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 take lots of photos and videos of the group, which were then shared on […]

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… […]

Rate of Perceived Exertion: A Guide for Runners

Rate of Perceived Exertion - A Guide For Runners

This is my summer of #slowrunning. I’m not training for anything. I’m focusing more on enjoying my runs and observing my surroundings. Because of where I live, local running routes are, for the most part, super hilly. Factoring in the hill […]

My Summer of #slowrunning

After taking nearly two months off (because of All This), I’ve started running again. I’m a bit concerned about what my running motivation and consistency will look like without an event to train for. I’m a planner – I need […]

Things I Hope I Never Again Take For Granted

There are so many cliches about the time we are living in this 2020. That it’s the ‘new normal,’ or ‘unprecedented.’ But there will come a time when things begin to return to something resembling normal. I’ll leave the predictions […]