Get Your ‘Beach Body’ Back in Time for the Summer

The following is a guest article, submitted by one of RJR’s readers. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, follow the guidelines listed here. It sneaks up on us every year. It’s still a little chilly outside, and your snuggled up on the couch eating a big bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese when theContinue reading “Get Your ‘Beach Body’ Back in Time for the Summer”

20 Must-Read Running Books to ‘Fit’ In for 2014

Recently, I surveyed runners from around the web, asking them what their favorite running-related books were. The results were astounding. Thank you to all of you who participated in the conversation! The following are some great running books to check out. Have more suggestions? Leave them in the comments! #1 – Body for Life, byContinue reading “20 Must-Read Running Books to ‘Fit’ In for 2014”

5 Signs You May be Overtraining

You’re gaining a bad way. No matter how hard you exercise, it seems as if your body has a different plan. Fat gain is not that uncommon when you’re overtrained due to increased levels of cortisol, a chemical that is released in your body when you are stressed out. Other hormonal things may beContinue reading “5 Signs You May be Overtraining”

A Painful Welcome Back to the Soccer Season

I could see the ball in the air, sailing towards me. My muscles wrought with anticipation, I leaped into the air to receive it. The next impact that I felt, however, wasn’t from the 16 oz. sphere. Instead, it came from a 6 ft. tall, 200 lb. young man who abruptly crashed into me fromContinue reading “A Painful Welcome Back to the Soccer Season”

Running on Sand vs. Running on Land

There are many reasons why I love escaping to Long Island during the summer- such as visiting my family, seeing old friends and eating wonderful food…but my favorite reason is the beach. It’s true that you really don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Since I moved to the Raleigh, NC area almost aContinue reading “Running on Sand vs. Running on Land”