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

And We’re Back!

It’s a new year for Salty Running! Woo! We hope you enjoyed whatever holidays you celebrate and that you’re looking forward to making Race Day Magic happen in 2015. And do we ever want to help you! Because we love you, we won’t be promoting any gimicky diet, telling you how to get six-pack abs in 6 minutes or offering up any kind of get-fast-quick scheme. As always, we will more » Read more

Happy Holidays from Salty Running

Well, it’s that time of year. We have reached the crescendo of holiday madness as we near the end of 2014. I am home with all three kids who are off from activities and school until January. The fact that I am typing this without interruption (so far) is a Christmas miracle! With all the holiday craziness in my life, and most likely yours too, we will be taking a much needed more » Read more

Comment of the Month – November

2014 is almost over – but we can’t forget what happened here in November!  We had some great posts around here: Catnip talked about her Double DNFs and Oregano (one of our newest bloggers) wrote a pretty awesome post about how to tie our running shoes.  It seems so simple, but it isn’t! Speaking of new bloggers, we added three: Oregano, Peppadew, and Wintergreen!  Click on their names for their more » Read more

Gone Turkey Trottin’!

Salty here. I’m heading to the Big Apple! I’m taking my son to see the bright lights of the big city and to spend some time with Auntie Cinnamon. So we here at Salty Running are going to take a break from bringing you fresh material. In our absence, you can keep up with what the Salty Bloggers and I have been up to in our training logs. If you more » Read more

Comment of the Month – October

It’s mid-November already, which means it’s about time for an October recap.  That’s how on top of things I am.  And because we have at least three months to talk about the weather, I’ll refrain from any weather-related commentary for now. Except for one: Snow already?  Really? October was a busy racing month for the spice rack, with a lot of race reports to read.  With great posts come great 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

Comment of the Month – September 2014

Fall racing season is in full gear, and so are things at Salty Running.  In September, we had a lot of great posts.  Basil wrote an Open Letter to Brooks about their recent “upgrade” to her favorite shoe (pain we all have felt before) and they responded! Salty weighed in on what counted as a “PR” (and what doesn’t) and Pepper wrote about the difference between running and racing a more » Read more