Last Updated on November 26, 2019 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP, CSCS
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. In an effort to put them all in once place, I’ve created a series of “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Running” posts.
Without further ado: here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about running *, Volume 1.
(*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.
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.
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, please feel free to comment below!
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, RRCA certified Running Coach, co-founder of Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, and creator of this site, Relentless Forward Commotion. She is a mom of two teen boys, and has been running and racing distances of 5K to 100+ miles for over a decade. Heather has been writing and encouraging others to find a love for fitness and movement since 2009.