Apr 13

My Next Race: Clean Air Council 5K!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | training

This Saturday, I’m running my second race of the year:  The 5K Run for Clean Air.  It has become a new tradition with my company, as it is a big part of our annual Earth Day celebrations.  Last year, I was unable to run it because of my stress fracture, so this is my first time running it in 2 years!

2012 clean air 5k
                                2012 Clean Air 5K! Do you see me?

We’re in Spring Race Season, which means that there will be races in Philly just about every weekend for the next couple of months.  With the lovely weather we’ve had, everyone and their mother is out on the trail, which is nice, but so crowded!

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Apr 07

How to Buy Running Shoes Without Getting Overwhelmed

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | running tips

Do you enjoy shopping for new running shoes?

Running shoes and I seem to have a love/hate relationship.  I love them for the first day/week/month, and then I start to have problems.  I’ve already written a lot about my running shoe woes:  The Asics GT 2000’s that I thought I loved, but then brought on plantar fasciitis pain, and the Brooks Ghost 5’s that I settled with wearing, but never enjoyed.

I have to admit that a lot of my running problems started in my head.  Everyone calls me a head case!  BUT the past few months wearing the Ghosts have left me feeling very uncomfortable and lacking support in the ankles.  A couple of Fridays ago I decided to go to Philly Runner and do something about it, so I thought I’d share my process on how to buy running shoes!

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