Running Archives – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC : The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


In my neck of the woods, families are just returning from or going to spring break.  My family and I spent a week down south in an attempt to get away from the awful winter that’s held the Midwest captive since about October. It was quite lovely. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean […]

If there’s one thing all athletes deal with, it’s sweat!  Nothing can ruin a run faster than sweat dripping into your eyes and fogging up your contacts not that that’s ever happened to me. Ok, I confess, I don’t just glisten – I SWEAT.  It’s not quite as noticeable in the winter when I have 80 […]

Has spring sprung where you live?  The first official day of spring was about a week ago so I promise spring really is coming she writes in an attempt to believe it herself.  Hopefully you aren’t still digging out from the latest winter storm but are beginning to see some warmer weather and increased sunshine. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thirty 48 is a recently launched manufacturer of running socks and compression sleeves.  They have put care into extensive research before any sock or sleeve enters manufacturing and state “our socks are an affordable option to maximize your comfort, keep your feet dry, and your blood well circulated. You need socks that perform to your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I understand accidents happen.  I understand something tragic can happen in a split second.  I know it happens.  I read about it in the news.  It sucks.  I feel sad.  I wonder *why*. But then something happens that I can totally imagine happening here in my world. A mother of three children, a runner, out […]

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 […]

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, […]