Introducing Turmeric!

Hey Salties!  I am so honored to be here! You can call me Turmeric, which is known for many healing properties. It seemed like a great choice, as just under a year ago, my husband and I experienced a miscarriage. I have spent these last ten months recovering and healing. The hole in our hearts will never be completely filled, but we are doing our best to patch it up. Our grief more » Read more

Introducing Sriracha!

Hello Salty Running readers! It is such a privilege and honor to be part of such an incredible community budding with knowledge, humor, and support. I was introduced to Salty Running by a former contributor and needless to say I have been hooked since day one. I have been an athlete from a young age. Born the youngest of three and the only girl, I was potty-trained on the sidelines more » Read more

Introducing Zest!

Hello Salty Nation! I’m Zest, and I’m thrilled to be here! I’m a distance runner in Washington, D.C., by way of Louisville, Kentucky. I run because I enjoy competition and I like pushing myself to be the best, fastest version of myself that I can be. So, naturally, when I stumbled on Salty Running a couple years ago, I immediately knew I had found my people. I haven’t always been a runner; growing more » Read more

Introducing Chicory!

Hi Salts, Chicory here. For years, my social media bios have read, “Runner, Writer, Renegade.” When I came across Salty Running, I knew I had found kindred spirits. I’m honored and excited to become a part of the team. This May marked my tenth year of running. When I started, I could not have imagined where it would lead. Running became so much more than a hobby for me — more » Read more

Introducing Mango!

Hi everyone! After years of reading, lurking, commenting, and feeling too slow to play, I finally applied to write for Salty Running … and here I am! I love the sheer range of perspectives that the Salty community has to offer, and I’m incredibly excited to contribute to the thoughtful discussions on this site. I’ve always been a runner, and yet I still have a hard time thinking of myself more » Read more

Introducing Fenugreek

Hi there, Salty readers! I am a 27-year-old runner and coach in the Seattle area, and I’m so excited to be part of the Salty Team!  I started running in college, but not as your typical cross-country and track collegiate runner. Academics were my focus, so I took up running in the hopes it would help me unwind and mentally relax. I’m sure it won’t surprise you, that the harder my more » Read more

Introducing Spikenard!

Guten Tag Salty Runners! Ever since young-me wrote feverishly within a hardback journal on the pink quilt of my farm home, I’ve navigated internal intricacies and all those existential questions best on paper. I’m thankful and thrilled to connect with all of you on the Salty Running platform! The farm held the usual – ducks, chickens, dogs – but my mother, a saint of a veterinarian, brought home the homeless. more » Read more

Introducing Chive!

Hello Salty Runners! I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome group of runners (and writers)! I am a 23 year old Bostonian and soon-to-be grad student of Public Health. I started running in middle school, going for short runs with my dad and doing some 5ks. When I got to high school, cross country seemed like a good way to meet some nice people. My enthusiasm for running and more » Read more

Introducing Raspberry!

Hi Saltines! I’m so excited to be a part of this community of strong, sassy, intelligent women runners! I discovered Salty Running when Cinnamon and Ginger covered the Olympic Marathon Trials. I was so impressed and relieved to find a community of real runners that celebrate women for their strengths and achievements … and who aren’t trying to convince me to stay away from the cheese platter or sell me an adorable more » Read more

Introducing Cayenne!

Hello, Salty runners! I’m Cayenne, a spicy addition to the Salty Running Team. I am excited to join these amazing women as I share my perspectives on all things running! I am a classical musician for a living and, travel a lot to perform with various orchestras. My current schedule has me based in the Midwest, performing with orchestras in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Indiana. To put it simply, my more » Read more

Introducing Olive!

Hello Salty readers! I’m Olive, a Maryland native who’s been living in San Antonio, Texas for the past 10 years. I’m married with two girls and I’m a former elementary school teacher currently teaching group fitness classes and Lifetime Fitness when I’m not chasing after my kids. For the majority of my life I was decidedly not a runner. A chubby, insecure kid with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, I was cut from various sports more » Read more

Introducing Lemon!

Hey, Salty friends! I am psyched to be a part of this crazy-motivated community of runners. I’ll go by Lemon here, in the hopes that I’ll bring a fresh, bright, and tangy presence to the site. My running journey started way back in the 4th grade mile, when I finally found a PE activity that didn’t make me want to die of embarrassment. After being one of the few kids more » Read more

Introducing Maple!

Hi Salty Runners! Greetings from the True North! I’m Maple and I’m thrilled to bring you the Canadian Eh-dition of Salty Running! Yes, that’s right. You’ve got yourself a running friend north of the 49th parallel. Like Pesto, who you met yesterday, I wasn’t always a runner. I grew up in a professional ballet school and never participated in sports. Ultimately though, I fell out of love with ballet and knew it more » Read more

Introducing Pesto!

Hello fellow Salties! I’m Pesto, one of the newest additions to the Salty Spice Rack. I am sure I speak for all of us new Saltines when I say that I could not be more thrilled to be here! But unlike others you will meet soon, I must confess, I am not a life-long runner. In 2008, my final year at my small-town boarding school in New Zealand, it was final exam more » Read more

Introducing Peanut!

Hi Salties!! I’m Peanut and I am so excited to be joining such an incredible community of fast runner chicks! You might be thinking, hmmm, peanut isn’t even a spice, but I chose it for two reasons: 1. To show my appreciation for the greatest staple in the diet of runners everywhere, peanut butter. 2. At 19, I have much less experience than many ‘seasoned’ Salties. That being said, as a more » Read more