A blog by runners. For runners.

Join the WalkJogRun spring challenge

Get in shape just in time for summer! WalkJogRun challenges you to walk, jog, run, bike, etc. for at least 10 minutes every day this spring. Challenge dates: March 21, 2013 through June 20, 2013 How it works: For every 10 minute or longer workout you log with WalkJogRun — online or with the app […]

A healthy body equals a healthy mind

We all know exercise does a body good: It yields a slimmer waistline, a stronger physique, and a lower risk of diseases, like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But, as many runners know, fitness also affects the mind. Who hasn’t gone on a run to clear their head or to feel the elusive “runner’s […]

The week in review (and Happy St. Patrick's Day)

Cheers, WalkJogRun users! We here in Boston celebrate St. Patrick's Day full force all weekend long with green beer(s), Shamrock Shuffles, parades, and parties. It's quite the jam-packed schedule of activities. But before we head out to celebrate good ol' Patrick today, we wanted to share a new weekly feature with you: the week in […]

Yoga for runners: finding the right class for you

Now that we know the benefits of yoga for runners, it’s time to start practicing. But, with so many different styles, classes, and teachers, it may be tough to know where to start. First, you need to ask yourself some simple questions: What does your body need more of? What type of movement will keep […]

Early spring vegetable: asparagus

Last week, I was lamenting the fact that asparagus was $5.99/bunch. Even me, the lover of all things green, wasn’t willing to shell out that kind of cash for a vegetable — regardless of how ready I am for spring or how sick I am of having to roast yet another root vegetable. Luckily, it […]

Physical therapy for runners

As a physical therapist, I often get asked questions about pain, injuries, and discomfort associated with running. And while you're probably aware that physical therapy can help you recover from running injuries like sprains and torn ligaments, there are a plethora of other conditions PT can treat. These conditions, include, but are not limited to: […]

The 10-minute workout: staying healthy with a busy schedule

We all know we should exercise most days of the week. But let's face it, with packed schedules — working, raising kids, keeping the house in order, and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life — fitness sometimes falls by the wayside. Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stresses the importance […]

Homemade energy gels for runners

During long training runs, many runners turn to pre-packaged sports drinks, bars, gels, and gummies to refuel. These processed, neon-colored “foods” are convenient and provide the right balance of carbs to protein, but they’re also often filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. Shouldn’t we be giving our bodies natural fuel when we’re asking so much […]

Baby on board: jogging stroller safety and comfort

Having a baby is quite a life change, and for runners, the days of hitting the gym or the roads for hours at a time — at any time — become a distant memory. About a year ago, I had my first son. I ran through my entire pregnancy and I was eager to continue […]

Find your weekly mileage sweet spot

Next time you toe the line at the start of a race, survey the runners around you. Ask the runner to your left how many miles he or she ran per week leading up to the race, and then ask the runner on your right the same question. Chances are you'll get two different answers. […]