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My First Run: Tom McGinness

My First Run: Tom McGinness

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 Tim McGinness shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! There I was doing my usual lunchtime workout in […]

I am unable to quit because I am currently too legit

Too legit to quit

Remember to keep running. You’re too legit to quit. Photo: Unsplash

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

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 Jim Clanton from Spoken, Wash. shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! Back in 1979, running was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Helping end hunger across America: RUN 10 FEED 10 (podcast)

women's health action hero

Women’s Health Action Hero Alexis Demirjian shares her passion and commitment to ending hunger across America through the magazine’s annual RUN 10 FEED 10 initiative, and talks about what inspires her to run and lead a healthy life. Listen to the full podcast below or click here for the direct link.

Can you pass the US Men’s Soccer fitness test?

The US Men's Soccer team fitness test | are you fit enough to make the cut?

Though the United States fought hard against Belgium, they did not make it past the quarterfinal stage in this year’s World Cup in Brazil. While few expected them to be a real competitor in the tournament, perhaps the thing that surprised soccer fans and critics most was the phenomenal shape and insane athleticism of each and […]

Distance and speed soccer players run

how far do soccer players run in game

World Cup fever is reaching its peak, and while the games themselves are quite exciting (understatement of the year), being the #runnerds we are, we thought it would be interesting to dive into the running side of the sport and find out how far – and how fast – these players run in a game. (Also note that […]