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WalkJogRun App now includes an Apple Watch App

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Try the new Apple Watch app for WalkJogRun. We know it sucks to have to take your phone out of an armband or pocket and unlock it to see your pace! We’ve added two simple screens for your paired Apple Watch. Get the app update. Once you start a workout on the phone, open the […]

Runner’s high: How to get, and stay, in ‘flow’

Runner's high: how to get and stay in the flow

We all know that amazing feeling when you become so completely absorbed in your run that it feels effortless; when an hour feels like 10 minutes, you don’t have a worry in the world and you have a stupid grin on your face. This is flow – the state originally identified by researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi […]

Use the habit pairing strategy to your advantage

Using the habit pairing strategy to accomplish your goals

As runners, we are lucky enough to have a hobby we can do almost whenever we want – unfettered by opening times, budgets, and even daylight hours. And as a result, many of us have a well-formed, fairly consistent “running habit” on one or more days of the week. While establishing such a habit is […]

Exercise-induced asthma: when a cough is more than just a cough

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It’s common for runners to cough after a tough run. Same goes for coughing after running in the cold and dry air. But what if that cough persists? A health condition known as exercise-induced asthma is something runners should be aware of because the very nature of their sport makes them possibly more susceptible to […]

Being happier can make you a better runner

How being happier might make you a better runner

We all know running can make you happy. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of endorphins kicking in partway through your run, when you feel like nothing can stand in your way. But did you ever notice it can work the other way around as well? That on days when you wake up feeling amazing, […]

Juicing vs. blending: which should you choose?

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While we have plenty of juice and smoothie recipes here on WalkJogRun, today let’s discuss the difference between juicing and blending. Both of these methods have merits, can be great for your health, and give you energy. What’s the difference? Juicing is the process of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables and separating it from […]

Stroller exercises and stretches

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Over the past year, I’ve become a master at running with my BOB stroller and my dog – pushing the stroller over bumpy sidewalks and snow-packed trails. Along with the usual running and walking that I do, I’ve also started doing the following exercises and stretches with my trusty stroller to work my entire body after a run. […]

Protect your hair and skin when running this winter

Protect your hair and skin from dry, cold air this winter

All too often, I have sat down in my hairdresser’s chair in March or April after the winter training season only to have him cluck and tell me I have to say goodbye to a few good inches of dried ends. Well, not again – it’s not too late to prevent damage to hair and skin by the […]

From apps to watches, a comparison of GPS run tracking tools

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Editor’s note: This the WalkJogRun blog so of course the assumption is the WJR app will be at the top of any of our lists of “best” running apps. That said, we recognize there’s some pretty nifty competition out there and told our writer to be as impartial as possible. So while yes, the WalkJogRun app is the […]

Keep your child happy on the run: the best jogging stroller accessories

Jogging stroller accessories

Figuring out which jogging stroller to buy is hard enough, but after you’ve been running with your kid for a few months, you’ll probably realize there are a few stroller accessories that can also make your run easier. Here are a few of our favorite stroller accessories: Baby shade cover. There are plenty of fancy shade […]