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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

Polar Vs Garmin | Comparing GPS Watches

With so many GPS watches available in the market, it can be overwhelming to go through all of the reviews to figure out which one is right for you. The first step is to narrow down to a brand. I’ve compared Suunto vs Garmin in a previous post, and this time I’m pitting Polar vs Garmin. All the well-known brands manufacture several series of GPS [...]

9 Powerful Benefits of Running Alone

Have you always trained with a group? Can’t stand the though of heading out on your own? Wonder how you'd possibly go as far running alone? The benefits of running with a group have been reported high and low, so I’m absolutely not here to tell you that being a solo runner is the new best way to train. But what happens when a runner breaks [...]

7 New Runner Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Day one things feel simple enough, you throw on a pair of shoes (any pair will do right?) and walk out in to the crisp air, head held high and envisioning yourself gliding down the sidewalk as cars pass. Who needs new runner tips, everyone knows how to run you think! Roughly 100 feet in you begin to realize your brain and legs don't seem to be [...]