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

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