Monday, March 29, 2010

Run Like a Mother

This is one of the funniest and most inspiring book I have read in a long time. Run Like a Mother is a must have for any mom who runs. Tonight you get a treat because RLAM (Sarah Bowen Shea to be exact) will be at Powell's Book store (the one of burnside) reading from their oh so funny and inspiring book tonight at 7:30pm. So grab the kids or get a sitter and come on down. You will not regret it. I'll be there with two of my kids, don't worry I'll bring enough goldfish for your kids, too. See you tonight. Laugh and run on, my friends!

Here's a little snipet of how funny these gal's are, and about the reading. (taken straight from their website because the kids were fighting and I didn't have any time to write something myself)

RLAM: The Tour!

Ultra-stud Dean Karnazes may be able to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days, but can he do this?

1. Give birth.

2. Continue running, shoving in workouts whenever there’s a sliver of time: during a soccer practice; in between breastfeeding sessions; hours before the sun rises; after jamming on a work deadline; before volunteering for the school auction.

(Our bet: We probably would’ve already lost him by now.)

3. Write a book.

4. Decorate a minivan.

5. Organize a house schedule—fill the fridge; organize the sitters; arrange for playdates; make sure laundry is done (extra points for it being folded); make lists of what goes in whose lunch; re-arrange the carpool— so that he can extricate himself for a night or two to go on tour.

6. Shave legs and pits, pluck eyebrows, don’t forget the under-eye concealer, put together a few outfits that aren’t stretched out, stained, or bought in a previous century, and hit the road.

Suddenly, 1,310 nearly consecutive miles sounds kinda easy, right?

Okay, maybe not.

Still the RLAM Reading and Running Tour (R&R for short)–20 or so readings and about 20 5ks in (you guessed it) 20ish cities, spread out over four months–is a feat of endurance.

More importantly, it’ll be a much, much better time. Spend a night listening to and laughing at essays you can totally identify with–think of it as your bedtime stories --then join us the next morning for a 3.1-mile fun run. Emphasis on fun: no pre-registration, no race clock, no finish line, no pressure. The best part? At the end, there will be prizes! The good kind! (Read: not an over-logo’ed, humungous T-shirt that goes directly into your rag-bag.)

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