Readers’ Roundtable: Do You Shave Your Legs in Winter?

Boy oh boy, at 40º Fahrenheit, yesterday was just balmy here in the Big Apple!  So when it was time for me to hit the road, naturally I took off my pants without hesitation.  Shorts time! I don’t think about it too much usually, but last week the Salty bloggers were chatting about our legs, so when I saw the forecast I made sure to bust out a fresh razor more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 2.1.15

Despite my lack of updates on SR I have, in fact, been training steadily since my last long-term job ended before Christmas.  I took the time to build mileage back up and, after a little research, I chose a marathon plan about a month ago. I still believe a Boston Qualifying marathon is in me, and I believe that missing the mark during my last marathon (a delicate way to more » Read more

5 Things You Just Don’t Say to an Injured Runner

This week’s Friday 5 was crowdsourced among the Salty Bloggers! Running healthy is a top priority around here, but nonetheless we all know what it’s like to be on the injured list.  I’m willing to bet a few of you know what it’s like as well.  The physical pain of the injury itself is often nothing compared to the frustration of not being able to run and the anxiety about more » Read more

How to Survive a Career-Driven Break from Running

If you’re a Salty fan, you probably know what it feels like for running goals to be at the top of your list of priorities.  But you also know that, for nearly all of us, running can’t be the top priority.  Sometimes life happens and you gotta take a break. It seems to me that most breaks from training come when our bodies dictate a need, like during an injury more » Read more

5 Ways Running is RUINING YOUR LIFE!!!

Ahh, infotainment!  I’ve always detested “human interest” pieces in the news; they’re so often transparent ploys to manipulate the audience into associating the news organization with emotional high ground, and they wind up blurring the lines between real, factual news and gelatinous informational flatulence. I hold infotainment responsible for convincing non-runners that we are ruining our lives by pursuing a hobby that keeps us happy and fit, a position that’s more » Read more

Find Balance! Train the Total Athlete

My hamstrings are sore again. They’re getting worse.  I know I should stretch more, but I always forget until I’m running late and then I don’t have time. I started running because it was cheaper than other exercise.  I can’t afford a massage! Where does she get off suggesting the gym to me?  I’m a runner! I’m fit enough. Ugh, cross training?  But I don’t like other kinds of exercise! more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 8.16.2014

As an editor here on SR, I always think it’s funny how 25 different women can write stuff completely independent from one another and we can still end up with topics that fit like a hand in a glove. Lemongrass touched on the mind-boggling frustration that we runners commonly put on a few if we’re marathon training. We know it’s stressful, but be careful with how you manage it, and more » Read more

How Not to Run a Marathon Infographic

Hey Salty Runners! Recently the folks at Pro-Form (the treadmill company) contacted us and asked us to share an infographic of theirs with you.  We get a lot of requests for sponsored posts and turn most of them away because we think their products aren’t relevant to you, our audience, or because they don’t want us to tell you they’re sponsored (what are they hiding?).  So why are we running more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 7.29.14

Rather than make excuses about why I didn’t write a training log last week I’m going to take a cue from today’s post and just get back to it and list last week’s running.  This week featured (mostly) shorter runs and only one day off in the attempt to make the heat a little easier on myself. Sunday, 7/20 – 8 miles easy, taking a friend on a swell little more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 7.12.14

Well, I’m back on the sauce. I’ve been taking it easy since I achieved a 30-second PR at my spring goal race, the Brooklyn Half, and I’ve been really working hard on myself from the inside out.  That’s been okay, but you and I both know that when you’re addicted to running it’s much easier to find peace inside when you’re busy kicking your own butt for at least an more » Read more

EAT THIS BOOK: Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-The-Go Food for Athletes

Recently I revisited my unreal food post from 2012, kvetching a little about the carrying of real food while on the run and going on to discuss the real foods I’ve tried carrying and the pros and cons of different options.  Afterward I got an email from my sister (Salty), about a book she saw, called Feed Zone Portables, A Cookbook of On-The-Go Food for Athletes.  I immediately nabbed a copy more » Read more

5 Pre-Race Anxieties I NEED to Get Off My Chest

When, at the beginning of a training cycle, I plug my training plan into my calendar and take an overview of the weeks about a month out from the race, I know it’s going to get tough.  I know I’m going to have to take things one day at a time and accept the plan as it comes.  It won’t be so bad, I think, I’ll be ready for it more » Read more

Comment of Last Week! 4.19.14

Oh my, dear Salties, the season is upon us, when the weather is getting warmer and that means our schedules are slammed! The lovely part of being so busy lately was that I got to spend the last few days in Northeast Ohio with my dear sister, Salty, and we both killed it at the Cleveland 10 Miler last Saturday!  The hard part is that some of our Salty Running more » Read more

Happy Marathon Monday!

Boston, you are strong, and the world runs with you today.  Fast feet to all! As for the Salties, we’ll resume posting tomorrow.  Today is a day of remembrance, resilience and hope! Related PostsBoston Marathon 2012: 7th Time’s the Charm Boston Strong! 2014 Boston Race Report Boston. Making the Most of the Boston Marathon Expo 5 Free Ways to Show Your Support for Boston Read more