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

Introducing Parsley!

Hello everyone! I am stepping far out of my comfort zone with this, but am looking forward to joining the community! I am not a social media-type person, but enjoy writing, and have guest blogged elsewhere, so am taking the leap to become part of this party!  After meeting Salty and Cinnamon in Jacksonville, I started reading your stories and found them interesting, informative, and liked that they are collectively more » Read more

Introducing Caraway!

Hi Salty Runners! I’m honored and excited to be on the Salty team. I’m 39, living in Berlin, Germany with my four year-old son, my husband, and two cranky middle-aged cats. When I’m not playing hide and seek, building with Duplos, or working as a university department administrator, I run. Sometimes in the park near my house in the city, sometimes through 18th- and 19th-century classical landscapes and along the more » Read more

Introducing Paprika!

Hello, Salty Runners! I am excited to be a part of this community and am honored to be a part of such a strong group of women. Before being selected to write for Salty Running, I was an avid reader of the site, and appreciated how much the Salty Running crew championed women in their running endeavors. A couple months ago, I chatted with Ginger about referring to myself as more » Read more

Introducing Mustard!

Hey there! I’m writing from Eugene, Oregon, Tracktown USA! I’m so excited to begin contributing to the Salty Running community! I’m looking forward to writing about my perspective of track and field as a spectator sport (because yes, it is a spectator sport!), training for a BQ, and general running fun. First, a little bit about me. I’m a born and grown southern Ohioan now fully entrenched in the Pacific Northwest. more » Read more

Introducing Poppy!

Hello Salty Running! I am excited to be joining the group! I am a mom to a three-year-old boy and one-year-old girl and a licensed massage therapist. I currently work part-time so I can spend the bulk of the day at home with the kids. These days I do a lot of my training on my own in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, with the exception of stroller runs with the kids. I do more » Read more

Introducing Spearmint!

Hey everyone! As a reader and lover of Salty Running I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be part of this community of strong, beautiful, smart, and fast women. I began running about six years ago after a full-time desk job left me feeling like I needed to move. I was absolutely miserable sitting still all day staring at a computer screen, so I began to go for more » Read more

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