12 Common Running Terms for Beginners

New to running? Or just starting to read up on training plans?  There are probably a lot of running-specific terms that you have never heard before.  Or maybe you’ve heard it, but you’re not entirely sure what it means?  Runners do seem to have their own language, so… Here are 12 running definitions to help you out! While this list is not at all comprehensive, it does contain most of the terms that I myself have had to look up. 1. Race {Read More}

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Review and Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Amazing Grass through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. Do you use protein powders? I do.  A quick protein drink is just what I need after a morning workout!  So I was really excited when Amazing Grass sent me their Chocolate Peanut Butter (yum!) Protein Superfood to try!  I had never tried this particular protein powder, but I had heard great things about it. Look at all these goodies! All Amazing Grass {Read More}

2016 Blue Ridge Half Marathon Race Recap

In April, I had the pleasure of running the Blue Ridge Half Marathon in Roanoke as an official blogger for the race.  Now that its mid-June, I’m thinking it is probably about time I post a race recap…  So, here it goes! Before the Race Race weekend started on Friday when we dropped the kids off at their grandparents, and my husband and I drove down to Roanoke.  Last year when we drove to Roanoke to run the Blue Ridge {Read More}

#prAnaSpringStyle – prAna Review and Discount Code

This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Instagram, then you probably know that prAna is hands-down one of my favorite clothing brands.  So, when I had the opportunity to review an item from their new spring line, I jumped on it! I have been eyeing the Kara Jean for a while now, and let me tell you, they do not {Read More}

Weekly Marathon Training Recap 9/7 – 9/13

What a week!   I’m a few days late with  my recap, but better late than never, right?! We’ll just jump right in… Monday – Labor Day. We pushed our long run, (usually on Saturday) to Monday because of the holiday.  So the week started with 16 miles.  Not a bad run, but we (my husband and I), got a pretty late start so it was midday and super hot by the time we finished, and our pace was slower {Read More}

#LoveBulu: A Bulu Box Review

This post is sponsored by Bulu through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Ok, so I LOVE subscription boxes! The element of surprise is just so much fun!  So when I got the chance to try out a Bulu Box for review, of course I was thrilled! I had never heard of Bulu Box before, but according to their website, “Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel {Read More}

Stretch Your Mind and Body and #LiveinprAna

  This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Guys!  This is a huge week for me!  Although it still seems too warm for pumpkin spice, boots and sweaters, Summer seems to be officially over.   Monday is the day my youngest goes back to preschool…  But he won’t be going alone!  After more than 8 years of staying home with my kids, I am going back to work! I’ve accepted a {Read More}

Marathon Training, My One Year Blogiversary, and a Giveaway!

Oh my goodness, I almost missed it! The original look of Karen Goes Running! I can’t quite believe that it has been a full year since I hit “Publish” on my first post!  I wasn’t sure where this blog would take me, and honestly I’m still not sure.  😉  But, I am pretty happy with my little corner of the internet! When I started this blog, I was beginning to train for the Richmond Marathon.  Now, one year later, I {Read More}

MealEnders Review and Giveaway

Through my role as a SweatPink Ambassador, I was sent four complimentary packs of MealEnders Signaling Lozenges in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed are, as always, completely my own.  🙂 You know what nobody told me would happen if I trained for a marathon?  Nobody told me that I would actually gain weight!  I have gained about 5 pounds with each marathon!  Sadly, I’m not exaggerating at all… I’ve ran 2 marathons to date, and I am almost {Read More}

5 Ways to Recycle Your Running Shoes

If you are a runner, then you probably have a closet full of old shoes that have quite a few miles on them.  I’ve noticed that after about 300 miles, I tend to clomp around while I’m running…   That is the first sign that its time to look for a new pair!  So, what do you do with your old shoes?!  Don’t just throw them away!  Here are 5 ways to recycle your running shoes! My local running club {Read More}