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Chasing the Sun Virtual 5K/10K Walk & Run #runthehood #chasingthesun
[ 0 ] 04/19/2014

Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race

Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the […]

Sisterhood Spotlight: Erica
[ 1 ] 03/20/2014

Sisterhood Spotlight: Erica

I am so excited today to highlight another of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Couch to 5k graduates!  This past week, runners have been lacing up and completing their Shamrock Shuffle 5k or 10k races.  We haven’t had a sister spotlight in awhile and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.  Today’s spotlighted sister, […]

Breathing Techniques for Runners
[ 1 ] 02/06/2014

Breathing Techniques for Runners

If there is one comment I’m getting over and over from my new Couch to 5k runners, it’s “I can’t catch my breath”.  Many new runners complain that they feel their breathing is out of control, even on short, easy runs.  It’s a little known fact, running will make you breathe harder. :)  Our muscles […]

Motivation Monday: C25K Success Story - Katie G!
[ 2 ] 01/27/2014

Motivation Monday: C25K Success Story – Katie G!

Last fall, The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans hosted our first virtual Couch to 5k training group.  I’m very proud to introduce you to one of our many success stories, Katie G!  She continues to be active in our current C25K group, encouraging and motivating our newest set of runners.  Katie graciously agreed to an […]

Basic Foam Rolling for Runners!
[ 4 ] 01/19/2014

Basic Foam Rolling for Runners!

Hello there!  Now that our new runners over in the Shrinking Jeans Virtual c25k program have made it through their first week, I’d like to introduce you all to some basic foam rolling techniques that can help keep your muscles happy and healthy.  Foam rolling is an inexpensive form of self-massage.  Proper rolling can help […]

Ready...Set...Couch to 5k!
[ 4 ] 01/13/2014

Ready…Set…Couch to 5k!

Good day, runners!!!  Yes…that means YOU!  If you were here last week, you know we have kicked off another round of virtual couch to 5k training.  If you missed Lisa’s kick-off post, go read it here.  I’ll wait. We all caught up?  Perfect :) That training starts NOW.  You should have downloaded the C25k app […]

Couch to 5K Virtual Program- Winter 2014
[ 91 ] 01/05/2014

Couch to 5K Virtual Program- Winter 2014

We are kicking off our Couch to 5K Virtual Program. What is Couch to 5K? It is a 9 week training program geared to take you from the *couch* (not running) to running a 5K. Each week consists of three *run* days. Each run day has a warm-up, intervals of walking and running, and as […]

Resolutions or SMART goals?
[ 4 ] 01/03/2014

Resolutions or SMART goals?

Here we are 3 days into 2014.  How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions you set just a few short days ago? Do you even make New Year’s Resolutions?  Here’s a news flash for you – I don’t.  I think it’s silly to make vague promises to oneself that will probably go by […]

Shamrock Shuffle Run the 'Hood Virtual 5K/10K/Mile Walk and Run: Register NOW! #c25k #race #fitness #run #walk
[ 3 ] 12/31/2013

Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K/Mile Run and Walk: A Run the ‘Hood Virtual Race

Top o’ the morning to ya! We are just overflowing with awesome challenges, announcements and events the past few days, and today shall be no different! For the past few years, we have put on two virtual races. Due to the overwhelming popularity and success to our Virtual 5K/10K race series, we are hosting THREE […]

Follow this Runner! C25K success story
[ 2 ] 10/26/2013

Follow this Runner! C25K success story

Approximately 9-10 weeks ago, many brave women (and a few men) started on a journey to become runners. One of the runners in our Facebook group finished her first 5k a couple weeks ago & I couldn’t be more proud. Ann Turner is a 50 year old Communications Officer for Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. […]

Couch to 5k Check In!
[ 1 ] 10/17/2013

Couch to 5k Check In!

It’s hard to believe, but we started the latest virtual Couch to 5k training program almost 7 weeks ago!  I’ve been a resource on Facebook to a group of runners going through this program and I thought it would be fun to get their perspective on how they felt it was going. I asked how […]

Best Laid Plans: when injuries happen
[ 10 ] 09/26/2013

Best Laid Plans: when injuries happen

Hi, my name is Bari and I’m a broken runner. I wonder how many times I can drop the f-bomb in this post before it gets blocked by most filters.  If I was going to make this a movie and rate it PG-13, I’d get 4 according to the Motion Picture Association of America film […]

Prepare for C25K
[ 1 ] 08/24/2013

Prepare for C25K

Are you ready? Excited? Nervous? Dreading it? Ready or not, here it comes. That’s right. The Couch-to-5k program starts TOMORROW! It’s time to dig within yourself and awaken your inner walking or running beast. Take it one day at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. I know, it’s WAY easier said […]

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Couch to 5K Virtual Program to Begin Sunday!
[ 64 ] 08/19/2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Couch to 5K Virtual Program to Begin Sunday!

  Who wants to be a runner?! Once again, we are launching a sisterhood version of the Couch to 5K program, a 9 week program geared towards getting you from the couch to running a 5K in 9 weeks. Ya’ll know that we have a large, loving, supportive group of runners here and we want […]

So...You Don't Love Running?
[ 9 ] 08/05/2013

So…You Don’t Love Running?

So, you say you don’t love running? Guess what? Neither do I! I detest running and it doesn’t like me anymore than I like it. But you know what? It is okay to not love running. There is no rule that you have to love running. In my world, it is a no running zone. […]