Salty Confidential: How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Running Performance

Last week, in our Period Post, we told you all about the hormonal craziness that happens during your menstrual cycle. Today I’m going to tell you how all this hormonal craziness affects your running. A quick disclaimer before I get out my hormones and test tubes again, though:  I am not a doctor.  I am not a scientist.  I do not have all of the answers, and none of mine more » Read more

Salty Confidential: The Period Post

The women at Salty Running are real. Real women living in the real world and dealing with real things. We’ve written about balancing career and running. We’ve written about balancing family and running. We’ve written about sex, depression, pregnancy, disordered eating and infertility. Yet there’s one thing we still haven’t touched. Something very real that happens to every single woman – or should happen to every single woman at some more » Read more

Retching or Kvetching – Can My Cycle Affect My Running?

Oi Vey!  What a week I had. I was working on running 10 minutes straight.  So, according to the plan, I started out with a 5 minute brisk walk, 10 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking, 10 minutes of running, and then finishing up with a 4 minute walk.  The “think I can” mindset was leading me into the week.  This is where I was headed weeks back when more » Read more

Completing the Female Athlete Triad: Spotlight on Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea. It sounds like a stomach virus, doesn’t it? It’s not. In case you’ve missed the first few posts on the female athlete triad (read them here and here), amenorrhea is the absence of a period for greater than 3-6 months. In other words, when Aunt Flo stops visiting. Sometimes amenorrhea is normal and without many side effects, such as during pregnancy, breast-feeding or menopause. Other times amenorrhea is a sign more » Read more