The 70 All-Time Best Running Songs To Get You Pumped Up

What better way to get through that challenging speed workout, three-hour long run, or hill sprint session than an awesome pump-you-up playlist of the best running songs?  True, we all have different tastes in music, and not everyone will love every song on this workout playlist. Still, I hope to help get you through some … Read more

Celebrity Marathon Times: How Do You Compare With These 23 Famous Runners?

We would be lying if we said we weren’t just a little bit curious about celebrity marathon times…

From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the halls of political power, many celebrities have taken on the challenge of the marathon. In the midst of thousands of determined runners, some familiar faces emerge, but who and how fast did they go?

Although there are many reasons to run a marathon, how about the fact that you can be next to your favorite celebrity?

6 Health Benefits Of Walking Backwards + Workout Guide

Rarely is the average individual likely to think about walking backwards or its benefits. However, walking backwards, also known as ‘retro walking’, has a long history of being used for health benefits, potentially dating back to ancient China. As strange as it looks and feels initially, walking backwards can be a fantastic ace up your … Read more

28 Funny Marathon Signs: The Best Running Race Sign Ideas We’ve Even Seen

There’s nothing better than seeing friends and family lined up along the sidewalks cheering you on.

Still, a close second is reading all of the funny marathon signs people are holding up along the way. When you see a great one, a huge smile will surely spread across your face and a boost of energy right along with it.

We’ve gathered together some of the funniest and best running race signs to give you some ideas for the next time you are cheering someone on.

What Is a Running Streak + How To Join The Run Streak Community!

Ever heard of a running streak? Put simply, a running streak is when you run every single day. Runners who hold a run streak are called ‘run streakers’, and they are part of a growing community. Running streakers don’t just go unchecked however, there are actually two official run streak bodies. The Streak Runners International … Read more

Legit or Grift? Is Running Backwards An Effective Workout? 

When I first started running back in middle school, we used to do a bunch of warm-up drills at the beginning of practice such as high knees, butt kicks, and my personal favorite—running backwards. At the time, I thought that running backwards was just a fun way to get us excited and laughing before workouts, … Read more

When Was Running Invented? A Fun Look At The History Of Running

“When was running invented? “Who invented running?” In some ways, these questions seem somewhat bizarre because if you think about the definition of “invented,” it conjures up the notion that someone created the idea behind doing something new or creating something that never existed before. Running seems to be an innate human instinct—something we can … Read more

Does Running Give You Abs? 6 Tips To Get That Six-Pack

There are many physical and mental health benefits of running, which is why people follow a running routine for all sorts of reasons, ranging from building muscle and reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases to decreasing stress and improving self-esteem. As a certified personal trainer and running coach for over 15 years, I have also … Read more

The Beer Mile: Your Complete Guide

There are two main camps of runners, those that almost inexplicably connect running with enjoying a cold beer, and those that avoid alcohol altogether.  Of course, many runners fall somewhere in the middle and enjoy an occasional beer or glass of wine, but the celebratory nature of opening your favorite craft beer at the post-race … Read more