• Running Your First Race: A How-To Guide

    So you’ve been walking/jogging/running for awhile and you’re ready to take the next step: a race! Don’t be scared. Races are fun (and addictive) and are a great motivator to keep on training. I’m no expert–just a former fat(ter) and sedentary girl who has ran a lot of 5Ks and two half marathons (and counting). Here is a how-to guide on running your first race. 1.  What are some typical race distances? A 5K is a pretty standard and common race distance and it is 3.1 miles.  A 10K is 6.2 miles.  A half marathon is 13.1 miles and a full mary is 26.2 miles.  Then there are those crazy…

  • Five Tips for New Runners

    I’ve been running for several years now but I remember those days of being a running newbie. I didn’t know the lingo, it felt uncomfortable and I just knew I looked ridiculous. I learned a lot and have some advice to share! Here are five new runner tips.   I started running in Spring 2011.  It started innocently enough.  I had been going to the gym and walking on the treadmill and one day I figured I’d speed up a little bit and see how it felt.  The first time I ran I could only run at 4.5 mph for about a minute. I felt like I was going to die. I felt…