running

How Women Runners Are Making History

The idea of running a marathon was first proposed to me by a friend and teammate (we played on the club field hockey team together) at a party in college. We had just played our last championship game of the season, and since I was a senior, it…
By Erin Kelly

Pre-Workout Rituals All Runners Should Follow

Whether you've just started running or have been logging miles for years, chances are you want to squeeze as many runs as you can into an already busy schedule. You'll wake up early, skip a social gathering, and maybe even run through some aches and…
By Rachel Tavel

11 Haruki Murakami Quotes About Running

Known for his vivid imagination and his attentive style, Haruki Murakami's novels are iconic and intimate. But if you really want to get a glimpse of Murakami as a person, you have to open up his 2007 memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About…
By Melissa Ragsdale

These Books Will Give You Major Running Motivation

Contrary to what some people may think, there is no general prototype for a runner. Runners come in all shapes, sizes, genders, personalities, nationalities, etc. If you have two functional, working legs and are in good health, you are a runner —…
By Erin Kelly

8 Motivational Tricks To Motivate Your Next Run

It happens to the best of us. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a motivated newbie just trying to get started, there are plenty of days when you just don’t feel like doing anything, much less like going for that run. (Yes, it’s true: Runners…
By Rachel Tavel

We Asked Experts To Debunk 9 Common Running Myths

If you’re new to running, or thinking about starting to run as an extracurricular activity, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. After all, there are a lot of myths about running that can make it confusing for anyone new to the sport.…
By Erin Kelly

7 Hilarious Running Memes

Running: you're either into it, or you're not. Regardless of which group you consider yourself to be a part of, these funny running memes are bound to make you crack up. Some of us just aren't meant to run, and some of us, well, can take marathons…
By Chelsey Grasso

8 Ways Sports Psychology Helped Me

I didn’t fully understand the negative impact that my perfectionism was having on my well-being until I started to fail — and fail horribly. I spent seven years of my life tortured by repeated failures to achieve a single goal: qualifying for the…
By Elizabeth Clor

This Mom Breast-Pumped During A Half-Marathon

Breastfeeding a baby takes a lot of time consuming hard work, and too often, breastfeeding mothers lack adequate facilities and even face public shaming for breastfeeding and pumping when they are out and about. Which is why this story is so…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

8 Safety Tips For Outdoor Runners

Becoming a regular runner requires patience, perseverance, and determination. It also gives you a chance to practice awareness as you learn how to stay safe during your run. After all, breaking a sweat in the great outdoors requires a different…
By Kirsten Nunez

Here's The Female Runner Emoji We've Been Missing

As a woman who largely identifies with being a "runner," the running man emoji is a constant in my iPhone's “frequently used” section of smileys and ideograms. Whether I’m coordinating a group run, sharing a mileage recap with my coach, or giving a…
By Erin Kelly

How Exercising Can Save You Major Money

Exercising is crucial to your mental and physical health, as we all already know. But it can also be beneficial to your wallet. A new study estimates that regular exercise can save you more than $2,000 a year in medical bills. According to the study…
By Michelle Regalado

7 Ways Running Makes You Happier

We all know that running benefits our heart, bones, and everything in between. But are you familiar with the ways that running can make you a happier person? It is an excellent example of just how complex and amazing the human body really is. Each…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Is Why You Always Need To Poop When You Run

For about 24 hours during Rio, it seemed like all Olympics coverage was focused on one story: That power walker dude who appeared to suffer intestinal problems, passed out, and then finished the race anyway. And I feel like for a lot of humans,…
By Maddy Foley

13 Things That Could Be Sabotaging Your Run

If you’ve been jogging regularly a few times a week, or have just recently dipped your (admittedly new) sneakers into the sport, chances are you have already started feeling some of the benefits of running -- like an improved mood, higher…
By Erin Kelly

The Real Story Behind Runners' Race Day Photos

We all want to wake up looking like Beyoncé, but let’s be honest: No one is flawless all the time. That’s especially true if you’re a runner or someone who likes to work out a lot. While our Instagram feeds may be crowded with countless fitness…
By Erin Nemeth

Here's How Running Affects Your Period

If you’re a woman and run regularly, you may have asked yourself, “How does running affect my period?” You aren’t alone. As a teenager, I started running regularly on my high school track team. I was logging more miles per week than most of my…
By Erin Kelly

5 Mental Benefits You Can Get By Running

Whether it’s pounding the pavement on a run, dripping sweat in a spin class, logging miles in a pool, or lifting weights at the gym, most people exercise to get stronger. But exercise, specifically running, doesn’t just boost your physical…
By Michele Gorman

6 Reasons To Run With A Friend

You might love running, or you might hate running — or, you might be at that stage where you tolerate it, but you're unclear as to how it can get even better. And, yes, it can get better... if you run with a friend. If you are looking to add running…
By Karen Belz

8 Simple Ways To Feel More Confident In Yourself

Confidence is a trait that can come and go pretty quickly — even if you feel on top of the world, one statement from a judgmental stranger can make everything come crashing down. Luckily, there are ways to feel more confident in yourself, your…
By Karen Belz