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Nikki Kimball:  Bringing Attention To Women’s Running While Raising Money For Girls On The Run

Meeting Nikki Kimball While watching ultra running documentaries about a month ago, I was introduced to Nikki Kimball, an American ultra marathoner. Not only did she pick a doozy for her first 100-miler, but she finished as first female at that 2004 Western States 100 – no small feat. She was also the winning female at […]

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Inspired By The Greats To Run On The Appalachian Trail

This post contain an affiliate link… A few weekends ago, Bill and I curled up on our basement sofa and watched a couple of ultramarathon documentaries on Netflix. We were inspired to make time to run on the Appalachian Trail to McAfee Knob on our recent trip to Southwestern Virginia and left our home bright […]

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Six Running Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

  Running safety demonstration classes pop up occasionally at running stores and in gyms; usually with very good attendance, and for good reason. Whether running solo or in a group, in the city or the country, during daylight or dark, runners should always be aware that something could go wrong putting their safety at risk. […]

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A Summary Of Tips For Capturing Your Best Ever Running Pictures

Last week I wrapped up my five part series which included tips on capturing your best ever running pictures…   This week, for ease of keeping my five posts in the series about capturing your best ever running pictures together in one tidy little place, I created this summary post. Six Camera Angles For Taking […]

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Five Photo Editing Techniques That Make Your Running Pictures Stand Out

After getting inquiries on how I take the running pictures I post to Instagram and use in my blog, I started a five-post series on taking quality running photos. Today’s tips will include photo editing techniques that make your running pictures stand out. In case you missed the four previous posts or would like a refresher, please check […]

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Five Tips For Brightening Up Your Running Pictures

After getting inquiries on how I take the running pictures I post to Instagram and use in my blog, I started a five-post series on taking quality running photos. Today’s tip will include tips for brightening up your running pictures. In case you missed the three previous posts or would like a refresher, please check out the following […]

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Four Tips For Creating Colorful Running Pictures

After getting inquiries on how I take the running pictures I post to Instagram and use in my blog, I started a five-post series on taking quality running photos. Today’s tip will include suggestions for creating colorful running pictures. In case you missed the two previous posts or would like a refresher, please check out the following links: […]

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Running During A Solar Eclipse

There’s been something magical in a celestial sort of way during our visits to the beach these last two years. Last summer, Bill and I got up at 3:30 AM two mornings in a row to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower, and I wrote about our phenomenal experience in Watching A Meteor Shower While On A […]

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Fourteen Tips For Using Interesting Backgrounds When Taking Running Photos

Over the years I’ve gotten compliments on the running pictures I post to Instagram and use in my blog; and often, people want to know how I was able to capture the shot. Earlier this summer I wrote, Six Camera Angles For Taking Interesting Running Photos, where I showed a variety of pictures and where I’d placed my […]

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I Want To See A Bear, Just Not When I’m Running

On Sunday afternoon I took a walk along the property my Dad farmed for years. I stopped by to visit my dad’s cousin and his wife and to pick up some green beans fresh from their garden. Like everyone else who hasn’t seen me for a while, they asked how my running was going.  Monday […]

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This week as I enjoy vacation time with my mom, Bill is at home working.  He surprised me by writing a guest post about his biking adventure on Sunday. Without further ado, here’s Bill’s story…   Last week, I had a small mechanical problem with my Salsa bike when I went out for a ride […]

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Flying Deer, Rabid Animals; And What’s The Difference Between A Runner And A Jogger?

Today’s post originally ran 0n December 10, 2013, but when another rabid animal attacked a runner in Maine just last month, I thought it was time to update the post with the newest story… You’re not going to believe this story that I heard about on TV, and later read about in this Washington Post […]

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Six Camera Angles For Taking Interesting Running Photos

I often get questions about how I take my running pictures that I post to Instagram and use in my blog. About three years ago I wrote, The Art Of Taking The Perfect Selfie, where I talked about the many different types of running selfies that can be taken. In honor of today’s National Selfie Day – yes, […]

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Obscure Words Runners Can Appreciate

Way back in the early days of my blog, I planned to write a post defining the many words, acronyms, and phrases we runners use that not just everyone understands. You know, like bandit, taper, bloody nipples, splits, LSD, two a days, BQ, the wall, or training cycle, but I quickly realized that had been overdone by […]

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The Older We Get, The Quicker We Lose It

Let’s face it, no matter how old we are, it seems to take a lot longer to get into shape than it takes to lose our fitness level. At the rate sarcopenia (natural muscle loss that occurs with aging) attacks our bodies, it’s no surprise that we find we have to work harder just to maintain […]

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Don’t Leave Them Standing High And Dry

During my interview for the Real Runners Virtual Summit hosted by Katie Heddleston which starts on Monday, I talked about running longevity and how my running has changed as I’ve gotten older. We discussed running for fitness versus training to race at a locally competitive level and what younger runners can do to ensure a long running career. During […]

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Coming Soon: Real Runners Virtual Summit

  As I mentioned last week, the ten-day Real Runners Virtual Summit hosted by Katie Heddleston starts on February 20th. Be sure to check it out because you might recognize a few of your favorite bloggers on her team of twenty-three real runner speakers.  😉 During my interview for the summit, I spoke with Katie about running longevity and how my […]

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A Party On The Trail

On Sunday when I recapped my week, I didn’t take the time to mention any of my super fun and sometimes goofy runs from the past week; instead choosing to talk about the Real Runners Virtual Summit coming up in February of which I’m a part. I think the following quote from my interview for the summit best […]

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