47-year old Tabatha Collins is working on a new Guinness World Record for “Most Ultras Run in One Year by a Female.” In running, an ultra is considered anything over a marathon distance. 50Km is the most common increment above the marathon distance that gets into ultra territory. Tabatha lost her older brother, Todd, to an alcohol and drug overdose in 2007. She believes … [Read more...] about Tabatha Collins: Break the Record. Break the Stigma
It’s no shocker that running as a woman can really suck. There are the unrealistic body images to live up to, menstrual cramp pains and mid-race hygiene product changes, bladder leaks, childbirth recovery, double sports bras to keep the girls in check, untameable tangled hair, the dreaded camel toe, objectifying comments by onlookers, and the paralyzing fear of running … [Read more...] about Finding Power as a Female Runner
For most of my life, I wasn't physically active. An extremely introverted, cerebral, abstract thinker, I was almost dissociated from my own body. Anytime I became aware of my body; I felt self-conscious and insecure. I said things like, "I can't run." "I hate exercise." "I don't have time." Many people say such things — those with certain personality types, who have … [Read more...] about I have a body. I am a body. I am a runner.
Of all the different kinds of competitive events available to us in the Northwest, trail runs are probably the most fun with the lowest barrier to entry: Put on a pair of running shoes and go for a run in a forest! Northwest in Motion, along with our partner Mercurys Coffee, loves supporting the trail running community with tasty *real* coffee before and after the races. … [Read more...] about Summer Blast Trail Run 2019
In the cycling world, "WNW" is the tongue-in-cheek acronym for "Wednesday Night World Championships," which refers to any overly-spirited group ride or race in which the participants pedal as though the world championship is on the line. For the Seattle Running Club (SRC), WNW is Wednesday Night Workouts, which are usually held on the Garfield High School track. SRC's … [Read more...] about WNW with SRC @ Garfield HS