Summary

Hey Conscious Runners, I’ve got another fantastic interview for you. It is with author, runner and mother Sarah Bowen Shea of Another Mother Runner and Train Like a Mother. I’m so excited to be delivering this interview to you. Sarah is an avid runner and former competitive rower. At 5,11, 165 pounds, Sarah doesn’t consider herself a natural athlete.

But this didn’t stop her from rowing, participating in century long rides, teaching herself how to swim or running 13 marathons, including Boston twice. Sarah and her good friend Dimity McDowell co-wrote Run Like a Mother, a book born out of an assignment for Runner’s World when they both trained and ran the 2007 Nike Women’s Marathon. Sarah and Dimity then followed it up with the wonderful Train Like a Mother.

To foster and support the community of mother runners that coalesced around the two books, Sarah and Dimity founded Another Mother Runner for women runners that includes a website, podcast, and Facebook page. Sarah and Dimity are dedicated to helping women remember they are valuable and when they don’t work, the rest of their family work.

I absolutely enjoyed my chat with Sarah and know you will too.

What We Talk About

  • How she got started running
  • Finding her inner athlete
  • Her life as a rower
  • Running to be a badass
  • Being a rule follower
  • The power of mantras
  • How to handle setbacks
  • Tips to get out the door
  • Mixing walking and running
  • Running the Big Sur Marathon
  • Another Mother Runner
  • Train Like a Mother

Links From the Show

Quotes by Sarah Bowen Shea

Your Next Steps

Until next time, run strong, run long and be present.