Luck of the Run: Minimal Training, Maximum Willpower

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Yesterday I was pretty proud of myself. I ran 6 miles. That’s the farthest I’ve run so far to train for my half marathon. My excitement fizzled out, however, when I came to the inevitable realization that my half marathon is in TWO WEEKS….and I’m not even up to half the distance! I maintain that … [Read more...]

New Year’s Weight Loss Bootcamp: Week 6 Check-In!

We are flying through the second half of our Weight Loss Bootcamp Challenge! We are at the end of week 6, which means there are only 2 weeks left! How are all of you doing? Did you have a scale victory this week? How about a non scale victory? Either way, we are kicking some serious butt! You … [Read more...]

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 far they … [Read more...]

So You Want to Run a Relay Race

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It seems everywhere you look, there's someone posting about training for a relay race.  What's a relay?  This is a crazy-long distance race in which you get together with up to 11 of your best running friends, cram yourselves into a couple of vans, and you take turns running day and night until you … [Read more...]

Run the ‘Hood Zombie Dash 2012 Race Results


Congratulations to each and every participant that finished their event! Way to go! We hope you enjoyed our virtual race, as well as the race swag! Here are the race results: Name  Age  Time Kids' 1-Mile Fun Run Jacob    R.   9    0:10:35 Emma    R.    7    0:15:25 Kids' 5K {12 and … [Read more...]

Joggermom Marathon 2012


Here at the Sisterhood, we're always looking for ways to encourage you to get up and get moving! Last week, Kelly of Joggermom, contacted us about her Virtual Joggermom Marathon, and we thought we'd share the details with all of you! Head on over to the Shrinking Jeans Facebook page for more … [Read more...]

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Ass Up and Moving

I've had a little problem with motivation to exercise lately. Seems like when my plate is full, my workouts are the easiest things to toss off to the side. Drastic times call for drastic measures. 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get My Your Ass Up and Moving Get a friend. Whether you call up your bff, grab … [Read more...]

Last Minute Decisions

How's this for last minute race registration? I signed up to run the Capital 10K (Austin, TX) that is happening as you read this (or if you are reading later on Sunday, look- I am already done running!)..... I registered today ( in the day BEFORE the race, at 3pm to be … [Read more...]

Couch-to-5K {Checking-In, Week 8}


Good afternoon! How are you this fine Monday? It's time for our weekly C25K check-in! I should have just started Week 8, but I found myself getting a little behind this past week. I have started back at the gym several times a week. MUSCLE WORK + KICKBOXING = SORE MELISSA = NO RUNNING Yeah. … [Read more...]

Couch-to-5K {Checking In, Week 7}

Good morning, friends! How are you? I know at this point, many of us are at different stages of the couch-to-5K program and that's okay! Some of us have repeated weeks, or started completely over. What matters is that we aren't GIVING UP! I just finished Week 6 yesterday. As in a 25-minute … [Read more...]

Couch-to-5K {Checking In, Week 5}

Good morning, couch-to-5k friends! How is it going? We now have a dozen of these workouts under our belt! Can you believe it? How did Week 4 treat you? What did you think about those 5-minute intervals? Did you survive? It has definitely been tougher for me, but I am sticking with it! My back … [Read more...]

Couch-to-5K {Checking In, Week 4}

Helllllloooooo there, couch-to-5k'ers! You didn't think I forgot about you, did you? Never! Okay, well, maybe a little. But only because I have been totally busy finding the best deals ever on furniture, and then I got a little sidetrack and moved furniture and started a million projects on my main … [Read more...]

Burst into Summer Leaderboard {august 18}


How are you on this beautiful Thursday morning? We have some super-impressive numbers for you this week! I think y'all must have gotten hold of your second wind! First, go check the current team roster here, once again several more people have been dropped off teams for not checking in 4 or more … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Virtual 5K & 10K – Run The ‘Hood ’11


On Saturday, October 22nd, we'll lace up our shoes for another awesome Sisterhood Virtual Race! This year, we'll all run our own race, in our own place, at our own pace! Registration is now open, and we'll begin the Couch to 5K and Couch to 10K programs this weekend! Yeah, we like to plunge … [Read more...]

True Confessions::Stressed Out

True Confessions

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means, right? TRUE CONFESSIONS! Don't know what that is? Well, today's the day when you step into the Sisterhood Confessional and tell us about all the stuff you need to get off your chest. Did you mess up this week? Did you fall off your plan? Or did you have a … [Read more...]