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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!

Another Mother Runner Sounds Like Pictures

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

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!

    AMR Answers #53: Pre-run Anxiety; Quick Morning Fuel; 10% Rule; Hill Repeats

    AMR Answers #53: Pre-run Anxiety; Quick Morning Fuel; 10% Rule; Hill Repeats

    Sarah and Dimity tell:
    -Jackie her pre-run anxiety is perfectly natural—and remind her she holds the power;
    -Canadian Tianna some simple and easy pre-run fueling options (including these muffins);
    -Suzanne the 10% rule applies to distance and intensity—and how to measure it out;
    -Kate what’s what with hill repeats, including what incline to aim for.
     
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    • 31 min
    Three Women Share about Running Through Grief

    Three Women Share about Running Through Grief

    In a special crossover episode from AMR Trains, Sarah and Amanda talk with three women who used running to help them process the loss of loved ones. During the candid conversations:
    -Widow Kate shares how running is a release for all the negative emotions swirling in her brain;
    -Tanja tells how running is her “anchor,” starting during her mother’s cancer treatments;
    -Tanja (who lost both parents) discusses the importance of “modeling” grief for our children;
    -Tanja and Emily (whose first child died in utero) both talk about the positive benefits of being outdoors; and,
    -Tanja reminds us to notice and appreciate light-filled moments during the grieving process.
    In the intro, Amanda shares about pulling up stakes (temporarily) to decamp from Maryland to Colorado with her teen daughter. The first guest comes on the show at 13:45.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    AMR Trains #18: Running Through Grief

    AMR Trains #18: Running Through Grief

    The first part of a double feature, this podcast and the weekly Another Mother Runner podcast (out on Friday) share a theme: grief and running. Today, Dimity chats with therapist Kate Kneifel, the host of the Full of Shift podcast, about the nature of grief—and how exercise can be a magic drug.
    Kate explains:
    —why loss often makes us do the “discomfort dance,” but ultimately needs to be recognized;
    —how the pattern of emotions from loss to grief is similar, whether you’ve lost a school event (an 8th grade graduation, for instance) or a spouse;
    —why running—or any exercise—brings on transformative physical and mental benefits;
    —how to hold space for and help a friend who is grieving without trying to fix it.
    At the end, Dimity recommends the Return to Running program for Kate, who is coming back from her foot injury.

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    • 37 min
    Mealtime Advice and Snack Suggestions from a Family Nutrition Expert

    Mealtime Advice and Snack Suggestions from a Family Nutrition Expert

    Sarah and Katie serve up a conversation with Sally Kuzemchak, dietitian, cookbook author, and the brains behind Real Mom Nutrition. In doling out mealtime advice and snack suggestions, Sally details:
    -the importance of recalibrating your approach to meals—and how to do it;
    -how to minimize meal-planning decision-fatigue;
    -countless lunch and snack options for kids, teens, and adults;
    -the beauty—and bountiful benefits—of bowls; and,
    -Instant Pot inspiration!
    Sarah and Katie commiserate about sporty SNAFUs before the Sally hops on at 13:34.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus Episode: Sarah and Dimity Get Interviewed by Olympian Carrie Tollefson

    Bonus Episode: Sarah and Dimity Get Interviewed by Olympian Carrie Tollefson

    Nearly a year to the day after the AMR duo interviewed Carrie Tollefson at the Twin Cities Marathon expo, the proverbial shoe is on the other foot: The Olympian chats up Dimity and Sarah about the genesis of Another Mother Runner, their friendship, their respective running paths, and more. (Making this conversation particularly pertinent: Carrie is the October guest coach in AMR’s annual membership program, Many Happy Miles.) 
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    • 32 min
    Fighting Breast Cancer in Boisterous Fashion

    Fighting Breast Cancer in Boisterous Fashion

    Sarah and Katie have a lively conversation with fitness expert and race announcer Fitz Koehler, whose just-published book, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, details her 15-month fight in vanquishing breast cancer. Fitz shares:
    -the power of perspective and a mantra (hers = “I can do hard things.”);
    -how runners became her “go-go juice,” combating radiation’s harsh side effects;
    -the importance of having a passion during difficult times;
    -the touching tale of a lucky rock someone slipped her during her treatment; and,
    -her prognostication for 2021 races.

    In the intro chitchat, Sarah shares at-long-last news about her dancing son, and Katie talks about her 2016 breast cancer journey. (Remember to search for “BAMR Breasties” on Facebook.) Fitz joins the convo at 14:10.

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Notechidea ,

Inspiring and motivating

When I trained for my first half and only half marathon last year this kept me motivated. I then lost my motivation but I’m now back and listening to AMR podcasts is helping me to get back on track! Love the topics and the banter.

Jo_neen ,

Love them!

My go-to podcast for long runs or in the car. They are fun and likeable and it feels like running with friends. Episodes are easy to listen to but also info-packed which I love and need. Dont know what Id do without them in my ear! Keep it up BAMRS!

gilly1973 oz ,

Can't stop Giggling

I listen to the girls at the gym, and can't stop giggling. Podcasts have heaps of information, for both new and old runners alike, and thier banter is fantastic. Highly recommend

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