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QT: How to Stay on Track During the Holidays


It’s that time of the year, y’all.

Whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate, things tend to get a bit crazy between now and about the 5th of January.

Holiday parties at work. Family. Travel. All the treats. All the drinks.

Point blank, staying on track with your training this time of year is a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly.

That said, if you’re a bit strategic, you can come out the other end no worse for the wear.

And if you really play your cards right, you can continue to make progress toward your goals at a time when a lot of people take their foot off the gas.

I’m glad you asked! Read more

QT: Best Christmas Gifts (or Anytime of Year Gifts, Really) for Runners


Pop quiz: How many shopping days are left until Christmas?

Answer: I have no fricking clue! But whatever the number is, the countdown is on and Christmas will be here before you know it.

Buying Christmas gifts for runners can be a bit tricky.

We runners are a peculiar bunch.

There are 40 ba-jillion different running shoes out there, and yet I’ll only wear one or two different models from one shoe company. If a well meaning family member or friend buys me a different pair of running shoes, I’ll politely smile, say thank you, and literally never put that pair of shoes on my feet.

Ever.

And shoes aren’t the only thing we are peculiar about. We also have pretty strong opinions when it comes to apparel, fueling options, accessories, and just about anything else that we use while running.

Runners Not Crazy

It’s not that we aren’t open to trying new things, but most runners have a pretty strong “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it philosophy”.

So if you don’t know the exact preferences of each item for the runners on your list, it can be tough to get the right Christmas gifts under the tree.  Read more

Your Greatest Run...

Your Greatest Runs…

“Your Greatest Runs are Moments in Time When Running Allows You to See How Wonderful Your Life Is.”

~Kara Goucher

Is it just me, or is life a little crazy right now and only getting crazier?

Christmas is fast approaching and a New Year is right around the corner, and for many of us as the year winds down our stress levels rise up.

Holiday Stress Got You On Edge?

Holiday Stress Got You On Edge?

We stress out about getting the perfect Christmas presents for our friends and family.

We stress out about traveling to be with family for the holidays.

We stress out about the end of another year and all of the things that we didn’t do this year.

We stress out about the start of a new year and what the future holds.

We stress out about our rising level of stress!

We need to relax. We know we need to relax. And for some reason, getting ourself to relax is next to impossible.

Here’s a suggestion, go for a run. Read more

2014 Christmas Gift Ideas for Runners–Runner Safety

Christmas 2014


Christmas 2014 Gifts for Runners, Runner Safety

Gift Ideas for Runners–Runner Safety

As the holidays approach, the search for the perfect gift for each person on your list will only intensify. If you are shopping for a runner this year, over the next few weeks I’ll give you hundreds of gift ideas in a number of different running categories. Today, I will be looking at runner safety, which may not be the most exciting kind of present but could be the most important. Read more