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Another Mother Runner

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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!

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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!

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By AshleyCycle - Dec 11 2019
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I was loving this show for quite some time. Recently, majority of the episodes are long advertisements for their running groups laced with information I can peruse on Google. I’m already part of a running club and don’t need a new one. Unfortunately, I’ll be taking a break from this podcast. ✌🏻

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This podcast is one of my favs—practical, hilarious, light-hearted but full of excellent wisdom and advice. They manage to inspire me without any guilt or pressure. And they are so darn relatable as moms. Just excellent!!

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928 Ratings
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855
44
12
9
8

No longer interested

By AshleyCycle - Dec 11 2019
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I was loving this show for quite some time. Recently, majority of the episodes are long advertisements for their running groups laced with information I can peruse on Google. I’m already part of a running club and don’t need a new one. Unfortunately, I’ll be taking a break from this podcast. ✌🏻

My Fav

By Scottsdale savvy shopping - Nov 24 2019
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This podcast is one of my favs—practical, hilarious, light-hearted but full of excellent wisdom and advice. They manage to inspire me without any guilt or pressure. And they are so darn relatable as moms. Just excellent!!

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Another Mother Runner

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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!

#79: Weight, Weight…Running and Weight Management

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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.

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Jan 13 2017

41mins

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#144: Quick and Easy Healthy Eating

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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!

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Jan 17 2015

54mins

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#251: How to Build Speed and Run Faster

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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.

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Mar 10 2017

51mins

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Running While Pregnant, Peeing Your Pants, or Having Your Period

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On call today with Dimity and Sarah: Elizabeth Stevenson-Gargiulo, an OB/GYN in Dallas who runs the website Running Through Pregnancy with her husband, an elite runner. Dr. Beth talks straight about a variety of gyno-issues. Find out what to expect when running with a baby on board—and how exercise can affect efforts to get pregnant. The mother-doctor—and […]

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Dec 07 2013

48mins

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#132: 13.FUN Half-Marathon Companion

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An hour+ podcast to accompany 13.FUN Challengers on their culmination race—or anyone running a half-marathon or other race. By weaving in comments from 13.FUN’ers and sharing their own race experiences, Sarah and Dimity talk you up—and through—a competitive challenge. From reminders about the power of running to mantras, from TMI moments to big race-day results, the ladies cover all the ground to excite and inspire you. Bonus: There are clips from 10 get-you-moving songs interspersed in this special episode.

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Oct 18 2014

1hr 6mins

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#266: A Nutritionist Answers Questions from Mother Runners

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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...

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Jun 23 2017

1hr 22mins

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

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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.

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Aug 23 2019

54mins

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

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[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.

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Jan 03 2015

35mins

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#293: Training Tips + Advice from Three Coaches

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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.

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Jan 05 2018

1hr 22mins

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#107: Time Management Tips from Jill Farmer

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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...

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Nov 27 2015

57mins

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

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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.

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Apr 26 2019

1hr 11mins

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#277: How to Get Back in the Running Groove

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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

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Sep 15 2017

1hr 17mins

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

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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!

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Apr 28 2017

1hr 11mins

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The Sleep Show

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Sarah and Dimity re-live their weekend at runDisney Princess Half Marathon, complete with numerous clang-clanging medals. Having woken up at 2:45 a.m. for that race’s early start, it’s fitting that the mother runners bring on a sleep expert, Dr. Kelly Glazer Baron, the director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Northwestern University, to talk […]

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Mar 02 2014

48mins

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#272: Prehab: The Secret to Avoiding Running Injuries

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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.

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Aug 11 2017

1hr 23mins

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#243: Motivational Running Advice—and Then Some!

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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...

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Jan 06 2017

1hr 25mins

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#225: From Fat to Finish Line

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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...

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Aug 26 2016

1hr 4mins

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#204: Natural Chef Talks Food and Recipes

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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

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Apr 01 2016

1hr 2mins

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#288: Weight Loss Versus Training for Performance Goals

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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.
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Dec 01 2017

1hr 6mins

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#299: Cross-Training for Runners!

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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.

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Feb 16 2018

1hr 12mins

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

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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.


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Dec 10 2019

29mins

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#392: Four BAMRs Share Their Running Consistency Secret

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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.

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 8mins

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

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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.)

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Nov 29 2019

45mins

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AMR Answers #32

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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. 

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Nov 26 2019

31mins

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#390: How to Run Races in All 50 States

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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.


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Nov 22 2019

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#389: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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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.


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Nov 15 2019

51mins

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AMR Answers #31

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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.

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Nov 12 2019

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

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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.


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Nov 08 2019

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Bonus Episode: Audiobook Memories with Sarah and Dimity

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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!

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Nov 05 2019

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#387: Talking Body Positivity + NYC Marathon

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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!)

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Nov 01 2019

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

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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.

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Oct 25 2019

55mins

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BONUS EPISODE: Taper Nutrition + Living Nourished Like a Mother

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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!).

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Oct 22 2019

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#385: Honing Your Running Passion with Author Brad Stulberg

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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.

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Oct 18 2019

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AMR Answers #30

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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.

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Oct 15 2019

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#384: Convo with Olympian Carrie Tollefson

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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!  

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Oct 11 2019

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#383: Running after Breast Cancer

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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

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Oct 04 2019

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AMR Answers #29

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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.

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Oct 01 2019

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#382: Real Runners Share Stories of DNF’ing

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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. 

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Sep 27 2019

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#381: How to Dig Deep in a Running Race

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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.

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Sep 20 2019

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AMR Answers #28

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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. 

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Sep 17 2019

35mins

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