Heart + Sole: A Love Letter to Running
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by NaTasha Jones
1w ago
Visuals: RUNGRL Design by Na’Tasha Jones, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer, RUNGRL Love the Run You're With  Whether you prefer running solo or with running partners, the repetition of putting feet to pavement, pumping your arms and moving forward builds a foundation that is uplifting, empowering, and celebratory. Pouring that sort of power into anyone, including yourself, is like an outpouring of affection. By approaching each run with this perspective, it’s hard not to look at running as an act of love.  All month long, we're celebrating our love for running, and showcasing ..read more
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Running with Your Heart: Connecting Emotionally to Your Miles
RUNGRL Blog
by NaTasha Jones
2w ago
by Na’Tasha Jones, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer, RUNGRL “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”—Maya Angelou Running by its very nature can be a tough relationship. It can be hard on the body, challenging to your motivation and grueling in its slow progression. But if you’re having a hard time learning to love running, perhaps it’s time you learned to let it love you, instead. Get into these revelations on how an emotional connection transforms each run into a deeply enriching experience. The Heart-mi ..read more
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2024 Miami Marathon Pop-Up: Pre-Covery by RUNGRL x HOKA 
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by NaTasha Jones
2w ago
Photos: eloi photography for RUNGRL by RUNGRL Staff We’ve got that Miami glow! In celebration of the 2024 Miami Marathon weekend, RUNGRL partnered with HOKA to present a dynamic pre-race activation we called Pre-Covery on Jan. 27.  The event was a unique blend of pre-race preparation and recovery fun and included immersive activities, product demos, and insightful panel conversations. Whether you stopped by because you were participating in the big race on Sunday, or you just came through to show some runner love, your presence added immense energy and enthusiasm to an already fantastic ..read more
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Running on a Budget: Achieve Your Fitness Goals Without Breaking the Bank
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by NaTasha Jones
1M ago
by Na’Tasha Jones, Co-founder and CCO, RUNGRL The idea of jumping into a “new year, new me” fitness commitment can feel intimidating and expensive. We’re well into the new year, but for many, the holiday season left its mark on our wallets, and there’s plenty to think about with a new year and new monthly budgets.  With the right information, though, it's actually the perfect time to discover how to get (or stay) on track with your fitness goals without overspending. In fact, running can be the perfect low-barrier entry to a renewed fitness commitment on a budget. From finding affordabl ..read more
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Running with the Flow: Menstrual Wellness and Training for Black Women Runners
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by NaTasha Jones
2M ago
Photo: Kindel Media/Pexels by RUNGRL Staff As a distance runner, you already know that your body is a remarkable machine, capable of achieving incredible feats like marathons, half marathons, and more miles all around. However, there's one monthly visitor that can sometimes throw a wrench into even the most dedicated training plans: your menstrual cycle.  Rather than letting it hinder your progress, learning to navigate your period with forethought and grace can keep your running game strong. Exploring menstrual wellness can offer insights into how your cycle affects your training, provi ..read more
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More Seasonal Skincare Tips for Black Women Runners
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by NaTasha Jones
2M ago
Photo: Adobe by RUNGRL Staff While the cooler temperatures may seem gentler on the skin, transitioning to fall and winter months requires a few adjustments in your skincare routine to keep your complexion glowing, healthy, and hydrated. Black women runners can face unique skincare challenges to tackle during their colder month training sessions.  Photo: Angela Roma/Pexels Explore some essential skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing, even under all those winter layers. Cool-Weather Gear Think about protecting your skin from the elements during your runs. Cooler weather can ..read more
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Nurturing Your Crown: Winter Hair Care Tips for Active Black Women
RUNGRL Blog
by NaTasha Jones
3M ago
Photos: Na’Tasha Jones for RUNGRL #MyRunningHair So you’ve committed to getting out there and running those miles in the cold. We’re proud of you, sis.  But it won’t take long for you to notice that despite the exhilaration of conquering the cold, the season's harsh elements combined with your packed workout schedule can wreak havoc on your hair. Not to worry. We’ve got all the tips on caring for your running hair while maintaining a rigorous training schedule through the winter. Let's make sure your hair stays looking as fire as your running spirit. Pre-Run Hair Prep Unlike summer, when ..read more
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Gear TLC: Banish Odors and Embrace Freshness on Your Runs
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by NaTasha Jones
3M ago
Image: RUNGRL by RUNGRL Staff The joy of a long, satisfying run often goes hand-in-hand with sweat-soaked gear. And when you’re a regular runner, those running clothes and running smells can tend to pile up. Nobody wants to be funky, but dealing with sweaty running clothes, especially as a frequent runner, can be a whole chore. Proper care can help you not only avoid those lingering odors on your gear and also help extend the life of your activewear to ensure you're always run-ready. We’ve curated some tips to help you care for your running clothes and keep them ‘so fresh and so clean’ for ev ..read more
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Speed Up Your Running Game with These Basketball Drills
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by NaTasha Jones
3M ago
by RUNGRL Staff Looking to boost your running speed and agility? While running itself is a fantastic way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, incorporating basketball drills into your training can add an exciting and effective twist to your routine.  Just in time for hoop season, learn how basketball drills can help you enhance your running speed, agility and overall athleticism.  Dribbling Drills for Improved Coordination and Footwork Just as basketball players work on their dribbling skills to navigate the court, you can use dribbling drills to enhance your footwork and coordin ..read more
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That’s My Dog! Best Practices for Running with Your Furry Friends
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by NaTasha Jones
4M ago
by RUNGRL Staff We’ve often talked about the benefits of a running accountability partner to keep you motivated. For some pet owners, their furry friends can be a built-in accountability partner e by keeping them outside daily.  Hitting the road (or trails!) with your dog can be a fun and mutually rewarding experience. However, running with your four-legged friend comes with its own set of considerations. These essential tips and insights can help ensure your runs with your canine bestie are safe, enjoyable and filled with bonding moments. Vet Check: Be Sure Your Dog is Fit to Run Before ..read more
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