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How to prep for your first 10K or Half Marathon

How to Prep For Your First 10K or Half Marathon

Sure, running’s a pretty low-key sport. Lace up your shoes and go. So how come there are a million little “what to dos” that come up once you’ve planned a goal to run a little farther every day—either for a race or the shear…

April 22, 2014
The Only 4 Things you Need to Know About Running - Jacqueline Judge

The Only 4 Things You Need to Know About Running

To everyone already running out there, you’re hip to what makes running so can’t-go-without. To everyone else on the fence who hasn’t run since grade school (and only during dodge ball), this list is for you. 1. It gets better. You might be surprised…

March 14, 2014
10 Signs You're a Runner

10 Signs You’re a Runner (aka. Awesome)

1. You run. Okay, this might be obvious (okay, it’s REALLY obvious). But it’s still an important distinction. Before, going for walks was a fulfilling experience. Now, you can’t help but speed it up a little (even if you’re not wearing the right shoes).…

February 25, 2014
Rachel Toor - The Thirteener Manifesto

The Thirteener Manifesto

Five miles into what turned out to be, in perfect coincidence, a thirteen mile trail run, my friend, Dean, still running perkily after completing a tough 100 mile race a week before, an insanely hard 50K two weeks before that, and nabbing a fifth…

February 21, 2014

I Am a Cold Weather Runner

It is a rarity in Central Georgia that the temperatures dip into the single digits, but it can and does happen. The arctic blast that is hammering the rest of the country with frigid cold temperatures has even affected us here. The recorded temperature…

January 19, 2014

A World Record – A Dream Realized

I’m sitting on a plane on the long journey back home from Athens by way of Frankfurt, Germany. I’m fulfilled, happy, sore, exhausted and a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having achieved a dream. Catching a dream, like catching butterflies as a kid.…

December 17, 2013
Rachel Toor - Girls on the Run 5k in Chicago
Girls on the Run Run

Girls on the Run 5K in Chicago

When you get an email from one of your oldest friends asking you to join her and the nine-year-old who calls you Auntie Rachel to come to Chicago for her first 5K, you can’t not go. Earlier this fall Val sent me a message…

December 5, 2013

Worth Every Mile

“Mommy, is it time? Are you going for your run?” It’s 5:30am on the morning of my marathon and I am obviously failing to sneak out of the hotel room without waking my son. I should have known he’d be up–he’s as excited about today…

November 26, 2013
Kelley Heye - Missing a Toenail and Proud of it!

Missing a Toenail and Proud of It!

Bruising the space between a toenail and toe is very common among runners. We’re talking about a blood blister often referred to as “runner’s toe” or “black toe.” I think of it as nasty toe, and it’s been a fact of my life for…

October 11, 2013

First Steps

Let’s begin by admitting that when you start, it’s bloody awful. After you lace up your new running shoes for the first time, step into your short shorts with the built-in panties, pull on a tee-shirt made of recycled plastic bottles or some other…

September 25, 2013