Runner Profile – Matt Machinsky

I met with Matt several weeks back and we ran his 5k route through Haddon Heights. Afterwards, he shared about his struggle with weight gain after having kids, and how he finally committed to losing the weight. Running has obviously been a factor in his weight loss, but nutrition is crucial as well. When we…

Runner Profile – Elyse Houck

I chatted with Elyse one week after completing her first marathon. She is a force to be reckoned with, and has obviously been bitten by the running bug hard, going in under a year from her first 5k to her first full marathon. Elyse’s first running experiences were as a student athlete involved in crew,…

Runner Profile – Alicia DiFabio

Alicia is a mom of 4 girls (yeah, you read that right F-O-U-R), a runner, triathlete, on the board of directors of the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club, breast cancer survivor, and to add to that already quite impressive resume, she is now a published author. Alicia entry into running happened as a kid running…

Gear – Nathan VaporAiress Hydration Pack

I’ve been searching for a while for a solution to hydration on long runs and at longer events, but couldn’t quite find the right thing.  I finally pulled the trigger on a Nathan VaporAiress hydration pack. Note: I bought this product with my own money and have not been compensated in any way for this…

Runner Profile – Heather Leiser

Having both had our long training run the day before, Heather and I met for a short recovery run. Then, we debated the relative merits of running in a visor versus a hat, as well as the juggling the demands of motherhood and a career with a training schedule. Heather first started running in 2010.…

Runner Profile – Joan Tapken

Joan and I took a laid-back run on a blustery morning, and she talked about how running got her through difficult times in her life and changed her perception of herself. Joan started running in the summer of 2014. She recalls being out on the beach with her good friend Tiffany and they were talking,…

Runner Profile – Aisha O’Donnell

While we were running, Aisha said, “Sometimes, you just have to do things that scare you.” She wasn’t talking about running when she said it, but it seems an apt motto for her running career. Aisha is a proud recent resident of Burlington, NJ, and has been instrumental in starting the Burlington Running Club. The…