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About Amanda Brooks

Welcome runners!! I'm Amanda Brooks the one woman running the show around here since 2007.

Initially I started the blog as a way to connect with other runners, but over the years my Journalism degree kicked in and I wanted to really KNOW more about running, so I started to create researched articles and make connections with people smarter than me to answer questions!

It also spurred me to get my Personal Training Certification to better understand exactly how our bodies should move and become a running coach. I've worked with over 100 runners personally and thousands more through the online programs and challenges I've hosted over the years.

21,000 miles and 2,000 articles later, I feel pretty good about not only helping others, but understanding whatever you're going through on the run!

Most Recent Articles

Easy Falafel Recipe: High Protein Plant Based Meal

When I first heard about falafels, I assumed they were a deep fried treat based upon their texture. Then I started buying pre-made one’s when I visited my parents in Kansas City because they made the perfect protein addition to my salads and required no cooking!!Luckily, once back home I had time to explore making them on my own and I [...]

6+ Hour Marathon Tips: Walking a Marathon Training

Whether you're walking a marathon for the first time or using the run:walk method there comes a point in training where you start to freak out about the distance, the potential race cut off time and wondering if this was a good idea.Great news, you're part of the very NORMAL running community. We all have freakouts during training because no [...]

Running Coach: When to Get One? Who to Work With? Why?!

When should you get a running coach? Do you need to be fast to have a online running coach? Aren’t they reserved for, well other people?!Ah that's the hang up. We tend to think it's for someone else because we've got all kinds of ideas around our speed, our distance, our history, our injuries and everything else!As a running coach, let me [...]