“Let Your Mind Run” by Deena Kastor

 A Review by Tara G I think I may be hard to please when it comes to running books. With that said, I did walk away with two useful tidbits from “Let Your Mind Run.” One, if you run downhill harder than your hardest you will improve your fast-twitch muscle fibers. This was of particularContinue reading ““Let Your Mind Run” by Deena Kastor”

Share Your Running Accomplishments

I would like to hear from my fellow runners! There is a time to consider your failings and there is a time to celebrate your accomplishments. Let’s do the latter today. It can be anything. You ran more days than usual, you ran farther, you did hill repeats, you did double run days, your paceContinue reading “Share Your Running Accomplishments”

When to Retire Running Shoes

As it is time for me to retire my old running shoes, it seemed like a good time to do a new post about it. The general advice is after 350-500 miles. For me, I run about 550-600 miles in three months, and that is when I start to notice that it might be time.Continue reading “When to Retire Running Shoes”

Whole Foods for Your Long Run

Why should you know about some whole food options? I am the first to admit I like my gels. I use the word ‘like’ loosely here. The reasons I do use them–they are about a 100 calories per packet and contain a good balance of simple carbohydrates, calcium, sodium, and potassium. I like to takeContinue reading “Whole Foods for Your Long Run”

10 Tips for Traveling with Children

One might liken taking long-haul flights with children to endurance running. If you can endure pain for long periods of time, you can handle flying across the globe with your littles. Okay, okay, it isn’t that bad. We have done it countless times and we have survived each flight, so far. We just made aContinue reading “10 Tips for Traveling with Children”

First Day of Summer Vacation

It is the first day of summer vacation. Do you remember that feeling you had when you were a child and summer break just started? As a teacher, I still get that! I absolutely love teaching, but I also absolutely love and need my summer vacation. Today? Today, we pack. Tomorrow? Tomorrow, we fly. WeContinue reading “First Day of Summer Vacation”

Gear to Help You Run Longer Distances

So you have been running and you want to start kicking it up a notch in regard to distance. When you first start you may think you only need a good pair of shoes to run. Well, it is one of the cheaper sports out there and it really doesn’t require too much to get itContinue reading “Gear to Help You Run Longer Distances”

Running Log Rundown

Blue skies, bust out those thighs. It has been gorgeous, sunny spring-like weather–optimal for running. My Vitamin D fix has been satiated. Every day I wake up and am grateful that I get to run without putting on layers and layers of fleece-lined spandex, nor facing such hot and humid conditions that slow me downContinue reading “Running Log Rundown”