Another Mother Runner

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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#148: Love-fest with Heart Strides Founder Deni...
Dimity and Sarah give an audio hug to their guest, Denise Dollar, who founded Heart Strides, the mom-centric organization Another Mother Runner has chosen as its non-profit partner. Hear how this Boulder-based mother runner was inspired to help moms pr...
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#147: Tales from Another Mother Runner Essayist...
With just a few weeks until the debut of Tales from Another Mother Runner, Dimity and Sarah welcome Alison Overholt, one of 20 mother runners who contributed an essay to the book. Alison, editor in chief of espnW, starts of by telling how--and why--she...
46 min
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#146: How to Run a Sub-30min 5K or Sub-60min 10K
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 ...
51 min
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#145: Another Mother Runner Run + Refresh Retreat
A trio of guests join Sarah and Dimity to make the Another Mother Runner Run + Refresh Retreat, hosted this April in Little Rock, Arkansas, come to life. Jonna Bass Parr charms with her Texas twang, talking about how the Retreat will lead you to the st...
54 min
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#144: Quick and Easy Healthy Eating
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...
54 min
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#143: Tales from Another Mother Essayist Nicole...
New Year, new book: Dimity and Sarah are eagerly awaiting the debut of their third book, Tales from Another Mother Runner, on March 3. To get you in on the excitement, every month on the podcast, they’re hosting one of the 20 contributors to the essay-...
61 min
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#44: Baby, It’s Cold (and Snowy and Icy) Outsid...
[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 d...
35 min
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#142: 2014 Race Reflections from Mother Runners
Even though this podcast starts out seeming like it should be called “Another Mother Swimmer,” eventually Sarah and Dimity turn to talking about running. After briefly recounting a few of their own 2014 races, the gals let other mother runners do the t...
60 min
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#141: Returning to Running after Fever or Flu
A timely topic and, like a hearty chicken soup, it’s chock full of good things—namely advice from a family practitioner about when and how to resume running after an illness. Dimity and Sarah host Marni Nicholas, M.D., a mother runner of two school-age...
41 min
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#140: When and How to Hire a Coach
Coaches aren’t just for top-tier athletes: Dimity and Sarah are joined by two running coaches who talk about how a pro can get any runner or triathlete to her very best. First up: Angela Bekkala. This mother of twins and running coach in New Hampshire ...
59 min
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#139: How Philadelphia Marathon Was #26Strong
Dimity and Sarah wrap up their involvement with the Saucony 26Strong program with a conversation with their cadets: Kelly, who completed the Philadelphia Marathon, and Alison, who spectated and cheered at Philly rather than running due to injury. Kelly...
65 min
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#138: Tips for Newbie--and Returning Injured—Ru...
While Dimity and Sarah are galavanting around the East Coast, they are re-airing this podcast that originally aired in 2012. It seemed fitting, in part, because, alas, Dimity is back in a boot; in a few weeks, she'll be following the advice she sh...
32 min
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#137: Now What: How to Shift Gears Post-Race
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/...
44 min
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#136: Down Size with Best-selling Author Ted Sp...
As part of the AMR Running and Reading Club, Dimity and Sarah welcome Ted Spiker, a father runner and author of Down Size: 12 Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success. Known also as the guy behind the Big Guy Blog for R...
58 min
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#135: Answers to Questions, Plus GORP on the Floor
Sarah and Dimity dive into questions posted by their Facebook community, serving up answers about how to hire a running or triathlon coach; the necessity of hill repeats (resulting in a new slang term, “The Dimity”); and how to return to running after...
51 min
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#134: Marathoner, Medalist, Mother: Deena Kastor
Dimity and Sarah are delighted to be joined by Deena Kastor, a mother runner who wears myriad hats, including 2004 Olympics bronze medalist in the marathon, American women’s record holder in the marathon (2:19:36), avid cook/baker, and mother of a pre-...
53 min
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#133: Victory in Victoria
Sarah and Dimity welcome an extra-special guest on this episode: Sarah's best running friend (BRF), Molly. She joins the mother runners to tell tales of the Victoria Marathon. Molly ran the half-marathon and, spoiler alert, Sarah re-qualified for ...
58 min
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#131: Tips for Creative—and Thrifty!—Running Co...
First up: Dimity talks about the 27 miles she covered in southern California, while enjoying some solo R&R. Then Sarah tells what’s been ringing her cowbell lately. Dimity ducks out, and Sarah chats with Amy Peavy-Smith, a mom of two who is the Que...
50 min
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#130: Coach Christine and Sarah Talk Tapering a...
Mom of two Christine Hinton, the coach who designed eight of the nine training plans in Train Like a Mother, steps in for Dimity, who is taking some R&R. After some frank conversation...
60 min
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#129: Napa Valley Ragnar Relay
Fresh of running 205 miles (with 10 other bada** mother runners!), Dimity and Sarah tell the tale of their Ragnar Relay from San Francisco to Napa Valley. They are joined by a teammate from each of their vans, Kelly and Melissa. Kelly hits the nail on ...
58 min
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#128: The Importance of Rest
Sarah and Dimity talk about nothing—doing nothing, that is. Rest is a crucial part of an exercise program, whether it’s a rest day during a training plan; recovering properly after a race; not overdoing it on “easy” days; or getting enough sleep. The g...
32 min
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#126: A Chat with Saucony 26Strong Cadets Mid-T...
In this almost hour-long episode, Dimity and Sarah introduce their “cadets” in the Saucony 26Strong program, Kelly Pollock and Alison Pellicci, respectively. Kelly and Alison are both relatively new runners—hitting the pavement (and treadmill!) for two...
57 min
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#125: Heading into Fall Racing Season
Somewhat of a rarity: This podcast is just Dimity and Sarah gabbing. Their main topic of conversation is their two different approaches to the fall racing season: They are both doing the Philadelphia Marathon as part of the Saucony 26Strong (more on th...
49 min
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#124: Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity in ...
Sarah and Dimity engage in a conversation with Nancy Sherwood, Ph.D., who specializes in helping parents support healthy eating and activity patterns in kids, as well as promoting healthy body image in children. This mother runner of two reminds us to ...
69 min
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#123: Ultrarunning Mother—and Daughter
Buckle up: Dimity and Sarah cover a lot of ground in this podcast, starting with a half-marathon race recap by SBS, and some thoughts from Dimity about her rapidly approaching Pikes Peak Ascent. The ladies are joined by Pam Smith, M.D., a pathologist, ...
52 min