Should children run long distances? Is it safe for kids to trail run? Is it dangerous for children to run half-marathons or marathons? What about ultra marathons? Will running and racing adversely affect kids’ growth and development? Is there a point when physical activity becomes too… Read More »Is Distance Running, Marathons, or Ultra Marathons Safe for Kids?
Motivational Running Quotes If you’re looking for motivational trail running quotes, read on for some good motivation and inspiration! You can also find motivational trail running quotes scattered around the blog, like over at 4 Awesome Inspiring Trail Running Quotes. My trail running kids love… Read More »10 Motivational Running Quotes to Share with Runner Kids
I often tell people that one of my favorite things about spending time in New York City–and I spend a lot of it there with my kids–is that everyday is a different day in the city. From the time you step out the front door… Read More »The Sweet Surprises of Trail Running with Children
Less Table, More Trails: Why Getting Your Family on Trails Might be Healthier than Sitting Around the Dinner Table
My family spends a lot of time at the kitchen table. In fact, our family life seems to center around the table. The homeschooling. The gagging over having to try one itty bitty bite of lasagne. The blogging. The computer coding. The countless projects and… Read More »Less Table, More Trails: Why Getting Your Family on Trails Might be Healthier than Sitting Around the Dinner Table
While the sport of running continues to grow and trail running explodes in popularity, you can probably come up with at least one good reason why you shouldn’t run. You’re too tired. You’re sports bra is too tight. You have to fold laundry. Just the thought… Read More »9 Reasons to Start Trail Running with Kids
My 13 year old recently asked if she could register for a dirt road 1/2 marathon race and race with her father. Knowing that she is an avid endurance athlete and regularly logs mileage, I said, “of course.” When I went to the race website,… Read More »Why Race Directors Don’t Want Kids To Run Long Distance Races