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Treating IT Band Syndrome in runners

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common injury runners suffer from for several reasons. The iliotibial band (IT band) main function is to stabilize the knee as it flexes and extends. Therefore, when the IT band is not stabilizing properly there tends to be excessive rubbing on the outside of the knee causing inflammation. A […]

Yo-yo dieter grabbed by the running bug loses 42 lbs

Runner of the week Denise E. describes how a combination of slimming world, running and under-active thyroid medication helped her lose 3 stone (42 lbs). Favorite Candy Cadbury creme eggs (notice the plural lol) Favorite Quote If life deals you lemons, make lemonade Location Redditch, UK WalkJogRun Tell us about yourself! I am 38 years […]

Finishing a marathon is a state of mind

“I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.” – John Hanc

Runner vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Can you imagine a 24/7 hangover with all the trimmings? Runner of the week Jen L. is on the road to recovery from a debilitating medical condition affecting one to two people out of every thousand. Favorite Candy: Cadbury's Wispa bar Favorite Quote: “It's not what happens to you, it's how you deal with it […]

IT Band Syndrome forces runners to change their routines

Do you have a stinging pain on the outside of your knee? Does it hurt walking up stairs? You might be suffering from IT Band Syndrome. In this latest installment of our running injuries series Dr. Nace describes what it is, what causes it and how you might treat it. IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is […]

Swuggling, Unijuggling and Joggling the Triathlon

We have two special guests for our 50th podcast episode. Bob and Trish Evans are a husband and wife creative duo. They are experienced jugglers who hold world records for joggling (juggling while running) for male and female in the 5K and 10K. Trish's 5K PR is 19:46, and Bob's is 16:34. They also competed […]

Running a Marathon Takes a Village

This blog post is by our guest blogger, Lauren Reed. She recently started training for her first marathon. This week she went on her longest run ever of 18 miles! Lauren says she couldn't have done it without her running friends who keep her accountable. Another week, another long run! This week I am thankful […]

26.2 Miles in Full Firefighting Gear

Rob Verhelst, or “Fireman Rob” is a twelve year Madison, Wisconsin Firefighter. Just over 11 years ago, Rob found himself working for eight days as part of the search and rescue team in New York City following the horrific attacks of September 11. Then on the ten year anniversary of the attacks, Rob found himself […]

Running with Armbands

I recently went for my first run with an armband. I believe there are benefits to running with an armband and also without one. In this post I review the Adidas armband I used, and also share my thoughts on armband running. Running without an armband This week was the very first time I tried […]