Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nike Rival Running Shorts Review

A major improvement on the Tempo style shorts, the Nike Rival Shorts are one of my favorite running shorts. These shorts were my first introduction to the wide, soft yoga-style waistband on running shorts. Once you try this style waistband, there’s no going back to the elastic-y crinkled style. I bought these shorts in black […]

Five Tips for Race Spectators

Spectating is not easy. You only have a few opportunities to see your runner pass by and don’t want to miss them. Despite having prepared for watching Matt run the Frederick Half Marathon, Mike and I realized we could have done even more to improve our spectating skills. 1. Determine Your Locations Beforehand A few […]

Glen’s Garden Market Run Club

My friend first introduced me to Glen’s Garden Market – a one-year old market in DC’s Dupont Circle that sells just local and sustainable produce, meats, dairy and gourmet foods. In addition, Glen’s offers a variety of delicious homemade salads, sandwiches, pizzas and a pretty awesome bar. Their local craft beers are $4 all of […]

How Picky Bars Changed my Run

What are Picky Bars? I was asking myself the same question after seeing these bars mentioned in several running blogs and running magazines. I’m no bar expert but have sampled quite a few types of bars and rely on them for pre-run food/fuel, as well as healthy afternoon snacks. I typically choose Larabars or Luna […]

Yoga & Other Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

It’s tough having seasonal allergies when you’re a runner. This year, the Pollen Vortex, following the Polar Vortex, in DC has been particularly intense. I know it’s probably best to stay inside on the treadmill but it’s hard to resist being outside on beautiful spring Saturdays. My last two weekend runs haven’t gone great. The […]