The trilogy is complete! Tales from Another Mother Runner, just published in spring 2015, is loaded with 20 honest, witty essays from various writers, plus one from Dimity and one by Sarah. (The dynamic duo behind Another Mother Runner and the Mother Runner Store.) The essays cover a range of topics, from divorce to infertility, ultramarathons to a first double-digit run. Interspersed are make-you-laugh anecdotes and insightful advice.
But don't take our word for it. Here's what Amazon says about it: "Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that she's best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage---and time---to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe it's about setting a seemingly impossible goal---going under two hours in the half-marathon---and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped---and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep.
"In Tales From Another Mother Runner, middle-of-the-pack runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Anothermotherrunner.com. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you.
"Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother."
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Sorry: Sarah can no longer personalize messages in signed books as she has handed off ShopGal duties. Each book will have same "generic" (yet heartfelt!) message.
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