A blog by runners. For runners.

Common skin problems in runners

Common skin ailments runners face

For all the good running can do for your body, it can wreck havoc on your skin. From dryness to chafing, blisters to acne, a good workout can mean bad news for your skin. Today we’ve rounded up some of the most common skin ailments for runners and how to avoid them. ACNE The cause: Excess […]

8 podcasts for your walk, jog, or run (beyond Serial)

8 Podcasts to walk, jog, run to beyond Serial.

There’s a lot of focus about different music playlists to listen to on the run but lately, we’ve been partial to Podcasts. Blame it on the Serial mania that has swept the United States (which, side note, is incredible and a must-hear) but listening to stories instead of a songs can be somewhat soothing and make runs […]

Mastering the cool down

I don’t know about you, but right after I finish a run, I’m not thinking about my next workout – I’m only thinking about the run I just completed. However, experts say that we can do something at the end of our current run that can better prepare us for our next workout. Specifically, we […]

Running Weeks in Review: December 1, 2014

Week in Review: December 1, 2014

Confession time. We were supposed to post this biweekly news update on Friday but then Thanksgiving happened and … well … we kind of dropped the ball. #awkward. But, hey, at least it’s happening today, right? So! Without further delay, here’s what’s been going on in the running world for the past 2 (and a half) weeks. […]

Gift Guide for Runners 2014

This year, we’re compiling our picks for the perfect gifts for runners on Pinterest. Check out and follow our board here.  We’ll be updating it throughout the season! Need more ideas? See our gift guides: Stocking Stuffers Women Men Beginners Hardcore Fitness Enthusiasts Parents Dogs

Yoga modifications while pregnant

Yoga can be a wonderful de-stressor and time for bonding with your baby. However, pregnancy will naturally change your practice once you’re expecting. Below are modifications to keep in mind as you move through the next nine months. (As always, consult your doctor about exercise as it specifically relates to your unique pregnancy and needs.) FIRST […]

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 […]