Category: Running and Races

7 Things That Make You A Runner

I always hear people say, “They aren’t a real runner.” What the heck does that even mean? Where is the line drawn that designate what makes someone a “real” runner vs. a fake runner? Thats BS in my opinion. Anyone can be a runner…

Core Strength Exercises For Runners

Walking, jogging, running and all forms of exercise require good core strength to prevent injury and lower back pain if core strength is included in an everyday lifestyle. Core Strength Exercises can be performed at home whenever you can set aside some time, but frequency should be each day or…

Tips For Running A Virtual Race

Virtual races have existed for awhile, but they have definitely exploded in popularity due to the pandemic. There are tons of virtual options. Including for the first time, major marathons offering virtual like Boston Marathon. Here are my best tips for running a virtual race. Find the Race You Want…

How Do I Find A Race To Run?

  Whether you are a beginner or have been running for years, sometimes finding the right race to run can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to find a race for you to run. Local Running Store Local running stores are a great place to find out…

How Running Helps My Mental Health and Anxiety

I want to start by saying I am not a doctor. I have struggled with anxiety my whole life. If you are a regular you know I have written about my anxiety before. Running became a large part of how I cope with it. Many doctors recommend exercise as a…

5 Things You Need To Know About Training For A Marathon

Setting a goal of running a marathon is an amazing goal. When you start training for a marathon you need to have a plan. Have you always been a runner? Are you new to running? Did you run a half marathon and now a full marathon is your next goal…

My Favorite Trainers On iFit

I have the NordicTrack 2950i outfitted with iFit. Finding a great trainer that you love can help you stay motivated and active. There are so many iFit trainers to choose from, so it can be hard to pick one to try. I thought I would put together some tips for…