Introducing Tea

Hello, Salties! I had a blast meeting Salty and Cinnamon in Jacksonville and I’m psyched to be joining this community! Yesterday Cinnamon told you a little bit about my story, but here’s the extended version: By day, I’m a science journalist, writing about the body and brain for various publications. By early morning, I’m a marathoner who survives by drinking copious amounts of tea (I can’t stand coffee), eating too more » Read more

Introducing Barley!

Hi all, I am so excited to be added to the Salty Running crew! Before I start rambling on and on about running, something that happens often, I should probably tell you a little about myself. You can call me Barley, if you’re curious about the name, just look at the main ingredients in Guinness. See, we are already getting to know each other! You already know I’m a running more » Read more

Introducing Bergamot!

Greetings, sultry, salty running goddesses! I am so, so happy to be part of the Salty community! I am a typical millennial: in the midst of my quarter life crisis and I haven’t even reached my quarter life yet! Ok, that’s actually a joke. While many in my generation are stereotyped as directionless, I have lots of direction and a lot to be proud of. However, I’m interested in many things and often more » Read more

Introducing Dill!

I am a thirty-something mother of two from Ohio and, some might say, a prolific marathoner.  I haven’t always been a running fool. In fact, it wasn’t until nine years ago that I fell back in love with running. My first foray with running was on the high school cross country team. I was decent, but not consistent, bouncing on and off the varsity team from week to week. I stuck more » Read more

Introducing Cocoa!

Hello Salty readers! I am excited to be joining the Salty bloggers. I benefited greatly from reading Salty’s training logs during pregnancy, and having undergone a recent c-section, I wanted to give back a little and provide my own training logs during recovery.  C-section recovery has been addressed a little bit on Salty running before, but I am hoping to go into more detail about my recovery. I also really more » Read more

Introducing Pimento!

Hey, Salty Runners! I am utterly thrilled to be joining a community of strong women runners, as I’m sure many of my non-running friends are thrilled that I now have an outlet for all my running talk that isn’t them. I’m not an elite, but I’ve gone from zero to marathoning and ultramarathoning in a short amount of time and it’s rocked my world for the better. I hope that more » Read more

Introducing Pumpkin!

Hello Salty Runners!  I am your latest spice, the very deliciously named Pumpkin Spice.  You can call me Pumpkin for short.  I hail from the Twin Cities, but have done most of my adulting in Moorhead, MN, essentially, on the Minnesota side of Fargo, ND.  I am coming up on 10 years of wedded bliss to my awesome husband and am a mom to a 7 year old boy and more » Read more

Guess Who’s Back?

Back again. Mo is back. Tell a friend. Hey Salty readers and my fabulous fellow Salty writers, I missed you! The Salty bosses were gracious enough to let me take a hiatus from contributing while I explored some changes in my life and took some time to figure out what was really important to me. Don’t worry, nothing crazy happened that didn’t turn out fine in the end. I didn’t experience a traumatic loss, more » Read more

Running, Friendships and Motherhood Before Title IX

I don’t recall precisely why I chose running and swimming as the counterbalance to studying for the bar exam. In high school I had practiced the 880-yard distance with the girls’ track team, but I’d been too slow to compete. During college, I had persuaded my roommate to jog the hills surrounding campus on Sunday mornings until the opportunity to sleep until ten had outweighed her enthusiasm for the sport. more » Read more

Introducing Cardamom!

Hi Salty Readers! I’m Elle, but you can call me Cardamom! I’m a runner/blogger/academic living out my New York cliché dreams by marrying a banker and living in Brooklyn. Somehow I survived dating in New York City; believe it or not, I found my husband online. Unfortunately it was not through Amazon because that would have been too easy. Although I’ve been running on and off for several years (a more » Read more

Introducing Toffee!

Hello Salty Readers! Nice to “meet” you all! My name is Tina Muir, and I am a British elite runner represented by Saucony (in addition to other wonderful sponsors). I live in Lexington, Kentucky with my fiance Steve. I am honored to become a part of this group, and I look forward to sharing my adventures with you. I am sure you have a picture of me in your head more » Read more

Introducing Dandelion!

It’s kind of funny that I’m a big fan of bullet points considering it usually takes me eighteen words to say what Webster’s can define in four. Maybe my obsessive compulsive disorder (figurative) likes the perfectly round placement. Or maybe the little bullet points provide insta-structure for my rambling. Today, they can sum up my life in three little dots: ● On Monday, after months of post-op recovery due to more » Read more

Introducing Tarragon!

Greetings, Salty Runners! I am from Nashville, Tennessee, pursuing a sub-20:00 5K. I work days as a fundraising strategist for a nonprofit hospital, and I go home to my cat Cordelia. I live next door to my younger sister, henceforth referred to as Meca, who works at Nashville Running Company, our local running store. I began running in earnest in late 2012, and after a brief medical mishap (another post more » Read more

Introducing Sage!

I am a senior grand master runner (this sounds so bold!) and excited to join this wonderful community of women runners. In 1976, when I was twenty-five, I started running. It was still eight years before the women’s marathon was an Olympic event! I was self-taught. I wore baggy cotton shorts, tee shirt and Keds shoes. I was often the only woman in the male bastion of joggers at the Polo Field more » Read more

Introducing Caper

I am Caper. Raised in Alaska, I have “gone native” in the ultimate wildlife habitat of Manhattan, where I work as a securities lawyer/law firm partner and run among a mass of interesting and ambitious people as much as my body will let me. I love to run and run for love. Running makes me feel free and sets my spirits soaring. It makes me feel swift and strong on more » Read more