I’m Another Mother Runner

Contributor to Tales From Another Mother Runner

tales-another-mother-runnerYou guys, I’ve been really quiet about this because… well, it didn’t exactly seem real. But on Tuesday, I’ll officially be published in the latest Another Mother Runner book, Tales From Another Mother Runner.

And can I also say that this was the hardest gig I’ve ever had? To which you’ll say, Seriously? You write clinical white papers for doctors. You overhaul companies’ web content. You teach sales reps how to speak to technical audiences. How hard can this be?

So. Freakin’. Hard.


I’m in the table of contents! Which I knew I would be, but look at it! There it is!

You know what’s great about the writing that I do for my clients? It’s not personal. You want to know what’s great about this blog? It’s personal, but each post is fairly short and works as a small portion of the larger blog.

Now, imagine writing something longer. It’s a personal story, yet fairly comprehensive, and has to have a start and finish. And then know that it’s going to be bookended by Serious Tales from Serious Mother Runners (each worthy of capitalization). People I follow. People I respect. Oh, and it’s edited by the rockstar pair of Dimity and Sarah. Intimidating, much?

Honest to god, this project made me freeze up. Poor Dimity had to drag the words out of me. (I’m so very sorry about that, Dimity.)

But in the end, we made it happen! And I’m really proud to be part of this. Me, the lifelong benchwarmer in all forms of juvenile athletics. Me, the nerd with no measurable athletic aptitude. I’m a featured essayist in a book that is, at this moment prior to publication, ranked #3 on Amazon’s “Women in Sports” category.


Forgive me if I make ridiculous squealing sounds like a tween girl at a One Direction concert. Because in all honesty, scrawny 13-year-old Alisa would not believe this if you told her.

I should also mention that Tales is the third book in the series. You should also absolutely read Run Like a Motherwhich I adored, and Train Like a Mother, which has the training plans that will get you through your next race whether you’re a mother or not.

What are you waiting for? Order it already!

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2 Responses

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve already preordered it and can’t wait for next week. I am so excited to see so many of my favorite bloggers and columnists will be featured, including you!

  2. Alisa says:

    I’m so excited! I practically mugged the mailman yesterday in the hope that my preview copy would be on the truck. (It wasn’t. Boo!)

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