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Mike and I have been curious to try trail running but hesitant to do so without special trail running sneakers. Recently, we had the opportunity to try out Salming’s new trail shoes, the Salming Trail, during a trail run demo day hosted by Runologie and Salming, at Umstead State Park in Raleigh. I was a […]

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I’ve missed this route! When we lived in DC, we could run from our condo building along the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial and back for a perfect 6-mile route. While in DC last weekend, my brother Matt and I ran the usual Mall route (Mike was unfortunately sick). Besides the wonderful memories that […]

At our new house post-run club

Without having an upcoming race on the calendar and having the temps in the 90s every day, it’s tough to stay motivated and keep to a running schedule. Mike and I have found the local running clubs to be both fun and motivating. I’ve mentioned a few of them including Blue Run Club and Big […]

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Running in Cape Cod felt so good after the heat and humidity we’ve experienced in North Carolina recently! Mike and I were in Falmouth, Massachusetts for our friends’ wedding last weekend and squeezed in a 6-mile run on Saturday morning. Last September, I ran the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon in Falmouth as part of […]

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Last Thursday, Runologie hosted a “Newtons and Nuunaritas” sneaker demo night during their run club. The Newton rep looked at the sneakers Mike and I were wearing and, from that observation, recommended a style of Newtons for us to try out. For me, he chose the Kismet which offers some stability. Prior the the run […]

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I’ve recently discovered how much weaker the lower half of my left side is than my right side, which leads to some issues while running. I think this all goes back to two calf strains that occurred during marathon training in 2013. I didn’t really address the muscle imbalances during (or after) training. I wanted […]

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I didn’t plan on buying a new pair of running sunglasses. Running sunglasses are not cheap and it’s tough to justify spending around $100 on a second pair that I wouldn’t even wear that much. I’d rather have another pair of nice non-running sunglasses! But I caved partly because I needed a pair ASAP to […]

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Everybody believes in a natural, one born with some innate ability or talent. But is that really the case? Is someone really born a natural runner? I never considered myself a runner and I hear people all the time say “I’m not a runner.” I never ran track or played sports. I started running in […]

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After being sick during (and the week after) the Tar Heel 10 Miler and having a bad blister on the ball of my left foot, I wasn’t sure running the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler in DC the following weekend was the best idea. My brother Matt and I registered a few months back […]

Pedicure plus new pair of my favorite sandals/shoes in the world, Birkenstocks!

Since I’ve switched over from my super control, super stable Saucony Omnis to Skechers Stradas, still a stability shoe but more on the neutral side, I’ve developed a callus, then a blood blister (sorry – gross) on the ball of my left foot. I thought developing a callus was just a natural part of running […]

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