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

The Essential Guide to Salty Summer Running

It’s that time of year again, ladies!  Whether you’re welcoming summer with open arms or hissing at the sun and shrinking back into your air-conditioned sanctuary, we’re with you all the way through August. Except for Basil, who’s in Alaska, and Peppadew, in South Africa.  They’re laughing at the rest of us while enjoying temperatures in the 50’s (°F). Even they know what it’s like to slog away through blistering more » Read more

Are YOU the Next Salty Blogger?

Do you love to run and like to write? Do you enjoy sharing your insights, wisdom, fears and embarrassing stories with hundreds of friends? Do you often refer to yourself by your Spice Girl name? Well, maybe that last one isn’t necessary, but if you said yes to the rest we’d love to invite you to become a part of the Salty family. Salty Running is a collective of amazing 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

Comment of the Month – February

Here in North Dakota, I am wearing flip-flops and many of my male classmates are wearing shorts.  It’s 30 degrees outside. But since we have had lows of -30, this is a 60 degree differential, so it really does feel like a heat wave.  But regardless of the temperature here, it is heating up across the nation, and that means it’s starting to feel like race season. That means things 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

Comment of the Month – January

Well, it’s been a whirlwind of a year already, and it’s already time for January’s Comment of the Month winner.  As usual, we had a ton of great comments to cull through, from those on Allspice’s Letting Go of the Numbers Game post to Jasmine’s introduction to her treadmill-only sub-3 marathon training plan post to Catnip’s Time off? On Purpose? post. But we had to pick a winner, and the more » Read more

Salty Running’s Hidden Treasures!

We are working hard on a site redesign! We know that Salty Running isn’t as user friendly as it could be and that there are probably hidden gems within it that even our long-time readers don’t know about. So while we work hard on fixing up this place, we wanted to take the time to point out some of the best features you might not know about. We want you 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