Turkey Trot and Mutt Strut Virtual 5k Training

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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

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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

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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...]

Motivation Monday: C25K Success Story – Katie G!

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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 … [Read more...]

Basic Foam Rolling for Runners!

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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. … [Read more...]

Ready…Set…Couch to 5k!

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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 … [Read more...]

Couch to 5K Virtual Program- Winter 2014

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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 the weeks go by, … [Read more...]

Resolutions or SMART goals?

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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 the wayside.  I was … [Read more...]

Follow this Runner! C25K success story

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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 … [Read more...]

Couch to 5k Check In!

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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 far they … [Read more...]