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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 […]

A runner’s holiday table survival guide

A Runner's Holiday Survival Guide

If it hasn’t happened already, you’re likely in for some annoying dinner table conversations with friends and relatives this holiday season. The following are actual questions and comments I have fielded throughout the years. Here’s how – if I could go back in time – I would answer them. “I wish I could run marathons – I’d love […]

Don’t pack on the pounds: your holiday party action plan

Step away from the peppermint bark: your holiday party action plan

A lot of people are gearing up to make big resolutions for the New Year. And we’re willing to bet that a lot of those goals have to do with weight. Here’s a little secret: if you eat mindfully now, you’ll have less weight to lose once the New Year begins. We know – this is […]

Race Recap: Pete Keyes Turkey Trot

Pete Keyes Turkey Trot Recap

If any of you follow my blog, you might know I’m trying to get pregnant. Why is this relevant? Well, my running has taken a back seat in recent months. In fact, I haven’t raced since the Women’s Distance Festival in August. As far as running fast or far? It hasn’t been happening much. So, […]

Race Recap: Charlotte Southpark 8K Turkey Trot

Charlotte Southpark 8K

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot. It’s a big race in Charlotte, N.C. held on Thanksgiving morning, and it features an 8K, 5K, 1-mile fun run, and tot trot. My husband and I have ran the 8k every year since we moved to Charlotte except for the year my […]

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

How to prevent holiday weight gain

How to prevent holiday weight gain

It’s that time of year again.Most large fall races are over and the holiday season is upon us. We spend less time running and more time eating, which often leads to a very unwanted holiday guest: weight gain. The average person gains 1-2 pounds in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, while people who are […]

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 […]

The most fun races for non-runners

The most fun races for non-runners

Maybe you want to get your BFF hooked on running. Perhaps you’re planning a bachelor or bachelorette party weekend and you feel like kicking it off in a healthy way. Or maybe you yearn to start a new family tradition this holiday season. People who are self-proclaimed “non-runners” are toeing the start lines of races fairly […]