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

Canadian Lanni Marchant’s Marathon to the Rio Olympics

Lanni Marchant is the face of Canadian women’s distance running. The 32-year old practicing lawyer holds the fastest Canadian marathon time (2:28) and is within a hair of her training partner, Natasha Wodak’s Canadian record at 10,000-metre (31:41:59). Most recently, Lanni delivered a top-Canadian performance at the the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Gold Label 10K race in Ottawa. As the top Canadian woman in the field, it seemed like a no-brainer that she would 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

You’re Invited to Salty Camp!

Want to meet the badass women behind Salty Running while you run, eat, relax, celebrate and learn? Here’s your chance! Deep in Cuyahoga Valley National State Park, nestled amongst the trails, is a historic mansion. On July 29, 30, and 31, that mansion will be transformed into a runner’s paradise as it hosts Salty Camp 2016. Salty Camp is your opportunity to join the Salty Running spice rack, lead by Salty and Cinnamon, 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

🏁The Amazing Salty Running Contributor Race!🏁

It’s time! We are adding to the Salty team! Are you the person your running friends go to when they have questions about injuries, training, or what to wear to run in the rain? Are you someone who finds running inspiration in the most unlikely places? Do you feel like you have unique insights or a viewpoint that would educate or inspire other runners? Would you like to be a more » Read more

Sanjuanita Martinez, Cornell Running Star, Protests on the Track

Imagine working for years to be at the top of your sport and finally earning a spot as one of the favorites for an NCAA title. What, beyond a debilitating injury or illness, could possibly inspire you to give up on chasing that once in a lifetime dream? Sanjuanita (Sam) Martinez, a senior cross-country and track standout at Cornell College in Iowa is a 5-time All-American, one of the top 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