Bari – 2/2 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


The frost on the grass and snowflakes I saw a couple weeks ago are telling me that winter is beginning to make its appearance here in Michigan.  I’ve had friends a bit farther north and west posting pictures of even MORE snow – so I think it’s time to start talking about dressing for winter […]

Congratulations!!!! You’ve just completed your first 5k or 10k – very likely the Ghostly Gallop – and you are basking in the post-run glow.  What you do in the minutes, hours and days post race can make a huge difference in how you will feel.  Race recovery is as important to your training and the […]

Approximately 9-10 weeks ago, many brave women (and a few men) started on a journey to become runners. One of the runners in our Facebook group finished her first 5k a couple weeks ago & I couldn’t be more proud. Ann Turner is a 50 year old Communications Officer for Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. […]

So, you’ve made it through the Couch to 5k program and you are gearing up for this weekend’s Shrinking Jeans Ghostly Gallop 5k/10k.  AWESOME!!!! You’ve put in the work and now it’s time to get paid.  There isn’t really anything you can do from a training standpoint in the final week or weekend leading up […]

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 […]

If there’s one debate that I hear over and over again, it’s whether treadmills or running outdoors is the better option.  It seems to me and this is totally scientific based upon my twitter and Facebook feeds that there is no in between.  Either you are an indoor runner or an outdoor one, and when forced […]

Hi, my name is Bari and I’m a broken runner. I wonder how many times I can drop the f-bomb in this post before it gets blocked by most filters.  If I was going to make this a movie and rate it PG-13, I’d get 4 according to the Motion Picture Association of America film […]

Since taking 17 minutes off of my half marathon time this year, one question I get asked a lot is how to become a faster runner.  It’s actually very hard, butt-kicking, exhausting, rewarding easy! Well, it’s not really “easy” – not physically or mentally – I worked my @$$ off.  The concept of how to improve your […]

I don’t know about you, but there always comes some point in every workout plan, healthy eating plan, or just life in general where I start to think, “Why am I doing this again?”  It’s very easy for me to lose steam and motivation.  Scary easy, actually. I’ve been told that I’m not a quitter […]

You have your handy little training plan all worked out in a spreadsheet.  You have copies on your fridge and your computer.  But….what happens if you get sick or injured, or the boss just handed you a huge project at work?  We all know that nothing ever goes 100% according to plan and you WILL […]

Now that we are into the first week of our Couch to 5k  Virtual training plan and many of you are planning to run our Virtual 5k in October, I thought it would be a good time to talk about running safety.  If you haven’t joined us yet, join our *closed* Facebook group- Run the Hood C25K.  Lisa […]

Hola!  For many runners, we get our start by lacing up our shoes and just heading out the door, without much direction or focus.  We don’t know what we’re doing, we start out expecting too much, and we get discouraged.  One way to increase your running success is to find a group of crazy like-minded runners […]

  Who wants to be a runner?! Once again, we are launching a sisterhood version of the Couch to 5K program, a 9 week program geared towards getting you from the couch to running a 5K in 9 weeks. Ya’ll know that we have a large, loving, supportive group of runners here and we want […]