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Walking vs. Running
[ 6 ] 03/30/2014

Walking vs. Running

Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and […]

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts
[ 1 ] 03/24/2014

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts

Fellow Shrinkers, let’s see a show of hands for those of us who are always looking for ways to break through the boredom we all know exercise can sometimes be. We see many posts about the importance of switching up your workout play list. Today, I am sharing my top 10 NON-music podcasts that are […]

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, […]

Benefits of running solo
[ 6 ] 03/10/2014

Benefits of running solo

Running with a friend or running group has its benefits. Someone is there to keep you accountable and you can enjoy conversation and catch up with friends you haven’t seen all week. However, sometimes you may need to go off on your own. Maybe your training schedule’s planned mileage doesn’t match the group or you […]

Marathoner in Training
[ 4 ] 03/07/2014

Marathoner in Training

So this is happening….after running for 4.5 years, I have finally committed to training for a FULL marathon.  I can’t quite figure out how I feel about this.  I should be feeling excited and I when I registered for the race, which happened to be right after I finished half marathon #8.  I was feeling great about […]

ensō Roller
[ 0 ] 02/23/2014

ensō Roller

A couple weeks ago, the good folks at EvoFit contacted The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, asking if we’d like to take a look at their ensō roller.  I’m always interested in checking out the newest gear so I jumped at the chance. According to their website: ”The ensō roller increases your performance and enhances your recovery […]

Yoga for Runners
[ 0 ] 02/18/2014

Yoga for Runners

As a runner, I’d be happy if all I could ever do is run.  As an injured runner, I know this isn’t possible.  While it’s true that if you want to become a better runner you need to run, runners need to mix things up to stay healthy and avoid injury from the repetitive movements […]

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 […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 4 ] 01/28/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

oIt’s Tuesday and time for another round of Toot Your Horn! However, I thought I would change it up a bit and combine this with a few true confessions of my own. It looks like this…. 1.  True Confession- I didn’t run much last week.  In fact, I didn’t do much in the way of […]

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 […]

A Runner's Guide to Keeping Your Spouse Happy
[ 2 ] 01/24/2014

A Runner’s Guide to Keeping Your Spouse Happy

You are a runner.  Or maybe you are returning to running.  Or you are doing Couch 2 5K.  Maybe you are training for your first half marathon or full marathon.  Maybe your spouse is a runner, maybe he isn’t.  Maybe he is supportive of your endeavor, maybe he isn’t. When I met my husband back […]

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 […]

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout #running #workout #playlist
[ 1 ] 01/11/2014

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout

Are you looking for some hot new music to light your workout or run on fire? Look no further! I’ve downloaded all of these songs and created a January 2014 playlist, and it keeps me going! Some of the songs are inspirational, some of them are angry, but all of them have a fast beat, […]

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 […]