Looking for an Action-packed 5k this Labor Day?

If you're anything like me, 5Ks can be boring. A group of people line up at a start line, run/walk 3 miles, and then get together to drink water and support a cause afterward. Snooze fest! So when I hear of an exciting 5K race in Georgia, I'm all over it. It doesn't get much more exciting than having the word ACTION in the name of the 5k. "Why would a boring 5K have the word ACTION in the name Read the entire post [...]

Featured Georgia 5k: Breathe Deep Blue Ridge; April 7

The Mercier Family Orchards. For any respectable North Georgian, those four words arouse a certain memory, smell, or sense of excitement when heard. I know it does the trick for me. Whether it's for warm apple bread dripped with icing, hot or cold apple cider, some fresh honey or produce, or freshly baked fried apple pies (for my boyfriend), we're lifelong fans of the Mercier Family Orchards. I Read the entire post [...]

Running for retail: Running stores with great Presidents’ Day sales in Atlanta

It's Presidents' Day weekend! And that can only mean one thing: a day off (for most) and great sales! Take advantage of both of those and get out and grab some new apparel, accessories, or even some new shoes! Why not RUN to some sales at running stores in Georgia on your day off? Here's a collection of six great sales in the Metro Atlanta area (most through end of Monday) to help you get a jump Read the entire post [...]

Baby we were born to run: Couples who run together last longer

Valentine's Day is here. Wasn't it just Christmas? Yikes. Who's already run/successfully trained for their first long run, half, or marathon this year? Overachievers. Ok, ok. Put your hands down. I've got another question. Have you ever thought about making your life partner your running partner as well? I must confess something that many people may not be able to: I love running with my boo. Read the entire post [...]

Training for the 2012 Gasparilla 15k

"So..." you ask, "how's training for the 2012 Gasparilla Distance Classic going?" My answer would sound something a lot like this: "It's not." I would list all of the reasons, but they just sound like excuses coming out, so I'll refrain. There are 46 days left until the 15k (9.3 miles). Will I race? I would really like to. But it all depends on what I can accomplish in this next month and a half. Read the entire post [...]

3 great Christmas gifts for the runner in your life

Christmas is practically here. Ok - you're right - it's here. This is late, but better late then never. Unless it's a Christmas gift, then just save it for another time. But I realllly love these Christmas gift ideas, so I just had to share them with y'all. They'd work for a birthday, too, though. You may or may not have seen Runner's World's gift guide for runners, but, um, yawn! Here are 3 great Read the entire post [...]

Happy blogging anniversary to me!

It's The Good Foot's two-year anniversary! This time two years ago, I proposed the idea of a localized running blog to my Online Editor while working at The August Chronicle and voila! here we are. With a career move in between and resulting sporadic publishing, we've come a long way. I thought this would be the perfect time to feature a couple of our favorite posts from blogging past. Do Read the entire post [...]

Finding a decent pair of sunglasses for running

My eyes! My eyes! Ok - that was a bit dramatic, but there's no doubt that running outdoors requires a seriously trustworthy pair of shades. Sunglasses, I came to learn unfortunately late, can mean the difference between a pounding squinting-induced headache and a nice, smooth sunny run. When I began running longer distances outdoors, I was skeptic of wearing sunglasses. I thought they'd simply Read the entire post [...]

Product review: Bose in-ear headphones

I don't know what running would be without music. The two go together like cold weather and cramps. Like bottles of water after a race and Porta-potties. Like Fall and college football. They just belong. So when I set out for a good pair of headphones, I knew that quality and usability was at the top of my list. I got lucky and was gifted a pair of Bose in-ear headphones for my birthday one year, Read the entire post [...]

Product review: Sweat Gutter

Don't sweat your sweat. I searched for a sweat-dripping solution for a while, and the search ended when I found the Sweat Gutter. It's a simple concept: an elastic band that goes around your head at about mid-forehead and catches sweat before it drips any further. I don't know about you guys, but I tend to sweat buckets when I run distance. It's not pretty. Nor is it fun. There's nothing like Read the entire post [...]