Monthly Archives: April 2012

What the Heck Has Luck Got to Do With it? – Running is hardly a sport for the lucky

“Good luck.” In the flurry of races this weekend, even I was guilty of rattling this phrase off to lots of my friends who were about to toe the line. Written, said, Tweeted, Facebooked…you name it, when someone we know … Continue reading


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Run Towards Your Goals: Don’t let anything stand in your way, that includes yourself

Don’t let anything, including yourself, stand in your way. Today will be short and sweet. Remember also, that running is incredibly mental and usually the biggest limiting factor is YOUR OWN mind. Don’t let your mind out-thinking yourself from your … Continue reading


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My Love/Hate Relationship With Running

Running and I have a fickle relationship. Running… I hate how you taunt me each morning, “When are you going to get to me today?” That little question hangs in the silences, it screams over any chatter, it teases me … Continue reading


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Comics for Runners- Runner’s Strip: Exciting New Running Products!

In case you’ve missed the commercials, these are just a few of some awesome running products to be released soon! (Click to enlarge image) Just some running humor for today…feel free to get caught up on previous Runner’s Strip cartoons … Continue reading


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Smoothies Aren’t the ONLY Way to Go: Eating those fruits and veggies rather than sipping

I don’t like smoothies. Now, before all you smoothie loving masses stop reading here and immediately black-ball me, at least let me explain my case. I don’t get a lot of trendy things, I don’t even drink coffee, for shame! … Continue reading


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Don’t Try So Hard: Trying to Force Your Running Won’t Work…Relax

Don’t force it. This applies not just to running but in other areas of life too. Trying too hard can hold you back, it is the self-imposed weight vest of extra pressure and stress. Some pressure is a good thing; … Continue reading


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London Done and Come Early: What us mortal runners can take away from the elites

Yes we’re all excited for the London Olympics this summer but there’s plenty of action over there prior to that with today’s London Marathon. I know I can’t be the only person who feels like a total slacker, slow-poke reading … Continue reading


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Running, Racing, Tapering, Peaking and Avoiding the Burn-out Factor

Bring on track season! All us track nerds and nerdettes are no doubt loving that those high energy, big draw events are kicking off, all culminating in the grand daddy of them all which we wait for every four years, … Continue reading


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A Big Arty Runnerchick Announcement: The Start of the Get Chicking Movement

So I’ve got some exciting news…at least it is for me.I’d like to reveal to you the very first Arty Runnerchick designed (aka Cait Chock) running shirt *imagined overly dramatic drapes being pulled*: This is a project I’ve been brainstorming … Continue reading


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To Tote or Not to Tote: Running with a water bottle…Clean Bottle Review and Giveaway

Seems like the hot topic of as late is hydration. You can revisit my post earlier in the week about hydration tips for runners and wouldn’t you know that when I popped on over to the Running Times website there … Continue reading


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