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 [...]

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 [...]

Running Gear

Running Gear

As a new runner, choosing running gear can be very overwhelming. The first step should be getting fitted for running shoes at a local running store. The people who work at specialty running stores have been trained on how to fit shoes and fit the right pair for the amount/type of running you do. Trust [...]