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A Buttercup Cocktail with Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee!

As the holiday season quickly approaches, our thoughts have turned to what to give, what to get, and of course, what to eat! If you’re in need of a recipe to round-out your holiday menu, look no further, this week we’re welcoming five guest bloggers to the Story by ModCloth Friendsgiving table. …

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

How Many Extra Calories Incline Really Burns

Pumping up the incline on the treadmill not only tones your tush and legs, increases your endurance, and can help improve your speed, but also burns …

If You Want to Run Longer, This Is a Must

Ever wonder why some days you feel like you can keep running and running while on others you have zero stamina? Certainly the amount of sleep you got …

97 Ways to Run a Personal Record

Here's what 97 Facebook friends did to reach their goals.<p>Personal records: They don't come around all that often, but when they do, it's the perfect opportunity to celebrate, share your story, and evaluate what went right.<p>I've written about the many lessons learned from personal worst performances …

Marathons

The Most Common Mistakes Runners Make (and How to Avoid Them!) - Women's Running

Not sure why you’re injured? We have a few ideas . . . Avoid the most common flubs to run strong for a lifetime.<p>Allison DeLancey is a running coach …

Move Those Hips!

Run healthier by building range of motion.<p>THERE'S A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT that your stride is your stride, that you are genetically coded to run a certain way. But holding onto that philosophy may hold you back when it comes to your hips. "Most runners don't extend their hips," says Jay Dicharry, …

Workouts

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

Nutrition

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Yoga

Chicago Fire Department to conduct high rise fire drill downtown

The Chicago Fire Department will conduct a simulated high rise fire and evacuation drill this morning at the Aon Center, resulting in some street closures in the area along with a lot of activity unusual for a Sunday morning downtown.<p>According to a media advisory from the Chicago Fire Department, …