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How to prevent holiday weight gain

How to prevent holiday weight gain

It’s that time of year again.Most large fall races are over and the holiday season is upon us. We spend less time running and more time eating, which often leads to a very unwanted holiday guest: weight gain. The average person gains 1-2 pounds in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, while people who are […]

Natural healing, Thanksgiving edition: cranberries

Health and healing benefits of cranberries

Happy almost Thanksgiving! As you think about the stuffing, gravy and turkey you’ll be eating on Thursday, don’t forget about one of the most powerful foods on your table, cranberries. Cranberries tend to be neglected for most of the year until suddenly around the holidays they show up in an unnatural form of can mold. […]

WalkJogRun’s 34-day holiday Instagram challenge

WalkJogRun 34-day Instagram holiday challenge

Holiday weight gain and holiday stress are no joke. The solution to taming both? Exercise. But we know that’s MUCH easier said than done during this time of year so we’ve decided to step up our game with a 34-day Instagram challenge. Every day – from the day after (American) Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve (Nov. 28-Dec. 31) – we […]

Sometimes it’s OK to break the rules

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind, break the rules, and listen to your body. All the running advice out there is meant to help, but once in awhile it pays to trust your gut over the experts.

We runners know there are certain rules that we should follow. Don’t try anything new on race day. Don’t start out too fast. For every mile that you race, take one day to recover before racing or running hard again. These, and other running rules, are rules for a reason. They’re based on science and […]

Our top 5 books for pregnant runners

Running with diabetes

Finding unbiased resources for pregnant runners can be a challenge. Sure, there’s a lot of anecdotal information out there in forums and blogs, but all of these should be taken with a grain of salt.  Here are some books that can help you know what to expect with your running when expecting: Runner’s World Guide To […]

The benefits of sports massage

The Benefits of Sports Massage for Runners

Few things sound more wonderful to a runner’s sore and tired muscles than the word “massage”. Massage perks for runners Everyone knows a massage feels good on tight, overworked muscles. But massage therapy boasts many other benefits, including improved relaxation, enhanced flexibility, healthier blood pressure levels, and better athletic performance. According to the American Massage Therapy Association: […]

7 healthy slow cooker breakfasts

Healthy slow cooker breakfast recipes

Slow cooking is totally my jam in the winter months. I usually make up soups and stews for lunch and dinner. Lately, though, I’ve been loving breakfasts simmered in my crock pot. Sure, if you Google or type in “slow cooker breakfast” into Pinterest, you’re going to find a gazillion incredibly decadent recipes for cinnamon […]

Our 2014 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe round-up

20 vegetarian recipes for Thanksgiving: Round-up 2014

I can’t believe we’re right up against Thanksgiving again. This year slipped away didn’t it? If you’re like me and surprised that Thanksgiving a few days away, you probably haven’t thought much about what to make for the big day or you’re planning on the same old same old. Either way, if you’re looking for […]

Workouts for a faster 5K

Blood tests for runners: are there benefits?

One thing I love about running is that you can switch up your goals as often as the seasons change. If you’re spent from half marathon or marathon training, you may want to avoid double digit runs for awhile. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your training goals. Consider spending the next couple […]

How to move on from a bad race

Have a crappy race day? Here are some tips on how to recover - physically and mentally.

My training was solid. I hit my tempo run and Yasso 800 paces without a hitch. Every single long run went well, for the first time in my running “career”. I earned an unexpected half marathon PR during my peak week of training. I felt ready for the 2014 New York City Marathon. I was […]