When I’m not rambling on about my latest running shenanigans, my running maladies, or the meaning of life, I’m busy actually writing useful and hopefully informative running articles for various outlets. I don’t mention them often on this blog, so I thought it would be fun (and hopefully useful to some of you) to share links to some of those articles here.
If you’ve arrived here from Pinterest, I’m sorry, for I am a horrible, horrible blogger who has brought you here under semi false pretenses. I’m going to commit an internet sin and make you scroll for your desired topic below, and click ONE MORE TIME (the horror!) to get to the actual article. I’ll run a few fartleks as penance.
Without further ado: here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about running *.
(*Maybe. Ok not everything. Six things. That’s a great start.)
The Elusive Runner’s High: As if non-runners didn’t have enough reason to think we’re all crazy, let’s add the runner’s high to the list. It is possible to experience a physical and mental “high” from running. But how and why does this happen, and how can you experience it?
Run Streaking: Those of you who know me are probably rolling your eyes saying “really Heather? More naked running?” I assure you, that’s not what we’re talking about this time. Run streaking is a real thing…but don’t worry, you get to keep your clothes on. Run streaking is the term for running a typically large number of consecutive days, one mile minimum, without taking any days off. But is it right for you?
How to Avoid Marathon Weight Gain: It happens. While training for longer distance races, sometimes runners gain weight. In fact, the rumored weight gain is so fear inducing that many people avoid signing up for a marathon just because of it. But is the weight gain inevitable, or can you avoid it?
Epsom Salt Baths: Old Wives Tale or Recovery Magic? Could the trick to healing your sore, post run muscles be as simple as a quick soak in a bath full of Epsom Salts? If it sounds too good to be true…it just might be. Here’s the inside scoop on this recovery technique.
Walk of Shame No More! I see it all of the time in my new runners: they get tired, they walk, and they are embarrassed that they have to do so. Walking during a running workout tends to be a source of shame for new runners…though it shouldn’t be. Here’s why the run walk method might actually be the best thing you can do for your training.
Running Mom Guilt. We’ve all had it from time to time…if not all of the time. How selfish are we, taking time to run aimlessly around the neighborhood, while we could be home spending time with our family? Well the answer is…not selfish at all. Taking the time out of your busy day to put in a training run doesn’t make you a selfish mom. If anything, it can make you a BETTER mom. Here’s why…
Stay tuned for volume two, which will be available the next time I feel inspired and creative enough to make more pins. In the meantime, if you have any topics you’d like to see covered, either here or on healthyway.com, please feel free to comment below!