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It’s time, racers! If you haven’t already, lace up your shoes and head on out for your 5K or 10K Walk/Run! {Yes, you can do it on a treadmill if you wish!} Take pics and share your story with us down below or on our Facebook page! Make sure you log your results on our form! Official results will be … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 involved in pounding … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 in … [Read more…]

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. … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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, which is key. … [Read more…]

We are kicking off our Couch to 5K Virtual Program. What is Couch to 5K? It is a 9 week training program geared to take you from the *couch* (not running) to running a 5K. Each week consists of three *run* days. Each run day has a warm-up, intervals of walking and running, and as the weeks go by, … [Read more…]

Here we are 3 days into 2014.  How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions you set just a few short days ago? Do you even make New Year’s Resolutions?  Here’s a news flash for you – I don’t.  I think it’s silly to make vague promises to oneself that will probably go by the wayside.  I was … [Read more…]

If you are new around here, you will quickly find out that we have a strong running community.  In fact, some of you that have been around for a while might think us runners as  a crazy, fanatical, *talks about running all the time* group. We aren’t. You might feel like you don’t belong to a … [Read more…]