three father runners to get a look inside their lives. From early morning workouts to crying at the end of a race, the guys aren’t all that different from the gals. First up is Ty Francis, a trail runner/triathlete and a divorced dad of three young sons. A physical therapist, Ty tells why he adopted a guiding principle of training everyone should consider following. He also reveals why he had to let go of feeling competitive. Discover why he spent 22.5 hours on a bike—the reason will tug on your parental heart strings. Next, father of two Michael Goff joins the conversation. A newbie runner, Michael quickly describes himself as “athlet-ish, not athletic.” Laugh along with SBS and Coach Amanda as Michael explains why he doesn’t allow himself to go on Strava until at least an hour after a run. Courtesy of Michael, you’ll learn more acronyms (BRC; VBRF; BADR) to add to your vocab (in addition to BAMR). Michael is the first of two dads to admit to crying at a running race—the other one is the third guest, David Yonker. This Iowan father of two tells how he became an avid runner because of his wife. A pastor, David confesses a simple-but-clever trick he sometimes employs to catch his breath on a run. He talks about how he and his wife take turns with training cycles and workout times. Find out how the mighty Mississippi River factors into David’s life—as well as a fond fatherly memory of SBS.   In the introduction, Sarah and Amanda reminisce about the eerily similar athletic lifestyles of each of their recently deceased fathers, and how these strong men influenced their own sporty lives. For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you, your family, and all your summer gear, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Enjoy Chosen Foods: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Stay hydrated with Nuun Electrolytes: Visit nuunlife.com to receive 20% off your order when you use promo code AMRHYDRATE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/181h 4m

#315: Rediscover Joy in Running

Sarah and co-host Maggie Palmer have a conversation aimed at putting a pep in your step: They talk with two mother runners who work to help others find joy and acceptance in fitness activities. The first in-studio (ooh!) guest is Gwen Sullivan, one of the founders of Joyn, a platform promoting “group classes for movement and joy.” This mother of two explains how runs with her then-6-year-old son planted the seed for Joyn. Gwen explains how the platform is an invitation to take part in fitness—and why they aim for classes with “head-tilt” names. Next up in studio is Sarah Foote, a Portland-based coach who leads free classes that are part of Joyn. Hear how a post-50K race high set up this mom of two to injury, then the founding of the super-cool Wy’east SisterHood. She shares how she added joy back to her runs when they were becoming a grind. Speaking of: Find out why she had a pity-party in the middle of her first 50-mile race—and what pulled her out of it. You’ll nod and laugh along with SBS over much of what these two guests say, such as when Sarah admits: “I want to do things my kids think is kinda crazy.” In the intro, Maggie and SBS talk about their temporary solo-parenting stints, and Sarah gives a plantar fasciitis update. The first guest enters the conversation (and the studio) at 19:40. Enjoy Chosen Foods: Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. New Aaptiv members: Save 30% off annual membership by visiting aaptiv.com/AMR30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/181h 10m

#314: How to Rock Your Running Race

Listen in to the sitdown Sarah and Dimity had with Coach Amanda Loudin and Dr. Justin Ross at the recent AMR Run + Refresh Retreat in Ogden, Utah. Recorded in front of mother runners who were hours away from running the Ogden Marathon, the experts share mental and physical tips for performing your best in a race. The quartet share personal anecdotes of when they turned around a flagging race effort, and the coaches offer numerous tips on how to pull yourself out of a negative “valley” mid-race. Whether you utilize the experts’ advice in an upcoming race or tuck it into your tiny keypocket for later use, we guarantee you’ll take away helpful nuggets. (No intro chitchat—episode dives right into panel discussion.) Stay hydrated with Nuun Electrolytes: Visit nuunlife.com to receive 20% off your order when you use promo code AMRHYDRATE To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/1835m 19s

#313: How to Find Your Ideal Running Race

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin are joined by Coach MK Fleming of the Train Like a Mother Club to discuss how to choose a great running race for you. The trio covers a variety of considerations, such as geography, weather, terrain, crowd size, corral policies, and more. Coach MK shares when it’s smart to adjust your expectations. The ladies’ opinions about downhill races might surprise you. Coach Amanda stresses the importance of knowing yourself and what kind of runner you are when it comes to tolerating inclement weather conditions. Laugh along with SBS at MK’s “ultraviolet sandwich” analogy. Learn that “good enough” is often pretty awesome, and find out why MK is a proponent of extra-long training plans. Garner valuable insight about some banner races, including NYC, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and Richmond marathons. Here are the two race-review sites SBS recommends: BibRave and RaceRaves. In the intro, Sarah and Amanda rehash Ogden Retreat memories (including karaoke!) and SBS talks TSwift concert. The trio dives into the choosing-a-race debate at 21:15. Save 10% off any mattress by visiting casper.com/savings. Special offer expires May 29, 2018. New Aaptiv members: Save 30% off annual membership by visiting aaptiv.com/AMR30 Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/181h 12m

#312: Live from Ogden, Utah: Expert Taper Tips

Sarah is joined by a coterie of co-hosts—Dimity McDowell, Adrienne Martini, and Maggie Palmer—in this recorded-in-front-of-a-live-audience episode. Adrienne shares the story of her 6-minute “accidental” PR in a recent half-marathon. Laugh over Maggie’s tale of her 3-year-old son and his valiant maneuver to protect his grandmother. Then Adrienne and Maggie bow out to make room for Coach Amanda and Dr. Justin Ross, who talk about the physical (Amanda) and mental (Justin) side of tapering. Three “real” mother runners tell their taper tales and get advice from the experts. Justin shines on a light on his spotlight theory. Try new Nuun Immunity. To get 20% off all Nuun orders, go to nuunlife.com and use promo code AMRHYDRATE. For $20 off a suitcase, go to awaytravel.com/amr and use promo code amr. Get 50% off orders of $10 or more by using promo code MOTHERRUNNER at chosenfoods.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/1854m 15s

#311: 2018 Olympic Champion—and #Motherrunner—Kikkan Randall

Celebrating Mother's Day, Olympian style, Dimity (standing in for for host Sarah) and co-host Tish Hamilton connect with cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, the only mother on the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic team—and, along with teammate Jessie Diggins, the first American woman ever to win an Olympic gold cross-country skiing. The trio first hits Kikkan's background as a runner (and her nearly sub-five-minute mile in high school!) and her transition to—and rapid ascent as a top world competitor on—the snow. We discuss her 20-year (!) Olympic career, and the long-term perspective she took—especially helpful when she missed her 2014 Olympic goal by .05 seconds. Along the way, you'll learn what a "make-it-count" workout with her mom is; you'll get goosebumps as you hear her talk through her Olympic gold medal race; and realize that even though she has recently retired, she'll always be Fast and Female. Kikkan is introduced at 21:23. In the introduction, Dimity + Tish talk Mother's Day plans (or lack thereof), the upcoming swim team seasons for their kiddos, and why a Mother's Day coupon for ice cream will never go out of style. Thanks to 1800Flowers, you can order  24 Multicolored Roses, plus a free vase, for only $29.99. Go to 1800Flowers.com, click the radio icon, and enter code AMR. Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.dom/AMR Thanks to Rover for supporting our channel. Save $25 off your first booking at rover.com/anothermother with code anothermother Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/1856m 28s

#310: Running Through Grief

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin have heart-to-heart conversations with four women runners who have suffered losses—and used running to help process their emotions and heal. A heavy topic, for sure, but the ladies still share some smiles + laughs. Marge Schupe shares the story of her two miscarriages, explaining how running helped her get back in touch with her body and see it as something other than “a complete failure.” Proof positive: Since last summer, she’s PR’d in 5K, 10K, and 13.1-mile races. Marge gives advice for dealing with a miscarriage. Next is Patti Cruz, who suffered numerous losses, including a one-two punch: the death of her father from cancer, then her mother being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. As a mom of two young sons, Patti defines herself as part of the “ultimate sandwich generation.” She discusses how running is a “coping skill” for her; Patti stresses the importance of taking time for exercise when dealing with the weight of grief or caring for a family member, saying it is a “luxury” to have that protected time to let out sadness and grief. Susan Heard, the third guest, opens up about why the podcast-recording date is bittersweet for her. Now a mere 10 days out from her first marathon, Susan tells the story of how witnessing a cousin run 100 miles helped her become a runner 4+ years after the death of her son from cancer. She talks movingly about how running and cycling outdoors helps her see and hear her son, as well as how running solo allows herself to “take out the grief pieces that are hard to look at.” The episode culminates with Gina Ebbeling, an AMR BAMRbassador whose husband, Jason, died suddenly in January 2017. She tells of running a special Mother’s Day half-marathon in honor of her husband. A mother of a 7-year-old daughter, Gina delves into a broader definition of self-care. Marvel along with SBS and Amanda at Gina’s process of self-discovery in the aftermath of her profound loss. And learn a new word—“rawity”—along the way. In the introduction, Sarah shares the delight of witnessing unbridled joy + talent in three school dance performances. Then Amanda and Sarah discuss their own recent losses and how exercise provides a welcome chance to feel close to a departed loved one. The first guest is introduced at 11:14. Get $20 when you subscribe to StoryWorth at StoryWorth.com/AMR Visit nuunlife.com to receive 20% off your order when you use promo code AMRHYDRATE Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/181h 22m

#309: Tips for Traveling to “Away” Running Races

Sarah and co-host Molly pick the brains of three experienced runners who have not only raced 1,000s of miles, but have traveled across the U.S. and around the globe to do it! First up is Katie Ho, co-founder of RaceRaves, an online community/app that she dubs “TripAdvisor but for races.” Katie gives loads of advice, including packing tips and how to choose the best “away” race for you. Katie, Molly, and SBS chew on the topic of food while away from home, especially pre-race eats. Next is Sandi Borgman, a repeat AMR Podcast guest who’s run half- and full marathons in places as far flung as Iceland, Berlin, and Paris. Sandi quickly tosses out one of the best quips ever, involving being on vacation with a person who’s tapering. She quickly outdoes that gem with a cautionary tale about lubing up mid-race with what she thought was Vaseline. (Ouch!!) Despite having run all the World Marathon Majors(minus Tokyo), Sandi sings the praises of opting for away 13.1-mile races rather than 26.2-mile ones. A veteran of 20 marathons (!!) in her 10 years of running, Sandi shares brilliant on-course advice. The final guest is Lorelei Suehrstedt. (Caution: Don’t trip when you hear how many races (half-marathons, marathons, and ultras) in the five years she’s been running!) Lorelei lets rip a fabulous one-liner about mouth breaking, when she suggests thinking about various race conditions when choosing a destination race. This road warrior gives loads of great advice about both driving and flying to races. The trio talk about the importance of looking at the cost of the entire race trip, and Lorelei offers sage tips about booking accommodations. And laugh at talk of supportive spouses, including finding out who “Saint Craig” is. In the intro, Molly teaches Sarah a new (for SBS) mash-up: “proma.” The first guest joins the convo at 17:18. For a vehicle that’s perfect for road trips + friendlier to the environment, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Thanks to Aaptiv for supporting our podcast. New members, get 30% off annual membership at aaptiv.com/AMR30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/181h 36m

#308: Author Jay Dicharry Tells How to Be a More Durable Runner

Sarah and Dimity have a sit-down with Jay Dicharry, a well-respected sports psychologist, biomechanics expert, and author of the recently released Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength & Speed. A lightbulb will go off when Jay makes an analogy involving 400-pound snatches in CrossFit to explain why runners get injured. The trio discuss how to develop as an athlete, not just a runner, and Jay posits we are adapted to run, not born to run. He stresses the importance of being a more dynamic, diverse, and durable runner—then goes into detail on how to achieve that aim. This leads to a conversation about the importance of taking care of all of you, not just your heart and lungs. For Sarah, Jay convincingly debunks the adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” There’s talk about the joy of seeing progress in the weight room, then Jay details exercises and drills to make you move smarter. Jay shares a realistic Rx on how often to do certain types of moves to enjoy lifelong success in running. Nuun-chug word for this episode: bear crawl. In the intro, laugh as Dimity tells a tale of the Petites in Pilates, then listen to the two tall co-hosts debate the difference height makes in cycling and fitness studios. Jay joins the conversation at 25:02. Thanks to ModCloth: For 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to modcloth.com and enter code AMR at checkout. Offer expires June 29! Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.dom/AMR Thanks to Aaptiv for supporting our podcast. New members, get 30% off annual membership at aaptiv.com/AMR30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/181h 13m

Move of the Month: Pre-Run Mental Focus

A Pre-Run Mental Focus, guided by Dr. Justin Ross, a Denver-based sports psychologist and coach of the Perform Like a Mother series. In this exercise, Justin helps you set your mind pre-run by prompting you to focus on your breath, your senses, and your workout goals. Using this sequence regularly, before you head out for your miles, will help you get the most, both mentally and physically, out of any run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/185m 56s

#307: Boston Marathon 2018

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton, both veterans of the venerable Boston Marathon (SBS = 2x; Tish = an astounding 13!), aren’t running the race on Monday, April 16, but their four guests will be part of the action! First up is Jesse Blondin, who’ll be running the route from Hopkinton to Boston for her second time. Marvel as she describes doing the majority of her workouts are runs to and from her Ottawa office! She shares all the logistics involved, plus she talks about the importance of yoga to her running. Laugh along with Sarah as Jesse reveals what a “pre-shower” is. Next is Suzanne Adams, who’s run the Boston Marathon twice, but this year she’s volunteering instead of running—as well as helping coordinate a team of charity runners. On this, the five-year anniversary of the bombings, Suzanne and Tish both open up about their experiences from those horrific events. A longtime volunteer, Suzanne shares spectator tips. The next guest is Andrea Hennigan: This year’s Boston will be her seventh marathon, but the first she’s run as part of a fundraising team. Hear how she overcame the intimidation factor to sign up as a charity runner—and how homemade keyfobs entered into the equation. In addition to revealing how the team aspect of training for a cause takes the connection to a deeper level, Andrea details her creative fundraising efforts. The trio talks about the logistical challenges of a later-start marathon like Boston. Last but certainly not least is Kerry Cosneau, who’s running her first Boston Marathon after six attempts to qualify. Hear how this BAMR discovered her inner speed demon after age 40. She tells how the treadmill honed her speed and a pace group helped her reach her BQ time—a 16-minute PR! Join Sarah and Kerry on a quick side trip to the Paris Marathon. Kerry admits she’ll be doing a lot of “soaking it in” this weekend. Thanks to Rover for supporting our channel. Save $25 off your first booking at rover.com/anothermother with code anothermother Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.com/AMR Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/181h 29m

#306: The Effect of Social Media on Running

Sarah and co-host Maggie talk with two guests about pros and cons social media can have on running. First up: Kelly Roberts, who burst onto the scene when she shared hilarious selfies she surreptitiously snapped of herself + hot guys during a half-marathon. Now an influencer and proponent of body positivity, Kelly provides insight and inspiration on She Can and She Did. Kelly shares how she used to hide her life story because it was tied to shame, but no more! The trio discusses the importance of being proud of where you’re at now—and of showing up and giving your all. Lots of laughs and TMI talk, including a story of epic chafing from a sports bra on a recent 16-mile run in Kelly’s quest to BQ or Bust. Then Molly Ritterbeck, Training, Fitness, & Health Director for Runner's World and Bicycling. (Phew: a mouthful!) Molly, Maggie, and SBS discuss the double-edged sword that is social media. Molly steers the conversation toward an examination of extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation, and how those are affected by online opportunities. The three examine the critical importance of honesty. The theme of “Facebook fiction” runs throughout this thought-provoking episode. In the intro, Maggie shares life updates (hint: her family will soon, once again, be on the move), and she and SBS envision a sketch cartoon entitled “If This Minivan Could Talk.” Kelly arrives on the scene at 16:36. Receive free bacon and $20 off your first box when you go to ButcherBox.com/amrand use offer code amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/181h 18m

#305: Author Alex Hutchinson on Mental Endurance

Sarah and co-host Tish Hamilton enjoy a quick catch-up, and Tish tells the tale of her spring break PR. (Psst: It involves location, not time!) Alex Hutchinson, author of the newly released ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, joins the conversation to talk about mental endurance and the power of the mind. In calming tones, Alex explains limits are negotiable and the importance of getting out of your own way. From “the base of the mountain,” he talks about how to become aware of the internal monologue you have with yourself on a run—and how to reframe that “conversation” to enhance self-belief. Nod along as Alex discusses the “deeply worn grooves in your mind.” Validation that the mere perception of mental fatigue (sigh) can affect a run leads to an intriguing pre-race suggestion. Sarah and Alex discuss the timing of when to work out, with Alex offering a practical point sure to resonate with mother runners. He offers many bits of running advice that apply for everyday life, including singing the praises of running with someone. Nuun-drinking game: Chug every time any of the trio says, “South Africa.” Alex Hutchinson comes on board at 10:12. Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/181h 2m

Bonus Episode: Reminiscences Celebrating 8-Year AMR Anniversary

To mark the 8th anniversary of Another Mother Runner, Sarah and Dimity take a trip down memory lane--while literally driving into San Francisco. Sarah’s behind the wheel of her Pacifica Hybrid minivan with Dimity in the passenger seat; Molly, Katie (AMR’s director of marketing), and Alex are wedged in the back with a massive load of luggage + merch. The conversation takes many fun twists and turns! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/1834m 31s

#304: AMR + BibRave Crossover Episode

An AMR first: a crossover episode! Sarah has a sit-down with Jessica and Tim Murphy of The BibRave Podcast. First, Sarah interviews the Portland-based couple about their race-review site and their running backgrounds. Marvel at Jessica, whose first-ever race was 26.2 miles long—and how she’s run 19 more marathons in the intervening nine years! Then the trio shifts roles, and The BibRave duo lobs questions at SBS. Sarah covers some familiar territory, such as the AMR origin story, but also reveals some new bits about her racing background. She offers advice on juggling training with parenting duties. Tangents abound in this laughter-filled episode, including random pop-culture references like the brilliant Simpsons-Family Guy crossoverand favorite movies. Make time for a deep dive into the oeuvre of Nicolas Cage after listening to this fun episode! Nuun-drinking game: Chug every time someone mentions “Craftsman-style” homes or architecture. Enter to win an entry to the 2018 New York City Marathon + a $500 travel stipend, courtesy of Strava. Go to strava.com/nycmarathon to enter and read the official rules. And join the AMR Club on Strava! For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you + all your traveling companions, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/181h 28m

#303: Live at GU HQ with Olympians Magda Boulet + Alysia Montaño

Sarah, Dimity, and Molly are coming to you live (well, recorded live in front of audience) from the headquarters of GU Energy Labs in Berkeley, California. Two guests, both Olympians, mother runners, and repeat guests on the pod, join the lively conversation: Magda Boulet and Alysia Montaño. We guarantee you’ll add burpees to your routine after listening! In the intro, the trio talks about spring break plans and the road trip that brought Molly and Sarah to the Bay Area The Olympians join the show at 14:45. To enjoy three free Daily Harvest cups, go to daily-harvest.com and use promo code AMR Enter to win an entry to the 2018 New York City Marathon + a $500 travel stipend, courtesy of Strava. Go to strava.com/nycmarathon to enter and read the official rules. And join the AMR Club on Strava! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/181h 5m

#302: The Lowdown on Feeling Rundown

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin welcome Dr. Lisa Corbin, a professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine and a mom of three, to discuss the causes—and cures—of feeling rundown. As in, what to do when your get up and go has got up and went! Dr. Lisa suggests when it’s time to see a doctor about low energy, plus other symptoms to take into consideration. She shares “grandma tips” for improving sleep along with recommending a great online resource. The trio talk about anemia—the various types, as well as the cures. The good doc details signs of hypothyroidism (even after SBS repeatedly botches pronunciation of the condition!); she also says why a mother runner might still feel draggy even after getting thyroid issues back in line. Hear the pros + cons of multivitamins. This episode’s Nuun drinking game: Chug at any mention of Betty Who! In the intro, find out a little-known fact about Amanda’s past athletic life! The expert joins the convo at 15:00. Enter to win an entry to the 2018 New York City Marathon + a $500 travel stipend, courtesy of Strava. Go to strava.com/nycmarathon to enter and read the official rules. And join the AMR Club on Strava! Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.dom/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/1858m 42s

#301: Best-of AMR Podcast, Eps 202-299 Part 2

There’s so much goodness from the previous ~100 episodes, we had to bundle about a dozen more clips into a second best-of episode. Host Sarah Bowen Shea kicks things off with a clip from a conversation with women’s running legend Kathrine Switzer. There’s food-talk with Melissa Clark of New York Times and Run Fast, Eat Slow co-author Elyse Kopecky. SBS and co-hosts chat with a few dude-runners, including Peter Sagal of “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and the inimitable Bart Yasso. Dimity pops up in two snippets, including a candid conversation about getting right with not being able to run. Nearly a dozen clips in all. Enter to win an entry to the 2018 New York City Marathon + a $500 travel stipend, courtesy of Strava. Go to strava.com/nycmarathon to enter and read the official rules. And join the AMR Club on Strava! For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you, your family, and all that goes along with you, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/1859m 1s

#300: 300th AMR Podcast Special, Part 1

Host Sarah Bowen Shea feels as elated as crossing the finish line of a marathon: She and her cadre of co-hosts have reached an important milestone—300 episodes of the Another Mother Runner podcast! This episode is the first of two shows with highlights from the past 99 episodes. Some are laugh-out-loud funny, like Molly Williams bonding with a green chef over turmeric, while other snippets might make you cry (pretend the tears are sweat!!), such as Maggie Palmer sharing her family’s experience post-Hurricane Irma. And then there’s the segment that might make you laugh and cry, when Sarah’s son, John, hopped on an episode. About a dozen audio clips in all, strung together with commentary from SBS. Enter to win an entry to the 2018 New York City Marathon + a $500 travel stipend, courtesy of Strava. Go to strava.com/nycmarathon to enter and read the official rules. And join the AMR Club on Strava! For a vehicle that’s friendlier to the environment yet can hold you, your famly, and all that goes along with you, check out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Learn more at Chrysler.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/181h 20m

#299: Cross-Training for Runners!

Sarah and co-host Maggie Palmer converse about cross-training with Michele Olson, PhD., a professor of exercise science at Auburn University. The trio debate how to get committed runners to switch up their workouts, with Michele offering assurance that “doing something different isn’t going to make your running go to heck.” Dubbed “the Exercise Doctor,” Michele reveals the cross-training magic pill—and what the prescription for it is. She sings the praises of stationary cycling, especially runners flirting with injury. Maggie professes her love for OrangeTheory Fitness, while Sarah admits she’s crushing on Cyclebar. Dr. Olson explains the power of periodization (note: it’s a delight to hear an expert struggle to pronounce that mouthful-of-a-word!). In the intro, laugh along with SBS when Maggie discusses having a “safe word” for bailing on a OTF class. The workout expert joins the episode at 16:30. To enjoy three free Daily Harvest cups, go to daily-harvest.com and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/181h 12m

#298: Heart Health with a Cardiologist + Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor

It’s Heart Health Month, so Sarah and co-host Molly discuss how the topic relates to runners with Dr. Ann Marie Navar, a cardiologist and epidemiologist with Duke University School of Medicine. The trio immediately dives into the deep end, addressing whether long-distance running is good—or bad—for your ticker. The doctor tells how to reduce risk factors for heart attacks, which leads to an intriguing discussion about cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Answering questions from BAMRs on the AMR Facebook page, Ann Marie explains what’s up with heart palpitations. During a talk about heart rate, the cardiologist offers up the reassuring gem of, “normal is variable.” Nutrition questions are interwoven throughout the convo, including advice about coconut oil. The good doc informs us high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might be better for your heart than previously thought, and she ends on an all-important message for mother runners. The Portland duo then welcome Marla Sewall, a Dallas mother of four who was brought back to life by her quick-acting husband after she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. #Motherrunner Marla shares her harrowing story—and her amazing recovery (hint: It involves running a half-marathon a mere four months after her heart stopped for 15 minutes!).  The first guest joins the show at 14:45. Here’s link to position paper about sudden cardiac death at races, plus how to find a CPR course in your area.  From Dr. Ann Marie Navar: I am participating in this podcast in my individual capacity, and my comments represent my personal views and opinions, not those of Duke University. Consider everything I say general information, not medical advice. If you have medical questions or concerns, talk to your personal doctor. Through February 20, 2018, visit Casper.com/savings to receive $200 off your purchase of $2,000 or more. See Casper.com/terms for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/181h 24m

#297: Bunk to 5K: Unique Running Program for Women Inmates

Sarah is joined in studio for a special conversation with Trisha Swanson, founder of Reason to Run, a training program designed to encourage and support both new and experienced runners who are incarcerated at the Oregon state women’s correctional prison, plus Mimi Clinton, a mother runner who was in the program in 2016. Trisha and Mimi detail the 8-week Bunk to 5K program that has inmates circling a 0.1-mile loop in the prison yard—or doing burpees on indoor days. Mimi describes what it was like to always have people—including prison guards--watching her run her first steps. She talks about how she found strength in the community of women in the program—and continues to experience the positive effects of the running community since her release. Marvel as Mimi describes in vivid detail her “glorious” first post-prison run. Tear up along with Mimi when she admits, “it takes someone else to believe in you to remind you that what we tell ourselves isn’t true.” The trio agree on the barrier-breaking power of running and the activity’s ability to provide a few moments of peace from a chaotic setting. Dimity + Sarah catch up in the intro, talking about fur-babies + their human kiddos. Laugh along with their Roman numerals debate. Here’s the promised Eventbrite link for the podcast recording at GU Energy Labs HQ on the Ides of March (aka March 15). At 26:18, Dim drops off and the conversation with the guests begins. Order a sweet Valentine’s Day-themed package from The RunnerBox. Limited quantities selling fast! Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.dom/AMR Get moving: New members get 50% off an annual Aaptiv membership. Visit aaptiv.com/AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/181h 10m

#296: Bart Yasso Talks Races + Retirement with Another New Co-Host

Sarah delights in being joined by another new co-host: Tish Hamilton, former executive editor at Runner’s World and multi-time marathoner. The two mother runners re-tell the genesis story of Another Mother Runner, as Tish assigned the article that got this party started. Then the duo welcomes Bart Yasso, who takes a break from packing up his Runner’s World office-of-three-decades to be a guest on the pod for a third time. (Here are his two earlier appearances.) Drawing on experiences chronicled in his latest book, Race Everything, Bart describes the elements of what he thinks makes a great race. He raves about multi-day races, including the Bermuda Marathon Triangle Challenge, which he had just returned from, and shares advice on running such races. This accomplished runner shares his take on how to achieve a negative split, the Holy Grail of racing. Talk with the three Masters-age runners turns to accepting the inevitable slowing down that comes with age—with a caveat from Bart about why he was a better runner in his 40s than in earlier years. The lively conversation ends with Bart explains the importance of keeping running fun. Bart joins the conversation at 17:25. Save $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/AMR and using promo code AMR Get $30 off your contact lenses by visiting simplecontacts.com/amr or entering promo code amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/1853m 1s

#295: Meet Our Newest Co-Host

Sarah welcomes one of two new co-hosts (big reveal of other new one happens next week!), Maggie Palmer, a thirty-something mom of three. Asomewhat familiar voice to podcast listeners and blog readers, Maggie is the BAMR whose family lived through Hurricane Irma on Saint Maarten, three weeks after relocating to the Caribbean from Oregon. Listen to an update on Maggie’s family situation in Chicago, plus how working out is working out for her these days. Maggie reveals how her “monthly plight”—and her male high school track coach’s attitude toward her period—sidelined her from running. Find out why she ran a half-marathon on the aptly named holiday of Independence Day. Along with sharing many laughs, Sarah and her new co-host bond over falling while trail running (spoiler alert: both tales involve horse poop!). Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/amr and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/1853m 3s

#294: The Truth about Marathon Training

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin, veterans of nearly 30 marathons between them, pull back the curtain and reveal best practices about training for a 26.2-mile undertaking. They start slowly with the importance of rest and underappreciated “easy” runs. Coach Amanda lays out what’s an appropriate base for marathon training, both in terms of how long you can run—and how long you’ve been running. She talks about the optimum length of a training cycle and the best number of days to run per week, plus variables that affect both elements. Serving up a dose of reality (and wit!), Coach Amanda tells why “couch-to-marathon” isn’t a smart move. She also shares why long runs are cornerstone of marathon training. (It’s not quite as “no, duh!” as you might think.) Invariably, the two Masters-age marathoners discuss how marathon training morphs as you age. The insightful conversation culminates with sage advice on sidestepping injury. First, though, the mother runners have a silly debate about the ideal stopping-point for number of marathons. At 16:45, Amanda puts on her coaching hat and the advice-filled portion of the pod starts. To enjoy three free Daily Harvest cup, go to daily-harvest.com and use promo code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/1855m 45s

#293: Training Tips + Advice from Three Coaches

Sarah and Dimity welcome three coaches to kick your New Year off right! First up is Jenn Gill, who is a certified personal trainer and strength coach in addition to being a running coach (phew!). After telling a tale of a recent Ragnar Trail Relay race that involves “swamp bugs” and a 15’ alligator (!!), Jenn shares the keys to consistency and how to make exercise a habit. She also offers several good reasons why strength training should be part of every runner’s regimen. Next the ladies are joined by Justin Ross, a sports and performance psychologist who developed the Perform Like a Mother program. Like he does in that mental skills training program, Justin offers guidance on using your mind as an asset instead of a liability, while running, racing, or living life. Listen as Sarah gets swayed by his sound advice about cultivating a positive mindset. The final guest is Jennifer Harrison, one half of the triathlon coaching duo in the TLAM Club. This mom-of-twins tells an inspiring story about what can happen when you go into a race with no expectations. Learn how the first-of-its-kind Ironman training program (!!) is like a pregnancy. Nod along as Coach Jen stresses the importance of having a “village” of support to get through training; laugh along when she recounts the stupidest question she’s ever been asked. (Spoiler: GU Gel is not fish food!) She ends with a bit of advice we all need to be reminded of. In the intro, hear Dimity share the joy of “following someone else’s bubbles.” The conversation with coaches kicks off at 24:16. Get your free quote today at healthiq.com/AMR or mention promo code AMR (or Another Mother Runner) when you talk to a Health IQ agent. Get $35 off your first Sun Basket order by going to SunBasket.dom/AMR Get moving: New members get 50% off an annual Aaptiv membership. Visit aaptiv.com/AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/181h 22m

#292: All the Hosts Take a Look Back at 2017—and Eye the New Year

In this extra-long episode, Sarah welcomes each co-host to hear about their year in running. Fittingly, the first conversation is with Dimity, who sums up 2017 as a “year of transformation.” The AMR co-founder tells how she feels better than she has in year, both physically and mentally, and Dim talks about why “pressure is a priviledge.” Find out why SBS dubs her Dimity the Flamingo—plus learn Dim’s big 2018 goals. (Spoiler alert: It’s as big as the Grand Canyon. Literally.) Molly slides into the co-host seat to share how her 2017 goals shifted due to a lingering knee injury—and why it means she has apprehension about the June 2018 half-marathon Molly + Sarah are planning on. Bigfoot makes an appearance in this laughter-filled part of the pod. Next, Ellison hops into the co-host seat to share how menopause (and whooping cough!) caused her speed to decline, and how the situation has placed her in “an arranged marriage” with 5Ks. By this point in the pod, a theme crystallizes: Be kinder + more patient with yourself. Amanda and Sarah are sympatico, both admitting to having an enjoyable year without much racing. An interesting side conversation develops about why relay races can be so energizing and inspiring. Adrienne rounds out this podcast-party, getting rather philosophical with her recent epiphany about how much running has become a part of her. She and Sarah bond, declaring how alive they each feel while running. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of a 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR For $20 off, visit Storyworth.com/AMR when you subscribe. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/AMR or mention promo code AMR (or Another Mother Runner) when you talk to a Health IQ agent. Receive a $50 credit toward your Zola registry, visit zola.com/amr and use promo code AMR at checkout. Get moving: New members get 50% off an annual Aaptiv membership. Visit aaptiv.com/AMR50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/171h 25m

#291: Setting Realistic New Year Fitness Resolutions

Sarah and Dimity unite to talk with Coach MK Fleming of the Train Like a Mother Club, and the trio jumps into a straight-talk discussion about setting realistic New Year resolutions. Realize why picking one big goal actually adds up to 1,000s of little tasks, and learn to not conflate optimism + attitude with progress. (Like we said: straight talk!) Numerous analogies to mastering a foreign language or to learning to play the piano abound. Coach MK talks about how to be smart in the goals you pursue, and she shares three small daily changes you need to embrace to meet your goals. Find out why Dimity feels “unbreakable” right now—and what her secret goal is. (And why 2022 might be a big year ‘round AMR parts…) A great reminder toward end of the episode: Enjoy the real joy in the journey. This week’s Nuun-drinking game: Take a swig every time Coach MK mentions the self-defense system of krav maga. Talk of resolutions starts at 19:40. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of a 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR For $20 off, visit Storyworth.com/AMR when you subscribe. Get 25% off your first order of RXBar Kids at RXbar.com/amr and use promo code AMR To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/AMR or mention promo code AMR (or Another Mother Runner) when you talk to a Health IQ agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/171h 1m

#290: Striving for Big Goals!

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin welcome on five mother runners to talk about their pursuit of big goals, including a first marathon, ultra, and Ironman. First up is Kelli, a hardy mom of two who training to run a marathon on February 1—in the Yukon. Brrrrrr! The second guest is Shonna, putting in the miles for her first 26.2. This empty-nester tells the tale of her first running steps just a year ago on a treadmill that squeaked so loudly, her dog would leave the room! Megan is on next, and she’s aiming to nab a Boston-qualifying marathon time, something she hasn’t done since giving birth to her three young children. Find out how a somewhat-TMI comment from another racer prompted Megan to focus on core-work. Kate in NYC follows: This mom of twin preschoolers talks of how and why she started training for an Ironman triathlon when her duo were just 1.5 years old (after running a marathon when they were 7 months old!). Kate gives great advice about how to make time for training (hint: accept offers of assistance from others) as well as justification for going for a goal. “How am I going to enable me to be my best mom when I’m with my kids?” Last but not least is Susan: This widowed mother of four is stepping up to her first ultra—with plans for several more on the horizon. Not surprisingly, she says she, “loves kicking the crap out of goals.” #BAMR Nuun-drinking games to play while listening: Chug every time a mother runner admits having a race to train for is the only thing that keeps her running or whenever one of the guests (or hosts!) confesses a run is sometimes (often!?!) just an excuse to get out of the house! An episode sure to inspire! The conversations with the big-goal-chasing BAMRs kick off at 15:00. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of a 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. For $20 off, visit Storyworth.com/AMR when you subscribe. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/AMR or mention promo code AMR (or Another Mother Runner) when you talk to a Health IQ agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/171h 16m

#289: Inaugural Winter Reading Podcast

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist (a.k.a. The BookBully) gab about books, Netflix offerings, animated movies, and other pop culture goodies as they make the AMR reading-related a bi-annual happening. The good friends play catch-up in the beginning, with Ellison telling the tale of her return to racing—a 5K she nabbed 1st-place in her age group—plus the launch of her eponymous podcast, The BookBully. Learn who Auggie is (other than the hero of the YA novel Wonder). Buckle your seatbelt (tighten your sports bra?!) when they duo embarks on their discussion of books, as the conversation has countless curves and side trips! The mother runners talk about books they still regret reading the entire thing because they felt manipulated by it. They talk about how The Power is most certainly a parable of our times…but does it live up to all the hype? Numerous times, SBS equates reading books to running a race—and the gals talk about when they each DNF with a book. Historical references fly, as do Netflix suggestions. This hour+ episode has something for everyone! Here’s where to find all the books discussed in this episode. The book-bit of the show opens at 24:15. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of a 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. Get 50% off your first month of vitamins by using code AMR at takecareof.com For $20 off, visit Storyworth.com/AMR when you subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/171h 19m

Introducing The Book Bully!

Introducing a new podcast from our very own Ellison Weist a.k.a. The Book Bully! You might know her from a tiny ol’ podcast about running, like this episode with Alysia Montano. Now you won’t have to wait for our annual summer reading podcast. The Book Bully is now available for your listening pleasure as you wrap gifts, run long, or foam roll. This new bi-weekly podcast will cover books, books, and more books! Join Ellison as she raves and rants about all things reading. It kicks off with a chat with Sarah Bowen Shea, who you might know as the co-creator of Another Mother Runner. If you’ve loved the AMR reading list podcasts, you’ll flip for The Book Bully. The Book Bully is available wherever you get your podcasts. Just search on iTunes or your favorite app. Prepare to have your reading list grow by leaps and bounds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/1741m 56s

#288: Weight Loss Versus Training for Performance Goals

Sarah is delighted to have Coach MK Fleming as her sidekick, with Ellie Kempton, a Denver-based holistic nutritionist and the official nutritionist of the Train Like a Mother Club, joining the convo. The trio dive into the question: Is it possible to lose weight during a performance-driven training cycle? They reveal why it’s so difficult for the body to multi-task (sound familiar, mother runner?!), including delving into the intriguing hormonal changes that occur during training cycle—and the implications of those alterations. The TLAM Club women discuss the effects of how a body adapts and changes during training—and why the body protects itself from losing weight during training cycle. (SBS tosses in a caveman analogy.) Ellie outlines what is required for weight loss to happen sustainably—and Coach MK shares a story about when (and why) she opted for performance instead of losing baby weight. Whether your goal is to rock your race or see a lower number on the scale, find out how to work with your body, instead of against it. The three-way conversation starts at 14:20. Use code AMR for 50% off your first month of vitamins at takecareof.com For 15% off your first TreeHut order, visit treehutwatches.com/AMR and enter promo code AMR Thanks to Sock Club for supporting Another Mother Runner. Get 15% off at sockclub.com/amr and use code AMR To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/171h 6m

#287: Be Seen, Be Alert: Running Safety

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin are joined by prolific Portland runner Paula Harkin to discuss ways to stay safe while running in the dark. A repeat guest, Paula starts by giving an update on her nearly 9-year running streak (!!). Then the trio dives into the street v. sidewalk debate. A long-time group-run leader, race director, and co-owner of Portland Running Company, Paula explains her street-smart practice of Defensive Running; she also talks about the importance of using all of one’s skills and senses to get through a run. Amanda tells of two of her running buddies, Disco Runner and Safety Ellie. Find out the gals’ favorite reflective gear, lights, and headphones. In the intro, hear how Romeo + Juliet went for Sarah’s twins (including whether any stage-kisses occurred!) and how Philadelphia Marathon happenings went for Coach Amanda. The stay-safe conversation kicks off at 13:45. 23andMe Ancestry Service Kits are only $49 when you buy two or more: Go to 23andme.com/AMR Use code AMR for 50% off your first month of vitamins at takecareof.com Save $75 off your first order at Molekule, visit Molekule.com and use promo code AMR Thanks to Sock Club for supporting Another Mother Runner. Get 15% off at sockclub.com/amr and use code AMR To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/1756m 31s

#286: Mindful Running with Author Mackenzie Havey

Sarah and co-host Dimity commune with Mackenzie Havey, author of Mindful Running. Mackenzie defines and demystifies mindfulness, telling how years of overtraining and repeated injuries had sucked the joy out of running—but how mindful running has restored it. This mother of a baby recounts how she gained a new appreciation for mindfulness when she was pregnant. She and Dim bond when Mackenzie equates mindfulness training to reps in a weight room, while it all clicks for SBS when Mackenzie talks about how thoughts can be like passing cars. The author shares some simple steps to get mindful, and how following them can result in a calmer run. The ladies talk about the value of acknowledging the hurt (burning lungs or quads, anyone??) we experience while running—and how to bring a curiosity to those sensations. And, yes, we openly acknowledge the irony of talking about mindful running on a podcast we suspect most of you will listen to while, yup, running. In the intro, Dimity tells the tales of her recent trip to Rancho La Puerta with her (generous!) mother and two sisters—and the duo discuss the possibility of a future AMR Retreat at the resort spa! #2019RLP. The author interview commences at 22:15. 23andMe Ancestry Service Kits are only $49 when you buy two or more: Go to 23andme.com/AMR To save $50 off a Burrow sofa, use promo code AMR at burrow.com Save $75 off your first order at Molekule, visit Molekule.com and use promo code AMR Thanks to Sock Club for supporting Another Mother Runner. Get 15% off at sockclub.com/amr and use code AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/171h 12m

#285: Running and Fertility

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin have a candid conversation with Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Barbieri, a doctor of reproductive medicine at Oregon Reproductive Medicine and a mom of three young kids, about running and fertility. The conversation starts off with a few laughs with a tangent about pregnant celebrities in US Weekly. The good doctor talks about hormonal shifts which can affect a mother runner’s cycle. Betsy gives advice on dealing with the stress of trying to conceive and why it’s important to continue running in moderation if it’s a sanity-saver. The conversation covers miscarriages and running—and why to banish any guilt. Like so many care providers, Dr. Betsy encourages women trying to conceive to not be afraid to seek help. Then Sarah welcomes Anissa Brown, a—spoiler alert! —mother of three children, who shares the amazing tale of how she “won” her twins via a 5K race! (And the help of the Footsteps for Fertility Foundation.) A must-listen story!! First up, Amanda and Sarah laugh about backpacking and marvel at some standout runners (Shalane! Kathrine!) at the 2017 New York City Marathon. The expert interview begins at 11:24. To dive into your DNA, visit 23andme.com/AMR To save $50 off a Burrow sofa, use promo code AMR at burrow.com For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, enter promo code AMR30 at HelloFresh.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/1758m 59s

#284: Dietitian Discusses Nutrition for Runners

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini tuck in for a discussion about nutrition for runners with registered dietitian Jackie Dikos. As she does in her upcoming book, Finish Line Fueling: An Essential Guide to Runner’s Nutrition, Jackie offers advice for simplifying food and nutrition. In answering questions culled from mother runners, this dietitian talks about carbs to eat on a long run and great whole food choices after a workout. Find out her thoughts on Keto diets, as well as her recommendations for lean protein choices. She details the advantages of going through “windows of fasting” and gives suggestions for eating as you age (happens to the best of us!). Sarah gets Jackie to unpack her euphemism “healthy digestion.” At end of convo, Jackie talks about best supplements for runners. Before being joined by the guest, Adrienne and Sarah talk about Halloween and a #motherruner gathering in NYC on Saturday, November 4. (Email for details: BAMR [at] anothermotherrunner [dot] com) The informative interview start at 20:40. To save $50 off a Burrow sofa, use promo code AMR at burrow.com For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, enter promo code AMR30 at HelloFresh.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/171h 5m

#283: 100-Mile Mommas Running for a Good Cause

Sarah and BRF Molly Williams convene for a convo with two remarkable mother runners who recently each ran 100 continuous miles to race money for charity. Julie Millen, a mom of five and founder of Joules Athletics, shares how the Joules Athletic Warrior 100 Miler evolved out of recovering from an injury as a way to honor a friend who had passed from gynecological cancer. Marvel along with SBS and Molly when Julie reveals she ran the first 87 miles around a ½-mile block—in the pouring rain; shiver when she talks about feeling a tap on her shoulder while running and hearing a friend say, “boomdiggity.” Tear up when Julie talks about why she gives back to the running community. Next, Molly and Sarah welcome Julie’s friend Emma Jeter and fellow 100-mile momma on the pod. Emma tells how she “originally sucked at running” and started by running two blocks—then walking those same two blocks back home. This homeschooler admits running is “a moment of refreshment” and that divine intervention was involved in her finding her best running friend. In her beautiful British accent, this Texas transplant extols the beauty of running—and talks about the silver lining in her community to Hurricane Harvey. No rest for these gals: They are running another 100-miler for a cancer charity in December. In intro, Molly and Sarah reveal a scheme involving their next race together. The inspiring interviews start at 17:50. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR To save $50 off a Burrow sofa, use promo code AMR at burrow.com Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/amr and use promo code AMR For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, enter promo code AMR30 at HelloFresh.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/171h 13m

#282: Real Moms Run Milestone Races

In this epic episode, Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin chat and laugh with four mother runners who chose to celebrate banner birthdays or anniversaries with running races! First up is mom of four Angela Rodriguez, who is fete’ing turning 40 by running her first marathon. Listen as Angela and Sarah bond hard at being rule-followers when it comes to training plans. Next is Malia, who chose to celebrate her 40th by running 40 races in the year following her bday. She shares how the scheme came to her while running a race on her birthday last October, knowing she wanted “more of ‘this’” in her life. Malia talks about the importance of doing races with family members and friends, including a tale of how she ran every step of a half-marathon with a posse of 10 gal-pals. Find out how doughnuts figured prominently in her year of races—and gain great racing advice from Malia. Then comes Kim who, get this, ran 40 marathons by her 40th birthday after only taking up running at age 30. This fitness/strength instructor opens up about how the Boston Marathon bombing profoundly changed her perspective on running. Kim tells the wonderful tale of her 40th ;marathon—and how it was the birthday party this Yankee Doodle Dandy had always longed for. (Complete with Diet Sunkist and Swedish fish.) Last but most definitely not least is Holly, who tells of marking her 25th wedding anniversary by holding a 25K race—and baking 25 pies to share at the finish line! There’s lots of talk of pies (be prepared to drool along with SBS) and some about running. Finally, find out what “KTMA” stands for and where it’s engraved. In the intro, Sarah shares tales of badassery in the final stretch of her marathon—and a chilly local pond. The super-fun interviews kick off at 12:02. To save $50 off a Burrow sofa, use promo code AMR at burrow.com To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, enter promo code AMR30 at HelloFresh.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/171h 19m

#281: A Conversation with Pregnant Pro Runner Alysia Montaño

Sarah and Ellison Weist delight in chatting with professional runner Alysia Montaño, a 2012 Olympian and 7-time (!!!) U.S. Champion in the 800-meters. Due with baby #2 next month, Alysia talks about busting the long-standing myths of staying active during pregnancy. Alysia shares how she is navigating her “shifting” body—and how she schooled her regular UPS driver in the power of a pregnant woman. She tells why she wears a flower in her hair when she runs—as well as how she gained her childhood nickname of Icebox! Find out what “drain the dragons” means in this pro mother runner’s life, and delight at her gotta-grab-life-by-the-horns approach to motherhood. Sarah is awestruck by an insight from Alysia, borrowing the phrase to fuel her marathon. Alysia even shares a bit of her birth story, complete with a BOSU ball. In the intro, Sarah relates a bit more about her Twin Cities Marathon run, and Ellison talks about the books she’s read lately (see list). Dear Alysia joins the conversation at 26:50. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent Brewster by Bruce Slouka The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Child Finder by Renee Denfield Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/171h 24m

#280: A Sarah + Dimity Catch-up Chat

The AMR co-founders have been on the road! First the Retreat, then the Twin Cities Marathon, so in this episode they pause and play catch-up and share details of both fun-filled weekends. The conversation veers from great race signs to fire drills. Sarah gives a race report about her 14th marathon: Find out why she’s so proud of her effort in the final 10K of the 26.2, and how the music fueled her. (Tay-Tay to the rescue!) Sarah tells the tale of running with several mother runners, including across the finish line with her tank-top twinsie. Learn how rain didn’t dampen Dimity’s exuberant cheer-leading for TCM participants. Also, Sarah shares an update on Team AMR member Maggie Palmer, from Episode #277, whose family lived through Hurricane Irma mere weeks after moving to Saint Maarten. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/171h 8m

#279: How to Rock Your Race

Another recorded-in-front-of-live-audience episode: Listen in as Sarah, Dimity, Coach MK, and Coach Amanda share advice and anecdotes about how to have the best race experience you can. The ladies remind it’s not necessarily the time on the clock that equates to success or enjoyment. They talk about the importance of going out conservatively, then stepping on the gas if you’re feeling strong mid-race. At the end of the episode, the panel takes questions from some of the attendees of the AMR Run + Refresh Retreat in Spokane. No matter what distance race you’re stepping up to the start for, you’ll find in this episode pearls of wisdom to use pre-, during, and post-race. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/171h 7m

#278: Live from the Run + Refresh Retreat - "Run...Run...Do Tell Me!"

Dimity hosts a live podcast from the Run + Refresh Retreat, recorded at the wonderful Fleet Feet Spokane! Done in the style of NPR quiz show Wait...Wait...Don't Tell Me, Dimity grills the panelists and audience members on all things running. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/171h 10m

#277: How to Get Back in the Running Groove

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin converse candidly with four women who fell out of their running groove to learn how they are finding their way back—or discovering a new way. The first guest, Maggie Palmer, was just starting to get in a post-move groove when disaster struck—literally: She and her family endured Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Maggie shares how she and her family are getting back on their feet after being evacuated and landing in Chicago, including how Maggie is enviously eyeing women runners staying at same hotel. Then Jen Rucker tells how back surgery sidelined her. She and Sarah dive into a discussion about the lies we sometimes tell ourselves to get through a challenging situation. Now on the road to recovery (she’s up to running two miles!), Jen stresses the importance of being kind—and patient—to yourself. Next up is Ariel Garl, who shares how she’s been battling severe asthma and collateral health issues for the past two years. Ariel explains how, despite numerous stays in the intensive care unit, she is still striving for a Boston-qualifying marathon time. This mother runner who “falls hard but bounces well” reveals why she sets a 15-minute timer to vent her emotions, and how every day, she chooses to move forward. Finally, Tarleen Weston, a new mom who talks about getting repeatedly “knocked on her bottom” during pregnancy and post-partum. Hear how triathlon training pulled her up and out—and laugh along with the trio when Tarleen tosses out mermaid and Snow White references! The inspiring interviews in this extra-long podcast start at 11:05. To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/171h 17m

#276: Coming to Terms with Being Sidelined

Sarah and co-host Dimity dive deeply into Dimity’s long-term injury—and the fact it’s going to keep her from running for the foreseeable future. With her signature candor, Dimity talks about why her quarter-century of running has come to a close—and how she is coming to accept that prognosis for the next six months (or longer). Discover why it’s a relief for the AMR co-founder to deliberately take control of her non-running situation, and how she’s remaining active and strong despite the lack of miles on her feet. Hear the determination in Dimity’s voice when she says she’s not going to stop being an athlete, and learn what athletic adventure she’s scheming with a friend. Dimity talks about the importance of “thinking beyond the daily release” running provides and the need to “widen the lens” to see the long-term landscape. Whether you’re in the same proverbial shoes now or know it’ll come one day (hello, aging!), this is an episode we all need to experience. In the intro, Sarah elaborates on the smoke-situation in Portland, and Dimity humble-brags (as well she should!!) about her daughter’s volleyball experiences. The meat of the conversation starts at 22:42. To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to amr.aftershokz.com and use code AMR at checkout. To enjoy a free month of Bark Box with order of 6- or 12-month subscription, visit barkbox.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/171h 2m

#275: Pelvic Floor Health: It’s So Much More Than Incontinence!

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini dig deep for a highly informative (and entertaining!) conversation about pelvic floor health with Julie Wiebe, a physical therapist specializing in women’s health and sports medicine + a mom of two. Julie starts by telling of her decade+ mission to find solutions for women athletes for a host of issues and injuries—and how so many of the answers lie in what’s called the “core stabilizing system.” She explains how the three components work together to maintain stability at your center—a crucial element of running form. Julie tells how to improve access to your system, allowing you to regain energy and get more propulsion in your running stride. (Score!) Find out why you should “blow before you go.” And, yes, there’s a lot of talk of leakage, including Julie explaining how incontinence can be a signal of a problem in the system that can lead to (or be the cause of) a host of injuries. She also tells how to find a pelvic floor physical therapist. Laugh out loud at the hashtag the gals bandy about—and delight along with Sarah when Julie gives her full-throated approval of looking for #foundchange while running! To save 20% off registration to Julie’s online course that she talks about at the end of the interview—it’s called The Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness--use discount code MotherRunner20 before midnight PDT on September 15, 2017. (Code is case sensitive.) The convo with Julie begins at 16:20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/171h 9m

#274: Time-saving Hacks from a Coach + a Nutritionist

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin are here to help you get moving more quickly and how to get yourself (and maybe your kids!) out the door, back at your desk, or off to bed after a workout. This episode is all about trimming time and simplifying your routine to fit in your runs. First up, Sarah and Amanda share tips and hacks from other mother runners plus anecdotal advice from their own decades of running (and, in the case of Amanda: coaching!). Ways to wake up--and get out of bed--more consistently and how to start putting your miles as soon as possible after your feet hit the floor. How to remove obstacles that slow you down, like contact lenses or having to prepare a pre-run snack (thank you, GoGosqueeZ!). Then the duo talks to Sally Kuzemchak, the genius behind the websiteReal Mom Nutrition and author of the time-saving cookbook, Dinnertime Survival Guide. A font of great advice, Sally suggests figuring out your mealtime “pain-points” are (no, she doesn’t mean the kids constantly bickering!!)—then offers solutions to eliminating that barrier. (Including this website and downloadable handouts from Sally’s site.) Sally offers loads of lunch-making guidance, plus ideas for healthy snacks for mother runners. Laugh along with Sarah’s slip of the tongue for another name for a slowcooker, and find out what YoYo Night is—and why it’s a brilliant idea! The advice-giving from Sarah + Coach Amanda starts at 08:22. Special thanks to GoGosqueeZ for sponsoring this episode.  Go to www.gogosqueez.com for product details Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/171h 11m

#273: How to Get out of a Training Slump

This show is almost like a trio of co-hosts: Sarah and co-host Molly pick the brain of Coach Amanda for insight into training slumps—and advice on how to pull yourself out of one. The coach asserts that, despite what it may feel like, mostly likely the source of your ennui is mental, not physical. She breaks things down, assuring you feeling “tired, hungry, and harried” is to be expected when training for a race, then she outlines how to discern those symptoms from overtraining. Discussing the common conundrum of wanting to skip a run due to exhaustion, Coach Amanda grants you a hall pass to skip an occasional run. Talk turns to the seasons of life—and why sometimes it’s just not the right time to run a race. Molly introduces the notion of “the pleasure of discomfort,” and both she and Sarah give anecdotal advice on how to lean into that feeling. Learn the Rx for missing a week of training, plus the value of a throwing in a benchmark run or workout to re-kindle your enthusiasm. In the introduction, Sarah and Molly talk about #OReclipse mania. The conversation with Coach Amanda kicks off at 12:40. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/171h 6m

#272: Prehab: The Secret to Avoiding Running Injuries

Sarah and co-host Molly are joined by two guests who offer valuable insight into prehab: the simple moves that can help you avoid running injuries. First is Britny Fowler, a personal trainer who leads education session on TriggerPoint Therapy products.  This mother runner speaks from experience: After getting talked into running several races by friends, she qualified for Boston Marathon—then ran the race 23 weeks pregnant! Britny provides enlightened advice for starting a prehab routine (just one minute a day!) and how to make it successful. Find out why she suggests we take cues from cats and babies, and how the ABC’s enter into the picture. She answers all sorts of foam rolling questions—including why, when, how long, and how intensely. (And why adding vibration is a game-changer!) Next, the BRFs welcome on MK Fleming, the Train Like a Mother Club heart rate coach and multi-time marathoner. Pregnant with baby #4, MK talks about how her workouts are morphing along with her body. In answering questions culled from the AMR Facebook page, MK explains how to let attitude be your guide on workouts plus the importance of making easy days easy enough. This leads to intriguing side conversation about what constitutes true “rest” on a training plan—and why us mother runners have such a tough time doing it. Coach MK stresses the importance of a short pre-run warm-up and why to ditch an all-or-nothing mentality. Whether it’s Britny’s analogy of training for a fight before getting beat up or MK’s sage advice about the importance of continuing to ask questions, we guarantee words from this episode will reverberate in your head for miles to come! Be sure to nab one of our new hats or visors for $15—sale ends August 20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/171h 23m

#147: Alison Overholt: Mother Runner + Editor-in-Chief ESPN The Magazine [Rerun]

A repeat episode although the guest’s life has changed radically since recording the show: Alison Overholt gave birth to a second child last summer, and a few months prior to that, she was named editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine. The first female editor to head a major sports magazine. A BAMR, for sure!!  Sarah and Dimity welcome Alison, one of the contributors of Tales from Another Mother Runner, who starts by telling how--and why--she morphed from being a hoops player to a runner. Alison reads from her poignant TAMR essay, which deals with the death of her mother and the birth of her daughter. Then, taking the AMR game up a notch, she quotes Sheryl Sandberg's recent talk at Davos (fancy!), followed by lessons she learned about mother running from Kara Goucher. This prompts a conversation about "power words:" Alison's 2015 power word is "focus." (Dim and Sarah land on theirs toward the end of the podcast.) Alison shares a panic-inducing tale of the day before she ran the NYC Marathon; call it The Case of the Missing Shoes with Orthotics in Them. What makes this podcast even more noteworthy? It's the first one to be recorded in Sarah's basement, in a room that does double-duty as the Mother Runner Store shipping hub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/1746m 9s

#271: Advice and Insight from a Sports Medicine Doctor

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini talk about running injuries and prevention with Dr. David Geier, a respected orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina, and host of his own podcast. Dr. David answers a slew of questions garnered from the AMR Facebook page, starting with what’s causing that (literal!) pain in the butt so many mother runners are feeling. He explains why an MRI isn’t the best test for a labral tear. (Speaking of tests, you’ll definitely ace the word “medial” on the SATs after listening to this podcast!) Dr. David describe the classic symptoms of a stress fracture—and tells why heeding early signs will limit time off running. The good doctor—or, rather, the “Good News Doctor” as Sarah dubs him in the show due to his optimistic outlook on injuries and recovery—talks about how age tinkers with a runner’s body and how to allay some of those changes. The trio covers a whole lot of ground: shin splints, IT Band issues, piriformis syndrome, knee pain, and more, as well as “gear” such as KT Tape and cortisone injections. A must-listen episode, even if you’re currently injury free!! In the introduction, Sarah and Adrienne talk about why shorter long runs are often tougher than lengthier ones. The interview with Dr. David Geier starts at 16:43. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/171h 6m

#270: 2017 Edition of AMR Annual Summer Reading Podcast!!

Sarah and Ellison Weist convene for the fourth annual summer reading podcast to discuss their favorite new books—plus a few fabulous classics. They start with fiction, and the duo soon realizes how many of the novels have a British bent to them. Fittingly, Ellison makes excellent use of the adjective “twee” with regards to a ballyhooed book she recommends steering clear of. Sarah voices her Jetsonian desire about a new way to experience books. Sprinkled amidst the literary conversation are mentions of film and TV adaptations of stories—and numerous “hot vicar” allusions! The BAMRs recommend a few non-fiction tomes. Ever-in-the-know, Ellison also offers numerous suggestions for books coming out in the next few months, including a collection of short stories by Tom Hanks. Below are all the new books mentioned in the episode, plus a few novels Sarah and Ellison can’t let go of. The gals talk movies (and more) in the intro; the book talk starts at 13:49. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/171h 7m

#269: Amenorrhea - How It Affects A Range of Runners

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams tackle the topic of amenorrhea (the cessation of menstrual periods) with two guests. First up: Retired professional runner Tina Muir, who candidly talks about not having a period for nine (9!!) years. Tina admits she ignored the issue for years—and expresses her frustration that experts had no advice to rectify the problem. Tina shares what it was like being the center of a whirlwind of attention when she stopped running specifically to resume her menstrual cycle and start a family—and why she wanted to make the often hush-hush topic public. Find out what Tina, co-host Molly, and Kate Middleton have in common. Then Molly and Sarah welcome on Jennifer Carlson, M.D., a doctor who studies and treats amenorrhea at Stanford University. Jen explains how amenorrhea is part of the female athlete triad—and how the understanding of the triad has evolved over the years. The good doctor tells what factors, in addition to an energy imbalance, could cause amenorrhea, such as stepping up mileage or running intensity. As she says, “It’s surprising how often you see amenorrhea.” The doctor also suggests steps to take to resume having periods if they’ve stopped. In the intro, hear how Sarah uncovered 11 pennies on a recent solo run: intrepid--or idiotic?!? The Modcloth-clad twinsies talk about missing each other while Molly has been sidelined with an injury. Conversation with Tina, then Stanford doc, starts at 11:17. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/171h 11m

#268: Best Ways to Utilize GPS Running Watches

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin spend some time talking about GPS running watches - the best ways to utilize one as well as how to prevent becoming overly reliant on numbers on your wrist. Coach Amanda talks about why an “easy run” is different on every single run. The gals reveal the definition of running “naked” - and how often you should be doing it. (!!) Hear how wearing a GPS ruined a race for Coach Amanda, yet how useful she finds them for speedwork. (If that’s your jam.) At the other end of the spectrum: The gals discuss the importance of letting your body dictate pace and using a GPS to keep you honest about going slowly enough. These decades-long runners also impart advice on honing your inner GPS. The topic then prances over to the ideal cadence and whether you should fret about hitting some magic number of steps per minute. Voice Memos from other mother runners are woven into the duo’s slightly subversive conversation. In the intro, hear about Amanda’s recent Appalachian mission project with her teenage son plus Sarah’s CT visit with her three kids to see her elderly parents. Plus, discover Sarah’s happy place! The meat of the conversation starts at 21:32. *Try a sample box of 10 (ten!) different KIND Bars for just $10 with free shipping (a $20 value). For details, go to KindSnacks.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/171h 11m

#267: NYT Columnist Gretchen Reynolds Demystifies Recent Exercise Research

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist delightedly dive into a conversation with respected reporter Gretchen Reynolds. In her New York Times column, mother runner/mountain biker Gretchen reports on new and interesting science to help our bodies function better. The trio starts by talking about dealing with hot weather while running, with Gretchen explaining why a hot bath might be a wise tool before she answers the age-old question of slushie v. frozen underwear. Gretchen shares welcome findings about the performance boost of caffeine as well as good news about the effect running can have on both back and knee health. The three mother runners take an intriguing detour to debate the use of the word “jog.” Find out why you should be doing interval training (especially if you’re north of 40) plus how much you need to run to add to your longevity. This episode is guaranteed to get your mind whirring! In the intro, “Book Bully” Ellison shares her latest gook recommendations; the Q&A with guest Gretchen starts at... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/171h 19m

#266: A Nutritionist Answers Questions from Mother Runners

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin welcome Jessica Crandall, a registered dietician nutritionist in Denver specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. This certified group fitness instructor and mother runner answers a host of questions from the AMR Facebook page, starting with clearing up “calorie confusion.” Jessica gives weight-loss and weight-management advice for moms in their 40s and 50s; she presents an intriguing suggestion for improving on-the-run hydration. The marathoner discusses new thinking on carb-loading, including the importance of what the trio dubs “the Goldilocks Balance.” Jessica suggests numerous portable options for on-the-run fuel; find out her three F’s to follow for filling up post-workout. The trio talks protein needs for active women before wrapping the informative, fun conversation with a drool-inducing chat about the Casserole Connection. This pod’s drinking game: Chug chocolate milk or Nuun every time one of the gals mentions chia seeds or dehydrated peanut... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/171h 22m

#265: A Chat with Peter Sagal of WAIT, WAIT…DON’T TELL ME

For the annual Father’s Day episode, Sarah and Dimity welcome with great delight Peter Sagal, the longtime host of the NPR news quiz WAIT, WAIT…DON’T TELL ME. A veteran of more than a dozen marathons, Peter admits he was “a fat little kid,” and he’s still running away from that identity. The mother runners steer the father runner onto a TMI topic, with Peter sharing how he finally solved his pooping problem. Peter admits he isn’t running for a PR anymore; find out which unique race is on Peter’s bucket list. Listen to why Peter unplugs on runs—and even occasionally runs “naked.” Talk turns to treadmills, Chinese noodles, and an impromptu run with Olympic medalist Deena Kastor. Hear Peter describe being 100 yards away from bomb blasts at finish line of 2013 Boston Marathon. Be sure to listen to entire interview, as the humorist and playwright details the manuscript he’s been working on for nearly five years—and just turned in to his editor this week! A favor: Sarah and Dimity would really appreciate you... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/171h 10m

#264: Coach Amanda on Fitting in and Juggling Workouts on a Training Plan

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin discuss how to fit in and juggle workouts on a training plan when faced with a disrupted summer schedule or, heck, simply life itself. Coach Amanda answers a slew of questions culled from the AMR Facebook page. In short order, a few themes emerge, including the importance of overall consistency. Coach Amanda reveals whether it’s okay to occasionally split up a long run and whether stroller-miles equate to solo-miles. The duo discuss juggling strength training with a regular running regimen. The coach explains the best way to add in shorter races during a goal-race training cycle. The conversation turns to how sacrifice plays into things, with Coach Amanda offering the sage reminder of, “You can’t get through a marathon on a wish and a prayer.” (Amen!) Before getting to the questions, find out why Sarah and Amanda might be going in circles—as well as a tale with a “Circle of Life” theme. The Q&A starts at ALEX-INSERT-TIME-HERE. *Discover the amazing new maternity workouts... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/171h 1m

#263: Find Your Extreme You with Sarah Robb O’Hagan

The dynamic duo of Sarah and Dimity have a chat with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, renowned business whiz, author of the new book Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat, and all-around incredibly likable badass mother runner! Sarah (aka “SRO”) shares insight from her book, as well as myriad anecdotes from her days in leadership positions at Gatorade, Nike, Equinox, and now Flywheel Sports, including why she proudly showed up at a new job with her race numbers from a half-Ironman triathlon fresh on her arm and leg. Find out how indoor cycling and being more judicious in her mileage is helping this 45-year-old BAMR with her running. SRO talks about the importance of prioritizing fitness and health to achieve what she calls “work-life fitness.” In addition to giving advice about how to say “no,” SRO elaborates on her life/work mantra of “Fewer. Bigger. Better.” She explains why it’s critical to manage your energy sources—and how to achieve that worthwhile goal. The trio bond over the practice of breaking... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/1759m 41s

#262: Transitioning Onto a Race Training Plan

Sarah and co-host (and best running friend!) Molly gab with each other in their final days of easy-going running before embarking on 18 (!!) weeks of marathon training. They talk about travels with their childhood BFFs, before debating why their eyes water while running. (Any clue??) Molly shares a story about her dog’s #ratfarts, then the conversation turns to wildlife, including brushes with coyotes and possibly Sasquatch. A longtime veterinarian, Molly tells what to do if a dog attacks you on a run. (Remember: “Be like a tree.”) As talk turns to training for the Twin Cities Marathon, the ladies debate the value of multiple 20-mile runs, including the joy of finally getting to tell the long version of stories! Molly offers a pearl of wisdom that is ready-made for a T-shirt slogan or bumper sticker. Find out what discussing time goals and “The Price Is Right” have in common. (Here’s a link to the marathon training plan the Portland duo are following.) Be sure to stick around for special bonus content at... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/171h 6m

#261: Behind the Scenes with Two Race Directors

Sarah and co-host Dimity chat with two race directors-- Virginia Brophy Achman of Twin Cities in Motion, and Sarah Ratzlaff with ZOOMA, who also worked for runDisney for 11 years. This episode kicks off with a long catch-up session between the AMR co-founders. Find out what Sarah’s watching on Netflix—and why Dimity isn’t. The duo’s conversation winds up with fast-food reminiscences from childhood. When Virginia from Twin Cities Marathon joins the jabber, she shares the 20-degree rule of marathoning plus the port-a-potty ratio favored by race directors. (Who knew?!) Virginia shares race etiquette tips, plus advice on organizing a local race. Sarah Ratzlaff (a.k.a. “Other Sarah”) makes the ladies laugh with behind-the-scenes Disney anecdotes. The trio talk about how the races have changed over the past decade, and Other Sarah tells how she’s bringing her creativity to a boutique race like ZOOMA. Dimity wraps the episode with a heartbreaking, yet life-affirming, tale from the Train Like a Mother Club: Be... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/171h 19m

#260: Melissa Clark of New York Times Talks Running and Cooking

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini serve up a delightful conversation with food writer, cookbook author, and New York Times staff reporter Melissa Clark. Melissa admits she took up running to lose weight and now the sport is “an entrenched part” of her life. After three decades of solo running, Melissa shares she’s now eyeing two races—and on the search for a running buddy. The conversation turns to talk of Melissa’s new cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game, and the “easy, but interesting, recipes for busy people” in it. The gals talk about the similarities between running and cooking, and Melissa gives tips for making dinnertime prep the best part of your day. (For realz!) She offers sage advice for getting out of a dinner rut, as well as how to impart more flavor to the meals you make. At Adrienne’s request, Melissa details a foolproof method for roasting a chicken, which includes the fabulous sentence: “Open your chicken like a book.” The lively conversation wraps with Melissa and Adrienne singing the... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/171h 1m

#259: The Power of Nature

Sarah and co-host Molly talk with Tina Vindum, the founder of Outdoor Fitness dubbed “the original al fresco guru” by The Guardian newspaper, about the powerful impact of being active in the outdoors. The author of Tina Vindum’s Outoor Fitness: Step out of the Gym and into the Best Shape of Your Life, this mom of two talks about the importance of being near the natural world, and the amazing effects it has on both body and mind. She explains why negative ions have a positive effect on mood and health. Find out what “park prescriptions” and “forest bathing” are (you can keep on your running clothes for the latter!). The personal trainer/group fitness instructor (and former pro mountain bike racer!) gives practical advice for trail running, including downhill running tips. She also extols the “beauty” of walking lunges, as well as describing a recent wildflower “safari.” But, first, listen to the nightlife adventures of Molly and Sarah, as well as perhaps the spark for a book called Find Change Like a... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/171h 23m

#258: Strength Training for Runners: Simpler Than You’d Think

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini have a long convo with strength training expert Michele Olson, Ph.D., a professor of exercise science at Auburn University. For starters, find out if Gyrotonic is a swirling beverage—or the next big fitness trend. The ladies then take a deep dive into HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Michele shares the best resistance exercises for runners based on recent studies, and how merge strength-building workouts with training for a half- or full marathon. The talk turns to “dead butt,” including a simple test to find out if you have it and why correcting it can save your knees. Michele describes the most effective ways to do several key exercises, including lunges and step-ups. Sarah and Adrienne suspect BAMRs will soon be able to spot Masters-age mother runners by the fact they hold weights over their heads when doing those simple strengtheners. This podcast is packed with loads of solid, strong advice! *Rev up your runs with Aaptiv, the mobile app with coached workouts... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/171h 11m

#257: 2017 Boston Marathon Recap

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin cover the high points of this year’s Boston Marathon, from which world record was broken to how many children the women’s winner has. (And whether it’s more impressive that she won after birthing them…or trained while mothering them!) The gals dissect the once-again unseasonable heat, and why it might have been worse than the 2012 Boston (which they both ran) when temps touched 89 degrees. Find out if Sarah and Amanda hold onto dreams of running Boston again. Listen to the marathon version of a booze cruise Amanda is helping organize for a gal-pal. And marvel along with SBS how the number 50 keeps popping up! *Rev up your runs with Aaptiv, the mobile app with coached workouts for running, indoor cycling, elliptical, yoga, strength training, and more--all set to amazing playlists! For a free month, sign up at aaptiv.com and enter code AMR30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/1749m 24s

BONUS: Sarah and Molly Chitchat

Listen in as Sarah and Molly gab about changing workout schedules, Sarah’s $1.17 haul (!!) on a recent run, Sarah’s husband “crashing” recent book group gathering, reusable utensils, and more. This segment was recorded as part of upcoming video about Another Mother Runner—stay tuned for that flick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/1725m 5s

#256: Conversation with Running Icon Kathrine Switzer

Sarah and co-host Dimity delightedly welcome back to the pod Kathrine Switzer, the pioneer in women’s running best known as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a registered runner with a bib number. On Monday, April 17, Kathrine will once again run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, MA, to Boston to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her historic feat. In this interview recorded in March, Kathrine recounts nearly being pulled off the race course in 1967, when the race director realized she was a female. She talks about how that captured-on-film incident—which she describes as “a radicalizing—and an inspiring—experience” —captured the public imagination. Kathrine and the mother runners talk about the “inherent stressfulness” of big marathons, and she reveals what her 26.2 training looks like now, at age 70, versus as a college student half a century ago. Kathrine talks about helping other women “find their fearless” through the global community she founded, 261 Fearless. And Kathrine talks about the... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/171h 19m

#255: Conversation with BIG FIT GIRL Louise Green

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini welcome Louise Green, author of the just-published book BIG FIT GIRL: Embrace the Body You Have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/171h 9m

#254: A Conversation with Jean Chatzky, Author + TODAY Show Financial Editor

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin have a good gab with Jean Chatzky, the financial editor of the TODAY Show and author of numerous books, including the just-released AgeProof: Living Longer without Running out of Money or Breaking a Hip. The three mother runners kick things off with talk of running trails and gourmet food, then Jean shares her start in a running—a group decision, it turns out. Jeans talks about her best running friend, who she’s been getting in the miles for more than two decades! Jean reveals intriguing intersections between health and finances, including four things completely in your control that you can do to improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life. She talks about why a small level of stress can “keep you on your game.” The ladies bond over sports bra lamentations, and Jean gives tips for making your running budget go the extra mile. The conversation reaches a hair-raising conclusion. Before diving into financials, though, hear about Sarah’s Seattle adventures with her... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/1755m 41s

#253: #AMRiversary: AMR Co-Founders Sarah and Dimity Celebrate 7 Years

To celebrate # AMRiversary—seven years since the founding of Another Mother Runner—Sarah and Dimity take a meandering, verbal “stroll” down Memory Lane. The mother runners reveal the genesis of AMR’s signature phrase, “badass mother runner” and the growth of their Facebook following. They reflect on the early days of the podcast, and Sarah shares the warm-fuzzies she feels toward one episode in particular. In signature TMI fashion, Sarah suggests a possible GIF from a podcast moment that stands out in many longtime listeners’ minds. The two extol the magic of mother runner parties, and Dimity admits how the Train Like a Mother Club brings out her maternal side. Along the way, there are revelations about the duo’s book trilogy. Interwoven into the founders’ reminiscences are a dozen Voice Memos from various mother runners, sharing their favorite AMR moments. This hour+ episode is special. *Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service that brings delicious dinners right to your doorstep.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/171h 34m

#252: How to Get Your Kid(s) Involved in Running

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin (calling from her own mom’s house!) have a sit-down with Vicki Lang, a mother of two collegiate runners and a long-time youth cross-country and track coach. Vicki highlights the importance of making running fun for kids to keep them engaged and enthusiastic. The gals talk about the crucial middle school years, a turning point in enthusiasm for sports for many children. Coach Vicki puts forth an intriguing mileage guideline (which takes math-challenged Sarah a few beats to catch!), as well as the beauty of a “progression plan.” The conversation covers the “reverberating” effects of running for kids. Coach Vicki also talks about the importance of proper hydration and quality shoes for young athletes. Voice memos from a bevy of mother runners bring to life the variety of delights (and challenges!) involved with kids and running. Sarah kicks the show off with a conversation with 18-year-old Lucy Williams (middle daughter of her BRF, Molly) to hear what kickstarted her running... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/171h 12m

#251: How to Build Speed and Run Faster

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin talk about how to run faster and hone speed, recognizing from the outset that speed is relative. Coach Amanda suggests approaching speed seasonally over the course of a year, then breaks down all the different “tools” for doing so, starting with hill repeats. The mother runners discuss the slippery beast of a tempo run, which Amanda describes as “comfortably hard.” (An oxymoron?!) Amanda introduces a new-to-Sarah concept of “10 years of improvement,” then they dissect how that’s both good news—and bad. Amanda sings the praises of strides and strength training. She also defines the elements that make up speed. The gals wrap the show with talk of race-day execution. All along the way, Amanda offers up pearls of speed-building wisdom, such as, “getting comfortable with the uncomfortable” and “buy into what you can do, and let it be a shot in your arm.” An invaluable episode for folks looking to set a PR. *Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service that... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/1751m 33s

#250: Menopause and Running

Sarah and Ellison Weist, both fifty-somethings, get real, discussing myriad aspects of menopause (both positive and negative) and perimenopause with Dr. Susan Reed, a noted expert in midlife women’s health. As she’s also a mother and a long-time runner/triathlete, Dr. Reed speaks with a deep empathy of mother runners and how menopausal symptoms can throw us off our game (or, rather, workout routine!). Recognizing inability to sleep is a major concern, she offers numerous suggestions for getting more and better quality shut-eye. She talks extensively about various hormonal therapy options to treat symptoms of The Change, including several prescriptions normally used to prevent baby-making, as well as other types of Rx’s. Dr. Reed teases apart what side effects are related to aging versus menopause. Adding some brevity: a frank discussion for (yet another!) use for coconut oil, and find out what type of contest Sarah might enter (but hopefully not win!). Most important take-away from the good doc: Don’t... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/171h 1m

#249: Hacks and Advice for Runners to Combat the Effects of Aging

Sarah and co-host/BRF Molly Williams are feeling creaky on this week's running podcast!! With Molly staring down the big 5-0 next month, the best running friends talk about the aches and stiffness that accompany aging—and how runners can fight back. Molly asserts an astute observation about when niggling joint pain or stiffness might kick in. Sarah talks about shuffling her workout schedule, plus why she’s changed up her strength-training routine. Dynamic flexibility drills pop up, too. Other topics that enter into the conversation: Embracing your inner dork. Walking down stairs. Hot older guys. Beards. Before turning to aging woes (and solutions), Sarah and Molly gab pretty much as if they’re on a morning run, chatting about Molly’s recent trip to Victoria, B.C., plus weekend dates with their respective hubbies. Find out which one of those adventures prompts Molly to rave about, “a thick, leathery hide and a roll in the sprinkles.” Guaranteed laugh-out-loud moments so be prepared for odd stares if you... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/171h 2m

#248: The Secret Life of Fat Podcast with Author Sylvia Tara, Ph.D.

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini are joined by Sylvia Tara, Ph.D., author of a fascinating new book called The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You and a mother runner who has struggled with her weight since she was a pre-teen. Find out how fat fights back (argh!) when you try to lose it. Dr. Tara encourages listeners to stop chasing siren songs when it comes to fat-loss, and she explains why a diet must work on numerous levels. She explains why intermittent fasting is successful for her, while acknowledging going 16 or 18 hours without sustenance is not for everyone. Talk turns to bacteria and microbiomes, and how it affects calories, fat, and weight management; Dr. Tara gives tips on “tilting” your microbiome in your fat-fighting favor. An intriguing show whether you struggle with your weight or not. In the intro, SBS and Adrienne talk about the shows they’re watching on Netflix—including, ironically, Santa Clarita Diet. *Green Chef is a... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/1750m 37s

#247: Working Non-Traditional Hours + Running

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini chat with four mother runners (including one whose voice will be very familiar to you if you listen to National Public Radio!) about how they manage to merge running with their non-traditional work schedules: Guests include a midwife, dairy farmer, ER nurse, and Tamara Keith, NPR’s White House correspondent and co-host of NPR Politics podcast. Interspersed throughout the episode are Voice Memos from numerous shift workers and other folks who work unconventional hours, adding to the lively conversation about how mother runners rack up miles on little sleep, “catch-as-catch-can” nutrition, and stand-all-day legs. Hear why healthcare workers make ready-to-run Ragnar Relay teammates, and why farmwork is built-in cross-training for running. Find out if Tamara laces up her running shoes at the White House. All these ladies impart important reminders to us all, no matter what our work/life schedules, including “running is not going anywhere” and “it’s going to be great.” (Just... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/171h 29m

#246: Running and Alcohol: Do They Mix?

After divulging their monthly #foundchange tally and differing opinions of “La La Land,” Sarah and Molly shift gears to talk about a more serious topic: drinking alcohol. Their first guest is Dorothy Beal (a.k.a. Mile Posts), who opens up about taking part in #DryJanuary—and why she’s not resuming drinking even though the teetotaling month is over. This speedy mother of three talks about why, lately, she was drinking due to emotional exhaustion than physical exhaustion, and how her month of sobriety allowed her to experience unexpected personal growth. Next, the Portland duo are joined by Natalie Hanson, a mother runner with four sons who has been in recovery from alcoholism since 2010. Natalie candidly shares her rapid descent into alcoholism (also known as AUD, alcohol use disorder), and she clarifies the difference between heavy drinking and AUD. She admits why, once she admitted having a problem, one of her mantras became, “I’m here to save my ass, not my face.” Natalie provides numerous suggestions on... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/171h 21m

#245: From Short to Long: Meet the 5K and Ultramarathon Coaches in TLAM Club

Sarah and Dimity chat up the two newest Train Like a Mother Club coaches, Lindsey Hein and Stephanie Howe Violett. First up is Lindsey (who you might recognize from her own podcast, I’ll Have Another), who laughs about three big goals she tackled basically all at once in her early 20s. This coach of the TLAM Club 5K Success program stresses the importance of not being self-critical and why consistency is key in making running a lifestyle. Learn how a little fellow named Russell is getting in the way of her usually die-hard commitment to watching “The Bachelor.” Then Stephanie, the coach of the first-ever TLAM Club ultramarathon training programs, shares her greatest successes in ultra races, including her recent 100K victory after a year of recovering from injuries. This professional ultramarathoner reveals she had to learn to be patient during her recovery, and she cautions about the dangers of ramping up too quickly post-injury. Find out how real life colors her PhD book-learning in her own life and her... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/1757m 46s

#244: How Sex Differences Affect Women's Running Performance and Recovery

Sarah and Ellison Weist welcome Stacy Sims, Ph.D., the respected exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist whose latest book is titled ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life. Short version: Stacy talks about why mother runners need to stop eating and training like men. This former ultrarunner/triathlete/rower talks about why “one size fits all” is no way to guide weight management. She delves into how to balance losing weight with being properly fueled for a workout—and adequately refueled post-run. (Hint: Stock up on non-fat Greek yogurt!) Stacy also explains why it’s so important to bring up your blood sugar levels before a morning run. The conversation veers toward TMI territory when Stacy admits what hit her halfway through a recent 70.3 triathlon. Hormones dominate much of the rest of the conversation—but in an informative, not moody, way, including the powerful effect female hormones have on... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/171h 1m

#79: Weight, Weight…Running and Weight Management

Sarah and Dimity have heard from countless frustrated mother runners who have seen the number on the scale creep up instead of down while training for a half- or full marathon. So the gals talk to two guests about running and weight management. First up: sports dietician (and mother of two) Jackie Dikos, who talks about how to find a better balance that’ll make you feel satisfied, not deprived. Jackie also emphasizes the importance of “redefining rewards” for effort. Then the gals gab with Christy Zuzelo, another mother runner of two, but she’s cycled through 60-pound weight loss (and gain) three times. Training for her third marathon, Christy shares her tips for keeping excess weight off for good. (E.g. “If you bite it, you write it.”) Sarah and Christy bond over a shared love of Greek yogurt, and Dimity rants about yet another, “handful of frickin’ almonds.” Warning: Be prepared to drool while Jackie talks about cocoa-laced oatmeal, and when Christy shares her recipe for Lentil Chard Soup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/1741m 18s

#243: Motivational Running Advice—and Then Some!

In this hour-plus episode, Sarah kicks off the New Year with two co-hosts—dear Dimity and Amanda Loudin—to talk about motivation: how to bolster it now and throughout the year. The three mother runners draw on personal experience as well as professional tips they’ve gathered in their years as freelance health and fitness journalists, starting with the importance of being happy in life. The conversation takes many twists and turns, especially as they discuss the “beauty in suffering” and why you need to “show up” to have some runs become “magical.” There are a lot of numbers bandied about in this episode: Find out what 3-1-2-1 means to Dimity; why 20 minutes is long enough for a mental and emotional reset; and the significance of 18:30. Sneak a peek at Dimity’s 5:00 a.m. lying-in-bed routine, plus Sarah and Amanda’s 30-minute pre-run requisites. And discover how The Boss enters into this entertaining conversation. Whether you need help sticking to a training plan or getting out of bed instead of hitting... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/171h 25m

#242: 2016 in Review with AMR Podcast Co-hosts

An annual AMR podcast tradition expanded: As the year reaches its finish line, Sarah chats up each of her co-hosts to recap their running and racing. Adrienne Martini talks about the correct nomenclature of the 26.2 she ran in November: Find out why it’s “her marathon” not her “first marathon.” She discusses why she likes big races—and why she might need an exorcist for exercise! Molly is the first of several co-hosts to expound on how her athletic goals are changing as she ages, and how she has no ego about race results. Talk turns to her daughters entering the running world. Giving birth to a new hashtag, Molly and Sarah unveil their big 2017 race. The conversation dives deeper when Dimity joins, with talk of joy and running as a luxury. Find out what milestone Dimity hit for the first time since becoming a mother runner (or perhaps ever!)—as well as what her 2017 target race. Continuing the aging-runner thread, Amanda Loudin describes how she’s “version 2.0” with racing and running. Nod along as this... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/161h 34m

#241: Interview with Winning Pro Triathlete Liz Lyles

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin enjoy a conversation with Liz Lyles, a professional triathlete and mom of two school-age children. In 2016, Liz not only completed two Ironman-distance triathlons—she won both 140.6-mile races, setting a course record at one of them. Liz talks about how, with each passing year, her learning curve of juggling motherhood and training evolves; she shares the keys to her training and racing success. The Reno resident divulges her feelings toward getting a treadmill as a Christmas gift, then spends quite a bit of time talking herself out of anxieties all mother runners will relate to. When she flashes back to her first triathlon, listeners will learn why her bike-to-run transition was so simple and speedy. Liz reveals her trick for getting through a tough spot in a race, as well as her household mantra of, “do what you can do when you can do it.” Laughter multiplies as the conversation progresses. But first, the work-from-home hosts bond over snow days—and the burning desire... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/1645m 34s

#240: Meet the Train Like a Mother Club Coaches

Sarah and co-host Dimity welcome a bevy of savvy, sassy guests: the coaches of the Train Like a Mother Club. The gals give a preview of the plans in 2017 (including an exciting triathlon announcement!) as well as some insight into their coaching perspectives. First up is Coach MK Fleming of the hugely popular heart rate training programs, who talks about the importance of believing in “the power of ‘yet’” for “future badassery!” Next on is Amanda Loudin, coach of the traditional programs (and occasional co-host of this podcast), who reveals how she stopped a string of injuries that plagued her for the better part of a decade. An intriguing conversation about track workouts (no, not an oxymoron!) evolves when Amanda talks about what her TLAM Club plans entail. Finally, Jenny Harrison, one of the two new triathlon coaches, empathizes about coming back after a pregnancy (in her case, a twin pregnancy that involved eight weeks of bed rest!). Jenny explains why she loves to coach beginners, whom she encourages... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/161h 7m

#239: Running Podcast: Bart Yasso Is the Man!

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin catch up with running luminary and Runner’s World Chief Running Officer, Bart Yasso, days after Bart’s retirement announcement on Twitter. The trio set off talking about how to get into big, mega-popular running races, but the conversation rapidly veers toward amazing anecdotes from Bart’s four decades of running. It’s like the podcast version of the guiding principle Bart shares: “Never limit where running can take you.” Sarah and Bart bond over “tube socks” as he tells how he became the “mayor of running” after nearly expiring while running his first mile. Find out what Bart strongly encourages every runner to do at a race. (Hint: It involves standing around.) He emphasizes the importance of being a runner for life, and how it should guide planning your race calendar. Marvel at Bart’s story about running the 2016 Richmond Marathon with four random women (including two mother runners!), and how this icon made running “cool” for one 14-year-old girl. Bart reflects on his... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/161h 4m

#238: Podcast with Green Chef Talking Food and Cooking

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams have a rollicking time talking with Denver-based chef Elizabeth Buckingham. Elizabeth aims to demystify meal preparation with “chef-y tricks, including how to think two steps ahead to avoid 5:30 p.m. craziness. She shares clever tips for tackling grocery shopping, bonding with Molly over frozen vegetables v. “aspirational” veggies. Talk turns to protein, which is when Elizabeth starts singing her first chorus of praise for quinoa. (Sarah’s eager to try out her suggestion for making it taste more appealing!) She then moves on to exclaiming the benefits of full-fat dairy products and other whole, unprocessed foods. The chef offers mouth-watering-yet-simple suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, answering questions culled from the Another Mother Runner Facebook page. After a deep dive into turmeric, listen to new BFFs Molly and Elizabeth bond over bitters. And if you’re looking to play a drinking game while listening to this podcast, we’d suggest chugging (whole... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/161h 24m

#237: #BAMR High-Performance Training with Dr. Justin Ross

Something different for the holiday week! In this podcast, Dr. Justin Ross, Dimity, and TLAM Club Coach MK talk with Monica Knox and Ana Hernandez, two Denver-based mother runners looking to qualify for Boston at the Philadelphia Marathon. Huddled around one mic, the quintet dive into the mental side of the ladies’ race prep and discuss how to maximize performance on marathon day. In the Train Like a Mother Club in 2017, Justin—or “JRo”—will be leading small-group webinars focused on the mental aspects of running: motivation, goal setting, mental toughness, and race execution. Spoiler alert: We checked in with Ana and Monica during the busy Thanksgiving week to see how their races went. Monica had a tough week leading up to Philly, and struggled with the wind and other issues. She did not meet her time goal, but is confident she’ll make it to the Boston starting line. (We are too!) Meanwhile, Ana ran a determined 3:43, well under the 3:55 she needed to run to nab a Boston 2018 bib. *Looking to try... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/161h 4m

#236: Holiday Survival Strategies from a Holistic Nutritionist

Holiday nutrition advice: Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist tuck into a conversation with Ellie Kempton, a Denver-based holistic nutritionist and the official nutritionist of the Train Like a Mother Club. A big believer in “simple advice and cues,” Ellie shares five strategies for surviving the holiday season, including a few that might surprise you. She laughs at how she taught herself to become a slow eater (it’s a method that we suspect might work for many mother runners!). Find out what Ellie refers to as “bubble wrap” as you head to a party, and get advice on how to fill an entree plate once you get there. She encourages gals to eat with gusto instead of fear, saying the holidays need to be about renewal not depletion. The conversation wraps up with the three gals take a deep dive into something called “oil pulling” (who knew?!). Fresh off a visit to Connecticut, Sarah shares a family update—and talks up a chicken recipe she cooked for her clan. And, as promised, here’s the PDF of Ellie talked up... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/1658m 17s

#235: 2016 New York City Marathon Recap Podcast

Sarah is joined by two co-hosts (who are also the guests!), Adrienne Martini and Christine Hinton, to talk about Adrienne taking on her first 26.2: the New York City Marathon. Learn about the plan Coach Christine designed for Adrienne, and why the training was “very fulfilling” for Adrienne. The coached runner tells why she chose the 50,000-person race to be her one-and-done marathon—and how she got a bib for it even after being shut out of the lottery. (Hint: Every Mother Counts.) When the talk turns to TMI, find out whether the notorious “river of pee” from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is an urban legend or not. Laugh along as Adrienne admits to her extreme confusion as to what mile she was at, and drink in knowledge via Adrienne’s hydration epiphany. Hear what caused the marathon runner to choke up near Mile 18—and what boosted her mood soon after. Along the way, listen to other NYC Marathoners courtesy of Voice Memos sprinkled into the podcast. *Join the Stride through the Holidays 5-week program:... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/161h 7m

#234: Podcast with Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man

The dynamic duo of Sarah and Dimity dive into a lively podcast with Dean Karnazes. Befitting the Ultramarathon Man, the podcast is ultra-long, covering a wide range of topics. Dean divulges that part of what drives him to run is to escape the “noisy world,” leaving him feeling rejuvenated not depleted. He reveals the intricacies of stringing together 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days a decade (!) ago. Learn how Dean composed much of his new book, The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run that Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace, while putting in miles, as well as how writing this latest book moved him outside his comfort zone. Dean disputes the notion of finding a “balance” in marriage/life/running. Now in his 50s, Dean describes his 4x/day strength-training regimen, saying he “cross trains to be the best animal” he can be. Dean shares a harrowing tale (with a surprise twist!) of nearly being hit by a car on a middle-of-the-night run. Find out what ambitious adventure Dean hopes to... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/161h 18m

#233: Heart Rate Training Race Reports

A special episode in which Dimity takes the reigns of hosting! Sarah gabs a bit in the intro, then bows out to let Train Like a Mother Club heart rate coach MK Fleming join in the party. One after another, Dimity and MK welcome three mother runners to recount their recent races after taking part in the TLAM Club inaugural heart rate-based race training programs. First up is Amy, an attorney who returned to racing this year after a decade-plus hiatus. Amy details how HRT allowed her to cut three minutes off her half-marathon PR, despite being 12 years old and 30 pounds heavier! Next, twin mom Alicia describes how she ran nearly equal splits in her debut marathon earlier this month. Finally, Heidi talks about how heart-rate training finally allowed her to run a marathon injury free on legs that weren’t constantly sore. *To find the Saucony layering pieces talked about on the show, shop the Saucony website, where you always get free express shipping and free returns. *Visit the re-vamped Mother Runner... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/161h 3m

#232: “Stacked” Races: How to Run Multiple Races in One Weekend

Sarah and her new occasional co-host Amanda Loudin dive into the mind-boggling world of “stacked” races: multi-event weekends that have participants taking on several races on consecutive days. Sarah and Amanda are joined by three mother runners who are veterans of these challenging undertakings. First up and fresh off her second running of the Twin Cities Loony Challenge is Kate Walton, who stresses the importance of tending to recovery. She recommends a homeopathic remedy that helped her legs feel (relatively!) fresh in a 10-mile race the morning after doing back-to-back 10K and 5K races. Next up is a laughter-filled chat with Jindy Garfias, who ran her first-ever marathon the day after running a half-marathon at Disney World as part of the Goofy Races. Jindy offers a clever way to prep for races in hot, humid Florida, and discusses why sleazy Halloween costumes work well for race attire. Finally, Chicago-based mother runner Trisha Muro offers a slew of practical advice, covering topics including massage... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/161h 10m

#231: A Conversation with Heather “Dooce” Armstrong

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini are delighted to have a gab-session with Heather Armstrong, the genius behind the highly successful, long-running “mommy blog” Dooce as well as Manic Rambling Spiral, a pithy podcast about single parenting. Like in her NYT best-selling memoir It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita, Heather speaks candidly on her depression and how her most recent episode was precipitated by marathon training and a sub-basement-level of Vitamin D. Hear how Heather hopped into the Chicago Marathon so last minute, she didn’t even pack her running shoes when she headed to the Windy City last week! The conversation then shifts to single parenting with Heather admitting the hardest things about guiding her family solo—as well as the up side to the journey. Pre-Dooce, Sarah and Adrienne show their age by talking about full v. half-slips, plus they bond over the acronym YDY. *To find the Saucony layering pieces, shop the Saucony website, where you... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/1649m 27s

#230: Eldercare Advice for “Sandwiched” Mother Runners

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini veer off the typical trail to discuss eldercare advice - a topic that’ll affect pretty much every mother runner out there at some point (“An age-tsunami is coming!” proclaims the guest). They welcome Alana Russell, a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in geriatrics for nearly two decades. Sarah and Adrienne bring a personal perspective to this conversation, as they are both actively dealing with care options for elderly parents. Alana shares loads of practical advice, as well as several humorous anecdotes—including where her own parents store their Do Not Resuscitate orders and when her family members choose to share their end-of-life wishes. The mother runners talk about the importance of senior citizen’s self-determination and caregivers developing a united front. Find out why vacuuming is over-rated. Alana recommends numerous resources, including the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and a network of geriatric care professionals (re-branded as... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/1654m 39s

#229: Drink up this Hydration Podcast!

The dynamic duo of Sarah and Dimity dive into a conversation about hydration with Vishal Patel, the in-house nutritionist at Nuun. Vishal shares how he and his team develop new flavors—and why Nuun won’t be introducing cayenne- or wasabi-flavored electrolyte tablets anytime soon. He talks about why replenishing electrolytes are important for race performance, and he posits an intriguing theory about seasonal changes in hydration needs as well as post-run headaches. Find out how to mitigate what this endurance coach thinks is the top fear among first-time marathoners. Listen as Dimity gets in his grill about the discontinuation of her beloved Kona Cola flavor and find out how she parses out her precious remaining K.C. Nuun tablets. And what AMR hydration talk would be complete without some TMI talk: Vishal serves it up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/1659m 38s

BONUS: Racing Wisely with Sage Rountree

Recorded live from a workshop session at the 2016 Run + Refresh Retreat in Spokane, WA. Sarah Bowen Shea is joined by Sage Roundtree to discuss running your races wisely - from your form to your mental toughness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/1653m 23s

#228: Live From the Spokane Run + Refresh Retreat

Sarah and Dimity are back together in person for a live show from this year's Run + Refresh Retreat in Spokane, WA. Talking in front of a packed house at Fleet Feet Spokane, they reminisce about starting the podcast and recap the retreat so far. Then, Molly Williams joins to discuss #foundchange, followed by renowned yoga instructor and endurance sports coach Sage Rountree, who talks about posture, form, and getting the core strength you want. Finally, they cap off the show with a Q&A session with members of the audience, which includes topics such as Sarah's most popular writings, favorite pre-race breakfasts, and rebounding from injury.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/1653m 28s

#227: Run Fast. Eat Slow: A Chat with Cookbook Co-Author Elyse Kopecky

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist chew the (healthy) fat with Elyse Kopecky, co-author of the just-released cookbook entitled RUN FAST. EAT SLOW. Nourishing Recipes for Athletes. (Alas, Elyse’s co-author, three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, was unable to be on program.) Learn how the seed for the book was first planted at a home-cooked meal at Shalane’s house. Elyse talks about the importance of listening to your body when making food choices, then explains how the underlying premise of all the recipes in the book is “indulgent nourishment.” Hear the definition of “hangry” and how runners can combat this all-consuming sensation. A discussion about the importance of eating healthy fats quickly veers into TMI territory, with Elyse admitting why she didn’t have a natural period until almost her third decade. Finally, delight in the health benefits (health benefits!) of microbrew beers. Cheers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/1646m 54s

#77: First Time Marathoners (Rerun)

Another fall marathon season is upon us, so Sarah and Dimity chat up two mother runners who are both taking a 26.2-mile victory lap on Sunday, October 6. While they are both novice marathoners, they are very different runners. First up: Carrie Tollefson, an elite mid-distance runner who competed in the 1500 meters in the 2004 Olympics, who is running the Twin Cities Marathon a mere three months after giving birth to her second child. Then the gals talk to Stephanie Rice, also a mom of two, who is running the Portland Marathon (after following the Marathon: Finish It plan from Train Like a Mother. Both ladies talk about taking on the unknown, as well as juggling being a mom, working full-time, and training to go long. Find out what happened, for the first time ever (!!), to Carrie on a recent training run. We’ll just admit here: We still love her, even though it took her this long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/1647m 33s

#226: Woof, Woof: Advice on Running with a Dog

In what Molly dubbed a “dogcast,” Sarah and her veterinarian-by-profession running partner Molly focus on running with a dog. Their first guest, Mark Stockamp, is a professional dog runner who has logged (dogged?!) more than 2,500 miles with furry friends in less than three years. Mark tells what breeds are best for running—and why fur length is important; he also tells tips for helping your pooch deal with hot temperatures (and pavement). This pro offers creative poop-scooping ideas, and he and Molly bond over something Molly is “morally opposed” to doing. Mark shares training tips and advice about leash length. Next the BRFs are joined by Amanda Loudin, a mother runner of two human children and one fur baby, a whippet named Tori. Amanda and Molly bond over being owners of “reactive” dogs before the conversation veers toward Santa’s Little Helper of “The Simpsons” fame. Amanda, a certified running coach, and Molly dispense tips about when to first start running with a dog. Interwoven throughout the... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/161h 15m

#225: From Fat to Finish Line

Sarah and Dimity have a virtual sit-down with Jennifer Roe and Katie Foster, two of the stars of the new documentary “From Fat to Finish Line,” which chronicles a team of 12 runners who lost a combined weight of 1,200+ pounds as they run a Ragnar Relay in Key West. Producer Jennifer leads off the conversation, telling how her running and weight-loss journey started with a vow to run “a 5-mile marathon” and why this slightly misguided intention was her $100 “action step.” Jen, a mom of a special-needs son, shares how running one mile nonstop for the first time shattered all her self-constrained limits about herself—and how now she’s training for her second New York City Marathon. Find out what she “1000% recommends” to change your mindset toward a race. (Apologies in advance: Jen has several coughing jags during the show; she was getting over a cold.) Next up is Katie “Runs for Cookies” Foster, who walks through how a bike riding experience morphed her into a runner. Katie shares details of the lower-body... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/161h 4m

#224: The Mental Side of Running

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams have a major chat with Justin Ross, a Denver-based psychologist who works with runners and triathletes, about the mental side of running (and swimming!). This father of two young children started running less than a decade ago, yet he’s already qualified for Boston Marathon! The trio has an intriguing conversation about how connecting to your future self or to values (rather than goals) can bolster flagging motivation. After Molly shares a particularly candid story about her overwhelming fear of running six miles when she was a newbie runner, the good doctor counsels on how to get over mental hurdles that inevitably arise in training or racing. He talks about the importance of connecting to trust while prepping for a race and well as cultivating the ability to tap into a sense of calm. This thought-provoking dialog concludes with examining the “flow” of movement. Along the way, find out what Molly fears most of seeing while open-water swimming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/1654m 0s

#223: Weight Loss and Running

Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini welcome registered dietician Janelle Hodovic to discuss weight loss and running: fueling, nutrition, and getting that dang number on the scale to budge! Janelle, a mom of two young sons in Iowa, starts by sharing that she’s one race (London Marathon) away from completing the World Marathon Majors--and that she almost always runs pushing a double stroller. With a refreshing take-no-prisoners attitude, Janelle offers ways to get around calorie counting yet still lose or maintain weight. She offers loads of suggestions for post-run treats, including savvy smoothie-making advice. Janelle highlights how Pinterest can help with weight management and fueling, and she shares how to feel satiated, not ravenous, in the evening. Find out what areas of nutrition mother runners undervalue most, and how to add more protein to meals. Falling under the category “Quirky Juxtapositions,” listen for a major sidebar about bacon plus numerous mentions of post-race (!) barbecue pork... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/1651m 45s

#222: 2016 Summer Reading Podcast

Sarah and Ellison Weist reunite to co-host what has now become an annual tradition: the Summer Reading podcast. And this episode is bursting with even more recommendations than in years past! After talking about whooping cough (!) and “free-range running,” the duo dives into book recommendations, starting with new fiction, then moving to just-debuted non-fiction, and finishing up with books from several years ago that they just can’t “let go” of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/1650m 29s

#221: Post-partum Depression and Anxiety

Sarah and co-host Dimity explore an important subject: post-partum depression and anxiety. The mother runners are joined in this conversation by Mary Jackson Lee, LCSC, a psychotherapist who works with women and couples in this arena. Mary describes the differences between post-partum depression (PPD) and the more common post-partum anxiety, as well as explaining what’s outside the “bell curve of normal.” She offers assurances about how common some levels of anxiety is, and she discusses the arsenal of tools available to help people feel better. Dimity talks about her personal experience with PPD, plus her years-long depression. Mary stresses the importance of finding “something outside your own head,” whether it’s running, yoga, or scrapbooking. Despite being a heavy topic, the discussion ends on an optimistic note. And before bringing on the guest, find out what Team Thrasher is—and why Dimity’s a part of it. (No, she’s not become a mother skateboarder!) Important: This podcast contains trigger warnings... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/161h 6m

#220: Mother 5K Runners

Sarah and co-host Coach Christine Hinton dive into the joy (and the challenge!) of 5K races, welcoming three mother runners to talk about how they got into running and why 3.1-mile races captivate them. (Along the way, they mix in Voice Memos from other 5Kers.) After laughter-filled chitchat, Couch Christine shares sage advice for this popular-with-all-stripes-of-runners races. The first guest is Erin Troia, who recently ran her 100th race which was her 40th 5K. A self-proclaimed “running slut,” Erin showcases an infectious love of races as she tells how she adores “defying expectations about gals who wear sparkly skirts.” Next is Melanie Martin, a mother of four young daughters who ran her first 5K while six (6!) months pregnant and recently set her 5K PR when her youngest daughter was a mere three (3!!) months old. Melanie shares some last-mile tricks to keep pushing toward the finish line. The final guest, Crystle Ardoin, hails from Alaska. This military spouse gushes how her first 5K made her, “feel... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/161h 7m

#219: Mother 10K Runners

Fresh off her own 6.2-mile race, Sarah talks 10Ks with co-host Molly Williams. The Portland gals bring in a variety of voices on the topic, talking with four mother runners who have recently crossed a 10K finish line and mixing in Voice Memos from other 10Kers. First up is new mom Sarah Axelrod, whose story highlights the importance of checking a course map pre-race. Her 10K race wasn’t what she’d hoped it would be, so hear what she did for a do-over. Then Erin LeFevre, a mome of two young kids, talks about why 10K is the perfect race distance for her. Erin explains why she doesn’t have a time goal when she races; instead, 10Ks are about finishing with a smile on her face. Next up: Sara Roach, a runner since 2013, describes her transformation from a run/walker on her “dusty treadmill” in her basement to a Boston-qualifying marathoner who loves 10Ks as a way to get her speed on and let her endurance show. This self-proclaimed “grinder” shares tricks she uses to spur herself to go faster in races, as well as... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/161h 17m

#218: The Science of Sweat—and How to Lose the Stink!

As the summer heats up, Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini welcome two guests to talk about sweat. First up is Melissa Elfers, a textile scientist (who knew!), who explains the ins-and-outs of polyester, bringing the “Saturday Night Fever” white suit and Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop into the conversation. Elfers explains why washing workout wear the wrong way repeatedly compounds the stink-factor, and she shares laundry tips for keeping gear fresh. Next up is Cathy Horton, creator of SweatX sport detergent. This triathlete and mom of two (including a professional soccer player!) tells how stains and stink drove her so crazy, she developed the stink-banishing detergent. Find out why Cathy calls a sweat droplet “a big rot fest,” and how perspiration makes running clothes smelly. Germ-phobes might want to sanitize their earbuds after listening to this grimy-yet-enlightening episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/1655m 49s

#217: Author Matt Fitzgerald Talks Mental Fitness

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams are joined by writer/coach Matt Fitzgerald for a conversation about mental fitness, based on his latest book, How Bad Do You Want It: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle. Along the way, Matt admits for him, “the whole dang enchilada is mental,” and he talks about why he prefers the term “mental fitness” over “mental toughness.” The trio doesn’t shy way from tough topics, diving right in with how the fear of suffering and failure holds back some athletes. Find out why Matt believes every runner should develop “a coach within.” He points out that you bring the mental skills you possess in real life to running—and how they can help or hinder you; he also shares steps for dealing with negative thoughts. Matt reveals the single most common mistake in endurance sports, as well as the most important quality to have as a runner. Great news for newbies: This marathon man wraps things up focusing on the importance of using experience, not just having it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/161h 4m

#216: Summer Running Advice

From popsicles to perceived effort, Sarah and co-host Coach Christine Hinton offer up all the advice you need to survive sweltering summer runs. The mother runner answer questions submitted via Facebook, including the definition of getting acclimated to heat and how to do it. Christine talks about the vicious cycle of humidity and how to beat heat from the inside out. The coach spells out the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and she gives advice for preventing heat headaches. Sarah addresses air quality issues, a concern especially in Western states during wildfire season. Find out how whiskey and vodka work their way into the conversation, as well as Sarah’s latest peeing-on-the-run trick. Laugh along with the gals about the kooky side business they scheme up mid-show. Puns (and laughter) abound in this hour+ episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/161h 4m

#215: Father Runner + CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman

To mark Father’s Day, Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini are joined by Tom Foreman, a CNN correspondent and author of My Year of Running Dangerously, which chronicles his return to running to train for a marathon with his older daughter. Tom talks about what it meant to have the shared language of running with his daughter, as well as the quality time together away from distractions. This now-ultramarathoner shares advice about keeping relationships strong and lines of communication despite hours spent running. A newly minted empty-nester, Tom shares how he and his wife (the proud finisher of her first half-marathon!) are “re-setting” who they are as a couple. While he admits he no longer runs “dangerously,” he’s still striving for a big goal: a Boston-qualifying marathon time. Sarah and Adrienne give this father runner plenty of advice, including selling him on hiring a coach and counseling him on BQ race choice. Find out what this Emmy-award winner calls “the cayenne in the recipe of life.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/161h 8m

#214: Tales from Back-of-Pack Runners

To get a view from the back, host Sarah Bowen Shea and co-host Coach Christine Hinton are joined by three runners who are often finishing last in a race. First up is Donna Lehmann, who tells of running a half-marathon slow and steady—and high-fiving pretty much any upheld spectators’ hand along the 13.1-mile course. This New Hampshire mother runner shares an epiphany she had when she thought she might end up be dead-last in a race, as well as a great analogy on how running is like a mullet. Next up is Rachel Franco of St. Paul who gives a brilliant race-selection tip. (She’s also in search of a best running friend, if you know of any 14:00-15:00 minute milers in the Twin Cities!) Then Kelly Keating-Caraway, a Weight Watchers leader training for the New York City Marathon, regales with several race stories, including one involving a police car escort and another on why she’s begrudgingly grateful to another runner for her current mantra of, “the body achieves what the mind believes.” Kelly is full of great... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/161h 12m

#213: Muslim Women Runners

Just as Ramadan is about to commence, Sarah and co-host Adrienne Martini welcome two guests who are both newer runners—and Muslims—to talk about being a female Muslim (a.k.a. a “Muslimah”) and running. First up is Monica Wallace, one of the co-founders of the group Muslimahs on the Run (MOTR). Monica tells how the seeds for MOTR were photos she shared on social media of herself and friends running in hijab and other modest running attire in keeping with their Islamic faith. This mother runner of three talks about how Muslim women can look 10 different ways when they hit the pavement, and why (and where) she felt “free and fancy” in the United Arab Emirates while exercising. Monica explains how she surprised herself at being able to run during the month-long Ramadan, despite fasting during daylight hours. Finally, Monica shares two stories about how running and Muslimahs on the Run changed the lives of two women, including her own mother. Then Muslimah and mother-of-two Doaa Elhaggan joins Sarah in the... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/161h 5m

#212: #FoundChange: Finding Money While Running

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams explore the topic of finding money while running with three mother runners, including two who donate their #foundchange (and often paper money!) to charities. Interestingly, all three guests were what one of them describes as “late-onset runners.” First up is Krista Rider, a mom of one who donates her moola to Every Mother Counts, tells the tale of recently finding $15 in one fell swoop. Then Samantha Hopkins, a mom of two and Sarah and Molly’s money-finding idol, shares her theories about why it seems the streets she runs in San Antonio seem strewn with dropped money (and the occasional “pimp ring”—find out how much that find netted her). Like Krista, Samantha donates her annual hauls to a worthy cause. Samantha shares money-finding tips, which she says explain why her route-maps on Strava often look so unusual. Last but not least, Molly and Sarah share laughs and anecdotes with Jennifer “JMart” Martin, an ultrarunning momma of two. Despite logging many miles, JMart isn’t... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/161h 8m

#211: Danny Dreyer Talks about ChiRunning and Running Meditation

Sarah and Dimity welcome to the show Danny Dreyer, co-creator of ChiRunning and author of several books, including ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Efortless, Injury-Free Running and Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon. Danny tells the genesis of ChiRunning, which morphed him from a custom woodworker to an internationally renowned running instructor who helps people find a better way to move. In his soothing voice, Danny talks of the importance of alignment and relaxation in running. Find out which habit Danny thinks, “is the new smoking.” In an analogy every mother (and father!) runner can relate to, learn how listening to your body while running is like listening to a totally engrossed little child speak; gain encouragement when Danny assures Sarah and Dimity the body will always have an answer. Then Danny talks about his two tracks on a new album called Running Deep: Guided Meditations for Runners: You’ll never look at (or smell or... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/161h 7m

#210: How to Be Prepared to Start Training for a Race

With summer 5Ks and 10Ks on the horizon, along with training for fall races in the near-future, Sarah and co-host Coach Christine Hinton detail how to embark on a training plan. Whether you want to finish with a smile on your face or with a new personal best, the advice these gals impart will get you primed. Coach Christine, in her infinite wisdom, reminds you a nagging injury is your body sending you a message you need to listen to; find out the gals’ new aphorism about running friends and injury. If you are wondering about an ideal racing weight, Coach explains why you should go by percentage of body fat instead of a number on the scale. Discover why Coach Christine spent a year being “loosey-goosey” about training—and why that’s not always a bad thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/161h 6m

#209: Mother-Daughter Running Duo to Celebrate Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist talk with writer Jen Miller and Jen’s 61-year-old mother, Mary Miller, who just ran her first half-marathon. Three days post-marathon, Jen dishes the deal on the Hanson Method of training, which propelled her to a 37-second PR despite a host of maladies. Mom Mary admits she hurt worse during training than in her 13.1-mile race, and she talks about her reasons for having a coach for the last four years. Find out how Jen got paid $750 to fun her first 5K, and listen to the gals compare notes about napping during the workday. As she does in her new memoir, Running: A Love Story, Jen shares why running let’s her find answers to problems in her life, whether related to work or her love life. Finally, for a dose of TMI, Jen talks about why she can’t train for fall marathons, opting instead to lift weights and train for sprint events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/1653m 1s

#208: 2016 Boston Marathon Report + Training w/ a Friend

Sarah and co-host Molly Williams sit down for a special episode to talk with Sarah’s coach, Briana Boehmer, about the 2016 Boston Marathon. This is the first conversation between Sarah and Coach Briana after Sarah completed the 26.2-mile race, and you get to listen in! Briana sheds light on the heat, hills, and sprint to the finish thanks to the wonders of GPS technology—and Sarah is rapt hearing the insight. Molly asks some probing questions, such as Briana’s prediction for Sarah’s finish time. Briana offers practical advice for running partners training together for a race—or different races, as well as why it’s crucial for personal success to not race a training partner. She also talks about the beauty of running by rate of perceived exertion (“RPE”) instead of pace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/1653m 13s

#207: Go, Go, ElliptiGO: Runners Who Use an ElliptiGO

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist talk to two mother runners who mix things up by training on an ElliptiGO, the bike/elliptical hybrid popularized by Olympic marathon Meb Keflezighi. First up is Sarah Brown, a top American middle-distance runner who is gunning for this summer’s Olypmic Trials in 1500 meters—and who just gave birth to her first baby in early March. This Sarah talks about how she continued a high level of training thanks to the an ElliptiGO, allowing her to “add volume without impact.” Proof pro athletes are just like us, Sarah B. overshares about burp clothes in her life with an infant. Then Sarah and Ellison chat with Diane Peterson, a 62-year-young mother runner who uses an ElliptiGO to train for half-marathons. Proof they work? Diane knocks out half-marathons times below 1:45! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/1655m 52s

#205: Find Your Finish Line

Sarah and co-host Coach Christine Hinton welcome three mother runners poised to run the Boston Marathon on April 18. All part of the Hyland’s Find Your Finish Line initiative, Meghan, Donna, and Nicole share their Boston-qualifying stories, which are sure to inspire. #GirlPower: Meghan talks about how’s she’s learned so much from the women she runs with, while Donna paints a picture of the bond she and her best running friend share. (Yet, as she reveals, the BRF does not let her showcase her “puffy-paint talents!”) Learn how Nicole morphed from an unsporty 20-something into a Boston-qualifier in her 40s (taking on her first marathon in Europe along the way!). Sprinkled throughout the show are Voice Memos from other mother runners on finding their own finish lines. Powerful stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/162h 21m

#204: Natural Chef Talks Food and Recipes

Sarah and Adrienne Martini chew the fat with Jacquelyn Grandy, the chef and kitchenatrix behind the successful recipe blog, Marin Mama Cooks. An active mom of two teens, Jacquelyn describes her blog as, “a cookbook of our lives,” filled with healthy and incredibly tasty recipes her discriminating kids deem “blog-worthy.” Jacquelyn details the nutrients growing bodies need and how to best get your children to consume them, saying why veganism or even vegetarianism can be tricky for youngsters. Find out why “toothy” foods are good for you, and why Jacquelyn is trying to bring back “the art of chewing” to her family’s table. She shares tips on making meals exciting for your kids and how to get your family away from processed foods. This trail runner extols the meditative powers of running and the power of whole foods Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/161h 2m

#203: First Ladies of Running with Amby Burfoot

Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist are delighted to be joined by long-time Runner’s World editor and author Amby Burfoot to talk about his new book, First Ladies of Running, which profiles 22 groundbreaking women runners. First Amby shares his running story, including remembrances of winning the 1968 Boston Marathon at the age of 21 (!!). Amby and Ellison bond over having androgynous names, then he muses on why Kathrine Switzer is mistakenly thought to be the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon. He talks about the risk for new runners to do too much, too soon, offering the reminder, “big progress in running comes from slow, incremental steps.” When he utters the sentence, “running is constantly about beginning again,” Amby earns a mother runner stripe. He continues showing his empathy for women runners when he talks about the ways in which running fosters independence and builds strength. Having run the majority of the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon mere steps behind Oprah, Amby shares several intriguing... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/1654m 38s

#202: Achilles International Guide + Runner

Sarah and Adrienne Martini welcome two guests to share different perspectives about Achilles International, a non-profit organization with the mission to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, like 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/161h 10m

#201: Best-of Another Mother Runner Podcast, Part 2

There have been so many anecdotes shared, advice imparted, and laughter snorted over the last 100 episodes of AMR podcast, Sarah and Dimity had to do two best-of shows. In this episode, a plus-size runner tells how she is crusading to take ownership of the word “fat.” Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton shares how her mania and depression lead her down “a very dangerous path,” and leads by example to banish the stigma of mental illness. Coach Christine gives great advice on how to clip those frustrating final seconds (or minutes) off a time goal, while time-management coach Jill Farmer tells why there really isn’t one “right time” to take on a challenge. The show ends with a standout tale from each mother runner. No wonder this episode is one of the longest ones ever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/161h 21m

#200: 200th Episode Best-of Another Mother Runner Podcast, Part 1

Like crossing the finish line of a marathon, Sarah and Dimity have reached an important milestone - 200 episodes of the Another Mother Runner podcast!! This episode is the first of two shows with highlights from the past 99 shows, with the mother runners commenting on the clips. Some are laugh-out-loud funny, like Nicole Blades recounting her “joggity-jogger-jog” conversation with her doctor, while others are more inspiring, like Olympian Deena Kastor describing how she “unlocked a well of energy” in her world-record Masters half-marathon race. One mother runner’s details of the start of last year’s Boston Marathon is sure to make you snort! Speaking of Boston, one snippet is Sarah talking about digging deep during her most recent BQ marathon. All excellent stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1657m 24s

#199: A Lively Conversation with Running Apparel Expert Leigh-Anne Zavalick

Sarah and her running partner, Molly Williams, welcome Leigh-Anne Zavalick, the gal at Saucony (our fav running brand!) in charge of women’s apparel. Due to technical difficulties, Molly is only on for the intro, but it’s a lively one about quarters found on recent runs. Then Sarah dives into grilling Leigh-Anne about everything from layering to reflective technology, as well as the surging popularity of capris. Leigh-Anne opines about how running apparel has changed as women switch from wearing it for an hour a day to all day. A lover of TMI on par with Sarah, Leigh-Anne talks about why and when to have a “no-panty party.” The guest, a first-time mom-to-be, says why a sports bra is, “a piece of equipment, not a piece of apparel,” and explains the shelf-life of your over-the-shoulder boulder-holder. After listening, we suspect you, too, will start using the word “lifestyle” as an adjective or perhaps work the word “athleisure” into casual conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/161h 5m

#198: Becca Pizzi - 7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days (Yowza!)

Eating desserts, ugly crying, and popping on planes: All these topics—and more—are covered in a rip-roaring chat Sarah and Adrienne Martini have with Becca Pizzi, the single mother who recently became the first American woman to run seven marathons on seven continents (that’s all of ’em!) in seven days. Becca shares all the dirty details, including what one of the hardest parts of the undertaking was (the answer will surprise you!) and how she ensured the proverbial chute was empty before each race. She tells of her year of training, which included running 70 to 100 miles per week, yoga, strength training, and CrossFit, that enabled her to complete the 183.4-mile, “unbelievable test of endurance and strength.” Becca shares how she borrowed wisdom from quarterback Tom Brady and how one flight attendant went way above the call of duty after Becca suffered an injury in the penultimate marathon of the quest. Finally, find out how a pink burka enters the narrative! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/1658m 3s

#197: “Ordinary” Mother Runners Running Olympic Marathon Trials, Pt. 2

Sarah and Dimity co-host this second of two extra-special podcasts building excitement and anticipation for the Olympic Marathon Trials, which take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 13 (and will be broadcast live on NBC starting at 1 p.m. EST). On both podcasts, Sarah and her co-hort talk with three “everyday” mother runners who qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials and will be running them: On this episode, it’s Sarah Robinson, Heather McWhirter, and Andrea Duke. These three mother runners share their tales of qualifying and getting to the starting line, including Andrea’s amusing tale of how, 14 years ago, she was “a social marathoner eating Cheez-Its from a bowl held out by a kid at Mile 10.” Now her PR is 2:41, and she’s gunning for her “golden ticket” to Rio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/1657m 16s

#196: “Regular” Mother Runners Doing Olympic Marathon Trials, Pt. 1

Sarah and Ellison Weist co-host this first of two extra-special podcasts building excitement and anticipation for the Olympic Marathon Trials, which take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 13(and will be broadcast live on NBC starting at 1 p.m. EST). On each podcast, Sarah and her co-hort talk with three “everyday” mother runners who qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials and will be running them: On this episode, it’s Becki Spellman, Shaluinn Fullove, and Cynthia Fowler. Although most runners can only dream about running 26.2 miles as fast as these gals do, Becki, Shaluinn, and Cynthia talk about experiencing the same guilt over leaving their families for runs and the importance of making a weekly plan to fit in their workouts. All three mother runners talk about their goals at the Trials and about the effort they’ve put in to get to the starting line. Inspiration and advice abound! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/1649m 41s

Bonus Podcast: More Big (Bigger?!) Goals!

We got so many inspiring, moving voice memos from badas$ mother runners striving for big goals this year, we couldn’t include them all in the initial podcast. Rather than leave them on the editing room floor, we scooped them up and compiled them into this bonus podcast. These women’s messages of first’s and faster’s are sure to move you in many ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/1617m 8s

#195: Striving for Big Running Goals

Sarah welcomes co-host Coach Christine Hinton to talk about setting—and reaching—major running goals. They are “joined” by nearly a dozen mother runners (through voice memos) who share their ambitions, everything from running a half-marathon in under two hours to taking on a 100-mile race for the first time, and everything in between. Coach Christine uses a wonderful mountain analogy for reaching a lofty aspiration, then talks about the importance of chipping away at it. Christine points out the difference in changes a newer runner can achieve in a race versus a more seasoned racer, and she touches on how nutrition can facilitate some changes. The mother runners ruminate on the importance of being mindful of your inner voice—and how to “be your own mom” when it comes to responding to that voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/1655m 54s

#194: Strength Training for Runners

Find your strong on this podcast: Sarah and her best running friend, Molly Williams, welcome certified personal trainer Angie Krueger to talk about strength training. Before talk turns to various methods of strength training, Angie shares how she’s run 27 marathons in 27 different states. (And only one in the state of denial!) Then the mother runners drill down into the benefits of barre, OrangeTheory Fitness, TRX, BodyPump, yoga, and PiYo, and Angie stresses the importance of doing what you need to feel successful. She gives loads of, ahem, strong advice, including pointers for classic moves like crunches and planks. Learn what “cough muscles” are and how to activate them for better results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/1655m 24s

#193: Advice for Going Gluten-Free

Sarah welcomes back Adrienne Martini as co-host, and the gals kick off the show by talking about why they each love running—as well as knitted knockers (!). They are joined by Kristin Porter of the Iowa Girl Eats blog to talk about a variety of topics, including how Kristin handled going gluten-free after being diagnosed with Celiac disease after the birth of her son. Before the conversation turns to gluten-free eating and cooking, the mother runners marvel at the 64 (!!) treadmill workouts Kristin has on her site, and why she . After Adrienne reveals that her daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease at age four, she and Kristin marvel at dealing with a disease that can be managed through food. Kristin talks about the steep learning curve she dealt with when she first cut gluten out of her diet, and how it prompted her to write an e-book entitled Gluten-Free for Beginners. Kristin recounts her “wogging” (walking + jogging) workouts when she finally had enough energy to resume running. Along the way... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/1650m 18s

#192: How to Plan Your Running Race Calendar

Sarah is joined by co-host Coach Christine Hinton to chat about planning a running race calendar for 2016. Coach Christine talks about the logic behind choosing one or two goal races for the year, and why you should consider the larger picture of your life (work, family, travel, all that good stuff!) when mapping out your goals. Before they dive into the main topic, Coach Christine shares some success stories, including how one mother runner overcame her long-time anxiety about tempo runs. The coach offers assurance that “bad races happen,” and how to recover and learn from them. Christine also helps Sarah see the logic in using a race as, “an assisted long run.” (Clever woman, that Coach Christine!) She describes how to approach a “tune-up” race, and lays out a strategy for them. Sarah suspects you might find a new running mantra—“Be smart, not stubborn.” —listening to this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/1649m 14s

#191: Reflections on 2015, and First Look at 2016

Dimity and Sarah pause during holiday (and work!) craziness to look back on the year that was as well as talk about their 2016 plans. They mix in voice memos from mother runners, who talk about several debut marathons as well as a 100-mile, 10-day adventure in the New Year. Dimity double-fists it during this recorded-at-almost-5:00-p.m. podcast, with a Shiner Bock Beer in one hand and a glass of Nuunin the other. The ladies debate triathlon versus trail running as Dimity’s sport of choice, and Dimity talks about the ultramarathon she’s aiming for. Find out the new running term Sarah’s husband coined, and how it relates to Sarah’s goal for this year’s Boston Marathon. There’s much talk of the coming-very-soon Train Like a Mother Club, plus an announcement about new co-hosts joining the show. Start your year off right by taking a listen!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/01/161h 1m

#190: Advice for Running in Inclement Weather

Sarah and Dimity take shelter from pouring rain (Sarah) and snow and wind (Dimity) to share advice and anecdotes about running in less-than-ideal weather. Dimity admits she’s more likely to hit the treadmill than she used to be, while Sarah heads outdoors almost no matter what. The mother runners discuss how to dress for running success, including specific gear choices like Saucony Ulti-Mitt and Nomad Jacket. Dimity makes a pitch for snowshoe running and offers advice on how to stay upright on icy conditions. Find out what was Dimity’s “running start” for the holidays... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/151h 0m

#189: Hints for Healthy Holiday Eating

Dimity and Sarah welcome Janet Helm, a registered dietician in Chicago, on the show. The author of The Food Lover’s Healthy Habits Cookbook: Great Food & Expert Advice that Will Change Your Lifeand a mom of twins, Janet blasts away nutrition myths and misinformation and gives heaping helpings of holiday eating advice. Find out what triggers overeating—and how to move on—and why you need to give up the idea of perfection. (Both in your eating and your exercise!) Be prepared to drool in the final third of the show, when talk turns to examples of how taste and health can co-exist. The mother runners suspect you’ll buy a head of cauliflower within a day of listening to this episode—but probably not a Fathead! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1552m 36s

#188: Sports Acupuncture for Runners

Sarah welcomes AMR columnist Adrienne Martini as guest co-host for a conversation about sports acupuncture; Erik Isaacman, the Portland-based acupuncturist who treated Sarah for her multi-fractured ankle earlier this year, joins the conversation in studio. Erik explains the origin of the hippie vibe surrounding the Eastern medicine, then dispels the patchouli-and-chimes misconceptions about acupuncture. Not just needles: Find out what all can be involved in an acupuncture session, and why Adrienne blurts out, “I love cupping!” Learn what running ailments and injuries sports acupuncture can treat best, how long a course of treatment might be, and how to find a practitioner in your area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/1548m 47s

#107: Time Management Tips from Jill Farmer

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, mother runners! This is a repeat episode we hope proves, ahem, timely for you during this extra-harried time of year. It was recorded in spring 2014, thus the intro chatter about a spring break trip. Enjoy! Dimity and Sarah suspect you’re in the same proverbial boat they often are: drowning in seeming “must-do’s” and “gotta-get-done’s.” So they brought on Jill Farmer, a time- and life-management coach in St. Louis, to help unravel the busy cluster of mother runners’ lives. Jill shares some insightful, yet delicious simple, solutions on how to shed some stress and get more done in a day. (Including making sure you have enough time for your all-important runs!) We love that she even uses running terms, like “bigger strides, longer goals” as analogies for accomplishing more in life. But before the mother runners dive into the de-stressing discussion, find out where... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/1557m 18s

#187: Why—and How—to Join November Project

Sarah and Dimity enjoy a good gab with Suzanne Allaire, founder and co-leader of November Project Philadelphia, one of the tribes of a free fitness movement. This high-energy mother runner shares all the details about November Project, including why these free workouts (currently offered in 26 cities across U.S. and Canada) involve lots of eye contact and hugs. In between laughing with the AMR ladies, Suzanne tells how November Project workouts “take the work out of the workout,” and include moves like “hoisties” and “bouncies.” Dimity and Sarah delight that the founders of November Project were also a duo of former collegiate rowers, like themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/1551m 8s

#186: Our Top Running Songs

Dimity and Sarah consider this their “10K of favorite running songs,” as they both offer up their top six—with Dimity adding a .2 snippet. The mother runner duo intersperses snippets of their songs, then reminisce about running (and sometimes rowing!) memories associated with the tunes. Find out why “Seasons of Love” from RENT soundtrack makes Dimity cry, and how Britney Spears powered Sarah up a series of epic hills. Dimity coins a few phrase, “lyric confidence,” while famed architect I.M. Pei even pops up in this lively conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/1557m 51s

#185: Returning to Running Postpartum

Sarah and Dimity welcome two guests to talk about the issues and concerns facing new moms when they contemplate their first runs after having a baby. First up: Kate Mihevc Edwards, an and mother runner, who waited eight weeks after giving birth to resume running—and who recommends all new moms stay on a running-hiatus at least that long. Then professional runner Stephanie Bruce joins the conversation. A marathoner, Stephanie shares about how her well-honed body is handling being pregnant and giving birth twice in less than two years, including that her “abs are divorced” from each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/151h 7m

#184: Dinner Planning and Meal-making Advice for Mother Runners

The alternate title for this podcast could be: Countless Parallels between Running and Cooking Dinner for Your Family. Sarah and Dimity welcome Jenny Rosenstrach, the founding editor of a fantabulous website called Dinner: A Love Story and the author of two bestselling books, Dinner: The Playbook and Dinner: A Love Story.  As she does in her books, this mother runner serves up a heaping helping of tips for making family dinners as pleasant—and tasty—as possible. Find out what Operation 30 Days is, and how this adventure helped open up the minds of her two daughters to trying (and sometimes even devouring!) new foods. Great advice abounds in this packed podcast, including the important reminder to not let busy-ness get in the way of... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/1553m 7s

#183: The Dirt on Trail Running

In this Trail Running 101 episode, Dimity and Sarah are joined by mother trail runner Lisa Jhung to talk all about off-road running. A mom of two sons, Lisa is the author of Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running, and she freely admits she “craves” dirt, crunchy rocks, grass, sand, and any natural surface. As in her easy-to-read book, on this show, Lisa makes clear trail running does not equal ultra-running. From how to react to bears and bobcats to how to find local trails, the three gals break down the intimidation factor of hitting the ground running. Lisa talks about the importance of having “all senses on” while on the trail, as well as the mental benefits of this approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/1553m 8s

#182: First-time Marathon Runners Share Their Stories and Successes

It’s fitting the longest Another Mother Runner podcast focuses on first-time marathoners! Sarah and Dimity chat with three of them to hear all the 26.2 details. First up: BRFs Marianne and Heatherrecount their races at Wineglass Marathon. With their vastly different finish times, these mother runners discuss the difference between “fun” and “satisfied” as post-race feelings. Absurd (a penny-whistle-playing dad!) and beautiful (a butterfly flitting alongside Marianne in the final mile) moments abound. Then Sarah’s cadet from the Saucony 26Strong program, Laura, stops by to share her Chicago Marathon experience. Laura talks about what plans failed (her “fan plan”) and which one succeeded (hint: It involves  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/151h 24m

#181: Conversation with Serial Marathoner (and Breast Cancer Butt-kicker) Kimberly Markey

To call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sarah and Dimity chat with Kimberly Markey, a badas$ mother runner of two who showed breast cancer who was boss by continuing to race (including marathons!) while undergoing chemotherapy. This self-proclaimed “crazy person” talks about scheduling her bilateral mastectomy to jibe with her race calendar, then running the Dumbo Double Dare roughly a month post-surgery. If that isn’t enough to knock your running socks off, listen as Kimberly recounts “gliding through” the 2013 New York City Marathon a mere two days after a chemotherapy session. Learn which two states this serial racer hasn’t stepped foot into... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/151h 35m

#180: 3-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Opens Up

Dimity and Sarah have an intimate conversation with Suzy Favor Hamilton, a 3-time Olympic mid-distance runner and 40-something mom of one. Suzy, the most decorated NCAA track athlete of all time, reveals details about her out-of-control spiral into high-class escorting in Las Vegas while trying to hold together her life as a married mother runner back home in Wisconsin. Suzy speaks candidly about her bipolar disorder and the prescription drug that fueled this uncontrollable mania, which she details in her newly released memoir, Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness. The three mother runners talk about the importance of not letting the pain and stigma of mental illness stand in the way of getting help and seeking support. This not-to-be-missed podcast is short on salacious details but long on empathy and compassion—both... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/151h 7m

#179: Australian Best Running Friends Share Some Stories

Culminating Another Mother Runner’s #BRFweek, this podcast is hosted by Sarah and her best running friend (BRF), Molly, and the duo have a lively chat with Katy Russell and Kim Harland, mother runners from Brisbane, Australia. These long-time running buddies are part of a group of five gals who meet every Saturday to run. The conversation veers from punctuality to poop-stops, from giant pythons spotted on runs (!!) to found-on-the-run 50-dollar bills. Buckle up, as this podcast dodges, weaves, and bobs: It’s more than an hour long and includes some BRF tributes as well as a few tunes. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/151h 14m

#52: What’s for Lunch—and What Should I Do?

The ladies launch into a discussion about lunch-making fatigue: Dimity suffers from it, and Sarah has recently discovered a few cures. After reliving encounters with various lunchmeats during their formative years, the mother runners get to the meat of the show: answering questions from their Facebook community. They give Amy advice on how to stick to a training schedule despite constant roadblocks; they tell Shannan how to fit in cross-training. And they debate the merits of massage during a training cycle versus post-race. As usual, the duo is true yin and yang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/1538m 30s

#178: Olympian Rod Dixon Talks about Getting Kids Running

Sarah and Dimity welcome two guests to talk about getting kids active and healthy. First up is Olympian Rod Dixon, a father (and grandfather!) runner who founded Kid’s Marathon Foundation, an in-school running and nutrition program that gets kids moving. In his delightful Kiwi accent, Rod shares stories about his start in running and how his experience lead him to help “keep kids calibrated” by bringing running into their school day. This 1983 New York City Marathon champion shares numerous race-day tips, including the importance of slowing down in the first half of a competition.    Next the gals are joined by  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/151h 7m

#177: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist Marit Fischer

Dimity and Sarah are joined by Marit Fischer, a mom of one, trail runner, and contributor to Tales from Another Mother Runner. Because the three mother runners have been friends for two decades, the conversation undulates and curves like a lovely mountain trail. While it is rare you will find this guest on a group run, Marit talks about the deep bond she has with her best running friend, and she shares tales of several epic... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/1556m 56s

#176: Advice and Insight from Mental Skills Coach

Sarah and Dimity engage in an intriguing conversation with Carrie Cheadle, a certified sports psychologist and the author of On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance. A dedicated trail runner (and former race car driver!), Carrie dives into the difference between pain and suffering while striving toward a goal—and how you deal with the two can affect your success. She tells how to put a positive spin on pre-race jitters and to even harness their power for... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/151h 17m

#175: Dealing with a Running Injury

With both Dimity and Sarah on the injured-runner spectrum, the mother runners talk candidly about how they’ve dealt with situation, both physically and mentally. They offer insight on how to stay fit in other ways, possibly even discovering (or revisiting) other athletic passions. Anecdotes from other sidelined (and formerly injured) runners are sprinkled throughout the program. Throughout, one word keeps bubbling to the surface: patience.  First up: Sarah raves about the Taylor Swift concert she took her older daughter to in Seattle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/1556m 33s

#174: A Conversation about Plus-Size Runners

Sarah and Dimity tap into the media zeitgeist of plus-size runners for a thought-provoking, hour+ podcast. First, they are joined by Jessie Sebor, editor in chief of Women’s Running, to talk about the magazine featuring a “curvy” runner on the cover and the mostly positive reaction the image generated. Find out if the magazine plans to continue featuring a diverse cross-section of runners. Next up, the mother runners welcome Mirna Valerio, a distance runner who weighs about 240 pounds and is the subject... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/151h 14m

#173: Chats with Two First-time Marathoners-in-Training

Dimity in the house! Literally. Dimity joins Sarah in her basement recording studio for conversations with two debut marathoners, BFFs Heather Roszczyk and Marianne Lloyd, who have been chronicling their training for Wineglass Marathon on AMR site. First up is Heather, who kicks things off by admitting she mentally raced Sarah at her first trip around the track. This mother of two talks of how she found her “running family” thanks to the local chapter of  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/151h 1m

#172: Third Annual Summer Reading Podcast + Ultrarunner Author

This special-edition podcast will keep you company for many miles. First up: Solo host Sarah welcomes back her longtime running friend (and book buddy) Ellison Weist to talk about great books to read this summer (and beyond). Suggestions range from a page-turning thriller from Stephen King to a moving memoir about a too-soon-departed... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/1548m 57s

#171: A Chat with #AMRinSaucony Amy Blake

Sarah and Dimity gab with Amy Blake, a mother of three young children (including 8-month-old Clara) training for the Twin Cities Marathon and the centerpiece of #AMRinSaucony. Laugh along as Amy tells of not knowing how long a marathon was when she agreed to run her first one, and listen to Amy talk about  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/151h 2m

#170: Prehab, Not Rehab: The Secrets to Unlocking Your Body

Dimity and Sarah are joined by Amanda Johnson, the marketing manager at TriggerPoint Performance Therapy (a.k.a. the company that makes the brilliant  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/1544m 31s

#169: A Conversation with a Shoe-and-Stride Expert

Sarah and Dimity welcome on Spencer White, the veep of the Saucony Human Performance & Innovation Lab, to talk shoes and stride. After a quick geek-out, the dialog quickly turns advice on how to make running feel joyful and effortless. (Really!) A bit later on, you’ll find yourself standing on one leg and flexing one knee as Spencer talks about the biomechanics of running. (No advanced degree necessary to comprehend.) He goes over the appropriate time to consider changing your running stride, if ever. Finally, Spencer’s shoe-buying tips could save you from a future injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/151h 0m

#168: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist Katie Arnold

Dimity and Sarah have a digital sit-down with Katie Arnold, an ultramarathoner with two young daughters, to discuss a wide range of topics. Find out why D & S quickly dub this long-time runner, “Katie of the Massive Quads,” and how legendary Dean Karnazes figures into Katie’s journey to tackling—and often winning—ultra-distance races. Katie opens up about how running has brought her through hard times, including the death of her father, and how running allows her to “be wild” in her own world. After reading from her essay in Tales from Another Mother Runner, Katie talks about “free-range parenting,” a topic she often explores in her Outside Online column, Raising Rippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/1559m 20s

#167: Summertime and the Working out is Easier…or Harder

Sarah and Dimity go guest-less this week to discuss whether it’s easier or tougher to fit exercise into the family summer lifestyle. Early on in this fun, meandering conversation, it’s evident the two mother runners fall on opposite ends of the summer-is-sweet scale. With input from the Another Mother Runner Facebook community sprinkled in, the gals talk about whether longer daylight hours make for more time to work out—or fewer hours of shut-eye, making it tougher to rise and shine for 5:00 a.m. runs. Both gals admit they are more adventurous in their summer... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/151h 2m

#166: Father Runner Running Cross-Country with Disabled Son

To commemorate Father’s Day, Dimity and Sarah are joined by Shaun Evans, a dad who is setting off from Seattle on July 4 to run across the country. As if running 3,200 miles in two months isn’t impressive enough (here’s the math: 53-55 miles/day for 60 straight days!), Shaun tells how he’ll be pushing his 8-year-old son, Shamus, who has cerebral palsy, in a deluxe stroller for most of the miles. Shaun shares how the epic journey, dubbed the Power to Push Run Across America, was dreamt up by Shamus after the father-son stroller-duo won (!!) a 6-hour ultramarathon together. Shaun talks about the power to endure and how the Power to Push will be helping other kids, “roll with the wind,” as Shamus sees it. And find out what part baseball plays in this inspirational cross-country trek. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/1557m 52s

#165: Tips and Tales from an Ultrarunning Fitness Instructor

Sarah and Dimity welcome on Laura Swenson to hear her tales of running the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim. This mother of three tells how she has run 30+ marathons since her first 26.2-miler in December 2001 (yeah, you do the staggering math on that feat!), as well as how the first time she stepped out of her athletic comfort... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/1551m 25s

#164: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist Nicole Knepper

Dimity and Sarah are joined by Nicole “Nikki” Knepper, a mother runner of two and the genius behind the website Moms Who Drink and Swear as well as the author of  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/1559m 8s

#163: Best Running Friend Molly Interviews Injured Sarah

With Dimity off hosting a Mother Runner party, Sarah’s best running friend, Molly, fills in as guest co-host—but with a twist: Molly interviews Sarah about how she’s faring with her broken ankle. Molly dives in with questions about how Sarah is filling the time off from running, how she’s dealing with being basically housebound, and what she’s learned about her family. Molly even ventures into TMI territory with talk of pooping and sex (two separate topics!). Find out if Sarah’s 2016 Boston Marathon scenario still burns bright, and what would be the title of Sarah’s memoir, if ever the mother runner wrote one. Whether or not you’ve ever been injured, this is a not-to-be-missed episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/1552m 4s

#162: Tales from Another Mother Essayist (and Runner’s World Exec Editor) Tish Hamilton

Tish Hamilton, the executive editor of Runner’s World, once again joins Sarah and Dimity for a chat. This mother runner of one opines about the wonders of running friends and how hers got her through an unexpected divorce. After reading an excerpt of her brilliant essay in Tales from Another Mother, Tish and the ladies explore various ways to find a BRF. The gals were all pleased no mice were harmed for the recording of this podcast, which makes sense since Tish tells a tale proving she’s most definitely not a Boston Marathon “squeaker” anymore! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/1548m 50s

Bonus Episode: Molly's Marathon Report

In our first bonus episode, Sarah chats with her BRF Molly about her marathon PR (16 minutes!). Molly talks about her hill strategy during race, how much eating a few GU Energy Chews near Mile 24 made her feel like a new woman, and how having the right attitude makes all the difference in the outcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/1539m 44s

#161: Grandmother Runner Katherine Beiers, the Oldest Finisher of 2015 Boston Marathon

A special in-studio guest, Katherine Beiers chats with Dimity and Sarah: At age 82, Katherine is the oldest finisher at 2015 Boston Marathon, running 5:53 in wicked-bad weather conditions. Perhaps more amazingly, this mother of three and grandmother of 10 didn’t start running until age 48 yet has since run nearly 50 races 26.2 miles or longer. Katherine tells why she started running—and what keeps her putting in the miles (a typical week for her is 30 or more miles!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/1553m 31s

#160: Special Nuun Year - No Limits Challenge Podcast

This week, we relive the Nuun Year: No Limits 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon Challenges via a range of comments from the 500+ participants. Recorded just before Sarah went in for ankle surgery, we talk about her broken joint, throw in a few songs (list below) and banter on about really important topics like Sarah’s dislike of caged birds, what a floating “h” is, and the last time we ate at a Taco Bell. Have a great race, Challengers, and Happy Mother’s Day to all! (And remember: registration for our #FindYourStrong Marathon Challenge opens on Monday the 11th!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/151h 4m

#159: Get Ready for Marathon Training!

With Dimity out of town hosting a Mother Runner party, Sarah is the solo host of this show. But she’s not alone: Two mother runners running fall marathons join Sarah to talk about how they’re getting ready to start 26.2 training. Jonna Bass Parr, who’ll be running NYC’s five boroughs on November 1 nearly a decade after her one-and-only marathon, reminds us, “when a mom trains, the whole family trains.” In between laughs with Sarah, Jonna tells of her plans to lose 8 to 10 pounds, one of the reasons she’s slowed her roll on runs.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/1549m 3s

#158: Boston Marathon 2015 Recap

Sarah and Dimity welcome back Bethany Meyer, who recorded the show less than 48 hours after completing her first 26.2, the prestigious Boston Marathon, as part of Team Stonyfield. The mother runners agree Bethany delivers the best line ever on an AMR podcast, then she moves on to describing the race section by section. (Or, as she divided it, “GU by GU by GU.” Complete with a Bahston accent, Bethany repeats race advice she got from a seasoned Boston Marathoner. Find out why the race became “magical” after Mile 10 or 11, and why it became, “just a 5-mile jog” after infamous Heartbreak Hill. Along the way, Bethany coins an excellent phrase, “marathon drunk.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/1556m 20s

#157: Mostly Marathon-Related Qs & As

Dimity and Sarah talk training and racing, giving answers to questions freshly fielded from the Another Mother Runner Facebook page. The veteran racers give tons of tips about building mental toughness and staying positive in a race. During this discussion, Dimity shares an interesting admission about the final miles of a race. The mother runners offer advice for staying loose on a long, post-race roadtrip, then the talk turns to toenails—black ones. When Dimity and Sarah start talking about how to set realistic time goals and how to train while traveling frequently for biz, they start to get a bit punchy. Quips, laughter, and random asides abound, including rifts on Sarah’s well-honed footwear vocabulary. Starting in the intro chitchat, then woven throughout, are details about the marathon Molly, Sarah’s BRF, just completed. (Spoiler: Molly rawked!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/1554m 24s

#156: A Chat with Hood to Coast Relay Director Felicia Hubber

Sarah has a literal sit-down with Felicia Hubber, the race director for the famed Hood to Coast Relay. We love that the race deemed “the mother of all relays” is herself a mother runner. Find out how Felicia literally grew up with the race, yet still got her team van lost a few times during one year’s HTC adventure. Felicia shares secrets for success in this 195- to 200-mile odyssey through the beautiful farms and forests of Oregon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/1550m 20s

#155: Tales from Another Mother Essayist Terzah Becker

Sarah and Dimity chat it up with Terzah Becker, a Boulder, Colorado, contributor to the AMR duo’s month-old book, Tales from Another Mother Runner. This twin mom reveals her tenacity and perseverance as she tells about chasing a Boston Marathon qualifying-time in six (6!) marathons. Terzah talks about the difference hiring a coach made for her and the importance of building mental muscle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/1548m 19s

#154: Summer Sanders: Olympic-Medalist Swimmer Turned Mother Runner

Dimity and Sarah are joined by Summer Sanders, winner of four Olympic medals in swimming who has been a runner for two decades. A mom of two, Summer shares how she shifted from being a serious athlete to a social one (even though Dim and Sarah think her 3-hours-and-change marathons are plenty serious!). From there, Summer dispenses more excellent running and training advice than pretty much the entire AMR book trilogy —everything from the importance of occasionally skipping a workout to holding back in the first mile of a race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/1548m 52s

#153: Find Out How to Get Older Faster Stronger

Dimity and Sarah welcome author Margaret Webb on the show to talk about her book Older Faster Stronger.  Margaret tells how, at age 50, she morphed from an overweight, middle-of-the-pack runner who occasionally smoked to being as fit as she was as a 20-year-old varsity collegiate athlete. She shares her three secrets of speed, and talks about the importance... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/1554m 11s

#152: Listen in on Sarah’s Reading at Powell’s

A departure from the usual podcast, this one was recorded live at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. After introducing the AMR duo’s new book, Tales from Another Mother Runner (and having her 9-year-old son inject a witty one-liner from the sidelines), Sarah reads her TAMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/1548m 18s

#151: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist Kristin Armstrong

Sarah and Dimity welcome Kristin Armstrong, the well-loved Mile Markers columnist for Runner’s World. This mom of three teens, including girl twins, tells how she was a “nerd child,” not tapping... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/1550m 10s

#150: Everything You Need to Know to Tri

Thinking about trying a triathlon this spring or summer? Dimity and Sarah welcome triathlon coach Barrie Hufford to answer questions ranging from gear to training. As the mother of two young boys, Barrie recognizes most moms can’t dedicate four hours/day to the sport, and her realistic attitude shines through in her answers, such as telling gals not to do too much (e.g. no need to do a 40-mile bike ride now for a sprint triathlon in June). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/151h 1m

#149: Bethany Takes on Her First Marathon

Sarah and Dimity are joined by Bethany Meyer, a mother runner of four boys who’s stepping up to her first marathon this spring. You might have heard of it: It’s in Boston…. Bethany is chronicling her training triumphs and tribulations for AMR as part of Team Stonyfield. Like many AMR podcast guests of late, Bethany was a reluctant runner when she first started—as a way to process the pain of her father’s ordeal with prostate cancer—but 11 years later, she’s fully embracing this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” You’re sure to laugh when she talks about how her testosterone-saturated house... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/1546m 59s

#148: Love-fest with Heart Strides Founder Denise Dollar

Dimity and Sarah give an audio hug to their guest, Denise Dollar, who founded Heart Strides, the mom-centric organization Another Mother Runner has chosen as its non-profit partner. Hear how this Boulder-based mother runner was inspired to help moms prioritize their health needs after facing her own challenges while caring for her son, who has Type 1 diabetes and is on the autism spectrum. Get a laugh when you find out what Denise Googled after her first run. Find out how you can help other moms, possibly by donating lightly used (or new!) running shoes and apparel. Before being joined by their guest, Sarah and Dimity work flower reproductive parts into the conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/1538m 38s

#147: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist Alison Overholt

With just a few weeks until the debut of Tales from Another Mother Runner, Dimity and Sarah welcome Alison Overholt, one of 20 mother runners who contributed an essay to the book. Alison, editor in chief of espnW, starts of by telling how--and why--she morphed from being a hoops player to a runner. Alison reads from her poignant TAMR essay, which deals with the death of her mother and the birth of her daughter. Then, taking the AMR game up a notch, she quotes Sheryl Sandberg's recent talk at Davos (fancy!), followed by lessons she learned about mother running from Kara Goucher. This prompts a conversation about "power words:" Alison's 2015 power word is... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/1546m 36s

#146: How to Run a Sub-30min 5K or Sub-60min 10K

Sarah and Dimity realized it was high time they talk about how to bust a move in shorter races. In this podcast, they welcome back Christine Hinton (the genius behind the training plans in Train Like a Mother) to impart wisdom and practical tips about breaking the popular time goals of 30 minutes in the 5K and an hour in the 10K. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/1551m 19s

#145: Another Mother Runner Run + Refresh Retreat

A trio of guests join Sarah and Dimity to make the Another Mother Runner Run + Refresh Retreat, hosted this April in Little Rock, Arkansas, come to life. Jonna Bass Parr charms with her Texas twang, talking about how the Retreat will lead you to the starting line of your best running season ever. Erin Taylor, co-owner of GO! Running, highlights the running scene in Little Rock, which she dubs, “an outdoor paradise in The Natural State.” She’s proof chicks are in charge in that charming city. Finally, Errin Dean talks about the amazing Cure for Arkansas event and the vibrant gO! gO! Girls, many of whom will serve as RUNbassadors during Retreat. We know you’ll be daydreaming of running (and refreshing!) in Little Rock by the end... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/1554m 5s

#144: Quick and Easy Healthy Eating

The Another Mother Runner duo hosts a pair of active moms—Rebeccah “Bec” Wassner and Melissa Lasher, two of the three gals behind the Athlete Food website. The two gals share insight in how eating healthy doesn’t have to be a Herculean undertaking. Pro triathlete Bec describes her favorite gluten-free fueling and re-fueling foods, while Melissa shares an easy pre-workout energy booster. Talk turns to always-have-on-hand ingredients and sauces to spice things up. With all the yummy food suggestions, Sarah and Dimity drool through much of the second half of the podcast. Find out why an off-hand comment about slicing off a fingertip turns out to be psychic! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/1554m 1s

#143: Tales from Another Mother Essayist Nicole Blades

New Year, new book: Dimity and Sarah are eagerly awaiting the debut of their third book, Tales from Another Mother Runner, on March 3. To get you in on the excitement, every month on the podcast, they’re hosting one of the 20 contributors to the essay-filled book. Kicking off the party is Nicole Blades, a journalist, novelist, and mother runner of one in Connecticut. After a sharing her background as a runner, Nicole reads a make-you-laugh excerpt from her essay (listen closely and you might hear Sarah chortling in the background!).... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/151h 1m

#44: Baby, It’s Cold (and Snowy and Icy) Outside! [Repeat]

[NOTE: This episode originally aired in early 2013. Have no worries, Sarah and Dim will be back next week with a fresh episode!] Given the Arctic temps that have gripped Denver, it was only natural that Sarah and Dimity talk winter weather—and how to dress for exercising in it. Along the way the gals laugh over their experiences running in cold and slippery conditions; Sarah goes way back into her personal archives to talk about when she discovered her inner badass runner (when she was a long way from being a mother). Dimity shares a painful story that’ll make you wince—and think twice about venturing out onto icy conditions. And, finally, the ladies will tell you the connection between winter weather and waxing facial hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/1535m 30s

#142: 2014 Race Reflections from Mother Runners

Even though this podcast starts out seeming like it should be called “Another Mother Swimmer,” eventually Sarah and Dimity turn to talking about running. After briefly recounting a few of their own 2014 races, the gals let other mother runners do the talking: more than a dozen women call in to share their most memorable race moments of the year. From first 10Ks, half-marathons, and marathons to encounters with a snake during a duathlon, the stories cover the gamut. While there are many laughs, you should have a box of tissues handy as many of the tales are moving. Along the way, Dimity and Sarah debate whether one gal pukes or poops roadside during a Ragnar Relay, and... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices