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Another Mother Runner Post

Another Look at Another Mother Runner

mother-runnerI think we’ve probably established that I’m really, really excited to be a part of Tales from Another Mother Runner, right? Well, let me tell you: it’s even more exciting when you actually have a copy of the book in your own hand.* (It is for me, anyway.)

Can you see that, right there? “A collection from badass mother runners.” My 14-year-old self is doubled over, laughing, thinking that this is a joke.

This is not a joke, kiddo.

My words — my actual, personal, first-person words — are right there in black and white for the whole world to see. Right next to my name. And that’s when I realized just how long it’s been since I had a published byline. (I think it was one of the National Jeweler publications, circa 1998. Yeah, it’s been a while.)

three-half-marathonsOnce I got past the initial “whoa!” moment when I finally held it in my hands, I sat down and read it from cover to cover. And I loved it. This is no surprise, of course. I was already a big fan of the Mother Runner books, Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother. That’s precisely why I was so excited and honored and awestruck that Dimity and Sarah would want little ol’ me to be a part of this one.

I’m so glad that they did.

So yes, I’m thrilled. And yes, I hope you read it. But lest you think that I’m some sort of running genius now, let me give you a little insight into the other things that are going on in my life.

  1. Last week I ran 10 miles in a new sports bra. My sternum may never recover from the chafing.
  2. Tonight I thought I’d get smart and test out a new pair of running shoes on a short loop. The good news was that I was faster than expected. (Yes!) The bad news is that I now have hot spots/pre-blisters on three toes. (Boo.) How that can happen in under two miles is a mystery to me.
  3. At baseball practice yesterday, I threw more than 120 long pop-ups to the outfield. My right arm is now fundamentally useless and simply dangles from my shoulder. Looks like my career as a middle aged female ballplayer is over before it started.

But in spite of my physical limitations, I’m still a badass mother runner who’s part of the #1 book in Amazon’s “Women in Sports” category. This is just awesome.

Amazon-rankings

But don’t just take my word for it. The Assistant came home from school, nestled himself among the throw blankets, and started reading. He says, “It’s pretty good. I like the part where you talk about your son.”

reading-assistant

* Side note: the copy that I pre-ordered from Amazon actually got here before the preview copy from the publisher, which only adds to my lifelong confusion about how the U.S. Postal Service actually functions.

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2 Responses

  1. Congratulations! On a side note, I’m pretty sure Amazon has some sort of mail voodoo magic. We get stuff from them here in a week or so. Packages from almost anyone else take 3-6 weeks.

  2. Alisa says:

    It’s weird stuff, especially when Amazon sends their one-day delivery items via the post office. I mean, how can they deliver one and not the other?

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