One of the biggest challenges of raising little rippers is making sure that as parents, we have time to rip, too. This isn’t always an easy task when juggling work, home life, and kids with busy schedules, not to mention your own adventure goals. So I was excited to catch up with Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, two of more grounded, sane, and organized parents I know—and accomplished competitive runners and book authors to boot. Their first book, Run Like a Mother, became a wildly successful motivational bible for mama athletes trying to figure out how to stick with the sport they love while parenting little people.
Last week they came out with their second book, Train Like a Mother. TLAM takes the original premise to the next level, offering detailed, practical training plans for busy parents who want to run a 10K, half marathon, or marathon. The book is packed with smart tips and hard-won strategies for prepping for a race, whether it’s your first or your 50th, whether you’re just hoping to finish or gunning for a PR.