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Women Who Run – Ten Minutes to Ten Miles

On occasion, I enjoy posting quotes from real women runners. Whether barely a beginner, an experienced elite, or any level in between, all of us gals are bound together by the common themes of our running experience.   I will never forget my first run. My co-worker suggested that I run for ten minutes, stretch, […]

When Your Body Talks, Listen

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Six months ago, I slightly aggravated my Achilles tendon. It honestly wasn’t much of a bother, until I pushed through the paces of a marathon during the Ironman Australia triathlon in April, and wound up sidelined from running for two solid months. Only in the past […]

Smart Core Training

In the New York Times today, Gretchen Reynolds writes about core training myths and the potential dangers of performing sit-ups and crunches: these can be very hard on your spine. Want to know what you should do instead? Watch this helpful video, narrated by Stuart McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at University of Waterloo […]

GU Recovery Brew

In the July/August issue of Women’s Running, coming out on newsstands this week, nutritionist Suzanne Girard Eberle highlights the importance of eating right immediately after a long run. Hydrate and eat a carb-loaded snack within one hour after exercise, and you’ll be ready to run again the next day. Don’t eat at all, and you […]

Itchy Scratchy Summer

With the advent of summer, we welcome warmer weather and longer daylight hours – a perfect backdrop for our trail running adventures. But one pitfall of swishing through the single-track is the risk of exposure to poison oak or poison ivy. Over the past few years I’ve become hyper-sensitive to these nasty natural hazards, and […]

Run & Refresh

  If you run or workout frequently, you inevitably shower more often than the average gal. For me, the bath products I use are a sensory reward for the hard work of training. I’m not a huge fan of highly perfumed soaps and lotions – in fact I have an allergic reaction to many items […]

Cookies for Breakfast? You Bet!

I’m happy to report that our mothers were wrong: it is not always preferable to wait until after a meal to enjoy a delicious cookie. In fact, Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookies provide ample sustenance for a healthy and portable meal-on-the-go. Not only do these cookies taste great, they pack a nutritional punch with whole grains, […]

Give C9 a Try

I wear a variety of tops when I run, and many of them have sufficiently snug built-in bras that I don’t require any additional support. But when I do reach for a sports bra, my all-time favorite is also one of the most affordable options I’ve found, the C9 by Champion Seamless Cami Bra. The […]