“Tales From Another Mother Runner” book party set for March 26 at Texas Running Company

TAMR Mother Runner cover with quote JPEGTwo Austin women who contributed to “Tales from Another Mother Runner” will sign copies of the book at a party at an Austin running store next week.

Kristin Armstrong and Susan Shorn, along with the book’s editor Sarah Bowen Shea, will appear from 7:30 to 9:30 March 26 at Texas Running Company, 1011 West Fifth Street, No. 110.

Armstrong has written seven books, including “Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run,” and contributes regularly to Runner’s World magazine. (Yes, she also used to be married to a certain famous cyclist.)

“I have two proudest running accomplishments,” Armstrong says. “One is completing a 50-mile trail ultramarathon. It took freaking forever, but it was pure triumph to cross the line. The second is the first time I ran with all three of my children across the Golden Gate Bridge, a major milestone after years of sweating behind baby joggers. Glorious.”

Schorn, author of “Smile at Strangers,” writes Bitchslap, a monthly column at McSweeneys.net; she also contributes to The Hairpin and the Rumpus.

“My favorite gear for long, cold runs is finger-less mittens,” she says. “When I warm up, I can slip my thumbs out and just push them up my arms.”

Shea is co-author of “Run Like a Mother + Train Like a Mother” and co-chief mother runner at Another Mother Runner. She’s about to run her 11th marathon, and says she’s proud that she’s never run the same 26.2-miler twice, although she’ll make an exception if she qualifies for the Boston Marathon again.

The book comes from Shea and Dimitry McDowell, who run the website anothermotherrunner.com. (Where, I should point out, you can buy a T-shirt that says “badass mother runner.” I love that.)

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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