Weekly Roundup 9.21.12

Yeehaw, gals, we had a fantastic week!

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 like the Mean Girls when it comes to herself and her training, so she’s engaging in some Basic Mental Training: Donโ€™t Judge! And by the way, she loves your bracelet. Where did you get it?

Salty rolled out a new feature for the site this week! Ever wonder what if Ann Landers was a speedy marathoner who had run through three pregnancies and about a zillion middle-distance races? Well this is kind of like that: Ask-a-Salty: Increasing Speed, Pregnant Marathons, Ball of Foot Pain. If you have a question about running, we encourage you to Ask A Salty today!

Nutmeg tells the sordid horror story of an enthusiastic shoe salesman in Surviving My First Time at a Running Store! High Five!!! How do you feel about feet?

And woohoo! We added a new blogger this week! Check out An Introduction to Mace, Our Newest Salty Blogger and welcome Mace to the site with us!

Sassafras introduced us to Her Alter Ego, Anxiety Girl. Are you in the same boat as your race draws near?

I wrote a poignant letter to a friend that I’m missing, explaining how I feel like I’m Losing Myself without her. The best part is the feathered mullets.

Mint wrote a guide of epic proportions that will help you figure out the answer to the question we all start wondering as we hit the peak of our training, Are You in Peak Shape for Your Marathon?

Pepper can’t run because of injury. Tries CycloCross. Hilarity ensues: I Am Not a Cyclist. But I Tried CycloCross Anyway.

Clove is helping you save money at your big fall race with 5 Tips for Surviving the Marathon Expo Without Maxxing Your Credit Card

And Salty Reader Sarah won Comment of the Week! Congratulations, Sarah!

Cinnamon made Salty Running, works on movies and TV and drinks lots of coffee. She is on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is an eclectic mix of finding wholeness as an average runner, celebrating her faster peers, curious reactions, satirical humor and more.

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