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What I learned from *only* running for a few months

What I learned from *only* running for a few months

We have talked about it so many times. The importance of cross-training and strength training regularly. How varying your workouts is the only way to improve as a runner and – most importantly – avoid injury. But I’m guilty of not practicing what I preach. After a race-heavy fall and early winter, I was burnt […]

7 habits of long-term (consistent) runners

Secrets of consistent runners

I’m in awe when I meet runners who have run for decades. You know, the age groupers who have been running for 30, 40, or 50 years. It’s truly amazing. I always ask what their secret is to a long, successful running career. And they always tell me the same thing – it comes down […]

Back to school: applying lessons from the classroom to running

Back to school: things I've learned from teaching that affect my running.

Can you remember the feeling of the first day of school? Butterflies in your stomach. Nervous anxiety creeping down your spine. Jubilation coursing through your veins. Inevitable doom enveloping your very being. Teachers feel the same thing. Every year. Always. To elicit such a bouquet of emotions in me, all one has to do is […]

How soon can you run after giving birth?

running after birth

I was running again three weeks after my son was born. Which sounds crazy, I know. That first run was slow but I had zero aches and pains, so I didn’t look back. In hindsight, I had no idea how fortunate I was. I was lucky enough to have an active pregnancy, an “easy” delivery, […]

How to battle allergies on the run

Fighting allergies when you're running

Spring is right around the corner, but for some of us, the milder temperatures and longer days come at a cost: allergies. Running and allergies is nothing to sneeze over. We’ve only had spring-like weather in my neck of the woods for the past week and I’m already suffering. I’m dealing with a constant runny […]

Does running make your face sag?

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We here at WalkJogRun were somewhat shocked to read in a recent Marie Claire article that we should reconsider running. Why exactly? Well, it seems — at least according to certain doctors — running makes us look much older than we actually are. Yes. You read that right! According to the article and Julius Few, owner […]