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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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My people

By pbjulie - May 22 2020
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When I found Another Mother Runner I felt like I’d finally found my people. Love listening to this show and love how it’s geared closer to me than some other more elite-focused running podcasts. Keep up the fun listens!

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iTunes Ratings

1037 Ratings
Average Ratings
954
49
13
12
9

My people

By pbjulie - May 22 2020
Read more
When I found Another Mother Runner I felt like I’d finally found my people. Love listening to this show and love how it’s geared closer to me than some other more elite-focused running podcasts. Keep up the fun listens!

What more can I say?!

By my2bboys - Apr 07 2020
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You already know I love ya!
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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!

Rank #1: #186: Our Top Running Songs

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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.

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Nov 13 2015

57mins

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Rank #2: #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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Rank #3: #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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: #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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Rank #6: #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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Rank #7: #294: The Truth about Marathon Training

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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.

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Jan 12 2018

55mins

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Rank #8: #181: Conversation with Serial Marathoner (and Breast Cancer Butt-kicker) Kimberly Markey

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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...

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Oct 10 2015

1hr 35mins

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Rank #9: #345: Three Running Coaches Offer Training + Racing Advice

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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.

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Jan 04 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #10: #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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: #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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Rank #13: #176: Advice and Insight from Mental Skills Coach

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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...

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Aug 29 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: #326: 2017 NYC Marathon Winner + Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Co-author Shalane Flanagan

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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.

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Aug 24 2018

56mins

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Rank #15: Dimity Walks Us through Her Ironman Race

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Our most epic podcast yet: Dimity tells, in wonderfully recalled detail, about her strong, heroic effort at Ironman Coeur d’Alene. From the 62-degree swim, to the wetsuit strippers, onto her trusty tri-bike Lyle, up hills and down, a chat with a cute guy named Ryan, to the final 26.2-mile run/walk, that starts with searing pain […]

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Jul 02 2013

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: #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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Rank #17: AMR Trains #9: The Athlete’s Gut

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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.


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May 12 2020

42mins

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Rank #18: A Conversation about Feet and Toes

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Perfect timing: Dimity’s feet are extra-gnarly thanks to doing the Ironman, so the mother runners welcome Jane Andersen, a podiatrist in private practice Chapel Hill, N.C., to talk all things feet. All three gals have big paws, so they start by talking about the importance of having roomy-enough shoes—and, perhaps surprisingly, big-enough socks to give […]

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Aug 04 2013

41mins

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Rank #19: #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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Rank #20: #105: Demystifying the Track

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With spring racing season upon us, the mother runners decided it was time to banish any intimidation you might be feeling about track workouts. Dimity and Sarah welcome Carl Leivers, a certified USA Track and Field certified running coach in Atlanta, to help make track workouts less daunting and more “enjoyable” (that being a relative term…). […]

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Apr 13 2014

44mins

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Learn to Love the Run You’re With

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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.” 

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Jul 14 2020

39mins

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#424: Running Games to Get You Going

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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.

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Jul 10 2020

1hr 12mins

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AMR Trains #12: Warm Weather Running Gear

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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)

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Jul 07 2020

37mins

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#423: Self-defense and Safety while Running

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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.

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Jul 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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

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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. 

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Jun 30 2020

30mins

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#422: 2020 Summer Reading Recommendations

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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

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Jun 26 2020

1hr 6mins

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AMR Trains #11: How To Raise a Runner

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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.

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Jun 23 2020

36mins

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#421: Women Runners Share Their Mindfulness Routines

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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.

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Jun 19 2020

1hr 10mins

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

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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.

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Jun 16 2020

33mins

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#420: Running and Weight-loss Transformations

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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.

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Jun 12 2020

54mins

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#419: Special Episode: Race + Running

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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.

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Jun 09 2020

47mins

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#418: Pandemic Endurance Tactics

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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.


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Jun 05 2020

1hr 6mins

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

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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. 

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Jun 02 2020

38mins

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#417: Running and Periods!

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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.

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May 29 2020

1hr 3mins

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AMR Trains #10: Running in the Heat

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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.

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May 26 2020

31mins

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

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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.

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May 22 2020

1hr 23mins

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

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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.

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May 19 2020

38mins

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#415: Canceled or Postponed Race: Now What?

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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.

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May 15 2020

1hr 4mins

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AMR Trains #9: The Athlete’s Gut

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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.


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May 12 2020

42mins

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#414: The Future of Running Races

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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.


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May 08 2020

52mins

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My people

By pbjulie - May 22 2020
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When I found Another Mother Runner I felt like I’d finally found my people. Love listening to this show and love how it’s geared closer to me than some other more elite-focused running podcasts. Keep up the fun listens!

What more can I say?!

By my2bboys - Apr 07 2020
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You already know I love ya!