Another Mother Runner – Train Like a Mother Debut
My favorite day of the year is Spring Daylight Savings because symbolizes the beginning of spring and, more importantly, barbecue season. For my wife, author Sarah Bowen Shea, it’s her least favorite day. She’s a diehard runner (training to run the Boston Marathon in April), so it means her long, early morning runs will be shrouded in darkness into April. Speaking of training, Sarah and her co-author, Dimity McDowell, are preparing to release their new book – Train Like a Mother (TLAM) – the sequel to their first book, Run Like a Mother (RLAM).
TLAM speaks to all kinds of moms. From the new mom who has logged thousands of miles to the first-time runner with kids, there’s something for everyone. TLAM will help you (or a mother you know) train for a variety of distances, including 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon. Equally important is the book’s subtitle: “How to Get Across Any Finish Line – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity.” Dimity and Sarah help running moms cope with day-to-day stress while helping them train to meet their goals.
Sarah and Dimity have a strong following. On Facebook, more than 15,000 users “like” RLAM. They’re often stopped in public by adoring fans who’ve read the book or who follow them online. Their Another Mother Runner website features blogs, advice, giveaways, and links to podcasts; it has become one of the best sources for running moms to congregate. If you’re looking for something to do on March 22, TLAM will be introduced at two locations. Dimity will hold a reading in Denver’s Tattered Cover Bookstore and Sarah will read at Portland’s Powell’s City of Books.
You might be wondering where to get a copy of the book (makes a great Mother’s Day present) or some fancy running apparel – including the now-famous Badass Mother Runner shirt to the right. If you attend either reading, Dimity and Sarah will gladly autograph a copy for you. You can also find the books here or shop for apparel at the AMR store.
Congrats on the new book ladies. I’m very proud of both of you and the community you’ve created.