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10 Tips for Summer Running

10 Tips for Summer Running

May is here and that means summer is just around the corner.  As much as I love the warmer weather and all the 5K's popping up around Columbia, we all know that 100 degree weather is not that far away.  The season's intense heat and humidity can make it hard for runners to get their miles in.  If you enjoy running, you don't have to stop [...]

Drills for Runners

Drills for Runners

I always perform drills after my warm-up before starting a running workout.  Its a practice that has been instilled in me since my early running days of high school cross country.  Performing drills warms up the body and helps to activate muscles before a run.  In addition to strengthening muscles and joints, performing drills also [...]

Where to Run in Columbia, SC

Where to Run in Columbia, SC

Columbia, South Carolina is where I call home.  When I moved here three years ago, it was very important to me to find running trails right away.  Thankfully, I was in luck!  Columbia, in my opinion, is a runner-friendly community and there is no shortage of places to run.  Check out the list below of [...]

Runners to Follow on Social Media

Runners to Follow on Social Media

The running community on social media is growing and thriving.  Runners are communicating all around the world through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  It's a really supportive and encouraging community!  Over the years, I have been active on Instagram (kara_runs) and have even met some of my online friends in-person! It's awesome to have friends who [...]