Articles written by: Audra Rundle

Audra's primary passion is running, preferably marathons and longer, although she's dabbled in triathlons ranging from sprint distance to half-Ironmans, and plans to complete an Ironman when her kids are a little older. Audra currently lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Traditional vs. Minimalist Shoes: Which Goes Farther?

Traditional vs. Minimalist Shoes: Which Goes Farther?

Any runner worth their weight knows the standard rule that one should replace his or her running shoes approximately every 500 miles. This is, of course, a general rule, and some people are lucky enough to get another 100 miles out of a great pair or shoes, while others begin [...]

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

Whether it’s your first or your 10th, picking your next marathon takes a good deal of consideration. Although there are hundreds of different marathons offered throughout the U.S., we feel a few really stand out for one reason or another and are strong contenders for your marathon bucket list. Boston [...]

The 7 Best Seattle Area Running Spots

The 7 Best Seattle Area Running Spots

Seattle may not be most people’s first thought when considering great places to run, but its reputation just hasn’t caught up to it yet. Seattle, and its closely surrounding areas, offer something for any type of runner, whether you’re a social or loner runner, opt for flat or hills, or [...]

5 Vital Outdoor Skills to Teach Your Child

5 Vital Outdoor Skills to Teach Your Child

The great outdoors just may be the most varied and real learning experience a person can get; it’s never too early to introduce your children to Mother Nature’s glories, as well as start preparing them to handle some of her harder lessons. Hydration Although we can go quite a while [...]

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

9 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Runners

Most of us have a mental wish list going all year round – yet when someone finally asks for some gift ideas, we often blank or fumble until we spit out something lame, like underwear or new dish towels. I’ve even been known to ask for stamps. If you know [...]

Finding a Life-Running Balance

Finding a Life-Running Balance

Few people who run are unsure how they feel about it. A small percentage of runners absolutely hate it, yet continue putting themselves through it for the sake of health or weight management. The rest of us do it because we love it. We love the way it makes us [...]

Dean Karnazes vs. Scott Jurek: The Different Faces of Ultrarunning

Dean Karnazes vs. Scott Jurek: The Different Faces of Ultrarunning

As ultrarunning gains notoriety and popularity in our culture, two very different ultrarunning superstars have formed: Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek. Although both men have accomplished awe-inspiring feats of distance travelled on foot, they have markedly different styles and attitudes. Observing the vastly different approaches, beliefs, and practices of these [...]

The Evolution of Running Clothes

The Evolution of Running Clothes

There no doubt about it; running has evolved since it first boomed in the 1970s. It’s gone from a fringe hobby for those who weren’t cut out for other – more popular – sports to a nationally recognized and loved sport – not to mention a multi-billion dollar industry. Just [...]

Pacific Northwest Ultramarathon Bucket List

Pacific Northwest Ultramarathon Bucket List

Anyone willing to train for and compete in an ultramarathon clearly has a unique perspective on a few things; pain, endurance, and fun to name a few. Still, even (or perhaps especially) an ultrarunner appreciates the beauty of spending at least 31 miles bonding with nature. Although an ultramarathon is [...]

Post-Marathon Recovery

Post-Marathon Recovery

You just finished your first marathon – congratulations! You’re mood ought to be soaring pretty high now…but don’t sit down just yet. Wondering what you’re supposed to do after crossing that finish line and accomplishing such a massive goal? How do you recover properly so you can (and will want [...]