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Celebrating Global Running Day Over the Years

From National to Global Running Day Global Running Day, or National Running Day as it was originally called, is the first Wednesday in June. The first National Running Day kicked off in 2009 and changed its name from National to Global in 2016. Once it became a global event in 2016, lovers of running from […]

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Respecting the Principles of Overload and Adaptation

Back In the Good Old Days When I was younger, I could take a six-month hiatus from running, go out for a five-mile run and hardly feel anything the following day. Today, though, such a careless lack of respect for my body would lead to all kinds of complaints the following day ranging from DOMS […]

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My Running Story, the Condensed Version

  My brother talked our parents into letting me join the high school track team when I was in eighth grade. At the end of the season, I won the 110% trophy. It was the coach’s way of saying, “You’re not the fastest, but you’ve got heart!” I was hooked! I ran intramural track at […]

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Last Minute Shopping Ideas for Your Favorite Runner

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   It’s that time of year when trying to figure out what to give your favorite runner or active family member can leave you frazzled, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute to shop. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and in the spirit of the season, I wrote […]

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Stress Free Shopping for Gifts for Your Favorite Runner

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   It’s that time of year when trying to figure out what to give your favorite runner or active family member can leave you frazzled. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and in the spirit of the season, I wrote a little song about why it’s easier to shop online… […]

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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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On Tuesday, I talked about the importance of physical activity in relationship to heart health. Today, I’m talking about the five components of an exercise routine and how each contributes to your overall health. I feel best if I can find the time during the week to fit in all four types of exercise into […]

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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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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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