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    Oct 14, 2021

    Are You Ready?

    I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing, the crisp…

    Are You Ready?

    Oct 13, 2021

    THE SKINNY ON EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS

    Hello ladies. I would like to start out by saying that this article is in no way intended to discourage…

    THE SKINNY ON EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS

    Oct 12, 2021

    Sweet Dreams

    “I don’t need a hairstylist. My pillow gives me a different hairstyle every morning.” – Unknown Experts estimate the global…

    Sweet Dreams

    Oct 7, 2021

    Walk It Out!

    “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the…

    Walk It Out!

    Oct 5, 2021

    Visit Your Friendly Neighborhood Running Shoe Store

    I love my running shoes. I’m loyal to about two brands, know what features best suit my foot and I…

    Visit Your Friendly Neighborhood Running Shoe Store

    Sep 30, 2021

    Wash and Go Run, Part 2

    In my last blog, I talked about relationship between hair and exercise for Black women, and how being forced to…

    Wash and Go Run, Part 2

    Sep 28, 2021

    Wash and Go Run, Part 1

    More than 20 years ago, I moved to Orlando, Florida, to start my first full-time professional job. As a newbie…

    Wash and Go Run, Part 1

    Sep 27, 2021

    Your Race…Your Pace

    Your Race, Your Pace. It’s crazy because I have heard this term so many times before while I was racing…

    Your Race…Your Pace

    Sep 23, 2021

    Road Trippin’

    Live races are back! Woohoo! Who’s ready for a road trip? Are you traveling out of town, out of state,…

    Road Trippin’

    Sep 21, 2021

    What Tokyo 2020 Taught Us: An Olympian’s Mental Health Matters

    If you’re anything like me, you were all-in watching the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, especially when it came to events…

    What Tokyo 2020 Taught Us: An Olympian’s Mental Health Matters

    Sep 16, 2021

    Girl, Go Be Great!

    Last month, as many of us frequently checked the news apps on our phones, tuned into our streaming services via…

    Girl, Go Be Great!

    Sep 15, 2021

    Take our 2021 BGR! Membership Survey!

    Black Girls Run! Nation, we need your valued feedback! BGR! was established to encourage African American women to make fitness…

    Take our 2021 BGR! Membership Survey!

    Sep 14, 2021

    Going the Distance…

    When I first started running, I had no desire to run more than three miles. Running a 5K without stopping…

    Going the Distance…

    Sep 9, 2021

    Running Blues

    Often in our journey we get so caught up in the hustle of getting results. We get frustrated when we…

    Running Blues

    Sep 7, 2021

    BGR! IS MORE THAN RUNNING… ISSA SISTERHOOD!!

    Yep! Issa.  Or if you’re prone to being grammatically correct… It is a…. Let’s define what a sisterhood is and…

    BGR! IS MORE THAN RUNNING… ISSA SISTERHOOD!!

    Sep 2, 2021

    Let’s Talk About Coming in Last

    There’s a saying that goes like this: “Don’t compare yourself to other people.”  How often do we do that, though? …

    Let’s Talk About Coming in Last

    Aug 31, 2021

    MORE THAN ONE WAY……

    So many people (including myself), do not enjoy exercise.  There are many people who actually hate it.  The key to…

    MORE THAN ONE WAY……

    Aug 30, 2021

    Running: It’s a Family Affair!

    Good health habits start early, but so many of us came to the sport of running a bit later in…

    Running: It’s a Family Affair!

    Aug 26, 2021

    Night Owls

    On an evening trail run with friends one day, one of my running mates said she was going to enter…

    Night Owls

    Aug 24, 2021

    Let’s Stay Safe in These Streets!

    I’m a big scaredy-cat, a chicken, a Nervous Nelly; I jump at the slightest bump in the night. I also…

    Let’s Stay Safe in These Streets!

    Aug 19, 2021

    To Spend or Not to Spend? That is The Question

    Over the past year, I’ve shed a few pounds and several inches, too. Yay! As a result, I’ve had to…

    To Spend or Not to Spend? That is The Question

    Aug 17, 2021

    Chafing

    Ouch! Yep, that’s the sound that I would make in the shower after a long run or long race. That…

    Chafing

    Aug 16, 2021

    BGR! Chicago’s 10 Year Anniversary

    Earlier this month, the Black Girls RUN! Chicago chapter celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a celebratory 5k and 10k…

    BGR! Chicago’s 10 Year Anniversary

    Aug 12, 2021

    Training in the Heat

    It’s getting HOT OUT HERE! I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t matter what time of the day that…

    Training in the Heat

    Aug 10, 2021

    Alaskan Marathoners in their Sixties

    Lifelong friends Chiquita Elmore-Barbee and Jennette Tarver have always traveled together, attended events together, and enjoyed life together. Both of…

    Alaskan Marathoners in their Sixties

    Aug 5, 2021

    How Waking Up to A Sun Salutation A Can Put the ‘F’ in Focus

    Some of us have strict morning regimens and others not so much. My morning routines consist of a myriad of…

    How Waking Up to A Sun Salutation A Can Put the ‘F’ in Focus

    Aug 3, 2021

    Travel Mode(ration)

    We work so hard at cultivating our healthy lifestyles and summer bodies—from skipping dessert and happy hour to running extra…

    Travel Mode(ration)

    Jul 31, 2021

    Want to Improve Your Run Performance and Embark on a New Adventure? Go Cycling…

    We are all well aware of the importance and impact of cross training on enhancing our run performance, but cycling…

    Want to Improve Your Run Performance and Embark on a New Adventure? Go Cycling…

    Jul 27, 2021

    One Running Shoe Does Not Fit All

    In October 2009, I enrolled in an 8-week outdoor boot camp in a park near my home. On the first…

    One Running Shoe Does Not Fit All

    Jul 22, 2021

    Happy Trails to Me

    I’m a road racer. A road runner. My running happens on the streets, the sidewalks and maybe the occasional bike…

    Happy Trails to Me

    Jul 20, 2021

    To Sock or Not to Sock?

    Ever show up to a race and go to put on your run shoes only to discover you’ve left your…

    To Sock or Not to Sock?

    Jul 15, 2021

    Shopping For The Girls Ain’t Easy

    Looking for the best bra to support your girls can be quite a daunting task. Yes, shopping for the girls…

    Shopping For The Girls Ain’t Easy

    Jul 13, 2021

    I Pray Today …

    I pray today…  I pray today that I will not quit.  I pray today that I will not be lazy…

    I Pray Today …

    Jul 8, 2021

    Just Say Yes!

    My New Year’s resolution for 2020 was to take all the trips, run all the races and try all the…

    Just Say Yes!

    Jul 6, 2021

    Raise Your Glasses

    Raise Your Glasses; oh, I bet you thought I was speaking about another type of glass. Nope I’m talking about…

    Raise Your Glasses

    Jul 2, 2021

    Piriformis Syndrome: A Literal Pain in the Butt

    Some runners manage to remain injury-free throughout their running careers. Others aren’t so lucky. I have suffered and recovered from…

    Piriformis Syndrome: A Literal Pain in the Butt