How Hitting the Bike Can Help Your Running

The older I have gotten, the more I listen to my body when it’s trying to send me a message. A couple of days ago, my left shin was a little sore–something that didn’t seem to go away. I decided to run less and add in some cross-training on the bike, because I think it’s […] Read more…

Running Partners

Last week, I read a story about a husband and wife team who ran the Atlanta marathon in Georgia, and both won first place in their respective divisions. My first reaction was “Wow!” My second reaction– I don’t think I would EVER convince my husband to run a marathon (nor would either of us win)! […] Read more…

Running Is My Therapy

I am well aware of the fact that exercise releases endorphins–which is why it is often called nature’s “anti-depressant.” I don’t think I have ever fully grasped how much this is true for me, until my children were born. Running is my therapy–a daily appointment with myself. I have been a runner for most of […] Read more…

Hydration While Running

A friend recently asked me for some advice on hydration during long runs and racing. She was curious about how much water/sports beverage she should take in during training and an upcoming half marathon, so I thought I would share some information I collected in addition to my own personal experience. Your best defense is […] Read more…

Marathon Dreams

This past weekend’s Marine Corp Marathon and the upcoming ING New York City Marathon have gotten me thinking about finally planning for a marathon (we are talking long term planning here!). In the mean time, I am living vicariously through two fellow bloggers and tweeps – Lauren and Dorothy. I am in awe of their races last weekend […] Read more…

Am I too Sick to Run?

Right about now, a lot of runners are probably asking themselves “am I too sick to run?” For the past day or so, I have been feeling the tickle in my throat and the swollen glands that signal an impending cold. How do you know if you should continue running or take a rest day? I know […] Read more…

5 Great Running Recovery Snacks

If you are coming over from Pinterest, welcome! After you read this post, you may want to take a minute and visit my Running Resources page (in the navigation bar) for valuable information on training, nutrition, gear, and more! Many runners focus a lot on what they eat before a race and during a race, but […] Read more…

Run with Identification

Today’s post is about a subject that is close to my heart. For the longest time, I have been running without carrying any form of ID (I know, insert lecture here!). I just never gave a thought to plugging in my headphones and heading out the door sans ID. At times I would hear the […] Read more…

Let’s Talk Chub Rub

What is Chub Rub? “Chub rub, ” for those of you (like me, until recently!) who are unaware of the term, is the chafing between your upper thighs that can result from physical activities like long distance running. It happens when your thighs are bare and friction is created when they rub against each other, and […] Read more…

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