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...]

Marathon Training Update: Week 22

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I feel like all I do is talk about running, think about running, and write about running.  However, I went back through my posts here and I see the last time I shared an update was at week 12. I am in week 22 right now. A lot has happened.  Many thoughts- good and bad- have crossed my mind. … [Read more...]

“How To” Series on Running, Part II

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What do you need to start running? Way back in 2010, many of the writers at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans were training for their first half and full marathons with Team Shrinking Jeans.  They were celebrating Sisterhood Running Month with a "How To" series on running. You can catch Part 1 … [Read more...]

Should you eat before a workout?

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To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question Should you eat before a workout? That's the question athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I'm presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most people expect a simple response, such as “Eat a banana” or “Have a slice of … [Read more...]

25 Miles to Christmas Challenge Giveaway

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Merry Christmas, Runners and Walkers!!! I hope you survived the holidays and enjoyed some quality time with family and friends.  Was Santa good to you?  I sure hope so! Did you have fun with our 25 Miles to Christmas challenge?  I had a lot of fun watching you all log your miles and get a bit … [Read more...]

The Worst Word in Running

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I know I'm guilty of this and I'd be willing to bet many of you have also used this word to describe your running or a race.  You go to the expo and someone asks which race you are running.  You see their bib and it's for a distance further than yours.  If you've ever done a Disney race and you … [Read more...]

Rehab Your Shoes

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Do you have that one pair of running shoes that look like they've seen better days, but still have a lot of miles left in them?  I'm sure you do - we all do.  Unless you do all your running on an indoor track or treadmill your shoes have probably gotten a little bit dirty. So, what can you do to … [Read more...]

Five Lessons I Learned By Not Training for a Race

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This is a post about lessons learned when you are not looking to learn a darn thing. It can apply to runners, walkers, anyone really who has ever felt "I'm not ready for this" or "How did I get myself into this mess?" About a month ago, I ran the Across the Bay 10k. If you're not in the … [Read more...]

True Confessions…..Runner Style

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I have made it no secret I am training for a marathon.  I have some true confessions that any runner (and some non-runners) can relate to.  Let's get on with it, shall we? I wonder often if my friends, family, Facebook followers and even YOU, get tired of hearing me talk/rant/gush/whine about … [Read more...]

Introducing TruMoo Protein Plus {sponsored}

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This post brought to you by TruMoo Protein Plus. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Shrinking Jeans. You've seen the TruMoo commercials right? Where the kid is trying to convince his mom to buy him chocolate milk? Talk about fantastic marketing....my kids think TruMoo … [Read more...]

Hometown Hero: 2014 Beer Mile World Champion Contender

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Today's post takes a break from the calorie counting, the chastising for skipping the gym, and the stress of the general holiday season. Today's post is just for fun. We all have certain idols that we follow, and that can include an athlete. It can even include an athlete from your home town who … [Read more...]

Fitmas Playlist to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf!

What can put you in a better mood and push you through any workout? MUSIC! Specifically, festive holiday songs! We've got this amazing Fitmas Playlist! These songs will help put you in the Christmas spirit, motivate you to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf, and stay healthy during this stressful … [Read more...]

Just Get On With It

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Something happens during the day to derail your efforts to exercise. Maybe it's a sick child, maybe it's a soreness from the previous day's exercise that makes it difficult, maybe it's work, maybe it's an unsupportive spouse, maybe it's because you are tired, maybe it's because you are afraid of … [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...]

Sionara Sneakers! When to retire your running shoes

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Oh man, I goofed up. And I'm not talking about the two pieces one piece of pie I had at Thanksgiving. For all the talking I do about the importance of footwear for running/hiking/walking, I am now eating my own words (had to - it's an eating kind of weekend). I have let my running shoes get so … [Read more...]