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Book Review: Runners’ Cookbook »

Alison Wade, a staple author and editor of the running community, has put together a collection of recipes from some of the sports most well-known athletes. About Jeff SmithInitially running to escape his two younger sisters, Jeff has been running as far back as he can remember. Through high school, the Marines and Super Hero […]

About Jeff Smith

Initially running to escape his two younger sisters, Jeff has been running as far back as he can remember. Through high school, the Marines and Super Hero Training School, Jeff kept at the left-right-left right but without focus. In 1999 he stepped up to the challenge of organizing a running group, began informal coaching and applied some goals to his own running. Now with several respectable distances and times under his belt, he spends most of his time running for the pure joy of it, encouraging other runners to tap into their potential, saving kittens stranded in trees and helping the elderly cross the street.

Charity-a-Rama Meets March Madness »

It’s March, so that can only mean two things: warmer running weather and the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Two of our very own RBFers have teamed together to bring you a March Bracket Buster Pool with several hundred dollars worth of running and tri gear up for grabs for the top five winners. About Jeanne […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Your Right to Shoes »

How many pairs of running shoes do you have stashed away somewhere in your home? How long has it been since you wore the oldest pair? If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve got more running shoes lying around than you can possibly use. About Ian Hello, my name is Ian […]

About Ian

Hello, my name is Ian and I'm a runner. After several years of promising to train for and run the Bolder Boulder 10K I finally signed up for it in 2005 with zero training under my belt. Shocked that I was slower than I thought I should be, I made it my goal to be faster the following year. I'm still not as fast as I should be, but I have been a runner ever since. I believe in quality miles over quantity of miles. I believe that you have to run faster in order to run faster, and I believe that I can. I believe in the Garmin. I believe in motion control and that I have an unhealthy addiction to running shoes. I believe in carb loading and tapering, even before a 5K. I believe I’ll never need to buy another t-shirt ever again. I live to run and I run for the post race spread, where the free food and drink flows like milk and honey, and sometimes even includes milk and honey.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors »

About a dozen years ago my daughters’ 4-H group decided to hold a children’s foot race as a fund-raiser. After all, one of the H’s in 4-H stands for health, and they had a readymade director in me, the lone runner among our club’s adult leaders. Anyone that’s directed a race knows the difficult task […]

About Anne

Anne’s been running for so long that when two paths diverge in the woods, not only she does she know to go for the one with the most foreboding weeds, swarms of bees and steep, rocky climbs, but she convinces everyone else to come along. Then, before people are done cursing and nursing insect bites, bloody knees and poison oak outbreaks, she’ll again run — away. She eschews a lot of the newfangled devices that are supposed to make you a better runner because she believes it’s what you put into your body, not on it, that really matters. (Footwear is the exception.) That includes proper nourishment of the mind, which we all know is what really makes the difference on the road…and the trail…and the track. At some point she started to realize that not everyone has run into an Alaskan grizzly bear, been pegged by police as a robber, lost her shorts in a major marathon, rubbed elbows with Olympians, mistaken movie stars for beach bums and watched a wildfire consume her suburb - yes, while she was on a long run. Whether it’s these unique situations, or the universal ones every recreational runner encounters, after she lives it, she loves nothing better than to write about it at Run DMZ.

63 Marathons in 63 Days »

No matter how you look at it, there is something special about running a marathon every single day for two months. A marathon a day works out to 183 miles a week for nine weeks, mileage beyond the reach of most dedicated runners. Tim Borland plans to run 26.2 miles each and every day, beginning […]

About Adeel

Adeel is a 21-year old student living in Canada. He has been running for eight years and has personal bests of 17:44 for 5k, 36:38 for 10k, 1:26 for a half marathon and 3:10 for a marathon.

Charity-o-Rama for August 8, 2007! »

Let’s take a whirl on the charity cycle. First up this week is Peter, who is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Peter says: I am training for my first marathon ever in Disney. I am doing this because it has a personal meaning to meal along with trying to do something good […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Program Review: Medtronic Global Heroes »

The Medtronic Global Heroes Web site starts out with this statement: Running long distances was never meant to be easy. It becomes even harder when the body becomes a barrier. For runners diagnosed with medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, spinal disorders, chronic pain or neurological disorders, that is the reality. Yet the passion […]

About Jessica

Jessica lives in Orange County, CA, home to hundreds of miles of trails and 30% green space along with the Santa Ana Mountain Range. After moving to California from artic Minnesota in January of 2005, she quickly became addicted to trail running, and upon meeting Dean Karanzes at a book signing was inspired to run her first marathon, and subsequently ultra marathon. She completed here first 50K race in July of 2006 and has 50 and 100 mile aspirations. In a short amount of time, Jessica has been active in the Orange County running scene by re-igniting the Saddleback church running group, founding a trail running group, and starting in 2007 launching a series of trail races throughout the county, beginning with the Twin Peak Ultra Marathon in February. In 2002, Jessica had open-heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve. Aside from running, Jessica is also a published author and an independent filmmaker. She works as an Information Security Engineer and part time at the flagship Nike Women store. When not out on the trails, working, blogging, writing, making films, or promoting races, Jessica can be found relaxing with her friends at the movies, lounging by the pool, or sharing a tasty meal and a good bottle of wine.

Charity-o-Rama for June 26, 2007! »

Kelly, of www.myspace.com/run4nf is running for Neurofibromatosis. What is Neurofibromatosis? I’ll let Kelly tell you: My name is Kelly, and I have neurofibromatosis (or “NF”), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow randomly throughout the body. Depending on the severity of one’s case, NF can lead to disfigurement, blindness, hearing loss, scoliosis, brain and […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for June 7, 2007! »

Wow, there’s a lot of people running the 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in October? Who knew? For instance, Princess Runner is one of them. She’s raising $1,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Team in Training program. Help this princess reach her goal here. **** Guess what? Connie Dressen is also raising […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for June 1st, 2007! »

Charity-o-Rama took a short break, but is now back! First up is a CRN contributor: Dawn on the Run (aka the “Pink Chick”)! Dawn says: Call me crazy but I just signed up to run a race in my underwear—The Underwear Affair, 10k Run/5k Walk on June 9th. Okay, so I’m chicken and will likely […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for May 3, 2007! »

Take a minute and check out what your fellow runners/walkers are doing to make the world a better place. Runners are the most generous people I know; let’s show just how generous we are! Richard Boehnen is raising money for the St. Jude Children Hospital’s 5K Walk and Run on May 19, 2007 in Lodi, […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama! »

With racing and marathon season upon us (some say it never left), it’s time to again turn our attention to runners who fundraise. Take a look at your tax refund (ha) and then consider these worthy causes! First up is Cheryl of the Bryn Mawr Running Club. Cheryl says Our annual “Out and Back” charity […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for February 19, 2007! »

Time for this week’s charity roundup! If you’re looking for some worthy causes, you’ve come to the right place. First up: Layla, of Nonplussed (you know, that state of being at a loss as to what to say, think, or do. I’m very familiar with this state). Layla is training with the The Leukemia & […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for February 11, 2007! »

It’s a new week, and a new batch of fundraisers! Charlie, aka ShoreTurtle—Running in and Around New Jersey is raising money for Special Olympics. Charlie writes: On February 24th, I will be joining several thousand people in a Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. Over the past 14 years, this event has helped more than […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for February 5, 2007! »

Well, sports fans, it’s week two of Charity-o-Rama! I hope you read something here that stirs you to click and ponder and yes, maybe even donate! You know it doesn’t take much. (As always, Complete Running cannot vouch for any of the following, nor does inclusion here constitute endorsement by CRN.) On with the show! […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Charity-o-Rama for January 28, 2007! »

We all know that runners are the most generous people on the planet. Right? As promised, here’s this week’s roundup of runners who are running for a cause.

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Are You Raising Money For Charity? »

We’re plugging this again because it’s really worth it.

Lots of runners combine running with raising money for charity (e.g., Team In Training) but it can be hard getting the word out so we want to help.

If you are combining running with fundraising, click on the “Fundraising” link in our right hand sidebar menu to find out how we can help you get the word out.

Good luck!

About Mark Iocchelli

Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Charity-o-Rama for January 4, 2007 »

From time to time here at Complete Running headquarters we get asked to promote one thing or another. We (read: I) usually say no, because promoting things can be tricky business—although if you want to advertise with us, we’re all ears!.

But just recently someone wanted to promote his fundraising efforts. We didn’t want to say no to such a worthwhile cause, but we also didn’t want to give one person

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.



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