I remember the first time I got bloody nipples while running.It was a few years ago. After getting home from a long run on a hot day, I walked into the living room, only to find my sister looking at me with horror. I looked down and gasped upon...
I used to pride myself on wearing my running shoes down to nubs, but after incurring a few injuries that most likely stemmed from wearing worn-out trainers, I changed my ways.Nowadays I religiously replace my shoes after 500 to 600 miles. My comfort and health are more important than...
Like many runners, I spend every cold-weather season counting the days ‘til spring. Running in the cold is not my forte, so the warm weather is always a nice welcome.But now that summer is here, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to do any form of...
Despite the many years that have passed, I still remember the first time I ran outside. It was probably my second year of college, around nine years ago. I’m guessing I must have weighed around 200 pounds at that time. I wasn’t overweight by any means, but I could...
Sugar is one of the worst things we can put in our body, yet we continue to consume loads of it without a second thought.Not convinced?Try this out. Go to your kitchen, get a spoon, and swallow 30 spoonsful of sugar. That sounds insane, right?Here’s the truth. This experiment...
You’ve hit a positive groove with your running routine, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it. Then, out of a clear blue sky, you find yourself sniffing, sneezing, and not feeling so great. Damn it, you just got a cold.Should you skip the road miles and opt for...
Yesterday I had one of my best long runs in a long time. I felt strong and in my element. Everything was spot on. Unfortunately, as soon as I got home, I felt super nauseous. Instead of enjoying my post-run ritual, I spent it doubled over the toilet, spilling...
I’m writing this during my recovery week. As a runner who’s cursed endowed with a type A personality, I’m not a big fan of rest days.  As I’m enduring them, I can’t help but wonder if I’m getting fatter (instead of fitter) by the minute.In my defense, the reason...
I start every day with a hot cup of coffee. I rely on caffeine to wake me up and keep me going strong, and I know I’m not the only one. Coffee and other stimulating drinks are used by millions of people daily to boost wakefulness, improve focus, and...
Run for a few months, and you’re bound to pick up a few bad habits.I’m talking from personal experience. For the longest time, I’d developed a few unhealthy running habits that I wasn’t even aware of. These bad training practices messed with my running success, helping me achieve nothing...