The “Last, First Last” – An Open Letter

Dear Mother Who Changed Three Diapers While Screaming At Her Kids Before The Race, To answer your question, yes – this is “it.” This strong willed, soft-hearted girl is “it” for me. I’m used to hearing “time for another one yet?” and “Aww, you have to have one more!” So, your over-used comments and your […]

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Sockless, Sore, & Satisfied: Form Work At Its Finest

When I began my running career, I went into it just assuming my legs would do great things. The right things. The textbook things. I mean…they’re legs. They had one job: to run. I didn’t think there was a way to screw it up, until someone mentioned the almighty “form” word. I thought to myself, […]

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Two Year Runversary: My Very First, Very Slow First Mile Ever

August 24, 2014. I just purchased the cheapest jogging stroller I could find. I was wearing 26 dollar Nike “running shoes” from the Footlocker clearance rack. I also wore a sports bra that was too tight, a shirt that wasn’t made for working out, and I didn’t bring any water because it was “just a […]

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Purpose Beyond Pace

Every runner knows how easy it is to get “caught up” in any number of things. Am I running at conversational pace? Are my tempo runs long enough? Am I doing myself a disservice if I don’t speed train this week? Am I a bad runner if I shave a mile off of my long run? […]

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Recap: RRCA Coaching Certification Course

You’ve probably figured this out, but just in case, that’s our class photo! Our Road Runners Club of America Run Coach Certification course took place in The Cube of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I’d never been to Ann Arbor, so my family and I were happy to be there (after the 3.5 hour drive). Among us […]

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Another Side of Running

Since age 27, I’ve loved running. I just fell in love with the sport one day, and that surprised me because I was never one to engage in any athletic activity. Over the course of two years, I’ve tried so many different things in search of starting something new. I grew up surrounded by successful […]

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Meet @hiphop10k Founders – Freddie & Denise

When two fitness-minded, business-minded people get together…the possibilities are endless. Freddie and Denise, the founders of the Bay Area’s Hip Hop 10k Run, put their powers together to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience for runners of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to set a PR on a certified course, briskly walk, or fun-run and […]

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Meet Tofes & Ant: @thewoundedpelicans

So, most of us run for a reason, right? Many of us pick races based on causes we feel passionately about, and some of us fundraise for causes we believe in. Tofes (Christopher) and Ant, two boys living on Australia’s Gold Coast, have taken their passion to an entirely amazing (and albeit, crazy) level. These […]

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Running Shoes: Meet @jeph.runs.sherby

About Jeph Jeph, who still considers himself somewhat of a novice, is a half-marathoner (and soon to be marathoner) from Canada. Many of us have a competitive side, and that counts for Jeph: He ran his first half-marathon as a “talk the talk, walk the walk” type of gig after smack-talking a friend. Ironically, his […]

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Go Long – My “Hail Mary”Training Plan

I have gone back and forth for a while now: Do I keep up with Hansons? Do I surrender and go back to Jeff Galloway? Do I try something new altogether? I found myself unable to make a decision about a training plan. That’s when I realized a few things…

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