TotR: Hydration Tips

For today’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing tips on staying hydrated.  In some parts of the country, summer is winding down but here in Florida we’re still looking at a couple of months of running in the heat and humidity.  Staying hydrated is important any time of year but it’s a lot harder to replace the gallons of sweat lost when running … Continue reading

TotR: Running Bras

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are dishing on running bras on today’s Tuesdays on the Run. Depending on your personal shape, running bra shopping can be easy or very very difficult.  I’ve found that the bigger the bra, the more difficult it is to find the right match.  It’s probably because those of us with larger attributes tend to require more of our running bras. I’ve tried a … Continue reading

TotR: Runners Who Inspire Me

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are offering an interesting topic on today’s Tuesdays on the Run.  Tell us about a runner you admire, look up to or who inspires you.  I’ve got to be honest, I’m inspired by just about every single runner out there.  It’s not easy to get out there week after week and just making it to the start line is a big accomplishment. I’m … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Race Day Surprises (and how to deal with them)

Five Race Day Surprises is today’s topic for the Friday Five with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  I’m sharing five not-so-fun surprises that you may be faced with on race day and how to deal with (or prevent) them. 1. Rain, rain, rain.  Sometimes it will rain or pour on race day and you can complain about it all you … Continue reading

TotR: Core Strength for Runners

Tuesdays on the Run with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I is all about core strength for runners.  It’s amazing how important a strong core is to help you run strong and injury-free. First of all, what are the “core” muscles?  Typically people think of core strength as six-pack abs and thousands of crunches or planks.  Here’s what core strength really involves: Abdominal muscles – the rectus abdominis (six … Continue reading

TotR: Alternative Medicine for Runners

Tuesdays on the Run is here again!  Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs are exploring how alternative medicine can help runners!  I’ve tried three different alternative medicine treatments for my running to prevent and treat injuries, even those nagging little ones.  They all did help, but to different degrees. I get acupuncture at least once a month and I can attest that it does help.  I have been treated for some … Continue reading

Challenge Race Tips

For this week’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are exploring the art and science of running challenge races.  The most famous of these is the runDisney Dopey challenge consisting of a 5k, 10k, Half and Full on consecutive days.  I’m not quite up to even thinking about tackling that monster, but I have done several challenges, mostly consisting of a 10k and then a … Continue reading

TotR: Running Alone vs. In a Group

This week’s Tuesdays on the Run is all about whether you prefer running solo or in a group.  Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are excited to host the discussion, but we’re especially looking forward to reading about your take on it. I’m a classic introvert.  Every single personality test I’ve ever done puts me smack dab in the Sheldon Cooper zone.  People may be necessary but they sure … Continue reading

TotR: Hot Weather Running Tips (Florida Version)

Join us for today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs.  Today we explore how to cope with the heat of summer running. I know some people just love to run in the summertime.  Most of those people live in climates where the winters are harsh and long and the joy of running without tons of gear (things that are foreign to me like neck gaiters … Continue reading

TotR: Running Hacks – Just Breathe

Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs is all about running hacks.  You know, those tips, tricks and techniques that make running easier.  Mine is all about breathing. We all know how to breathe, but there are lots of questions for the best way to breathe on a run.  Nose or mouth?  A certain pattern? How do you get your breathing under control when you’re … Continue reading