A blog by runners. For runners.

Creative 10-minute activities for the WalkJogRun spring challenge

As you may have heard, we're challenging you to workout for at least 10 minutes every day this spring. Why 10 minutes? That's the minimum amount experts say you have to do an activity for it to count as exercise. But with busy schedules packed to the rim, it can be tough to even fit […]

Yoga poses for runners: feet

Running is hard on the feet. The repetitive pounding can lead to injuries and soreness that put a damper on your training. I happen to know this first hand. Two years ago I was sidelined from training by a stress fracture in my foot. My doctor prescribed six weeks in a walking boot, zero running, […]

The week in review: day 4 of the spring challenge

It's Day 4 of the WalkJogRun spring challenge. I traveled to New York City this weekend and did a few runs around Central Park. Hills galore but feeling great early on in the challenge. How is everyone else doing? We'd love to hear your story in the comments below! Also, in case you missed it, […]

Cross-training activities for runners

Spending your precious workout time doing anything besides running seems ridiculous — and annoying — to lots of runners. However, as you've probably heard, there are many benefits to cross-training. In fact, cross-training can make you a more balanced and fitter runner. Yes. We know. Insert grumble. But in an effort to help you be […]

Cabbage: relevant and delicious even after St. Patrick’s Day

Cabbage is a humble vegetable and part of the cruciferous family, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. It’s chock full of healthy nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and potassium. It is also incredibly inexpensive: this week it was on sale at my grocery store for 29 cents a pound! Can’t beat that. […]

Runner of the week: meet Beth Barbara

Nothing inspires us more than hearing other runners' stories. This week, we hear from Beth, a writer who recently started running again to lose weight. In the process, she has discovered a new level of confidence. Where are you located?

Avoid the burn: get sun savvy and stay safe

Running is a healthy activity. But if you run outside without taking certain precautions — even on chilly and cloudy days — you’re putting your health at risk. Skin cancer in outdoor athletes If you run, walk, or bike outside, you have an increased chance for skin cancer, which can be deadly. The more time […]

Fitness goals from our users

Goals are the key to success – and our users have plenty of them! What are your fitness goals? Need help accomplishing your goals? Join the 2013 spring challenge. *Other includes qualify for the Boston Marathon, get a PR, run a 5K, run a 10K, run a marathon, run an Ultra, and complete a century […]

Running motivation for beginner runners

Back in 2006, I was not a runner. I had spent six years studying hard in college to become a physical therapist with little focus on my own personal fitness. When I realized the irony of being out of shape while helping others get back into shape, I decided to make a change. Within the […]

Healthy breakfast smoothie for runners

After a morning run, especially when the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than a fresh, ice-cold smoothie. Unfortunately, many smoothies are laden with extra calories and sugar from the juice or frozen yogurt that is often added. Luckily, there’s a way to make a healthier smoothie with just a few small adjustments. Swap out […]