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Something happens during the day to derail your efforts to exercise. Maybe it’s a sick child, maybe it’s a soreness from the previous day’s exercise that makes it difficult, maybe it’s work, maybe it’s an unsupportive spouse, maybe it’s because you are tired, maybe it’s because you are afraid of … [Read more…]

Are you all loving our new fitness challenges here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans?  I’m so inspired by everyone who has signed up to participate.  Last week, Melissa told you about our latest wellness challenge – Get YoursElf Off the Shelf.  If you missed that post, click on that little … [Read more…]

Oh man, I goofed up. And I’m not talking about the two pieces one piece of pie I had at Thanksgiving. For all the talking I do about the importance of footwear for running/hiking/walking, I am now eating my own words (had to – it’s an eating kind of weekend). I have let my running shoes get so … [Read more…]

It’s here. It’s official. IT IS RACE DAY! It’s time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more…]

    Today is Veteran’s Day so I wanted to honor our military veterans because I believe they are worthy of our honor. I come from a long line of veterans from many branches of services and I am very proud of how they have served this country to make it a better place to live. In … [Read more…]

I am heading into Week 12 (of 26) for marathon training.  The race still seems so far away but with the holidays quickly approaching and work and kids and their school and activities, I know the time will fly by. Cooler weather has arrived so instead of the constant heat we had in September and … [Read more…]

From the look of that bling rack, I’ve run a couple races in my short running “career” term used very loosely since I’ll never make a living by running.  The fact is, I’m a bit of a bling junkie.  Maybe it comes from never being athletic as a kid and missing out on all those soccer trophies, but … [Read more…]

On Oct. 19, I ran the Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver Half Marathon – it was my first ever!! And wow, what an experience. I didn’t realize how much fun running a half marathon would be….yes, I did just put ‘fun’ and ‘half marathon’ in the same sentence. But for real, you guys, it was FUN! I’ll be … [Read more…]

This past weekend, I ran my 2nd full marathon.  This marathon was almost a year in the making – from the time I set a goal to run a sub-5 full, to creating a training plan, executing said plan, and finishing my marathon with a nearly 35 minute PR and 4:52 finishing time.  To say I had a very good … [Read more…]

I had the opportunity recently to try out the New Balance 880v4 women’s running shoe. According to New Balance:   The 880v4 is the ideal shoe for the high mileage runner who demands a resilient, dependable ride with reliability and responsiveness. Delivering on go-to neutral cushioning with … [Read more…]

This post is going to come with a warning – we are going to get up close and personal about our lady parts.  Guys, you might want to skip this one.  Ladies, if you don’t yourself deal with the occasional leaking I’m sure you know someone who does.  Yes, we are talking about pee.  Specifically, … [Read more…]

Yesterday I was pretty proud of myself. I ran 6 miles. That’s the farthest I’ve run so far to train for my half marathon. My excitement fizzled out, however, when I came to the inevitable realization that my half marathon is in TWO WEEKS….and I’m not even up to half the distance! I maintain that … [Read more…]

For many of you, fall has finally kicked in.  My apologies to our readers down south who are still waiting.  For those of us up north, we really welcome this time of year.  I’ll be the first to admit that fall is my favorite season – at least where running is concerned. There are many reasons why … [Read more…]

I am finishing up week 5 (of 26) of my marathon training plan. I still have a ways to go (obviously).  It’s been harder than I thought.  Scratch that. I knew it would be hard to run in the heat and to add mileage to long runs while it was still hot.  In reality, it wasn’t the heat that brought me … [Read more…]

Fall marathon training is in full force and along with mega long runs comes mega sore muscles.  The makers of the Omron Pain Relief Pro electoTHERAPY unit reached out to The Sisterhood asking if we’d be interested in reviewing their electrotherapy TENS unit device.  Since I’ve been battling some … [Read more…]