Pre-Run Foods!

I’m not an expert in fitness or nutrition, but here are some of my favorite foods to eat before running. These have proven to NOT cause gastric distress for me.* Some of these are good choices if you’re squeezing in a run after lunch, while others are fantastic pre-race fuel!

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My Half Marathon Race Rituals

In honor of the Cleveland Marathon coming up this weekend, I thought I’d share some of my race rituals. I follow these for every half marathon I run. It’s comforting to follow routine;  races can be a little unpredictable, so it’s nice to know that there are some things that I can control. And, who knows, maybe there’s a little luck in routine! Continue reading My Half Marathon Race Rituals

5 Winter Races to Keep You Running!

It’s hard to keep running through the winter, especially when it’s difficult to find motivation. We’ve found that our best motivators are races (and food and booze), so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite winter races (and an interesting challenge). You’ll definitely see us at 4 of these events, so join the fun and keep running!

Now is the time to even consider making a 2016 resolution to run a race a month — that’s how we got sucked into this. 😉

Garage Sale 5K January 16, 2016

A Cleveland staple! Casual, small, and a fun collection of shirts that let you look back at the year’s race history!

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Garage Sale 5K 2014

Tackle the Tower February 6, 2016

While we haven’t run this one personally, we couldn’t leave it off the list! What a wonky challenge and great way to keep moving in the winter.

Erieview Tower

Chili Bowl 5K February 27, 2016

Could this be…our favorite race of the year?? It’s definitely up there – how can you beat a cold winter’s run followed by steaming hot chili and spicy bloody mary’s to melt the icicles off your eyebrows!

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Chili Bowl 5K 2015

Jig and Jog March 19, 2016

We’ve run this race twice now and we look forward to it every year. The weather is always mostly horrible and we always question why we’re here so early and so cold, but it ends up being a rewarding and fun day!

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Jig and Jog 5K 2015

This one is out of chronological order, but we thought we’d end on a special note…

Keep Running 5K January 17, 2016

We may be biased, but we love the KR5K! The second annual Keep Running 5K brings together our loyal Keep Running friends and fans for a super laid back Edgewater fun run, complete with post-race milk and prizes. 🙂

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