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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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Always has a moment to make me laugh

By Back gal - Aug 22 2018
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This community makes me feel like I’m just a normal mom and we all have “those” moments.

Great!

By RCGR123 - Jun 14 2018
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A must listen during a run or chasing after kids.

iTunes Ratings

872 Ratings
Average Ratings
810
42
9
6
5

Always has a moment to make me laugh

By Back gal - Aug 22 2018
Read more
This community makes me feel like I’m just a normal mom and we all have “those” moments.

Great!

By RCGR123 - Jun 14 2018
Read more
A must listen during a run or chasing after kids.
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Another Mother Runner

Updated 13 days ago

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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: #375: Running and Depression + Anxiety

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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.
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Aug 09 2019
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #2: #153: Find Out How to Get Older Faster Stronger

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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...
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Mar 21 2015
54 mins
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Rank #3: #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
41 mins
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Rank #4: #146: How to Run a Sub-30min 5K or Sub-60min 10K

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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.

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Jan 31 2015
51 mins
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Rank #5: #194: Strength Training for Runners

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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.

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Jan 22 2016
55 mins
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Rank #6: #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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #7: #374: How to Return to Running

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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!

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Aug 02 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: #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. 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.

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Dec 01 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #9: #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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #10: #159: Get Ready for Marathon Training!

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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....
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May 02 2015
49 mins
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Rank #11: #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
54 mins
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Rank #12: 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
48 mins
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Rank #13: #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
55 mins
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Rank #14: #137: Now What: How to Shift Gears Post-Race

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You've crossed that finish line you've been dreaming about—and training for--for months. Now what? Sarah and Dimity answer this question with the help of Larissa Rivers, a mother runner and marketing manage of running at Strava, our fave GPS/social media app. Larissa tells about the clever social media campaign Strava has launched to encourage folks to continue setting fitness goals for the waning weeks of 2014. After Larissa, the ladies answer (recorded) call-in questions from AMR tribemates, including how to deal with the inevitable post-race funk. They endorse Phoebe’s suggestion to focus on a different hobby, yet they are slightly divided on maintenance miles. Find out why...

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Nov 22 2014
44 mins
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Rank #15: #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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #16: #182: First-time Marathon Runners Share Their Stories and Successes

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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 
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Oct 16 2015
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #17: 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
48 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #19: AMR Answers #26

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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.

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Aug 06 2019
43 mins
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Rank #20: 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
41 mins
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