TLAM House Party

Do you ever procrastinate on writing a post not because you dread it, but because by writing about it you have to admit its over? Yeah, that’s what’s been happening with the next two posts. I am TWO WEEKS late in recapping this event and the close of our H-E-B ZOOMA Girlfriends Program though so I’ll jump right in.

Months ago the amazing ladies behind the book “Run Like A Mother” reached out to me about hosting an Austin house party to help launch their new book “Train Like A Mother”. I was a huge fan of RLAM and had previously had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and Dimity so of course I jumped on the chance.

Because I know you'll ask: I'm 5'8" (ZOOMA 2011)

The idea behind the gathering was to bring together 40-50 running ladies from the Austin area for a night of food,readings from the new book, discussions on running, and of course wine.

Steph and SBS

We had a great turn out! I keep smiling because the room was so LOUD with all the ladies talking all things running and more. It was two days before my group of beginners were running their first race, so it was a great way for them to come together with others in the running community and have any last minute questions answered as well as learn about amazing running related products.

With Jane (a ZOOMA mentee)

We held it in my complex’s clubhouse which also features a theatre, so the book excerpt readings were in the theatre. Sarah and Dimity did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job with the readings and had us all howling with laughter and even brought us to tears at one point.

Book reading in the theatre

SBS and Dimity

<3 these ladies

There is something special about coming together as a group of runners, especially running mothers. Sarah and Dimity have gone beyond writing a couple of books (and a billion articles), they have really given us a place to gather, creating the Another Mother Runner Tribe. We all need to find a place where we feel welcome, like we belong, and for me at least that place is with other mother runners. I’m thankful they asked me to host the evening, it was a great reminder of the strength of my own running community.

Thank you Sarah and Dimity.

You can find both of their books HERE. Train Like a Mother’s subtitle sums it up better than I can: “How to Get Across Any Finish Line-and Not Lose Your Family,Job,or Sanity”. It is funny while being informative, it brought me to tears at one point, and overall it built me up. From training plans, to playlists, to recovery tips, and most of all-chock full of “you aren’t alone in feeling that” moments,it has everything to feed your running soul. It’s a book that I won’t put away after reading it once, I plan on returning to it often.



  1. thealmostrunner says:

    Tricia, your face (and skin!) look beautiful! You’re glowing and look like you had a blast.

  2. So jealous! What great fun! (and you are just stunning, by the way 🙂 )

  3. I am beyond jealous – but glad you all had such an amazing event!

  4. SO GLAD you posted this! I JUST got finished reading their book RLAM and LOVED it. will be getting TLAM too!
    And I’m totally jealous you got to meet them! They seem like such amazing women!

  5. I’m so jealous! It sounds like so much fun!

  6. I love your site. You do a great job and love reading your stuff. I”m putting together a huge giveaway in conjunction with a novel about running. I’m hoping your blog would be will to participate. The way it’s set up is hopefully a win win for everyone by promoting our book and increasing your followers at the same time. I’ve emailed you more details. If you don’t receive it please email me at

  7. I love Dimity and Sara and I love this post but I cannot wait for your next post : ).

  8. You look beautiful. So glad you felt at home. Love their books, there is just something about moms who run- we really are kindred spirits!

  9. Looks like an amazing event! And I love that teal top you have on in the pictures. So pretty.

  10. So TRUE and so jealous I didn’t go! I just started reading Run Like a Mother, it makes me feel sane again.

  11. I just started reading RLAM and love it! I can’t wait to start TLAM. What an amazing event to have such strong powerful mother runners in one room! Love it!!

  12. What fun! I LOVED ‘Run Like A Mother’, bought it for a few friends, and I now look forward to their new book. Meanwhile I’m enjoying the podcasts.

  13. Wow, that is so awesome!! To meet Sarah and Dimity AND host such a wonderful party! Looks like so much fun! I haven’t read RLAM but I did make sure to get TLAM and I’m reading through right now.

    And thanks for your comment on my blog a while back. Sorry I haven’t acknowledged it until now, it’s been a crazy week for me!

  14. That is so cool! I wish I was your neighbor so I could have been in on the fun!

  15. serenaruns says:

    Sounds like an awesome event! Hanging out with other mothers who are runners and drinking wine!


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