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Whatever your 2016 goal, we have an article for that

Tips for accomplishing your 2016 goals.

It’s a new year, and for many of us that means new goals – scary goals – but don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to help! If your goal is … … to start running (YAY!) … Then the WalkJogRun Guide for Beginner Runners has you covered. It includes tips for training for your first race, selecting the right shoe, and more. Also, these commonly […]

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.

WJR Gift Guide 2015

WalkJogRun Gift Guides: Holidays 2015

Searching for the perfect gift for that runner in your life? WalkJogRun has you covered! Check out our various gift guides below – updated for 2015 – or go to our WJR Gift Guide Pinterest board to see everything (and more!) at once. Happy Holidays! Budget-friendly gifts & stocking stuffers Books for runners & books for […]

The art of matching the beat to your feet: creating the perfect running playlist

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Lots of runners rely on music for their workouts but creating the perfect playlist to match your speed, gait, and style can be a challenge. If the tempo is slightly too slow or fast, it can be difficult to concentrate on what you’re doing. And since no two runners are alike, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all playlist recipe. Luckily there […]

My First Run: Adrian Spurrell

My first run: Adrian Spurrell

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! I didn’t used to run – I was a swimmer. My […]

My First Run: Sarah Wilson

My first run: Sarah Wilson

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! Two years ago, my friend entered the half marathon at Angkor […]

10 of the most inspiring #Instarunning accounts

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A daily dose of motivation is merely a newsfeed scroll away. These 10 Instagram accounts will have you lacing up your sneakers and out the door in minutes! 1. @karagoucher: Professional runner Kara Goucher’s Instagram is a mix of active lifestyle shots, candid family photos, and healthy snacks –demonstrating her energy as she juggles a busy family life […]

#Selfie: Proper fitness selfie etiquette

Fitness selfie etiquette

Ahh. The Selfie. It’s ubiquitous in today’s culture. And while the actual act of snapping a picture of yourself is innocent enough, it’s the posting of those #nomakeup #flawless selfies all over the internet that creates a divide among the social media masses. Today, our pro-selfie writer explores a specific niche of the selfie phenomena: the […]

Runner’s column: When the excuses come, you must run

Running is hard enough, but staying committed to running is where the real test is.

I almost didn’t run tonight. I had excuses that could have made sense. On this night – Aug. 4, 2015 – my ride home from work took an extra 15 minutes, stretching way past an hour in the car, my head swimming with the question about running. I knew technically the region would still be […]