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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

Running With a Cold (Or Other Illness)?

Running with a cold? Should you do it? Can you possibly avoid it with my immune boosting tips? And what about if it's more than a sniffle?? You've been washing your hands like a mad woman, eating plenty of greens and of course taking care of your body with smart training....right? But you touched an elevator button that someone who has been [...]

17 Funniest Running Meme’s: Which One’s Do You Relate To?

A good running meme is absolutely the best thing ever because it reminds us that this sport doesn't have to be so serious! A chance to laugh at our chosen sport, rather than listening to the same old lines from our friends. Only if I were being chased.... That's what you do for fun?! Don't you get bored? We laugh as friends mock our [...]

Best Cross Training for Runners: What, When and Why You Must!

Cross training for runners used to be something that you only saw occasionally on a training plan for someone as they worked in to more mileage. Which was perfect for our mentality...  I just want to run. My life is busy and if it comes down to my run or strength training, I'm always going to run! I hate the gym. Admit it, at least one of [...]