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Distance and speed soccer players run

how far do soccer players run in game

World Cup fever is reaching its peak, and while the games themselves are quite exciting (understatement of the year), being the #runnerds we are, we thought it would be interesting to dive into the running side of the sport and find out how far – and how fast – these players run in a game. (Also note that […]

Starting a running streak

how to start a running streak

Streaking. The word conjures images of inebriated people running naked through halftime shows at high school football games. With regard to running streaks, the word takes on quite a different meaning. Think back right now: when was your last rest day? For me, it was yesterday – my husband and I opted to take a family […]

Running gear: a round-up of red, white, and blue

USA running gear for fourth of jully

With the fourth of July a week away here in the states, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite products to celebrate the holiday and show off your red, white, and blue: Shorts: Show your spirit in these American Flag running shorts, $27.95. I’m sort of in love with these right now. I might need […]

7 ways to become a morning runner this summer

How to set and keep your pace

Where I live, the sun starts rising before 5:30 a.m. at this time of year. Which is great for me – I’m a morning runner. But I know a lot of people don’t share my love of early morning exercise. However, if you want to get into a morning running routine, the summer is the […]

Sources of iron for vegetarians and vegans

vegetarian-and-vegan-sources-of-iron

As a vegetarian athlete, I’ve always paid close attention to my diet to ensure I get a proper mix of nutrients. For the longest time, I heard from everyone around me the best bet for getting iron in my diet was red meat. Even during my pregnancy, my family urged me to add steaks and […]

Can’t run? How to work out with common running injuries

How to work out with common running injuries

There are few things worse than being sidelined from running due to an injury. Thankfully, there are usually other ways you can stay active while you’re waiting for the injury to heal. Of course, all injuries vary in severity and healing times differ, so always follow your doctor’s or physical therapist’s orders. Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain […]

Natural healing: coconut oil

coconut-oil

Over the past couple of years coconut oil has become the new “it” food. Three years ago I didn’t even know what coconut oil was, now it’s become a staple in my beauty and health regiment. I’ve written before about how to make a coconut oil moisturizer and I stand by my word, it’s amazing. […]

Recipe: how to build a healthy pizza

healthy-pizza-recipe

What’s for dinner tonight? If you’re in my house, the answer is likely pizza. When I tell my family and friends that I eat pizza several times a week, they look at me slightly puzzled. Surely it can’t be healthy to eat bread and cheese as dinner staples on the regular. Right? Thing is, if […]

Extended walk/run workouts (60 minutes)

Extended walk run workouts

Taking regular walking “breaks” in the middle of a running workout is a wonderful way to increase distance or time on your feet – they can even make you race faster. Whether you’re new to running or just looking to advance your routine, any movement forward is the way to go. And the run/walk method in […]

Study: have more fun with running, lose weight

have more fun with running to lose weight

I saw a news headline the other day that I couldn’t ignore: If you want to lose weight from running, have more fun. It sounds almost too simple to be true, but the research makes sense. In short, scientists at Cornell University did a series of experiments. Two groups of people were asked to take […]