Our first giveaway of 2014. And, well, ever.

Hello, giveaway! We here at The Good Foot Blog are super excited to announce our first ever giveaway. To show our gratitude to all of our readers and fellow bloggers for the blog love they've shown us over the past few years -- and to help keep everyone in the running/active community motivated -- we are announcing our first giveaway of a Fitbit Ultra. Also...we just have this awesome Fitbit Read the entire post [...]

This is it! The 2013 Peachtree Road Race is here!

All right, racers. The 2013 Peachtree Road Race is among us! Is everyone ready?! Got your bibs? Safety pins? Electronics charged? Socks washed? Lucky headbands washed? MARTA fare? Favorite playlist updated? In just a few hours, we'll be gazing gladly upon this lovely scene. Good luck to you all. Happy Fourth of July. And may god bless America! Read the entire post [...]

3 Food Superstitions The Week of the Peachtree Road Race

The more I thought about writing this post, the more I've realized that I am way more superstitious that I'd like to admit to. Especially when it comes to sports. Reflecting on my actions this week, I can definitely say that I have three major superstitions specifically regarding food the week of the Peachtree Road Race. This being my 9th Peachtree, I think I've just started to do these things. Read the entire post [...]

The Peachtree Road Race, transportation & you

The Peachtree Road Race is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing for me (other than training)...planning and logistics! Such a large, long run in such a large city does not mean that you can just drive down and park like any other small-town 5/10K you've run before. Also, the fact that The Peachtree Road Race is not a loop means that you will need to have a plan. This post is Read the entire post [...]

It’s the most wonderful holiday 10K in Georgia

I LOVE themed races. (Except when they involve zombies chasing you.) That's why, when the holidays roll around -- or high-speed-rails into my life in this year's case -- I get excited. Themed races...much less holiday themed races...make me go all Buddy The Elf. The costumes, the special yummy treats at the end, the pictures, and of course, the atmosphere! They're all so much better than your run-of-the-mill Read the entire post [...]

Back in the running shoes again

So I'm running my third 10k in 2012 tomorrow at the  Big Peach Sizzler! Have I been training? Yesss....Has it been as extensive/tough as it should be? No. But I'm ready. Obviously the Peachtree was great this year, and same goes for the Possum Trot. And I realized that when you train, you are training as much mentally as you are physically. And I think that doing other races throughout the year helps 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]