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Oops, There Goes My Training (Sort Of)

The holidays took more of a toll on my training than I had anticipated. First, the traveling was hard to deal with. On Christmas Eve I worked out in the morning in a gym with more people on treadmills at one time than I had ever seen. I knew the house I'd be visiting that […]

Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Are you worried about going off track during the holidays? Me too! Below are “rules” that I follow when going to parties in general, and do so more strictly during the holidays. Drink water! This is my golden rule I follow any time I know I'll be faced with a lot of food and spirits. […]

Product Review: Brooks Nightlife Jacket

The Brooks Nightlife Jacket is one of the greatest purchases I've made for my runninng wardrobe. First, the 360 degree of candle power retroreflectivity will help ensure your visiblity when exercising outdoors in low-light conditions. It's availalbe in both neon yellow, which I have, and black with neon yellow accents. Now that the sun sets […]

Happy One Year Anniversary to Me

In November I celebrated my one year anniversary with WalkJogRun. What a year it's been! This time last year I was only running to stay in shape. The most I'd run was two miles. Writing the newsletters and talking to our users got me focused on training for races. This, and having Adam as a […]

Getting Ogled While Running

I was inspired to write this entry after an off-duty firetruck slowed down to watch me run. I could feel and see all four sets of eyes looking at me. Did I have something on my back? Was I running completely awkward? These are usually the first thoughts that come to mind when something of […]

A Brief History of Women Running

In the last 40 years, many advances have been made in women%u219s running. Inspirational women like Roberta Gibb, Joan Benoit, and Paula Radcliff have helped to make the sport what it is today. How women's running came to be: 1928- First year women were allowed to compete in Olympic Track & Field events- the 800m- […]

Running a Half While Sick (and the race ran out of water)

My second half marathon did not go nearly as well as I hoped it would. I trained for eight weeks and then of course got sick the week before the race. It was a bad cold complete with fever, aches, and stuffy nose. I knew my loss of appetite would not be good for my […]

Running for a Personal Record at the Tyranena Beer Run

I have my second half marathon coming up on Saturday. I'm running the Tyranena Beer Run in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. It's a small race- with the 1/6th marathon and half marathon totaling 1500 participants. When I told this to Adam, he said, “You could probably place!” So, as usual, this idea was put into my […]

Detroit Marathon Deaths- Should I Still Run?

Last week, three men died while running the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon. If you're not familiar with the story, three men, ages 26, 36, and 65, died within a 16-minute span. The 26 year old, Jon Fenlon, was diagnosed as a child with having a large heart, but was cleared to race numerous times. For […]

The Chicago Marathon Spectator Experience

Cut to the end of this entry, Adam may have inspired me to run a marathon! Sunday began bitterly cold, but I figured if Adam was out running 26.2 in that weather, I could stand all bundled up and watch him! So, I bundled up, in clothes that I thought would keep me warm, and […]