Who Kicks Ass?

ROBYN kicks ass! Congratulations to Robyn, our January IKA (I Kick Ass) winner! Now that we are in the second month of 2013, the enthusiasm of the New Year's Resolution may be waning. Let's work to keep each other motivated and going in whatever goals you have set for yourself this year!  

IKA: Year end recap!

This year has been one of many accomplishments, both mentally and physically. Overall, I ran 719 miles and walked Moose 268.72 miles which adds up to 987 miles covered in 2012! I sucked it up and ran my relay half marathon in the rain and even went out when it was cold or rainy and really hot. Okay, so I also skipped a few runs here and there, but overall, I am really

I Kick Ass (IKA) Racing in the Rain edition

I have been neglectful of my duties that occur at the end of the month. While I do have a valid reason (and a shiny new half marathon finishers medal) it still makes me shake my head that I am running late in asking for your stories for how you kicked ass in November! After all, Running for Burgers is a "we" thing and hearing about how we all kicked ass in our own ways helps me remember that I kick ass, too.

IKA (I Kick Ass) Halloween Edition

How were YOU awesome in October? Did you outrun zombies? Resist the onslaught of caramel apples, "fun size" candy and spiced pumpkin lattes? Do enough weight training that you easily hauled that giant jack-o-lantern in the house? Share your stories below and we'll pick one person to be our IKA person!  

I Kick Ass – September

I am running a few days late in putting this up - see what happens when you leave the country for a bit? Each month as part of my Running for Burgers group, I ask that people share how they kicked ass over the month and I select one to receive the coveted burger charm and signed book. Whether chosen as the IKA (I Kick Ass) person of the month, it is a

August IKA (I Kick Ass)

August was hot. It was humid. I spent a good portion of it traveling to California and then to Taos where I (at first) attempted to run at 8500 feet. Then my lungs adapted and I was able to enjoy trail running with Moose and not feel like I was going to pass out. Trail running was different. High altitude is always an adjustment. Both took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me a bit. I am hoping it will help me improve and

I Kick Ass – July edition

It's been hot this month and I have been traveling. And have a slight injury (we're going with "slight" to be optimistic about its recovery) and I have not had the chance to do all I had wanted to do this month, but I am still going to acknowledge that I have done some great, long runs and am learning more all the time about technique, endurance and nutrition. But enough about me -

Bring on the awesome!

Summer has certainly made her presence known with a vengeance in some parts of the country, hasn't she? But even with the heat, we try to persevere and Running for Burgers wants to celebrate that dedication and achievement. So send in everything you want to brag about this month so we can celebrate you and your accomplishments! One person will be selected as the I Kick Ass! person for June and will receive

Getting fit for a cause

If burgers (or your food/drink of choice) are not enough to motivate you, sometimes looking toward a bigger cause can provide that additional little “umph” in setting new goals and challenges. A win/win situation is finding an event to work toward that can motivate you and help others. Want to step it up from the local 5ks or a bike ride around the park? Try thinking bigger: The Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk has events all over the country and raises money for

Time to Celebrate!

Earlier this month, Running for Burgers was launched as a place where people can get together and chat about their goals and achievements. I’ve been so pleased that so many of you are joining me here, it is inspirational for us all. I want to take a few moments to celebrate meeting our goals this month (and each month after this) by asking you to share with us a goal