New Balance 880v4 Women’s Running Shoe Review + Giveaway

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I had the opportunity recently to try out the New Balance 880v4 women's running shoe. According to New Balance:   The 880v4 is the ideal shoe for the high mileage runner who demands a resilient, dependable ride with reliability and responsiveness. Delivering on go-to neutral cushioning with … [Read more...]

TMI Thursday: Stress Incontinence

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This post is going to come with a warning - we are going to get up close and personal about our lady parts.  Guys, you might want to skip this one.  Ladies, if you don't yourself deal with the occasional leaking I'm sure you know someone who does.  Yes, we are talking about pee.  Specifically, … [Read more...]

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...]

Fall in Love with Running

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For many of you, fall has finally kicked in.  My apologies to our readers down south who are still waiting.  For those of us up north, we really welcome this time of year.  I'll be the first to admit that fall is my favorite season - at least where running is concerned. There are many reasons why … [Read more...]

Marathon Training: Week 5

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I am finishing up week 5 (of 26) of my marathon training plan. I still have a ways to go (obviously).  It's been harder than I thought.  Scratch that. I knew it would be hard to run in the heat and to add mileage to long runs while it was still hot.  In reality, it wasn't the heat that brought me … [Read more...]

Omron Pain Relief Pro Giveaway

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Fall marathon training is in full force and along with mega long runs comes mega sore muscles.  The makers of the Omron Pain Relief Pro electoTHERAPY unit reached out to The Sisterhood asking if we'd be interested in reviewing their electrotherapy TENS unit device.  Since I've been battling some … [Read more...]

Outdoor vs. Indoor Running

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And so it begins. The air is getting cooler, the rain is turning to sleet, which turns to snow (at least here in Colorado ALREADY!) and the motivation to go on a run completely fades away. The imminent use of the treadmill is in my near future, and I'm dreading it. I'm the type of person who … [Read more...]

The Importance of Rest Days

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If you're like me, you're not very good at doing nothing. I always feel the need to do some sort of exercise daily and often forget the importance of a rest day. This last week in particular, that caught up with me. After a 9 mile hike last Sunday, I proceeded to run 20+ miles before Friday without … [Read more...]

Run or Dye Race Report

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I won two race race entries at the last minute for the Run or Dye 5K (Austin).  The Run or Dye  race is a *fun* event. That means there was no chip timing and there was a *gimmick* (whether it's booze, obstacles, zombies or in this case- DYE!). I invited my daughter Sophie to do the race with … [Read more...]

Pre-Marathon Training Thoughts

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I have many pre-marathon training thoughts running through my head as I embark on 6 months of training to begin this week. I assume everyone knows how far a marathon is but just in case you don't, it is 26.2 miles.  It is a major accomplishment for anyone to achieve and only 1% of the population … [Read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

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As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more...]

Running Gear: do I really need all this stuff?

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Running is a free form of exercise!  You've heard that, right?  Well, I'm here to tell you that running is probably the most expensive "free" sport on the planet.  Yes, you can literally run naked through the streets if you so desire, and local ordinances permit it, but I wouldn't necessarily … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Run Injury-Free

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For the last 3.5 years, I have run injury-free....for the most part.  Sure, I have had aches and pains and soreness and there have even been times when I limped and hobbled and walking hurt for a day or two, BUT I *think* I have figured out what it takes to keep *me* running relatively … [Read more...]

Best Workout Playlist of 2014

You can run to it, walk to it, lift, or do bootcamp. Heck, if you clean your house while you're listening to this workout playlist, your house will be twice as clean in half the time. #workout #running #playlist

It's funny what a good playlist can do for a workout you really don't feel like doing. It's summer, and it's hotter than hell in Texas, which means my motivation is running on EMPTY. It's been awhile since we've put together an awesome workout playlist around here, and I was really feeling the need … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Run/Walk/Run Intervals

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Before I get started on this post, I need a disclaimer.  I am NOT a running coach.  I am NOT a trainer.  What works (or doesn't work) for me may or may not be the same for you.  Everyone needs to find their own magic formula.  I'm just a marathoner-in-training doing just that and this is my … [Read more...]