A blog by runners. For runners.

Short + sweaty: 20-minute walk/jog workouts

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When life gets busy, my workouts are the first to suffer. I’ve skipped quite a few in my day, but now use something called the 20-minute rule to keep myself moving on even the busiest days. So, ask yourself: Do I have 20 minutes?  If you’re crammed, the answer might surprise you. Think about waking […]

Running during pregnancy: the first trimester

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When I was pregnant with my son, I had a positive pregnant running experience. I always assumed if I got pregnant again, my experience would be the same. This is my roundabout way of saying I’m pregnant again! In the beginning, things were going great. Then I experienced some complications, and was sidelined from running […]

New goal: I’m training for a (fast) 10K

I’ve been in the mode of half marathon training for the past several years. Even during my pregnancy, I favored the distance because it felt safe, practiced, and familiar. I understand how my body feels on long runs, I can handle the speed of my quality workouts, and usually there’s good payoff at the end […]

Vegan protein powder review

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If you’ve ever been curious about adding protein powder to your diet here is a quick review of some of the vegan products I tried over the last few weeks. I reviewed three different brands of vegan protein powders. I accidentally picked up a fourth non-vegan brand so that review will be at the bottom […]

For couples who can’t run together

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By now, it’s no secret that couples who exercise together enjoy a multitude of benefits, including enhanced health, stronger relationships, and even more sex. (Pssst: Here are some great tips for couples looking to log miles together.) On the surface, it seems like my husband Stephen and I have the perfect setup to enjoy being […]

Social media and workout motivation

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When my family got its first computer back in the 1990s, it took me maybe a month before I started my very first website. It was a John Lennon tribute page of all things. It had an atrocious animated GIF background and it was on Geocities (for those of you old enough to remember — […]

Fall: the perfect season for running

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It may be the norm for people to start a fitness routine – or get back in to exercise – after the new year or right before bikini season starts. But now, during the fall, is actually the perfect time to get in shape, especially if your new workout regimen involves running. Here’s why you […]

Vegetable spotlight: sweet potatoes

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Sweet potatoes should be considered a staple in an athlete’s diet — walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages and abilities included. They are lower on the glycemic index compared to their plain potato counterparts, they’re considered an anti-inflammatory food, and they’re an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamins A and C, just to name […]

8 must-do spring marathons (European edition)

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A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of our favorite spring marathons in the U.S. If you live across the pond – or just need an excuse to take a European vacation – we’ve got some spring marathon suggestions for you, too. Consider the below races. (Note: we’re only highlighting races with availability. The […]

Running injuries: Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

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For the past 9 months, I’ve battled plantar fasciitis in both feet. When it first happened, my right foot hurt so badly I couldn’t walk for 3 days. For those of you unaware of what plantar fasciitis is, lucky you! The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the sole of your […]