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...]

The C25K Running Program Kicks Off Tomorrow!

C25K w-the Sisterhood!

Hello lovely Sisters, welcome to class! Tomorrow we're kicking off our Sisterhood C25K running program, so we wanted to touch base today and make sure you're completely prepared! you not know what C25K is? Uh, oh...this is a little awkward, but don't worry it's not like you're getting … [Read more...]

What to Eat Before Running

What to eat before running

One question I often receive over and over again on our Run with the Sisterhood Facebook page and in our Couch to 5k Group is "What should I eat before I run?"  It seems we all know that food is fuel for a runner, but what, when and how much is often the question. For many runners, what to eat … [Read more...]

Hill Training: is it really necessary?

Hill Training (1)

I think one of my favorite race signs came during a particularly nasty hill.  The sign read, "It's just a hill, get over it!"  I've also seen this on a shirt and I'm pretty sure I need it. I won't lie - I'm not a huge fan of hilly runs.  I live in an area that's mostly flat but I can find some … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much Running?

HELP! too much running

Last week, I posted a question to our Run With the Sisterhood Facebook page, asking our readers if they had any questions for me.  I received a few inquiries that may appeal to our broader audience, so in my next few posts, I'm going to try to answer them.  (Keep in mind, I am not a certified coach … [Read more...]

Get YoursElf Off the Shelf: 25 Miles to Christmas


Are you all loving our new fitness challenges here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans?  I'm so inspired by everyone who has signed up to participate.  Last week, Melissa told you about our latest wellness challenge - Get YoursElf Off the Shelf.  If you missed that post, click on that little … [Read more...]

C25K Advice from the Trenches


Holla!  We are a week into our latest C25K virtual training - how did you all do last week?  I know many of you are literally stepping out of your comfort zones and I couldn't be more proud. Because we've done a few of these virtual training groups before, we have quite a few veterans in our Run … [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...]

Couch to 5k Success Story Tara

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One of my favorite roles here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is mentoring new runners and then getting to share their success stories.  We have a Couch to 5k group over on Facebook where runners can get encouragement and begin their running journey.  In addition to our C25K group, our Run … [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...]

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. … [Read more...]

Breathing Techniques for Runners

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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 … [Read more...]