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A family of three podcasts to get (+ keep) you moving without losing your family, job, or sanity! Nearly 1,000 (!) back episodes to enjoy.

Every Friday on the original show (launched in 2011), host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to finding your athletic happy place, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: This show covers it all (and then some!). 

Many Happy Miles and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: Many Happy Miles is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it celebrates and explores all types of forward movement, whether an epic hike, century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback. The co-founding duo of Sarah and Dimity host AMR Answers, providing insightful responses to listeners’ called-in questions. All three shows are witty and conversational, making them great running partners because the AMR gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

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    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

A family of three podcasts to get (+ keep) you moving without losing your family, job, or sanity! Nearly 1,000 (!) back episodes to enjoy.

Every Friday on the original show (launched in 2011), host Sarah Bowen Shea, a mom of three and veteran of 14 marathons, is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts and often a guest expert to discuss topics ranging from how to reach a big race goal to finding your athletic happy place, and everything in between. Training, nutrition, motivation, mental toughness, TMI issues: This show covers it all (and then some!). 

Many Happy Miles and AMR Answers drop on alternate Tuesdays: Many Happy Miles is hosted by AMR co-founder Dimity McDowell and Sarah Wassner Flynn, and it celebrates and explores all types of forward movement, whether an epic hike, century ride, or your first brisk walk after a setback. The co-founding duo of Sarah and Dimity host AMR Answers, providing insightful responses to listeners’ called-in questions. All three shows are witty and conversational, making them great running partners because the AMR gals do all the talking—even on the uphills!

    A Marathoner Talks re: Cancer, Addiction, and Training

    A Marathoner Talks re: Cancer, Addiction, and Training

    This episode is for a wide range of runners, from those stepping up to marathon training to folks who have kicked cancer or addiction. The guest is Dustin Riedesel, author of Looks Like We’re Running, who discovered the power of running after overcoming leukemia and alcohol addiction. Dustin speaks candidly with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Molly Williams about a range of topics, including: 
    -his rapid progression from 5K to half marathon to marathon; 
    -how running made him meet his demons and manage stress; 
    -how goals are like friendships runners form with themselves;
    -his experience using a pacer in a race; and,
    -how races allow him to “revisit” his weaknesses. 
     
    The host-duo talks about a recent walk/run/swim adventure they shared before the guest joins around 10:22. (Want to be a BAMRbassador? Apply here.)
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    AMR Answers: Staying Strong to the Finish; Trying to Run a Sub-4:00 Marathon

    AMR Answers: Staying Strong to the Finish; Trying to Run a Sub-4:00 Marathon

    This is the episode for anyone (all of us?!) who have struggled with staying strong in the final miles of a race, as Carrie does. And for runners, like Claire, who want to set themselves up to run a sub-4:00 marathon. Also, this episode deserves a listen by parents, like Claire again, who dream about getting their kids to run with them. 
     
    Before serving up Q+As, Sarah shares a story about introducing her son to pickleball. (At his request!) Find all our marathon training programs here. Please record your question by calling 470-BADASS1 (470-223-2771). 
     
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    • 34 min
    Gaining Entry to Big-Name Marathons

    Gaining Entry to Big-Name Marathons

    Anyone with the goal to run a marathon, especially a renowned one like New York City, London, or Chicago, will be intrigued and enlightened by this episode. The guests, RaceRaves founders Katie Ho and Mike Sohaskey, talk with hosts (+ multi-time marathoners) Sarah Bowen Shea and Tish Hamilton about:
    -the “scarcity mindset” of marathon entries; 
    -the various factors adding to the popularity of big marathons; 
    -running the Abbott World Marathon Majors; 
    -which marathon is under consideration as the 7th Major; and, 
    -advice on completing a marathon in all 50 states. 
     
    Before the RaceRaves duo joins around 10:56, Tish tells of the sure-to-be-epic hiking adventure she’s embarking on. 
     
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    • 59 min
    Many Happy Miles: Tough Broad with Caroline Paul

    Many Happy Miles: Tough Broad with Caroline Paul

    Listen to this episode for a boost of inspiration to get out there and try something new—no matter your age. Hosts Dimity and Sarah WF have a lively chat with Caroline Paul, author of Tough Broad, a book that explores aging in a new light. You’ll hear about:—The origins of Caroline’s adventurous spirit;—The ways in which she gets her adrenaline fix (hint: it involves experimental aircraft!);—Breaking the stigma often placed on women over 60;—How adventure can be defined in various ways for various people;—Caroline’s pillars for fulfilling aging; and so much more!Follow Caroline on Instagram. Join us for Better Together in Richmond, Virginia on November 16.
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    • 42 min
    What Yoga Can Do for Runners

    What Yoga Can Do for Runners

    This episode is a must-listen if you do—or are considering doing—Sun Salutations, Warrior Pose, and the like. Guest Sage Rountree, Ph.D., yoga instructor and author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, talks with hosts Sarah Bowen Shea and Britany Williams, about: 
    -hating her first experiences with yoga (!); 
    -the value of letting go of “doing-and-action” mode; 
    -how the athletic mindset tempers runners’ approach to yoga;
    -how your practice should change during a training cycle; and,
    -four “spicy and sweet poses” to do daily.
     
    Before Sage joins around 14:26, each host shares about her recent photo/video shoot. At the end of the episode on Miles of Books, Coach Liz talks up two books about communication. (And here’s the online book group she mentions.)
     
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    AMR Answers: Soothe Anxiety with Running; Training for a Trail Half

    AMR Answers: Soothe Anxiety with Running; Training for a Trail Half

    If you run to ease anxiety, like Alex does, you’ll appreciate the advice Dimity gives about how to make runs less stressful. Folks training for a trail race (as Liz is) will learn a lot from the pointers shared, including how flatlanders can hill train. Finally, the duo give advice for treating sore feet in response to Amanda’s question.
     
    The hosting duo shares nature moments (An owl! Prairie dogs! Coyotes!) from a recent hike and bike ride before answering questions. Here’s the Better Together program Dimity talks up. 
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

StephanieSD13 ,

Great support and motivation

This is one of regular go-to podcasts for when I’m running or walking the dog. It’s not just about running! And it’s not just for moms! They celebrate all forms of movement in whatever amount of time someone has for it. They offer support and advice with honesty and humor. And they bring in experts on so many different topics.

Krose219 ,

Runners alike

I love listening to this podcast while I’m out on a long run especially if I’m running solo that day. The conversations are always witty and fun to learn about new things, and hear new or similar perspectives.

Been using it for over a year ,

My favorite running podcast

I’ve listened to a number of running podcasts and I always come back to this one. I’m not even a mother but I enjoy all the BAMRs. It feels like home with SBS and Dimity and the host of other hosts. It is very informative with interesting topics but it also feels like a group of friends talking about a common interest. I realize I don’t know Sarah but I enjoy hearing about what’s going on in her life and it truly feels like I know these ladies. Really I just had to say thank you for keeping me entertained and educated for years. If you haven’t listened to this podcast you need to subscribe now. You won’t regret it.

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