Running – 2/9 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


You Know You Are A Runner When….. You hear a new song on the radio and instead of listening to the words, you listen to the beat and try to figure out if that song will be a good running song for your pace. You spend more money on a pair of running shoes than […]

Week 8 of Couch to 5K. Full steam ahead and only this week and next week to go!  You are either really surprising yourself with what you are able to do, or you are still dreading every step, or you are looking forward to every step, or you might still be wondering what the hell […]

Week 7- woot woot!!!  Here we are- week 7 of Couch to 5k.  you only have a few more weeks until you finish the program.  Have any of you given thought to *what’s next*?  Do you want to repeat the program to get stronger, sign up for a 5K race, repeat week 9 over and […]

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association; the nation’s largest group of food and nutrition professionals) recently convened in Philadelphia (Oct., 2012). The following highlights from that conference may shed new light on ways for you to optimize your sports diet and manage your weight Optimize Your Sports Diet and Manage […]

Running. I have always said, and believed, I couldn’t run. I was too heavy and out of shape. Too lazy. Too accident prone. Too old. And because I said it, because I believed it, it was so. I’d quit. I’d give up on running, on myself, every. single. time. There was always some excuse – […]

WEEK 6!  Yes, we are on week 6 of Couch to 5k. I wonder how many of you are still around.  It’s gotten so quiet around here of late.  There a few regulars that I see check in here or on Facebook but not as many as the initial *Who wants to join us for […]

  I can’t believe it- we are already to week 5 of Couch to 5K!  The weeks are getting progressively harder, don’t you think?  This week is no exception.  Week 5 has you running…..A LOT.  It may seem daunting to think you can and will be running TWO straight miles (or 20 minutes) by the […]

  You have made it week 4! Can you believe it?  I am so proud of you.  However, have you taken a look at Week 4?  Go ahead and scroll down, take a look…… Week 1- Days 1, 2 and 3 Brisk warm-up walk of five minutes. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of […]

Did you all see Christy’s recent post about her love of  gadgets and how they motivate her to keep moving? Let me just say, I can relate, sisters! I feel the same way about health and fitness apps.  In honor of my six month anniversary of being a proud owner of my very first smartphone, […]

Well, well, well, I am completely blown away by the response to our Couch to 5K Virtual Program, but now I have to ask- how did week 1 go for you? Was it harder, easier or exactly what you thought it would be?  Are you ready to continue into Week 2?  Do you have a […]

I am so darn excited about our Couch to 5K Virtual Program- it is going to be so awesome to see ya’ll take off on your running journeys.  I have so many thoughts, tidbits and random pieces of advice to share with you.  In addition, we have a ready-made running community here at Shrinking Jeans […]

Have you ever thought of becoming a runner but had no idea where to start?  Or maybe you knew that you could start, but then had fear that you wouldn’t finish, or that it might hurt too much, or that there is just no way you could ever be a runner?  Do you want to get […]

Why do you run? People pound the pavement for lots of reasons. to get fit to get healthy to lose weight because they like a challenge for a good cause, like Team in Training because it is cheaper than therapy The last time I ran was Friday morning.  I was grinding out a good, solid […]

I love cold weather running. Hot weather running in Central Texas in the Summer?  Not so much.  Upwards of 75 degrees at with 60%+ humidity and a bright sun at 8am? Even at 6am, when the sun is rising, it is still hot and sometimes humid.  Ugh and no thank you. But cold weather running? […]

Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like me, your personal present wish list might include a few running items.  I thought I would help a sister out, point ya’ll in the right direction, and share with you some of MY favorite running items.  Are these the ONLY running items/brands I use? […]