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 – 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.…

Gear – DIY Sandbag

Sandbags can be an awesome training tool. When I wanted to add some sandbag work to my repertoire, I didn’t want to shell out money, so I made my own. When I started training for my first GORUCK event, the training plan I was following called for shoulder-to-shoulder presses with a sandbag. I didn’t own…

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…