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

Five lessons learned by not training for

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...]

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TruMoo Protein Plus

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

running shoe retirement

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...]

IT’S RACE DAY!!!!

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It's here. It's official. IT IS RACE DAY! It's time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more...]

Veterans Day and Fitness

Vets Day

    Today is Veteran's Day so I wanted to honor our military veterans because I believe they are worthy of our honor. I come from a long line of veterans from many branches of services and I am very proud of how they have served this country to make it a better place to live. In … [Read more...]

Marathon Training Update: Week 12

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I am heading into Week 12 (of 26) for marathon training.  The race still seems so far away but with the holidays quickly approaching and work and kids and their school and activities, I know the time will fly by. Cooler weather has arrived so instead of the constant heat we had in September and … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned

lessons learned

From the look of that bling rack, I've run a couple races in my short running "career" term used very loosely since I'll never make a living by running.  The fact is, I'm a bit of a bling junkie.  Maybe it comes from never being athletic as a kid and missing out on all those soccer trophies, but … [Read more...]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver: My First Half Marathon!

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On Oct. 19, I ran the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Half Marathon - it was my first ever!! And wow, what an experience. I didn't realize how much fun running a half marathon would be....yes, I did just put 'fun' and 'half marathon' in the same sentence. But for real, you guys, it was FUN! I'll be … [Read more...]

Mile 27 Marathon Recovery

A beautiful woman happily running outdoors on a Summer's day

This past weekend, I ran my 2nd full marathon.  This marathon was almost a year in the making - from the time I set a goal to run a sub-5 full, to creating a training plan, executing said plan, and finishing my marathon with a nearly 35 minute PR and 4:52 finishing time.  To say I had a very good … [Read more...]