How To Handle Panic Training

Panic Training

So here’s the scenario: you signed up for a race months ago with every intention of training for it. You were excited to train for it. You had a great training plan, but then life got in the way, and […]

Why You Should Occasionally Run Naked (not literally!)


 The Benefits Of Running Without Technology Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my Garmin (I currently use a Garmin [amazon_textlink asin=’B00RY1YWSO’ text=’Fenix 3′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’sarakurth-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8de8da0d-7215-44bb-b0b3-406a2da13709′ alt=”Fenix3″] and adore it!). I love having it calculate my distance and […]

Overheard At The Marathon Expo

Overheard at the marathon expo

Several times a year, I act as a pacer for various marathons and half marathons. When I’m a pacer, I often find myself spending a bunch of time manning the pacer booth at the race expo, answering questions and promoting […]

Mistakes Runners Can’t Stop Making

Mistakes Runners keep making

Even the most experienced runners will make mistakes when running – making bad food or clothing choices. Running long runs at a pace that’s way too fast. After some runs, the couch may look so tempting to nap on – […]

Talking To Non-Runners About Running

Talking To Non-runners

I divide the people in my life into two major categories: runners and non-runners. The runners I largely know through various running clubs and fitness classes. With these people, my conversations are largely running focused: What are you training for? […]

When Is The Best Time To Run? 

Time Of Day To Run

Some runners swear by morning runs. For others, their day isn’t complete without a group run in the evening. There is no single ‘best time’ to run. I’ve read any number of studies that have claimed to find the ‘right’ […]

Running Photos

running photos

My relationship with running photos continues to evolve. Historically (read: pre-this blog), I hated pretty much everything run photo related. I never had any good race photos (seriously, how can my eyes always be closed!?) and other runners taking photos […]

Puffin Picks March

Puffin Picks March 2019

With my training mileage really ramping up, I’ve been super happy I found an app that pays me cash to run… Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I may be compensated if you purchase items or click […]

Skills You Develop Running In Place

Benefits of treadmill runs

Many runners (myself included) view the treadmill as a necessary evil. It may have its place when it’s dark and rainy out, but otherwise? The treadmill is to be avoided at all costs… I mean, the thing was originally developed […]