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.

Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

It’s nearly impossible to attend a running event and not get caught up in the feelings of excitement, accomplishment, optimism and community. Even non-runners who come out to cheer their friends or family on are soon seen waving their arms, screaming with excitement, and jumping up and down with carefree [...]

Positive Changes Since the Boston Bombing

Positive Changes Since the Boston Bombing

Has anyone else noticed a few changes in the way the general public is regarding the running community these days? Perhaps you’ve been running along, minding your own business, when you were startled by a car honk or a scream like, “Yeah! Keep on running!” followed by a driver offering [...]

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

A Running’s Mom’s Mother’s Day

I grew up thinking Mother’s Day gifts were supposed to be homemade macaroni noodle necklaces, inedible breakfasts in bed, and a whole day (okay, half a day) without fighting with your sibling. And these gifts are fine – if you’re five years old. In all honesty, I think this is [...]

Modern Faces of Pregnant Running

Modern Faces of Pregnant Running

If you’ve ever seen a pregnant runner bouncing along the side of the road, odds are you stared. You might not admit it, but you did. I sure have There’s something very intriguing, very interesting, very…inspiring about seeing a woman gracefully loping by with a perfectly round bump protruding from [...]

What A Year of Triathlons Taught Me

What A Year of Triathlons Taught Me

After 14 years of distance running, I was ready to stray a little. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved running, but I was getting a little burnt out and needed a major shift in my daily routine to stoke my motivation. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, [...]

The Vegan Running Experiment

The Vegan Running Experiment

Two years ago I decided I was ready to take my running to the next level. It was time to get serious about what I put into my body and see where a clean, whole foods, plant-based diet could take me. Since I don’t like to half ass anything, I [...]

How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

How Parenthood Changes a Runner’s Routine

Many thing may sideline runners: injury, illness, traveling, even a particularly hectic work week. All of those are totally understandable. I’ve had to put my own running on hold for all of those things at one point or another. However, one excuse for falling to the wayside of running that [...]

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

6 Tips For Planning Your Long Run

If a long run is in your foreseeable future, you’re more than likely training for a big race, and whether it’s a half-marathon or an ultra-marathon, this type of training run needs to be taken seriously and approached with great consideration. You simply can’t fake a long run. From my [...]

Should Your Child Join You Running?

Should Your Child Join You Running?

It’s natural for parents to want their children to follow in their footsteps. In the case of runners, this want is literal. C’mon Junior, let’s hit the trails. Follow me! Going on a family run may be a dream come true for a running fanatic, but there are a few [...]

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Mile Counters. You know, that person who obsessively logs their miles – or even worse, logs them on Facebook for all their friends to marvel at. Every runner knows at least one. Many wonder what their problem is. Why so obsessed with the numbers? Can’t they take a day off? [...]