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Small (but effective) goals for runners for 2015

Small goals. Big results. Simple, attainable, and effective resolutions for runners.

The key to good resolution-making is choosing simple and specific goals that are both measurable and tangible. Keeping a positive attitude is another big factor on the path to success. And you don’t have to go all out, either. Here are a few small goals to fit onto your lists. Get a physical. Too often we […]

Beyond the PR: 2015 resolutions and goals for runners

Beyond the PR: Resolutions & Goals for Runners

My running buddies and I were talking about our 2015 goals the other day, when a friend asked me if I was going to try to break my marathon or half marathon PR. I’m not. Then I asked her the same question, and it got me thinking: Why are most running goals and resolutions based […]

Top 10 WJR articles of 2014

How long should I run before training for a marathon?

As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the top articles on WJR this year. Share your favorites below, and hey – thanks for making it another great year! Happy New Year! Am I ready to train for a marathon? Could someone complete a marathon after 12 weeks or so of […]

Recipe: lemon ginger cookies (vegan)

Recipe: vegan lemon ginger cookies

Hopefully you aren’t all cookie’d out yet because these are seriously tasty. These cookies are bright, fresh, and taste of the season. I made them vegan and you could probably swap out the flour for a gluten-free version but I haven’t personally tried it. Adding the lemon juice, lemon zest, and candied ginger makes the […]

5 treadmill boredom buster workouts


It’s that time of year again – the weather outside is frightful. Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling, and ice may be covering your favorite running route. If you’re like me, you can’t run to the treadmill fast enough. But if you’re like my husband, the last thing you want to do is hit the […]

The gift of running

Those quiet minutes when it’s just you and your breath and your blood pumping in your ears. Those are the moments that define us as runners, that make us stronger, challenge us, push us to want to do more, be more.

In this holiday season, as we prepare to bestow gifts to each other and ring in another year, I’d like to be honest about something. Something that as a running writer and as a self-proclaimed “runner”, it’s hard to admit: Sometimes running is just plain hard! Sometimes it’s not fun. Sometimes I want to quit. […]

Natural healing: peppermint

Natural healing: peppermint

At this time of year, there’s a good chance at least half of you are currently eating or drinking something with peppermint. Peppermint comes from a mixture of the spearmint and watermint and can be found in several varieties including fresh from your garden or produce section, as an edible oil capsule, as a dried tea, […]

Yoga for Runners: a new ebook by WalkJogRun

WalkJogRun Yoga for Runners ebook now available on iBooks

We are extremely excited to announce our ebook “Yoga for Runners” is now available in the iBook store – just in time for the holidays! And at $9.99 (or the local equivalent) it makes a great last minute gift for a runner in your life … or yourself (because, after all, you deserve it!). ABOUT […]

A runner’s holiday table survival guide

A Runner's Holiday Survival Guide

If it hasn’t happened already, you’re likely in for some annoying dinner table conversations with friends and relatives this holiday season. The following are actual questions and comments I have fielded throughout the years. Here’s how – if I could go back in time – I would answer them. “I wish I could run marathons – I’d love […]

Running Weeks in Review: December 17, 2014

Week in Review: December 17

Here’s what’s been going on in the running world for the past two weeks. The decreasing loneliness of the Indian long-distance runner (via NPR): An interesting look into the growth of running in India, which has been increasing over the past decade. Much like in other parts of the world, running is credited with bringing […]