Posts tagged "running"

Your Complete Guide To Caring For Your Feet

Before I started marathon training, I almost never thought about my feet. Why would I, right? They’re all the way down there, on the ground. Never mind the fact that most of the jobs I’ve had in my life have required my feet to bear the weight of my body for eight-to-ten hours at a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Hardcore Marathoner Hyvon Ngetich Collapsed During The Austin Marathon And Finished Anyway

Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich collapsed at the 26-mile mark at the Austin Marathon this weekend, and instead of accepting medical assistance, she crawled on her hands and knees to the finish line. She had led the race for the first 23 miles and still finished third, but the director of the marathon doubled her…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Harassers Won’t Even Leave Women Alone While We’re Running

Apparently a lot of women runners have more trouble with street harassment than I do when I go out for a jog. The Guardian posted an op-ed today about the experiences of female runners, and it’s pretty grotesque: the author was solicited for a blowjob; women have had things thrown at them; one…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Study: Could Too Much Running Shorten Your Life?

Science is now suggesting that you think twice before feeling smug about making it on to the treadmill this morning. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running too frequently may increase your mortality rate. Researchers studied 5,000 healthy adults, 1,098 of whom were runners and 3,950 of whom…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

A Guy Just Ran 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days, Which Is Seriously A Nuts Thing To Do

After I ran my first (and last) marathon last year, my legs were stone-stiff. Like, I got to the finish line, started walking, collected my congratulatory medal, heat blanket, protein shake, gel packs, apples, and crackers, and by the time I was walking toward the party section of Grant Park (like I wanted to fucking…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

How Shoes Made Me More Aware Of My Mortality

Two weeks before the Chicago Marathon, I bought a new model of the shoes I’d been training in and started running in them to try to break them in for the race. I bought them without trying them on because I figured Saucony probably wouldn’t change much about the shoe between models. I was mistaken,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

I Can’t Run For A While, So What Do I Do Now? Advice Please!

I love the natural high of exercise. To me, it serves as a kind of pseudo anti-depressant* that puts me in an instant good mood, and I like to alternate new workout plans to give me something to look forward to during dull or stressful stretches of time (like, say, the bulk of winter). For…
By: Claire Hannum / October 14, 2014

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During Marathon Training

In March, I signed up for a 5k called Bacon Chase that took place in June (the lure being that you got unlimited bacon at the end). I figured by the time it rolled around, I’d be ready for it. So, of course, I proceeded to not prepare at all and then run it anyway…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 12, 2014

What Are You Really Running From?

I have to admit that I'm somewhat of a runner myself, so maybe I'm not supposed to find this video funny, but this Onion ad for a fake fitness tracker is such a perfect joke. For those who run from any form of angst, whether it's a disappointed father, constant shame or a lack of…
By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

This Woman Uses Nike+ To Draw Penises, Inspires Me To Start Running

I hate running with a fiery passion. But thanks to one genius woman who has turned her exercise misery into something inappropriate, I am now inspired to lace up my old sneakers and sprint my little heart out. There's nothing like hitting the pavement knowing that the calories you're burning will eventually form a dick…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 6, 2014

Camel Toe City: Lululemon Now Makes Onesies For Running, Appropriately Called “Runsies”

Lululemon, the pricey workout clothing retailer known for saying larger women's sizes aren't part of their "formula," have gone and trumped themselves in the Shaking My Head department by creating a new product that's a total workout repellent: The "Runsie," a stylish romper…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 1, 2014

Found: My New Favorite Running Shorts

In my continuing quest to become a runner, I've conquered a number of mental obstacles, but until recently, had yet to figure out the solution to a more tangible challenge: finding running clothes that are comfortable and functional for my big-busted, short, curvy body (not exactly the shape most athletic companies cater…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2014

5 Invisible Obstacles I Conquer Every Time I Run

I started running regularly about six months ago, moving slowly from the "Oh My God I Hate This So Much" stage to the "Hey This Is Kind Of Cool" stage to the "If I Go More Than 2 Days In A Row Without Running I Miss It And Get Really Aggro" stage, which is where…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2014

True Story: My Big, Fat, Finished Marathon

About 20 weeks ago, I decided to train to do the Seattle Marathon.  Sunday was the Seattle Marathon.  When I woke up at 5am I told my partner Julianne “It’s going to be a long day.”  I was not wrong.  I’ve been training for the last 20 weeks, 370 training miles in all, for…
By: Ragen Chastain / December 9, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Joy Johnson, 86, The Oldest Woman To Run The NYC Marathon, Dies Days After Completing 25th Race

Joy Johnson, the oldest woman to ever run the New York City Marathon, died today at age 86, just two days after she successfully completed her 25th run in the race. Johnson, who's from San Jose, California, hit her head around the 20th mile on Sunday, but refused medical attention and successfully completely the 26.4…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 5, 2013

Boston Marathon Attacks Can’t Stop Me From Running The Race Next Year

Yesterday's horrific Boston Marathon bombing appears to be an act of terror. Though the motive and the suspects are still elusive a scant 24 hours later, it's safe to say that the reverberations from the attack are being felt around the country where fear, horror, and yes, terror are all around. The attack took a sporting event known around the country for…
By: The Stir / April 16, 2013

Awesome Sportsmanship: Girl Helps Her Competitor Finish Race

High school athlete Meghan Vogel had already had a pretty good day -- she won the 1600 meter race at the Ohio state track meet. But what made her day truly extraordinary was an act of kindness she performed, helping injured competitor Arden McMath finish the 3200 meter race. Meghan was coming up the home…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Beach Runner

So, I think I've discovered my new running/life partner. If he'll have me, this may be "the one" who could make long jogs on the beach seem appealing to me. I want him to teach me everything he knows about jogging and life and love. That being said, I refuse to wear his/hers matching rainbow…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2012

Sex, Running And Other Intense Activity Can Be Deadly

Too much of a good thing can kill you. Short spurts of strenuous physical activity, like having sex or going for a run, can dramatically raise the risk of life-threatening heart problems in older people, new research shows. The chance is even greater among those who don't exercise regularly. The study, published this week i…
By: AOL Health / March 27, 2011

Is Athletic Prowess All Determined By The Belly Button?

Could your belly button reveal clues about your athletic ability? It just might, according to a study conducted by Duke University and Howard University. Scientists say that the navel position is the reason black people tend to dominate on the race track, while white people tend to excel in the swimming pool. Wait,…
By: Lauren Gold / July 15, 2010
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