This bra is the one. I tried the BounceBreaker X years ago, and while it was comfortable, it didn’t break my bounce. The designers at Lululemon kept after it, though. No more bras that just smash and call it support (which doesn’t work for us big-chested girls anyways). I can’t decide whether I like best [...]
So you’re holding that little magic stick with a + on it that confirms you are indeed pregnant. A new family member is on the way and suddenly you start thinking about your lifestyle. Maybe you weren’t trying, maybe you were. Your mind flashes back to that long run you did on Sunday and a wave of guilt overcomes you. Am I harming my baby by running? Can I continue
Postpartum Depression: When I was pregnant with my first daughter I was very active. In fact, I was in the midst of training for a half-marathon when I found out I was pregnant. Although I chose to veto the half-marathon, I continued to run and ran a 5K race when I was 23 weeks pregnant. So it came as quite a shock to me after I gave birth that getting out
On Sunday I will cut short a weekend of debauchery and beach walking to toe the line at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I could skip it and just hang out with my bookgroup but I won’t. I will rise at some obscene hour of the morning and hit the road at 5:00 AM to [...]
Professional athletes have an ability to dig deep and hold pace that leaves me slack jawed. This video shows Maryam Yusuf Jamal hanging on by a very short margin as Yelena Soboleva gains on her at the Osaka IAAF World Championships. I can only imagine the pain and determination required to keep from getting passed [...]
In 1982 a 23-year-old college student named Julie Moss made the most memorable and remarkable trip to the finish line of the Kona Ironman Championship on record. In the lead for most the latter part of the race, she found herself out of energy and falling to the pavement just yards from the finish. She [...]
Article Summary: Overview of the Title Nine Not-A-Bomber Crossover Bra. Made with microfiber and Lycra. Even if you are a bit on the smaller side you don’t have to settle for a compression bra. This no-smush bra has the cross-over styling that supports and separates. It’s constructed with a blend of microfiber and Lycra, so [...]
(It might seem like completerunning has been writing a lot about running skirts lately. Well, we did write about them here, and here, and well, you might say one of CRN’s founders (I won’t say who) possibly has some sort of obsession with them, or maybe just really likes them. But after this in-depth review, [...]
One of my favorite sayings is “Fall down seven times, get up eight”. It’s what anyone trying to do something difficult needs to keep in mind. We all stretch ourselves to reach new goals and sometimes we fail and the only real antidote to failure is to put the disappointment behind us and just keep [...]
(Yes it’s that time again. Time to revisit running skirts.) A few short years ago they were obscure. Reserved for “those” women. Do real runners even wear them? Running skirts. Are they practical? What’s the point? Some women will say they are comfortable. Some wear them to look cute (what’s wrong with wanting to look [...]
March is Women’s history month and in honor of that, here is a very short list of some significant events in the history of women’s running. For more complete lists of achievements please visit the links below. 1928 – Women first allowed to compete in Olympic Track & Field events. Reports of fainting after the [...]
Where I live, there’s little reason to use a treadmill during the winter. Mornings, afternoons and evenings are usually dry and cool but never bitter cold. You have numerous choices, all within an easy walk or drive: trails, tracks, urban parks, foothills and desert, bay and ocean fronts. You can even hike up a snow-capped [...]
I was very fortunate to run into a lady at my local running store who would end up being my mentor and coach through several marathons. Her name is Cathy Meyers and she will be running her 56th marathon this Sunday. The The Wellstone Dallas White Rock Marathon,Texas, also marks her 10-year anniversary of running. [...]
Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first women’s Olympic marathon in 1984. Twenty years later, the Nike Women’s Marathon was born and Samuelson has been a guest of honor each year since it’s inception. Fifteen thousand runners descended upon San Francisco’s Union Square on October 22nd, 2006, for the third annual event—an event that sold out [...]
Have you noticed more women sporting the new fashion-trend by wearing running skirts at your local races? I sure have. A few months ago I had the opportunity to review a running skirt claiming to have the high performance fitness of a short, but with a girly-girly style. And I have to admit, for me [...]
The year was 1896, the place was Athens, Greece, and the event was the first modern Olympic Games. Something was missing from this momentous occasion—female athletes. Women were not allowed to compete. In the 1900 Olympic games, things changed slightly, and female athletes were only allowed to compete in “ladylike” events such as tennis & [...]
Some people have a wide range of experiences and knowledge about hydration and running. Some people know how to become hydrated and stay hydrated regardless of the length or intensity of their run. Some people are not pregnant. This article is not for those people. This article is for those of us who find ourselves [...]
Fall is just around the corner, that season where days get shorter, cooler and the wind gently breezes through our hair. Unfortunately, it breezes through our bras as well (sorry men). And as our boobs are smashed in our sport bras, we get the all too familiar fall fashion statement: Happy Boobs. Picture disguised to [...]
When it comes to running, anyone can do it. Even Elvis. Thanks go to Carajune for this photo I found on her Flicker site. Got a photo you would like to share? Please leave me a comment.
(Part one in a series.) ————– Do you need to be taught how to run? To many of us, the question seems ludicrous. Isn’t running among the most basic of skills? Is it even a skill at all? Or is it just an automatic thing we pick up naturally? On the surface, the answer might [...]
Something different is happening in the world of ultra running. In most sports, dare I say, all active sports, it is difficult or impossible for women to compete head-to-head with men. Do you think women will ever beat men in a cycling road race? Or maybe in the 200-meter dash? Differences surrounding lung capacity, muscle [...]
New runners struggle. Veterans get into slumps. We all know them—those times when running becomes more like work than fun. And, most of the time anyway, running should be fun so what do you do when confronted with the running blahs? Look no further because here is the Complete Running Network’s 10-part prescription for injecting [...]
A lot of people ask me what it’s like to start running again after having a baby. My son was born one year ago, and these last twelve months have been the usual whirlwind of finding a new balance between my family, work, and time for myself. It hasn’t always been pretty, but here we [...]
Today is a landmark day for Complete Running. Why? Because we’re excited to announce our re-launch as the Complete Running Network (CRN)!
On Monday, August 21st, Complete Running starts a new race. You know the runners, but this is an all-new course. Stay tuned to completerunning.com and be ready! We’re offering up free prizes, and we’re not talking paper numbers and safety pins! Things are about to change around here!
Lesley’s got some terrific advice for running in the winter in this months Women’s Running article
Lesley’s got some great tips on staying motivated in this month’s edition of Women’s Running Insight.