Many people wish to start running when they see athletes glide through the local park or road race. However, they have to know how to properly lace up, take the first step and start running. If you are willing to get started as a runner, then you have to focus on so many things at first. For example, you...
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a morning person, so I typically run in the afternoons and evenings – especially in the winter, when 3 p.m. seems to be the warmest point of the day. There have been times I’ve cut it close running after work, and I think this is one of the most dangerous...
Run the Bluegrass Training, Week 1 Monday, 12/8 – rest Tuesday, 12/9 – 3.05 miles (11:14 avg pace) Wednesday, 12/10 – rest Thursday, 12/11 – 3.1 miles (10:52 avg pace) Friday, 12/12 – rest Saturday, 12/13 – 3.02 miles (11:02 avg pace) Sunday, 12/14 – unplanned rest thanks to post-party hangover (moved my long run to Monday) I’m excited for Run the Bluegrass to be my next...
I thought it was going to take me all month to figure out which program I wanted to use for half marathon training. On a whim after going for a run last night, I browsed through RunKeeper‘s training plans, and found exactly what I was looking for: Running 4x per week with beginner speedwork (e.g. strides, tempo runs). Four...

Friday Miscellany

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Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I have grand plans to catch up on Nashville, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, plus the usual weekend errands and food prep. These might be the most feminine weights on the planet, and yes, they are mine. (A $5 Target purchase for at-home barre workouts. Also…they’re hot pink....
Jess
Hello! My name is Jess. I started this blog to keep me accountable and consistent in running, and I run to relieve stress, fit into my pants, and enjoy the outdoors. A few things: If I could, I would eat pizza everyday. I currently live + work in California. Happy reading!
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