The Importance of Strides

If you have been running for any length of time you have probably heard someone refer to doing strides. Some may mention doing strides before a workout or race while others talk about strides after a run. It can be a little confusing if you have never been trained on strides, so let’s provide a […]

10 Pre-Run Warm-up Exercises to Help You Avoid Injury

If you are like me, when you started to train for your first distance run, you didn’t give a lot of thought to it – just put on some sneakers and began running. You kept running longer distances several days a week until you could complete your goal distance. I was 53 and had rarely […]

Tips for Masters Runners (and All Runners) From Masters Runners

We recently asked a group of experienced Masters Runners to share their running advice with other Masters Runners. We asked them for tips or words of wisdom for their fellow Masters Runners, secrets to their longevity, advice for avoiding injury and burnout, and whatever else they thought would be helpful. We present their comments, with […]

20 Strategies to Help Motivate You When You Don’t Feel Like Running

There’s a famous sporting goods company that uses the slogan “Just do it!” While this mindset may work for some, it certainly doesn’t work for everyone. Even the most determined athletes face stretches in their training where they struggle for motivation. Maybe it’s cold or hot or rainy, maybe you had a tough day at […]


We have all been there at some time in our lives. We have the best intentions to run or workout or diet, or whatever it is you want to do, but suddenly (or gradually) we are losing the motivation to do so. We try giving ourselves a pep talk, but it just isn’t working. We […]

Seven Running Hacks to Beat the Extreme Heat and Humidity

As I write this post, the Real-Feel temperature on my weather app says it feels like 101 degrees outside. Tomorrow, it is supposed to reach a Real-Feel high of 109 degrees, and the day after, 107 degrees. While this is an extreme heatwave for where I live, excessive heat and humidity is something most runners […]

Top 10 Safety Tips Every Runner Should Follow

  Running is a great sport and fitness activity that many of us enjoy. But whether you are a seasoned runner or new to running, it is easy to focus on your time, your form, getting ready for your next race, just enjoying the outdoors, or rocking out to some great music, and overlook many […]

Why do Runners Run? Why do YOU run?

How often do you get asked the question, “Why do you Run?” Usually it is from a non-runner who does not understand why you take the time and energy to go out and run.  Often you hear the question on very hot or cold days, windy or rainy days, days where you ran very early […]

A Motivating 5k – The Wounded Hero 5k

On June 14, 2014, I had the honor of participating in the Wounded Hero 5k in Warminster, PA. Was it the best organized 5k? No. Did it have the best bling, best food & drinks or best after run events? No. But was it one of the most inspiring and motivational 5k’s – or for […]