Preparing for Your First Race

Preparing for Your First Race #shrinkingjeans

Training and running your first race is monumental. Whether it’s been a longtime goal to run a race or you just got started a few months ago, your first race will be memorable because, after all, it is your first. After waking up at unholy hours before the crack of dawn, after sweating buckets … [Read more...]

I Finished a Race (and didn’t die!)

I Finished a Race (and didn't die!) #shrinkingjeans #running

I’m 38-years-old. I have four children, all boys, and my oldest is now a teenager. I should know better. Really. But sometimes I have to really live and learn, just like my kids. This weekend, I participated in our town’s Applefest. It’s just a simple fall festival, where we celebrate the harvest … [Read more...]

Run with the Sisterhood: Couch to 5k training

Run with the Sisterhood

Well, hello there! As we start our latest Couch to 5k training in preparation for our fall virtual race, I thought some introductions were in order.  Or RE-introductions as it were.  My name is Bari and I'm a runner.  Sometimes I'm training for marathons or half marathons and other times I'm on a … [Read more...]

Fresh Eyes, Fresh Start

Fresh Eyes, Fresh Start #shrinkingjeans

Do you remember what it was like when you started out? When you were a new runner at your very first race? When you were the newbie in what is now your "can't miss" yoga or Zumba class? Close your eyes for a minute and think back to that time in your life when you were the one trying something … [Read more...]

Iron Stomach


Karma caught me that day. The Friday before Saturday’s 5k, I was popping bacon-wrapped jalapenos, chips and salsa, and enchiladas like they were Girl Scout cookies. A few times during the evening, my husband Kyle looked over at me and said warily, “You know we’re running a 5k tomorrow, right?” … [Read more...]


turkey trot virtual race

It's here. It's official. IT IS RACE DAY! It's time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more...]

Turkey Trot and Mutt Strut Virtual 5k Training


We here at The Sisterhood have a passion for fitness.  For many of us, that includes running and we all started out looking at that first 5k as our goal.  Is this a goal of yours?  Have you always wanted to become a runner but didn’t know where to start?  Are you coming back to running from a break? … [Read more...]

7 Reasons a Virtual Race Might Be For You

7 Reasons a Virtual Race Might Be For You #5k #10k #race @shrinkingjeans #running #c25k

Have you ever wondered WHY anyone would want to participate in a virtual race? Heck, do you even know what a virtual race IS? Virtual races are a fun and laid-back version of a road race. You control all the options. You choose when to run or walk your race (raining out? no problem, wait a few … [Read more...]

Chasing the Sun c25k Training


Have you always wanted to become a runner but you didn't know where to begin?  Are you coming back to running from a break?  Did you start training for a 5k but fall off the wagon? No worries!  We at The Sisterhood are here to help!  Perhaps you've heard of the Couch to 5k Program.  If not, … [Read more...]

Shape Diva Dash {Giveaway + Discount Codes}


Winner winner- Tweetyscute- check your email inbox and CONGRATS! I've done 5K's, 10K's and half marathons. I've done a co-ed mud race.  You know, a trail run with obstacles interspersed throughout. Once, I did a duathlon (run-bike-run). But I have never done the Shape Diva Dash.  Have … [Read more...]

La Liegeoise – a race report

my first race bib!

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Meatless Monday post to bring you a very important story: The story of my first race EVER. Yesterday, Sunday, March 3rd, I traveled to the Belgian town of Liege for a women's only 6 kilometer run. This is the train station in Liege. It was … [Read more...]

Couch to 5K Virtual Program


Have you ever thought of becoming a runner but had no idea where to start?  Or maybe you knew that you could start, but then had fear that you wouldn't finish, or that it might hurt too much, or that there is just no way you could ever be a runner?  Do you want to get from the couch to running a 5K … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday


I predict that this is going to be a fun week to read Toot Your Horn. I think that many of us did the Zombie Dash and have a lot to brag about. Maybe you didn't do the 5k, but you did something else that is toot worthy. Whatever you did, this is your chance to get some recognition for it. I'm … [Read more...]