Monthly Archives: April 2015

Working on Overpronation Issues

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 […]

Tar Heel 10 Miler Race Recap

Some races go better than others. The Tar Heel 10 Miler in Chapel Hill last Saturday morning was a rough one for me for several reasons. It’s not ideal to run races on back-to-back weekends, but Mike and I really wanted to run the Tar Heel 10 Miler since we’d heard such great things about […]

Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Marathon Race Recap

In only its second year, the Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon has the reputation for being a tough and hilly course. Additionally, many Raleigh-ites haven’t been very excited for Competitor’s Rock ‘n Roll series to come to their city. Since Mike and I moved here, we’ve noticed that most area races are […]

On Sneakers: Running on Clouds

There’s one running shoe brand that really stands out from the rest on Runologie’s sneaker wall. Neither a minimalist nor a maximum-support sneaker, On brand enables you to feel the ground beneath your feet while still providing cushioning through its patented “clouds.” At Runologie‘s demo day last week, the On representative explained the science behind […]

Half Marathon Training Update & New Sneakers!

Two different although very related topics. Mike and I finally bought new sneakers a couple of weeks ago after much debate. Buying new sneakers 3 weeks before a half marathon might not be the best idea but I figured I can always wear my old sneakers if my new ones don’t feel broken in enough. […]