Running in a Face Mask

Runner wearing a face mask

I’ve never liked running with something covering my face – even when running in cold weather. Sure, I’ll stand around at a cold race start line with a buff over my face, but the second the gun goes off, I […]

Foot Strength For Runners

Most strength training routines for runners focus on leg and core strength. Foam rolling usually focuses on the calves and quads. But one area that is almost always overlooked by runners when doing strength and mobility work is the feet. […]

It’s OK To Not Run

Since All This started, I’ve been writing a lot about how to stay motivated. How to set new goals and keep moving forward. Today, I’ll go full contrarian (and possibly commit runner sacrilege) and acknowledge that it’s OK if you […]

Running Form Ruiners

In the Before times, I regularly ran with my running club as a coach and pacer for its marathon training long runs. A few runners would usually take lots of photos and videos of the group, which are then shared […]

Non-Race Running Goals

Non-Race Running Goals

This summer, usually race-based runners (like myself) have been freed from the tyranny of training plans and goal races. I say that a bit tongue in cheek; I love training plans and goal races have provided structure for my running […]

Running Hills

I have a love/hate relationship with running hills. I hate them. They are hard. But I also love trail running (or more specifically, the views you only can see on your own two feet on the trail). Around me in […]

Embracing the Solo Run

As an introvert, I’ve always enjoyed solo runs. I’ve never had a problem heading out the door for a long, solo run. But, contrarian as I often am, I’m finding solo runs a lot less fun now that they are […]

Runners To Do List

Runners To Do List

I love a good to do list. This might be because I know if I don’t write something down, I’ll likely forget it. Or, time gets away from me and I forget just how long it’s been since I last… […]