Bari Archives | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Well, hello there! As we start our latest Couch to 5k training in preparation for our fall virtual race, I thought some introductions were in order.  Or RE-introductions as it were.  My name is Bari and I’m a runner.  Sometimes I’m training for marathons or half marathons and other times I’m on a … [Read more…]

In my family, we have runners and non-runners.  Some of our immediate and distant relatives are super cheerleaders while others give me the “you’re going to ruin your knees” speech.  Just like in the general population, the attitudes towards running in the family can be just as diverse.  While … [Read more…]

As I posted a couple weeks ago, I decided to make some changes to my diet and fitness routine in the hopes of breaking some bad habits and teaching my body to use its fat stores as fuel versus carbs.  Like I said in that post, I’m not a nutritionist or dietitian or anything of the sort – this is … [Read more…]

Last weekend, yours truly participated in a 15k race that I knew was going to kick my booty.  Wanna know why?  Because it would be one of the hilliest runs I’ve ever done.  I live in a pretty flat area, so if I want to seek out hills it takes a little work.  Normally, I’m content to run my usual, … [Read more…]

I haven’t spoken about my story here in quite a long time.  If you want some background, you can find a little bit on my author page here and more on my personal blog here.  Fast forward to this past fall and spring and I found myself with the weight slowly creeping back on.  Yes, it happens to all … [Read more…]

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 or I … [Read more…]

If you take a look over on my personal blog, you’ll see that I LOVE to race.  I sign up for races to keep myself motivated, because I love the race environment, to keep myself on a plan, and because I am a slave to bling.  If you are a new runner (or even a seasoned runner wanting to try some new … [Read more…]

Today we’re bringing you a guest post from one of our favorite Sisters, Bari. If you haven’t had a chance to get to know her (which is highly unlikely if you’ve been around here for any length of time), please be sure to check out Bari’s blog – Live. Laugh. Run. Breathe. It’s taken me a long time … [Read more…]

Happy Sunday! It’s the day where we put the spotlight on one of our fabulous women (or men) around Shrinking Jeans! Let’s hear from last week’s pick, Bari! First off, a big THANK YOU to Julianne (aka Pubsgal) for nominating me for Sister Spotlight this week.  I’ve had a nice couple of weeks in … [Read more…]