10 commonly forgotten running items for a vacation (or runcation)

Your vacation is FINALLY here! After months of working hard, planning and saving your vacation is booked and you are ready to get the holiday started. But before you depart, you need to pack. And it’s a long list ranging from swimming costumes, sarongs to cosmetics, toiletries and everything in between! Just because you’re on vacation you shouldn’t skip a…

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50+ reasons to run your first ultramarathon

What is an ultramarathon? According to UrbanDictionary.com, the definition of an ultramarathon is: An insanely bad-ass long run that tests the mental toughness of the world’s finest athletes; A supreme test for athletic prowess.  The hardest thing a human can do. A run longer than 26.2 miles, although most “ultras” are 50 miles, 100 miles or 100+ miles. To run an ultra or not…

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7 treatments for a runny nose while on a run

It doesn’t matter whether I run in summer, winter, spring or autumn, my nose always wants to dribble out runny snot! It’s super disgusting for anyone who is with me. I’m used to it. And I’m that foul runner who will wipe my nose with the back of my hand or snot rocket (but never in anyone’s direction!). But it…

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The start of Rach’s journey into fitness

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Rachael Elizabeth (Rach), Founder and Editor of Rachael Elizabeth Consulting and blogs, The Pink Jubilee and The Baby Blossom. Rach and I have been friends for more than a decade. Rach is the 34-year-old mum to 2 beautiful boys, as well as a wife, blogger, consultant, university student and journalist. She’s dabbled with…

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Checklist for spectators supporting a marathoner

I’m supporting my friend in her upcoming marathon. What’s the one thing you really wanted at the end of your race? As a marathon runner, I’ve wanted many things once across the Finish Line. Having a friendly face to greet me (and my new blingy race medal) has always been the most important part of finishing a race. I love…

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4 tricks to hate the treadmill a little less

It was recently asked in one of my Facebook running communities: HELP ME LIKE THE TREADMILL! How can I make the treadmill a better experience? The treadmill, also known as the ‘dreadmill’ can be a tough one for runners to enjoy. But sometimes you have no choice, like when you have children to care for, you’re uncomfortable running outdoors or if…

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8 Tips for running during your lunch break (and the benefits)

It was recently asked in one of my Facebook running communities: How do you run during your lunch break? And what do you do afterwards if you don’t have access to a shower or changing facilities? Many runners find a run during their lunch break gives them energy for the rest of the afternoon to work. While I prefer to get…

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