Welcome to Salty Running

Deploying of red carpet from Air Force One.
I need to talk to Cinnamon. She forgot to hire the hot men in uni.... I mean running shorts to roll out our red carpet! Image via Wikipedia.

Today’s the big day. We’re finally rolling out the red carpet for the world premiere of the new and improved Salty Running! You’ll be enjoying more of the features you love from Cinnamon, Ginger and me of course! But we’ll also be rolling out new features, new bloggers and making some BIG announcements. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, I wanted to take the time to thank you for joining me here. I’d also like to tell you a little about what I hope Salty Running can do for you and the world-at-large.

So often in my own running career I’ve wished I knew someone who could answer all my questions. How many weeks should it take to be able to run 30 minutes straight when just starting out? Can somebody really go from hardly being able to jog for 3 miles to actually competing for age-group awards or beyond? What’s a reasonable marathon goal for someone like me? How does one balance a stressful career and home life with training? Is it stupid to plan a wedding 3 weeks after an A+ goal marathon? How much can I run and how hard can I train if I want to get pregnant? Is it normal to be so out of breath when running while pregnant? Is it normal to pee your pants while running for months after having the baby?

My first post-baby race. I'm pretty sure I peed my pants.

How long should it take to get back into PR shape after baby? How am I supposed to handle competing with a good friend? Why am I struggling with the marathon? How am I supposed to not lose it while I watch all my friends get so much faster while I get slower and huger by the second? Can I keep running with this excruciating pain in my butt? Do I have any hope of even coming close to achieving my dreams with running or am I completely delusional? Does it matter?

I learned that once those friends become a lot faster they can pace you and keep you entertained as you try not to fall apart post marathon-bonk.

I certainly don’t have all the answers to these questions or your questions. That’s why I’ve enlisted the help of other amazing bloggers to share their experiences. Cinnamon is here to help you fit it in and to inspire you so that you can go from non-athlete to pretty darn fast! Ginger is here to share her struggle to overcome self-doubts and to face her fears as she embarks on a quest to see how fast she really is. And there will be many more bloggers sharing their experiences in the future.

So I hope Salty Running will be here for you when you have a question about running and life or at the very least be a place you find support as you pursue your own running dreams. We’re cheering for you (and we promise we won’t say anything if you smell a little like pee when you cross the finish line).

All the Best!

Salty

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Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life. Currently recovering from my third pregnancy, heart surgery, diastasis recti, low iron/vitamin D, sciatic nerve impingement, overtraining, mono. What can I say? I'm stubborn.

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3 comments

  1. Can you believe we did it?? WE DID IT! I’m so proud of you for all your hard work and so glad to be a part of this with you!

  2. Congrats on the new site, looks like it was worth the wait. Looking forward to following along, and now that you’re “officially live”, I’ve added you to my blogroll.

  3. Congrats on the new site. I loved the old site and I am sure I will love the new one too. Also, if you haven’t peed a little when you cross the finish line you haven’t run fast enough. I may or may not be joking about that ;) Cant wait to read more!