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

Introducing Honey!

Hi Salty Community! Get ready for Honey, bringing a little bit of sweetness to balance out the sodium!  I fell in love with running specifically because of the sisterhood I found pounding the pavement along Chicago’s lakefront with the ladies at a shoe store’s weekly “Chicks Night.”  Now, a few years and more than a few miles away, I am excited to join another community of motivated women, and I’m more » Read more

Introducing Cumin!

First off, I’d like to thank Salty for allowing me to share my journey with you.  Reading the posts of this awesome group of Salties has been so inspiring for me as I begin running and pursue a healthier way of life. Quick stats:  I was born and raised in the Midwest, and after college, moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry, and lived there for about more » Read more

Introducing Juniper!

Greetings and salutations, Salty community! I’m Juniper, and I am incredibly honored to be writing for Salty Running, a blog that has both informed and inspired me. I chose the moniker “Juniper” since it’s a nickname my parents bestowed upon me in my youth as a play on my first name, Jennifer. Coincidentally, it is also the main ingredient in gin, so there’s that. I married my high school sweetheart more » Read more

Introducing Peppadew!

Hi, I’m Peppadew, how do you do? I am a ultrarunner from Durban, South Africa, the home to the 89k Comrades Marathon, the biggest and oldest ultra in the world. I am also a mum of two small people and four doggy furbabies, a wife and a lawyer in one of the biggest firms in our city.  I have described our life as frenetic and full-on but it is also more » Read more

Introducing Wintergreen!

Hello fellow Salties! My name is Wintergreen and I live in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and sharing my love of our great sport. As my Salty moniker may imply I like winter. I live in Canada, so as you can imagine I have run in many a snowstorms and dodged snowploughs and salt trucks. Last year we had the coldest winter since I more » Read more

Introducing Oregano!

Greetings from Portland, Oregon! I am very excited to be joining the Salty crew and sharing my perspective and love for running with all of the amazing women who read and write for Salty Running! I am a single person enjoying the last year of my 20’s and cheap rent in a house with four other 20-somethings in Portland, OR. I started running in Minnesota when I was 19, for stress more » Read more

Introducing Jasmine!

Hello Salty Running friends! I’m thrilled to be joining this wild group of women runners at an exciting time in my running life. I’m preparing to make my first attempt at breaking into the world of sub-elite marathon running this year. After many years of being an average runner, better than average cyclist and poor swimmer, it was time to take my favorite sport seriously. I am dying to tell more » Read more

Aloha from Hibiscus!

This Hibiscus is glad to meet all of you salty little things. I’ve been running for what seems like a million years, but let’s call it an even 12.  My first race was a half marathon followed immediately by a full, and I haven’t really stopped since. But I wasn’t always the fine specimen of athleticism you see now: I used to be 40lbs heavier, married and childless.  Over the more » Read more

Introducing Lemongrass!

Hi! It’s time to make a little room in your spice rack for me, Lemongrass! I’m writing from East Greenbush, NY, a suburb of Albany, NY. I’m a  middle school English teacher (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) who loves spending time with my amazingly cute family. I have two children, a boy and a girl (ages 3 and 1) and a husband who understands and supports without complaint that long runs more » Read more

Introducing Catnip!

Hello Salty readers! I am crossing over from Salty fan to join the spice rack as Catnip. I am a 31-year old new mother from Ohio working as a speech-language pathologist. I’m married to a teacher/hockey coach. Oh, and we have a cat, naturally. I have been a runner since I was 12, joining the junior high cross country team ’cause everyone was doing it. I continued to run cross country and track through high more » Read more

Hello, Chamomile!

Bonjour from bayou country, Salty Runners! I am a newly-transplanted resident of Louisiana, and it is my pleasure to be representing Salty Running down here in the Deep South. I’m learning to appreciate Cajun culture, crawfish étouffée, big crazy festivals, and the social running scene of Baton Rouge (where the roads are flat, the weather is hot, and the motto is “Run hard, live easy!”) My husband’s job transfers us more » Read more

Take a deep breath of Lavender

Well hello there, Salty Runners! I greet you in the final year of my 20’s.  I can see the rest of you 20-somethings grimacing; I always thought aging was over at 25 too! Despite missing the days when I could stay up past midnight drinking copious amounts of liquid embarrassment, I am actually most proud of the latter half of this decade. These last few years haven’t been easy, but are more » Read more

Hello Allspice!

Hello Salty Readers! I’m so excited to join this team of fabulous Salty women. I chose the name Allspice because it so accurately expresses my fitness philosophy. Being fit is truly the spice of life, and while running is my absolute favorite way to stay fit, I believe all activities that ignite your passion have a place in your workout arsenal! I hope the information I share through my posts more » Read more

A Healthy Dose of Garlic

What an honor to be writing my first Salty Running post after avidly reading posts on this site for the past couple years!  I am thrilled to be joining the ranks of these amazing running women.  I’m hoping to combine all the different facets of my life – runner, mom, doctor, track fan – to write both interesting and helpful posts for our esteemed readers, and I’m really looking forward more » Read more