Monthly Archives: February 2015

Three Downsides of Being a Runner (if You’re a Girl)

Don’t get me wrong, the upsides of running far outweigh the downsides. But there are a few things that come with running regularly that can be annoying if you’re female. 1. Plan Out Your Pedicures Calluses are a good thing if you’re a runner; they build up and toughen up after miles and miles of […]

Altra Running Sneakers Demo Day

Run the way you were born to. Altra, a Utah-based company, sells running sneakers with zero heel-to-toe drop and a wide toe box to let runners run naturally, the way they were born to. I first heard of Altra brand running sneakers from a July 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “The Just-Right Running Shoe,” about […]

Run for the Roses 5K Race Recap

The Ridgewood Turkey Trot feels like ages ago, so Mike and I have been anxious to run another short race before some longer races this spring. Through fellow run clubbers we heard good things about the Run for Roses 5K, hosted by the North Carolina Roadrunners Club (NCRC) and one of the oldest races in […]

Blue Run Club in Cary, NC

Back in December, Mike and I were excited to find a weekly run club close to our apartment in Cary, NC. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of NC, the run club meets at the new-ish Fortnight Brewery at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays. The Cary Greenways “close” at dusk so the winter route is a 4-mile run […]

Skechers Sneakers Review

When you think of Skechers, do you think of running sneakers? I didn’t until last year. Ever since Meb won the Boston Marathon last year wearing Skechers sneakers, Mike and I have been wanting to give them a try. The newish running store, Runologie, in downtown Raleigh carries non-mainstream brands of running sneakers and apparel, […]