Running in Nashville: A Quick Guide for Visitors

Do any of you Salty readers have country music on your iPod? How about a road trip to Nashville? I put a few thousand miles on my legs while living in Nashville earning my M.S. from Vanderbilt. Although deservedly famous for the music scene, Nashville has a great running community as well! Whether you’re there to stay or just there for a short trip, I’ve got the skinny on the best way to have a more » Read more

Running Past History

  I spent time in Jackson, MS a few months ago, there to run the Mississippi Blues half marathon. It was very, very hilly, but nonetheless I had a great race. Since my trip took me there to run, at first it had not occurred to me that to walk — much less run — downtown without incident was a victory.   Then, the Thursday before the race, I ran more » Read more

Running the World: Where to Run in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Once in a while we Salties like to share our rave runs in various parts of the world.  After spending several days in the Grand Teton National Park / Jackson Hole, Wyoming area, I thought I would share some tips on great places to run and cross train. GTNP is pure, untamed wilderness with awe-inspiring views everywhere you go.  It is astoundingly beautiful, but certainly not always the safest place more » Read more

Hit the Road: Fitting in Your Running While Traveling

It’s that time of year when so many people are hitting the road, whether it’s for year-end business, vacation or trips home for the holidays.  As I have mentioned in my logs the past couple of weeks, I recently snuck away for a mini beach getaway (and a family visit, too).  The good news is that while I was gone I managed to stay on track with my training, which more » Read more

A Visitor’s Guide to Running in New York City

You’ve made it, baby!  New York, New York! The city that never sleeps! Home of the hot dawg, Broadway theater, the Mets and the Stock Exchange. Where rents are as high as the skyscrapers but you can get a slice of pizza as big as your head for a buck. No matter what brings you to the city–THE City, as we residents call it–as a Salty reader you’re probably going more » Read more

Clove’s Olympic Adventure: When It’s More Than Just Running

I was nine years old in 1984.  The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles and I watched Mary Lou Retton with the fixation of cat-to-mouse.  I was too young to know that the Cold War was raging on, with Russia boycotting our Olympics as payback for our boycott of the Moscow games four years prior.  I was too young to know how big the world really was, and that more » Read more

California Running

Californians are spoiled. Especially when it comes to running. We have the beaches, mountain trails, and many opportunities for every day adventures into the wilderness. The landscape is extremely diverse. Meaning, in under a 30 minute drive, I can either choose from: running at the beach (in the sand or on the boardwalk), around town, at the track, or on a trail tucked into the mountains. In San Francisco, there more » Read more

Running Abroad: England

They say that each time you travel, a part of you changes. You go somewhere new to learn something new, about yourself. My recent trip to England was not without a few lessons, many of which I’ve applied to my running. My boyfriend, James and I had the amazing opportunity to go to England for nearly two weeks for not only a beautiful wedding but to also see some amazing more » Read more