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Training for an obstacle or mud run through the winter

Training for an obstacle run through the winter

Obstacle runs – like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash – are tempting for many runners because they offer us a chance to pursue a drastically different kind of training, one that runners are normally not used to. It’s great to have a reason for doing strength training beyond just cross-training, and it’s a wonderful way to get […]

Want to eat healthier in 2016? Try a zoodler or spiralizer (aka that thing that turns vegetables into noodles)

Want to eat healthier in 2016? Try a zoodler or spiralizer (aka that thing that turns vegetables into noodles)

The zoodler – also known as a spiralizer – is a gadget that has slowly but surely been making its way through the food-blogger rounds over the past year or so. It started with the health-conscious cooks who were trying to reduce their carb intake, but quickly captured the attention of experimental foodies, who embraced […]

Cutting back on alcohol during training? Here are some tips to handle social situations

Detox in the new year: managing social situations without alcohol

December is a month of festivities, and every weekend seems to bring some opportunity for eating, drinking, and being merry. Unfortunately for runners who are training through the winter, this month can be a serious stumbling block. Alcohol and running don’t mix well, and so excessive or incorrectly-timed alcohol consumption can really screw up our […]

Why you should forgo resolutions and set a theme for 2016 instead

The New Year offers a wonderful opportunity for a fresh start, a way to re-engage with the things that really matter to you.

It’s that time of year again. That time when we reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what we would like to aim for in the year ahead. A time of wild optimism for many and a boon for local gyms. But while it’s tempting to start resolving to run three times a week, finally train for […]

Expert Q&A: Planning your 2016 racing calendar

Setting goals: big and small

The 2016 racing season is right around the corner! To help you plan and organize your running goals, we talked to two running coaches – Jason Saltmarsh from North Hampton, NH and Albert Dell’Apa from Toronto, Canada – about the pros and cons of big goals vs. mini goals and why most runners would benefit from both. What are the pros and […]

Top 10 posts in 2015 on WJR

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It’s been a fantastic year, and before we wrap it all up, we wanted to take a look back at the most popular articles of 2015 on the WalkJogRun blog. These were our most popular posts, based on pageviews (i.e., the articles YOU liked the most). So thanks for reading and for being a part of our […]

Happy Holidays from WalkJogRun!

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We hope you’re enjoying this season, spending it with family and friends, and appreciating the gift of running.

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: desserts

Recipe round-up 2015: desserts

After the drinks, the apps, and the main course, finish your feast on a sweet note. Try one of these dessert ideas at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Apple Pie from Pickles & Honey 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream from The […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: entrees

Entrees and main dishes: recipe round-up 2015

After the drinks and apps it’s on to the main course. Try one of these entrees at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. White Lentil Risotto with Mushrooms from My New Roots Comfort Spinach Egg Casserole from Noshing with the Nolands Roasted Squash + Chestnut Sauté and […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: appetizers

Holiday recipe round-up: Appetizers & Small Bites

After some holiday cocktails (or mocktails) – it’s time for the food. First up, appetizers. Try one of these app ideas at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. Skillet Roasted Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs from Shutterbean Butternut Squash Hummus from Minimalist Baker Roasted Delicata Squash and Cranberry […]