A blog by runners. For runners.

Are the shorter days making you feel sluggish? Consider light therapy.

The benefits of light therapy for runners

  As the days get shorter, it can be challenging to find daylight hours to squeeze our runs into. While running in the dark can be an interesting experience, the lack of sun causes many of us to feel sluggish and lethargic. Studies show it also disrupts our sleep quality, lowers our mood, and reduces our desire for physical […]

Running high, literally. Marijuana and running.

Running high, literally. Marijuana and running.

<Disclaimer> We’re not advocating marijuana use – especially if you live in a state or country where it’s illegal. </Disclaimer> Every runner knows there’s nothing quite like a runner’s high. But some runners are taking it to a whole new level. They’re running high – literally. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 23 states and Washington DC, and the […]

Natural healing: ginger

Natural healing: ginger

Love it or hate it, ginger may be beneficial to your health and your running. Ginger is a flowering plant from the same family as turmeric. The rhizome is the underground root or stem typically used to flavor dishes and drinks. Ginger can be found at your local grocery store in several forms: ground and […]

How to sneak fitness into your day

How to sneak fitness in throughout the day

I’m sure everyone feels this way at one point or another, but lately there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I find myself staying up later and later to fit it all in. And while I tend to prioritize fitness, there are some days when I struggle to get in a workout. Here are a few tricks […]

Running with diabetes

Running with diabetes

Diabetes is a serious illness that can lead to other health problems, such as heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness. But managing your diabetes well can reduce your risk of complications. It’s important to follow your diabetes care plan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Treating diabetes usually involves taking medication, eating a nutritious diet, […]

I’m supposed to run but … I have blisters and/or chafing

What should I do if I have blisters and/or chafing?

THE PROBLEM: You felt it coming on during yesterday’s run. Maybe your sock was rubbing your shoe in a funny place. You knew you’d likely get a blister, but you didn’t want to stop and mess up your tempo. Or maybe it was a hot, humid day and there was no way to avoid chafing in […]

The best sunscreens for runners: 2015

Sunscreens for Runners: 2015 updated edition

A few years back, we did a round-up of our favorite sunscreens. Since then, several new products have emerged on the market (and in our lives) so we thought it was time to re-share. Here are our new favorites: The one that won’t sting your eyes:  The only thing more annoying than the heat on a […]

Running and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is bone disease that occurs when you lose too much bone or when your body doesn’t make enough bone. The condition leads to thin and weakened bones, and increases the risk for fractures. Osteoporosis weakens the bones so much that they break easily. Fractures can happen as the result of falls or from something […]

How to prevent weight gain when you cut back on running

With no big races scheduled until the fall, I’m currently in the middle of an off season. I keep my runs short, ignore my pace, and aim for “only” about 20 miles per week. After running three marathons last fall, I’m really enjoying this break! However, there’s one thing I’m not too happy about. It’s a […]

How your heart benefits from running

The benefits of running on your heart

Running is much more than just a sport or activity for us here at WalkJogRun – it’s a lifestyle that we cannot live without. In other words, running makes our hearts feel full. But that’s not all running does for the heart. Despite what some recent research says, running is good for us and improves our […]