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

The Weekly Roundup, 5.11.13

Man oh man, I love a good roundup, and I rather like to do it all on its own, the way we used to. “But where’s the Comment of the Week!?” you shout at your computer screen, wondering what demon has overtaken Cinnamon’s typing fingers, “How do I find out who this week’s lucky winner is!?” It’s easy.  It’s in the next post.  You can click this link. But first, more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 3.31.13

Salty kicked us off with another installment of her Postpartum Running Update – Week 16. Between Baby and two other little kids, how does she fit it all in?  Read to find out! In case you’ve been wondering if Clove’s heavy training has contributed to her infertility, Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 1, Cycle Two gets right down to it and explains her doctor’s opinion on the matter. more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 10.28.12

This week’s cowgirl wisdom: “Don’t let so much reality into your life that there’s no room left for dreamin’.” The October excitement continued this week as we introduced the second half of our new class of bloggers.  Welcome Cilantro, Licorice and Coriander! Rosemary is her own biggest critic, but she managed to impress even herself in Lessons From My Surprise 10k PR Get to know Cilantro in her introductory post! more » Read more

Weekly Roundup – 10.21.12

Better late than never!  Man, between my job and my “running” club and my personal life (wait, what personal life? Oh you mean editing and writing for and redesigning a website?), sometimes I feel like I’m on the back of a bucking bronco….  Which brings me to this week’s cowgirl wisdom: “It’s all very simple, keep your mind in the middle while your butt spins round and round.” Heyoooo! Rosemary more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 10.13.12

This Saturday’s cowgirl wisdom goes out to Mint, for her amazing run-by-feel PR at the Chicago Marathon last weekend: “It don’t matter so much how long a ride you have, as how well you ride it.” This month we have a whole new class of bloggers, and we rolled out three of them this very week! Welcome Vanilla, Ginkgo and Thyme! Ginger is back this week, wondering Is Running Talent Nature more » Read more

Weekly Roundup Saturday, 10.6.12

This Saturday’s cowgirl wisdom: “Stand by the code, and it will stand by you.” On Monday, Salty and Mint combined their marathon experiences to answer one of SR’s most-asked questions: “What do I eat before my marathon!?” Find answers here: Fight the Bonk Part III: What to Eat Before the Marathon And we couldn’t talk about carb-loading without offering you a delicious snack, so Rosemary delighted us with a road-friendly more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 9.30.12

WHOA THERE, NELLY! What on earth is the Weekly Roundup doing on a Sunday, you ask? And Sunday night, no less!? Well, cowgirls, Cinnamon was not feeling so hot last week, and life happened this weekend, so apologies for getting it late in the day.  However, Salty and I have been discussing the possibility for the Weekly Roundup to happen on Sundays instead of Fridays to include any content we more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 9.21.12

This week’s fine cowgirl wisdom comes to us from Will Rogers himself: “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Boy, do I know the truth in that one.   Ginger kicked off the week again with her story of Using Life Experience to Enhance the Training Process, in which she discovers that running is sort of like therapy from the therapist’s viewpoint as well as the patient’s. Rosemary’s more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 9.13.12

This week’s Cowgirl Wisdom: “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.” We can all relate to that!  Sometimes you have to take a risk and learn what doesn’t work to find out what does. This week Ginger asked the hard question. You know, What is Running Hard? Should you feel like your lungs are burning? Should you feel like your quads are going to more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 8.31.12

This week’s Cowgirl Wisdom: “You can’t tell how good a man or a watermelon is ’til they get thumped.”  I think it speaks for itself. Ginger kicked off this week with some serious controversy in “Bandit On the Run.” What do you think? Is banditing okay? Rosemary completed a three-part series on The Female Athlete Triad with Spotlight on Amenorrhea, in which she educates us about how a missing period more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 8.24.12

This week’s Cowgirl Wisdom: “The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.” Mostly this is said while brewing coffee in a saucepan over an open fire under the stars while the herd is grazing nearby and lowing in the distance. Last weekend Salty posted a rerun of one of her early posts called “Sexy Joggers.” What do you more » Read more

Yeehaw! Weekly Roundup 8.17.12

This week’s cowgirl wisdom is dedicated to Domitian: “It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.” Last weekend Nutmeg let out her pet peeves about shared paths with Running Etiquette: Rules of the Road…er…Multipurpose Path. Did you know about these rules of the road? Ginger’s piece A Girl’s Guide To was featured on the home page of LetsRun as a recommended read, and even more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 8.9.12

This week’s cowgirl wisdom: “Every trail has some puddles.” Last weekend I let the cats out of the bag. That is, I’m easily fascinated by simple things! If you’ve ever been annoyed by tying and untying shoelaces check this out: The Big Duh: Speed Laces! It’s nice to start the week off by doing good for others, and Rosemary and Mint did just that! Rosemary shared the inspirational story of more » Read more

Weekly Roundup 8.3.12

This week’s cowgirl wisdom: “If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there with ya.” Or in our case, If you’re ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure they don’t catch ya! This week Ginger explored the merits of running for time and running by feel instead of worrying over more » Read more