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Mother Runner!

Ask a mother how her day went and you may often hear the word “running” in the answer as in: running errands, running after the kids, running to make an appointment.

Thursday in the first half of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with with two women who are mothers and runners.  Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line - and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity give us some advice and practical strategies to help multitasking moms make running part of their busy lives. 

Dimity and Sarah are also the authors of the website,

Are you a mother...and a runner? How do you balance your life? Tell us: comment below, post on KCUR's Facebook page, call 816 235 2888 during the program, or email us:

MORE INFORMATION: Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea speak this evening at 6:30 at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. as part of KC Express’ 30th birthday. Tickets are $10. Click here for more information.


After growing up on the east coast and spending his first professional years in classical music, Stephen moved to Kansas City in 1995 expecting to leave after a few years. (Clearly that didn't happen.) More than two decades and three kids later, he doesn't regret his decision to stick around. Stephen began his career in public radio as a classical music host. As the founding producer of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, he received a number of local and national awards for his work on the program. Since 2014 he's overseen KCUR's broadcast operations. When Stephen isn't at KCUR's studios, he's probably adding more stamps to his passport with his KU professor wife and their three kids. His son almost made him cry during a drive through the Rockies when he said at age 8: "Dad, can we listen to public radio?" Sniff sniff.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.