A blog by runners. For runners.

Running in a place where no one ‘gets’ running

the lone runner: running in a place where no one gets running

Just as I decided to train for my first marathon, I moved from Vancouver, Canada (where running is more popular than walking) to a tiny little town called Maastricht in the Netherlands (where running is something you do to hide from the rain in a bar). Needless to say, it was an adjustment. Every time […]

The best deodorants for runners (as decided by runners)

We runners … well, we smell. Some more than others. But as a whole we are a stinky bunch during and post workouts. Finding a quality deodorant that can stand the test of a double digit run on a sweltering day is a must for many of us. I recently polled a running group, and the following deodorants and […]

I’m supposed to run but … I feel dehydrated (practical running advice)

I'm dehydrated ... should I run?

THE PROBLEM: If you wake up feeling excruciatingly thirsty, have a headache, and are kind of grumpy, you’re likely dehydrated. Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration include: Thirst Headache Dizziness Weakness Sleepiness Feeling sluggish Dry mouth and skin Muscle cramps Constipation Not urinating as much as usual Dehydration happens when you lose more fluids through […]

I’m supposed to run but … I’m hungover. What do I do? (practical running advice)

I'm supposed to run but ... I'm hungover.

THE PROBLEM: Your friends invite you to happy hour and you cautiously accept their invitation. You have a long run scheduled in the morning, but surely you’ll be OK if you only have one drink. But you’re having a good time and before you know it, one drink turns into two … then three… or more. […]

I’m supposed to run but … I ate too much. What do I do? (practical running advice)

THE PROBLEM: You had good intentions to wake up with the sun and get your long run in before meeting your family for brunch. But you hit snooze, then hit again… and again. Then you’ve realized that you’ve hit snooze too many times so that you don’t have enough time to run before you head out […]