Beginner’s guide to running safely in the dark

If you work a nine to five, chances are you’re running in the dark November through February thanks to the end of Daylights Savings Time. That means cars, scooters, skater bros, and other mindlessly motoring around people have a much harder time seeing you. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly options for reflective gear toContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to running safely in the dark”

16 things all beginner runners know to be true

After seeing this listicle on Women’s Health and understanding none of it, I thought I’d remix “16 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re A Runner”….for beginners. 1. You are no longer fazed by getting lapped by everyone at the park, including elderly dogs and small children. 2. The only gadget you own is the free versionContinue reading “16 things all beginner runners know to be true”

Beginner’s Race Guide: Denver’s Bronco 7k

**UPDATE FROM 2016 RACE** My friend Melissa ran the 2016 Broncos 7k, and it looks like race management really took last year’s issues to heart! Melissa shared this picture of the newly revamped finish line, which they managed to widen without damaging the turf. I can’t speak to the new course, but it also looksContinue reading “Beginner’s Race Guide: Denver’s Bronco 7k”

Jog A Dog at Denver Animal Shelter

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility if you fall in irreversible, head over heels love with any of the dogs you jog with. They are all up for adoption and I’m not liable for any severe cases of puppy love. Do you live in the Denver area? Do you have a mild to moderate obsession withContinue reading “Jog A Dog at Denver Animal Shelter”

How to deal with your running injury

I’ve been dealing with tendonitis for four months, but admittedly haven’t been a very good patient for most of that time. Since January, I have buckled down, put on a boot, and took a break from any and all potentially cardiovascular exercise. This means no hiking, no running, no horseback riding, NOTHING. Staying positive hasn’tContinue reading “How to deal with your running injury”

How to pick the perfect first 5k

Honestly, I could sum up this blog in one sentence. Make sure your first race is going to be FUN! If you’re looking to sign up for your very first 5k, you’re most likely just beginning to run. I started trolling for the Perfect First 5k almost immediately after deciding to try out running. IContinue reading “How to pick the perfect first 5k”

The perfect beginner running shoes are probably waiting at Payless

My running shoes are starting to fall apart. There is a hole in the mesh over my pinky toe joint that is ever-increasing with each run I go on, stubbornly hanging on to my first pair of running shoes. They’ve been a great pair, carrying me to some of my most exciting running milestones –Continue reading “The perfect beginner running shoes are probably waiting at Payless”

The best socks for hiking and running

For a long time, I lived life completely unaware of the glorious world of sock options. I thought that white cotton ankle socks were as good as it got. But during my first-ever trip to REI, I was informed in no uncertain terms that cotton socks were not going to cut it. Cotton doesn’t wickContinue reading “The best socks for hiking and running”