3 Brilliant Pulled Hamstring Treatments that You Should Use

I recently pulled my hamstring while running a few weeks ago.  I took a few days off running and then tried to start up my regular running after that.  All was fine until I decided to play some basketball.  Why must I cross train!? Well, I pulled my hamstring again sprinting up and down the … Read more

Interval Training Workouts for Distance Runners

If you are looking to improve speed, loose weight, or overall increase your cardiovascular capabilities, you should really consider interval training.  Interval training is essentially running faster than you normally would for a short period of time and then do a short rest jog or walk, then alternating again to faster run. Interval training workouts … Read more

Stretches for Running: Should You Stretch Before Running?

I have always stretched before I go running. But recently I was talking to my wife, and she said it was BAD to stretch before running. Then I heard my brother and a friend mention the same thing, stretching before running actually increases the risk of injury. What?? I thought they were all crazy! So, … Read more

Shoe Life: When to Replace Running Shoes?

If you have been running on the same pair of running shoes for a while, perhaps its time for a change!  But if you are anything like me (cheap), you want to squeeze every last mile out of a pair of running shoes before you have to throw down another chunk of change on a … Read more

How to Use Garmin Connect with Your GPS Watch

I have owned a couple of different Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watches over the past few years (lost one), and I love the watch.  However, it wasn’t until recently that I finally discovered Garmin Connect!  Boy do I feel like I have been missing out over the past couple of years! Garmin Connect is an … Read more

Does the Runner’s High REALLY Exist?

I’m going to be up front, I don’t know if I have ever experienced a “runner’s high”.  To be honest, I’m wondering if it really exists.  I mean when I go running, it usually involve strenuous activity, pushing myself, and is overall difficult.  After all, that’s why running is such a great weight loss tool, … Read more

Running to Lose Weight: Why it Works and Success Stories

As I embark on my journey to use running to lose weight (30 pounds of unwanted weight that is), I thought it would be interesting to look at why running is so effective and then share some inspirational success stories. As I have explained on my About me page, I have always been able to … Read more

Spencer’s 2012 Running Goals

I created this site to help me accomplish some of my running goals. I don’t have any ambitious goals of becoming an Olympic champion or anything like that, but I do believe that if I can accomplish my goals I will see a significant impact on my health and overall quality of life. After all, … Read more