Marathon Training Tips for Newbies!

For the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, we are about to enter what I affectionately refer to as “hell month.” It’s the time in our training plan where the 18 and 20 mile runs are done, and for new marathoners, the most intimidating parts of training. I’m already there. My marathon will be October 11thContinue reading “Marathon Training Tips for Newbies!”

Are you being slimed?

I know. For those of us who grew up with Nickelodeon, this evokes an image of copious amounts of green goop falling from the sky and enveloping anyone under it! But the type of slime I’m referring to doesn’t look like anything, although it may FEEL like something. So for all of you runners andContinue reading “Are you being slimed?”

Let’s talk running gear…

Let’s talk about running gear. You’ve already heard about my affection for the Hoka Cliftons and the importance of working with a good, local running store to find your perfect shoes. Now let’s talk about running shorts and leggings! Once upon a time, I could run in cute running shorts and skirts. That was beforeContinue reading “Let’s talk running gear…”

An Ode to my Beloved Hokas

Roses are red. Violets are blue. My Hokas are comfy. How about YOUR shoes? This picture shows 4 generations of the Hoka Clifton, starting with the Clifton 2. I own 4 pair of these, two pair of the 3’s, two of the 4’s, one of the 5’s, and I’m currently training in the 6. MostContinue reading “An Ode to my Beloved Hokas”