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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...]