Race – Philly Love Run 2017

I ran the Philly Love Run this past weekend and learned a few lessons along the way.¬†TLDR: Gummy bears and high fives: good. Frozen toes: bad. I signed up for the Love Run late in the game, and it was probably a bit of a foolish thing to do because I had already signed up…

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 – Rachel Kane

Rachel is a runner and yogi from South Jersey who is relatively new to the sport. We talked about how she got into running and her upcoming race plans. After Sunday’s interview and track training session with Darren, meeting with Rachel for an easy pace four miler was back into my comfort zone. Rachel is…

Runner Profile – Jen Nichols

I met with Jen and we talked cheating on your running shoes, mommy guilt, and injury recovery. I first became acquainted with Jen through the Run856 Facebook group, of which she is a moderator. I’ve met Jen a few times, usually doing 5@5, running in West Deptford or Woodbury in the wee hours of the…