5 Running and Pregnancy Tips … for Men!

“WE’RE pregnant!” Uh, come again? We’re pregnant? There are very few circumstances when this statement is cool. Two pregnant women standing next to each other berating someone for calling them fat? Totally cool, especially if followed with “you __hole.” A not-pregnant person standing with his or her pregnant surrogate or adoption birth-mom-to-be? Way cool. “Hey guys, Maureen and I got married 2 years ago and just celebrated our 32nd birthdays and guess more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.4.15

I was just talking with a friend of mine today about letting go. I was so scared to let go of running and back off of training even when my body, mind and life demanded it of me. Oh, the ugliness of trying to cling to something screaming to be let go! I’m grateful I finally did and today, with that conversation and that little nugget from it, I realize that by more » Read more

Sports Tampons and Me

After years of keeping it consistent and going all minimalist with my menstrual management, (read: setting myself free with OBs), I discovered there is this thing called a sports tampon. A sports tampon. A. Sports. Tampon. No really, a tampon for sports which is different than other tampons because … sports! Are the regular tampons for regular lady things like quilting? Do they have special construction worker tampons or CEO tampons? more » Read more

Suzy Favor Hamilton: The Salty Running Interview

Prior to December 2012, Suzy Favor Hamilton, from what anyone could tell, was a former Olympian doing what former Olympians do and then … BAM! … there she is on TMZ being outed as a high end escort in Vegas. There was always something particularly charismatic about Suzy even beyond the beauty and the athletic gift, but no one in the running world saw that coming. A former Olympian with a husband more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.27.15

I’ve been incredibly busy with my non-running life, taking care of my children and immediate family as well as helping out with my elderly in-laws. I’m definitely feeling that whole sandwich generation thing! But in these busy and stressful times, I feel extra grateful that I don’t have self-imposed performance stress when it comes to running. Just running for stress relief and joy is so nice right now. I’ve been more » Read more

Reader’s Roundtable: What Are You Training For?

Unless you’ve been regularly checking out my training logs, you might now know that after years of chasing PRs, I’m formally taking a break from training and racing. It might sound terrible, but it’s actually exactly what I need right now and I am enjoying my freedom from the grind of training. Usually. But right now, as I type I feel the fall racing season heating up right before my more » Read more

Are YOU the Next Salty Blogger?!

Are you a talented writer?  Do you love running? Great news, we want you!! Several times a year we take applications for committed, smart and enthusiastic women runners interested in sharing their training and insights with the Salty Running audience. And now is one of those times! We are committed to representing the lifestyle diversity of women who run, so we’re looking for new bloggers that have individuality! Currently we’re looking more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.6, 9.13 & 9.20.15

I’ve been back running about 3 months now, since my break to kickstart my recovery from overtraining. I’ve been taking it one day at a time and just keeping an open mind about things. My main goal is to continue to fit running into my life rather than revolving my life around it and I have to pat myself on the back here, because I’ve succeeded so far. I think more » Read more

5 Reasons to Love Suzy Favor Hamilton

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without an electronic device, you’ve seen Suzy Favor Hamilton on her press junket promoting her new book.  And unless you’ve been under that rock for 3 years, you know that Suzy, a 3-time Olympian, middle distance runner, was revealed to be a high-priced Vegas call girl when she wasn’t promoting Rock n’ Roll races or the face of brands like Nike and the more » Read more

Ask-a-Salty: Marathon Strategy for Carrying Gels and Hydration

And we’re back with our second installment of Ask-a-Salty: the feature where…surprise! you ask questions and we answer them for you. If you have a question you’d like to ask, check out this page! Today’s questions come from Jen P. who asks: Hi Salties! One thing I have been thinking about lately is how do many racers carry their gels?  I was curious what the Salties might have to say. more » Read more

5 Things Good Running Friends Don’t Do

I write a lot of advice here on Salty Running and just today I had a chuckle with a friend about how sometimes I need to read the advice I write long after I write it. I’m definitely a work in progress! But one thing I really think I’m solid on after all these years of running is how to be a good friend. Through my ups and downs as a runner, more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.30.15

Operation just run continues. This was the first week of our new schedule with 2 kids in school and my 2 year-old and me with the whole day ahead of us! On Monday I took the day off of running to host a play date, which means I spent the time I would have run frantically cleaning, socializing and then laying around pooped! It was fun! But I managed to more » Read more

Readers Roundtable: What Do You Take with You on the Run?

Sometimes I am amazed when I pass a runner and see all the things she has with her: hat; drinks; snacks; music; phone; fancy watch; and more.  I’m the opposite. I like to run with nothing: no phone; no water; no gels; no identification; and sometimes not even a watch.  The watch thing I’m not so worried about, but the phone and the identification thing do leave traces of anxiety more » Read more

5 Classes to Take When You Go Back to Runner School

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or don’t play on social media, you are more than well aware it’s back-to-school time. Every other photo is of a smiling kid holding a sign with information only a mother could care about … and I say this as a social media abusing mother of back-to-school kids! Besides the avalanche of cute kid photos, deals on lined paper at the big box more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.16.15 & 8.23.15

I really meant to write my training log last week, but it ended up turning into this post instead. I really needed to let that out. On one hand, I love running to compete, pursuing excellence, pushing myself mentally and physically, but on the other and as that post implies, running competitive is just not the best allocation of my resources (time, energy and money). And that’s beyond the fact more » Read more