24 Odd Things That Happen When You Absolutely Love Running

Runners do odd things. People who absolutely love running do a lot of odd things and have odd things happen to them.  If you can check most or all of these off, you know you're a diehard....more

Fat Kid Running

I've always been fat. I've always struggled with my weight. I wasn't lucky enough to be born skinny. My family's fat genes are prevalent, and I've slowly learned to be OK with that. It's a part of who I am, but it does not define me. As a child, I didn't start to get chunky until the first grade. My guess is that sitting at a desk at school all day coupled with being greeted at home by a lonely mom -- I am an only child after all -- with a bowl full of ice cream as an after school snack contributed to my childhood obesity. ...more
cherrycottagefi A runner is a runner is a runner!  Doesn't matter if you are "good" at it or ...more

My Version of Training for a 10K

If there's one thing I've learned about myself it's that I like to do research before doing *anything*. I study park maps, read up on planned activities, view places on Google street view before I go there. I like to know what I'm in for....more

Honk if you hear me

Okay I need to talk about something that has been on my mind for quite some time. Please, please, PLEASE share your thoughts about this because I really need to know different points of view. What is with the honking when I'm running?!...more

And I worried about matching?

This morning the temperature outside my home registered 32 degrees -- which meant it likely dropped below that just before sunrise. Our wooded lot also shelters us from wind and somewhat insulates us from the cold, and so when I arrived at the health club a few miles from home, the temp was 28 degrees. Fahrenheit. In mid-November. In Florida. As I drove, I listened to the news on the radio and learned that at least eight people have died due to weather in Buffalo, New York. I know I should not complain about my weather woes, but I will anyway....more

National Hug a Runner Day

So apparently, according to the people who keep track of these things, today is National "Hug a Runner Day". Well, ok. If you really want to. But let's be honest, you probably don't want to. Runners are pretty gross.We sweat....more

Running Part 2 - "Now What?"

In our first installment we asked the question “Why?” ...more

Running Part 1 - "Why?"

Running…that seemingly impossible cardiac - oops I meant cardio activity that all fatties try their hand at, at some point along their weight loss journey. And in my honest opinion it can’t be avoided. Why you ask? ...more

My Super Cool Running Playlist

My Super Cool Running Playlist! ...more

Running Is Not The Joy I Remembered

New Zealand has a reputation for being an outdoor kinda country and after you spend a bit of time here you realise that reputation is actually a huge understatement. There are people running in Wellington most hours of the day and they all look like they were born wearing itty bitty lycra outfits and running shoes. Round here, the locals bound like gazelles along Marine Parade completely unaffected by gale force winds or blistering heat....more