300 episodes

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!

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

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

    As part of AMR’s “Routines” series, Sarah and Maggie check in with four mother runners about their new normal, daily life, and workouts while sheltering in place. Visit them vicariously, and learn:

    how meditation is helping ease Nicole’s anxiety;

    how Kelyn is getting creative combining workouts with homeschooling;

    what Erin is doing with the time she’s gained by losing her commute;

    why Kary believes V-ups are “the devil’s child,” and;

    each mom’s unprompted silver lining.

     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Bonus Episode: Sarah’s Chat with BibRave Folks

    Bonus Episode: Sarah’s Chat with BibRave Folks

    Sarah had a virtual sit-down with Tim and Jessica Murphy, the founders of BibRave and fellow Portland residents, to talk about coping during this crisis. They touch on all sorts of topics, including what Sarah’s reading and watching. This conversation is part of a YouTube series, and the trio answers questions pinged in by viewers. 
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    • 47 min
    #408: Beatie Deutsch, Israeli National Champion Runner + Mother of 5

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

    Sarah and Tish compare self-isolating (and educational!) notes from the two coasts, then are joined by a guest half a world away, Beatie Deutsch, the Israeli marathon and half-marathon champion and a mother of five young children. Beatie shares:
    -how she morphed from non-runner to national champion in just four years (!!);
    -what dressing modestly (complete with below-the-knee skirt + head scarf) means to her;
    -what a typical marathon training week includes;
    -social media advice to ensure you don’t “compete or compare” with others; and,
    -how she’s coping with an inability to run due to injury + newly imposed government restrictions.
    Beatie joins the conversation at 14:24.
     
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    • 47 min
    AMR Trains #6: A DIY Marathon: What to Do with Cancelled Races

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

    On a Thursday morning in early March, Meghan Vanasek, a mother of four in Durham, NC, got news that the Tobacco Road Marathon, her first 26.2, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 situation. On Saturday morning, Meghan ran her own marathon. Dimity chats with Meghan about:
    ·      The conflicting emotions she had when her race was canceled;
    ·      The alternatives she considered before plotting her own race;
    ·      How she set up her route and aid stations;
    ·      What helped her get through the tough miles;
    ·      And why this race, “was not at all what [she] envisioned, but in some ways, was better.”

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    • 26 min
    #305: Author Alex Hutchinson on Mental Endurance

    #305: Author Alex Hutchinson on Mental Endurance

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

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

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

    Sarah and Dimity talk with psychologist Dr. Justin Ross, whose Denver-based practice is called MindBodyHealth. The trio discuss:
    -dealing with anxiety during this period of uncertainty;
    -getting over the disappointment of a canceled race;
    -shifting to a “holding pattern” with running;
    -the possibility of post-traumatic growth; and,
    -finding the “why” in your running.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

gmagil ,

Why I love running

Well spoken guests who were willing to share intimate stories that were relatable. Hosts were fluent in keeping conversation and transitions smooth

GBKfish ,

Thank you!

Podcast virgin here! I have to admit I’ve never had the desire to listen to any podcasts but I was drawn to this one because I’m a mother runner. I just listened to “Why I Love Running” and absolutely loved it. It’s as if they knew all the struggles I am currently going through with my own running. It made me realize I’m not the only one with doubts and struggles even though I love running. I can’t wait to listen to more!!!

Erin in Braintree ,

My favorite podcast!

I have been listening for years and can’t believe I’ve never left a review. Sarah and Dimity (and now Molly, Adrienne, producer Alex and the crew!) feel like old friends that have been with me through pregnancies, postpartum and now even navigating the teen years. My running-specific training has been mixed with other exercise through the years, but the variety of advice always helps keep me moving. Thank you for the years of “friendship” and I look forward to many more!

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