Thursday, January 6, 2011

Follow This Mother!

I know. Two posts in one day. If you missed this morning’s about showing off my new suit at the pool and flipping off bald guys, go HERE.

I’m feeling just slightly famous today. If you want to send me your underwear or a roll of toilet paper to autograph, go for it. I’ve loaded up on Sharpies.

Why the excitement? Thanks for asking. Those authors, runners and mothers – Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea – profiled me on their website in their renowned, “Follow This Mother!” feature. I tried to get them to change the name to “Follow This Mother F*cker,” but to no avail. runlikeamother

If you’ve been in the bathroom for the last year, these guys wrote the book, “Run Like a Mother.”

When they asked if I wanted to play along, I fell all over myself saying “Hell, yes!” Then I quickly added that I would be willing to tone down my answers from my usual crude behavior. Sarah said, “NO!” and invited me to stay true to the SUAR philosophy.

Well, I kept out the f-bombs, but let the shit fly.

Go read. Please? Do it for me? Click HERE. Or HERE. Or HERE. But just click for god’s sake.

By the way, if you haven’t read the book, you’ve got to. I think some bloggers (Jill for sure) contributed some advice to the book. This is not your typical “I’m a mom and I run” stuff. There is some really good, hands on advice. And inspiration, to boot. Plus these ladies are incredible runners.

Today I am grateful I have a vagina and was able to bear children. Certainly if I didn’t have one and adopted that would work too. Being a mother and a runner means that I have made it to the big time.

Getting dressed for the red carpet,

SUAR

33 comments:

  1. See you're a superstar!! At least when I meet you in Boulder I can say I met you!!!!

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  2. Ha! So cool! I used to row w/ Sarah Bowen Shea (aka Bowen) back before either of us had kids. Checking this out NOW! Thanks for the directive!

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  3. Very cool! I love love love them! Their book and their FB page gave me the push I needed to sign up for my first Half coming up in 17 days! Great first pick for 2011!

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  4. thank you for making me laugh today. I am going to go check it out. :)
    LC

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  5. First: Congratulations!
    Second: If you become any more mainstream I may no longer feel worthy enough to read your missives...

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  6. All I took from this post is, "I am thankful I have a vagina."

    No lie, I think this is the FIRST time I have ever heard any female state this. Usually they curse that fandangled thing for all sorts of stuff hahaha.

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  7. Matty, gotta be thankful for what you've got, flaps and all.

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  8. YOU are SO FAMOUS!! I am on my way right now to go read all about you...can't get enough!

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  9. My fave T shirt of all time says "Yes I run like a girl. Try to keep up."

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  10. Man I wish I had a vagina sometimes. Just to be famous though, like Beth or Judy Chicago.

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  11. Where do I send the underwear I want autographed? I think the goggles make your profile pic amazing btw.

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  12. Kovas - who the hell is Judy Chicago? She sound neat.

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  13. Loved your interview. I'm going to have to go pick up a copy of the book now that I'm going to be a mom.

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  14. Hooray for lovebox ownership!!

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  15. Congratulations on being featured. :) You are an inspiration. :)

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  16. I feel a little bit wiser and a lot happier after I read your posts. Thanks for that.

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  17. The only thing lacking in that article is... where'd his vein go? I can't see it. I love reading things you write and things you say! And things about you! lol For real.

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  18. Very cool... great article. Someday I hope to be half as awesome as you!

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  19. old new, been following your shenanigans for a while now ;)
    Great interview!!

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  20. Love this book! Can't wait to read your interview!

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  21. Congrats on the article. And, um, my copy of "Run Like a Mother" is in our bathroom, my favorite location to read it.

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  22. I love that book! I follow their blog too and was so excited when I saw they picked you to follow. Thanks for making me laugh (its a daily fix I need in my life, your blog posts not the laughing but they seem to happen simultaneously).

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  23. I saw that!
    You're so awesome.
    And I'm lucky enough to have met you!
    Last night the hubs saw me reading the blog and said, "Is that BETH?" (referring to your swim pic). Impressive - he hardly remembers our kids' names!

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  24. you freakin ROCK....sharts and all

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  25. very cool! i read the whole thing! :) wooooot beth!

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  26. I am thankful for my vagina too Beth. Okay, I'll read the book. I know that a few of my friends here in Oregon have been interviewed for it too.

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  27. Woo-hoo! That's fun. Will go read now...;-)

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  28. Just found your blog, and I love it! I wished they would have changed the title for you!! :)

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  29. Woohoo! It's about time! well, they said, "Follow this [potty-talkin'] mother" -- that's pretty close to want you wanted. =)

    Clicked and commented. =)

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  30. Woohoo! That's so awesome! I saw it on their page! :)

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  31. Absolutely love the article Sh@t and all. Of all blogs, I have to say yours is the one I most often have to read outloud to my husband... ;-) Trust me, he likes it... and no, he's not a runner.

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