Category Archives: Running

Holy Socks

It’s Saturday morning. I get up early, put on two perfectly fine socks, lace up and head out for a long run. A few hours later I get home, take off my sneaks, and find both of my big toes … Continue reading

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Yoga for your lower half

Lisa Taylor of Evolution Power Yoga show yoga poses that will stretch your feet, ankles, knees and thighs. Taylor says these poses are great for before or after activity like running or cycling.

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Time to Reflect, Reboot

December tends to bring a lull in workouts for me. Training and recovery from my fall marathon are long past, and training for my next race is at least a month away. Although I’m still running regularly, my schedule has … Continue reading

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Turning around

Any athlete is used to enduring some pain. As runners, we train our minds to push beyond what we feel are our physical limits. At some point during any race or hard workout, body and mind gang up and try … Continue reading

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Always run BEFORE eating your face off

Thanksgiving is a funny holiday. It’s a day for parade watching, family, football games, and OMG all of the food smothered in gravy, but it’s also a day for racing. Turkey trot 5K and 10Ks have become super popular, and … Continue reading

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What should you wear to run in the cold?

A helpful website gives advice on what to wear to run based on weather conditions.

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Oh, hey there winter

What happened? I was minding my own business enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, foliage, and not being drenched in sweat every time I left the house, and WHAM! Out of nowhere winter came in like a freight train, ran over my … Continue reading

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Race Spectating: Cheer like every runner is your best friend

This weekend I switched gears from runner to spectator. My friend’s sister was running her first 15K, which is kind of a big deal. That jump from 5 or 10K to 15K is not only a physical leap but a … Continue reading

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How early is too early to run?

Answer: 2:30am. That is just too early. I’m a morning runner. Even though I work second shift, I am usually up by 7:30 to run. Days when I have earlier commitments, I just shift my run up. 5am, 4:30am, these … Continue reading

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Prepping for winter running… like an adult

Last winter I had several close calls involving sidewalks that had turned to ice rinks. My face and pride were saved only by swearing, serious butt clenching and some sort of guardian angel who, by now, must be exhausted. On … Continue reading

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